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PACK EXPO Int'l 2012 already exceeds 2010 Edition.

May 2, 2012

With 6 months left until PACK EXPO International 2012, over 1,500 exhibitors have reserved booth space. PMMI projects visitor attendance at 46,000 and exhibit hall space at 1.1 million net square feet. Adding to the many reasons to attend, PMMI announces 2012 PACK EXPO Lecture will feature comedian/commentator Dennis Miller and political strategist James Carville, presenting their views of the upcoming election, and debating questions raised by the audience. Read More

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Association to hold 105th Annual Conference in San Antonio.

May 2, 2012

Scheduled for June 19-21, 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition is built around theme "Leading Environmental Frontiers." Event will feature technical program with more than 500 presentations, 2 technical poster sessions, more than 150 exhibitors displaying latest products and services, social tours and networking events, professional development courses, and student program. Conference will also include 42nd Annual Critical Review, titled "Energy Supplies and Future Engines for Land, Sea, and Air." Read More

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Green Ribbon Schools announced on April 23.

May 1, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. EPAA Lisa P. Jackson, and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley announced first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools at 10:30 am EST on April 23 in Washington, D.C. Announced in September 2011, Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that reduce their energy use and environmental impact, create healthy learning environments, and provide effective environmental education for students. Read More

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Nominees Sought for 2012 AIM Awards.

May 1, 2012

AIM announced call for nominees for 2012 Automatic Identification and Mobility industry awards, which will be presented during AIM Summit on September 10, 2012 in Rosemont, IL. Awards include Dilling and Percival Awards, for contributions to Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC); Ted Williams Award, for helping further growth of automatic identification and mobility industry; and Excellence in Journalism Award, for promoting understanding via unbiased communications. Read More

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NEMA Welcomes Legislation on federal helium policy.

May 1, 2012

NEMA welcomed introduction of Helium Stewardship Act (S 2374), which will modernize and reform federal policy to better secure future supplies of helium for U.S. industry and government uses. Commending Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and John Barrasso (R-WY) for their leadership, NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis noted manufacturers' need for stable supply of refined helium and that "Passage of this legislation will help make that happen." Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for March 2012.

May 1, 2012

According to North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 12.6% in March 2012 from March 2011, and bookings decreased 2.2% year over year. Book-to-bill ratio in March 2012 improved to 1.05. Compared to March 2011, flexible circuit shipments were down 7.2%, but bookings were up 34.5%. Flexible circuit book-to-bill ratio jumped to 1.18. For rigid and flexible circuits combined, shipments in March 2012 decreased 12.2% from March 2011, while orders booked increased just 0.2%. Read More

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BIO applauds passing of bipartisan farm bill.

May 1, 2012

BIO thanks members of the Senate Agriculture Committee for reauthorizing farm programs that are valuable to biotechnology industry and ensuring they have funding to work. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, the important energy title programs authorized and funded in bill help revitalize rural areas, reduce dependence on foreign oil, fuel economic growth, and create well-paying opportunities in manufacturing, energy, agriculture, and forestry. Read More

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EPA Releases Top 50 List of green-powered organizations.

May 1, 2012

Top 50 Green Power Partnership list features organizations voluntarily using clean, renewable electricity from resources such as solar, wind, and low-impact hydropower. Intel Corporation, which leads list, is followed by Kohl's Department Stores and Microsoft Corporation. Combined, Top 50 partners use more than 15 billion kWh of green power annually. This equates to avoiding carbon pollution created by electricity use of more than 1.3 million American homes each year. Read More