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Manufacturers congratulate Small Business Exporter of the Year.

April 19, 2012

NAM congratulates Ceilings Plus on receiving Small Business Exporter of the Year award from Export-Import Bank of the United States. Ceilings Plus is a manufacturer and installer of high-quality aluminum and wood ceilings and wall panels. According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, and it's time that Congress act to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank so small businesses like Ceilings Plus can continue to create jobs. Read More

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ANSI/AMCA Standard coverss methods of testing air circulating fans.

April 19, 2012

ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved ANSI/AMCA STANDARD 230-12, Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Circulating Fans for Rating and Certification. Standard establishes uniform methods for testing air circulating fans to determine performance in terms of thrust, airflow, total pressure and efficiency, and efficacy for rating, certification, or guarantee purposes. It may be used as basis for testing air circulating fan heads, ceiling fans, box fans, table fans, and portable personnel coolers. Read More

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NTSB to hold substance-impaired driving forum.

April 19, 2012

NTSB has announced preliminary agenda for upcoming forum, Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Substance-Impaired Driving, scheduled for May 15-16. Panels will discuss how alcohol and drugs affect drivers, how impairment is measured, and scope of problem through crash/injury/fatality data. Event will also cover role of education and outreach, how impaired drivers are identified and arrested, and proactive non-judicial measures to prevent substance-impaired driving. Read More

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BIO announces presenters for 2012 World Congress.

April 19, 2012

During BIO's 9th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, presenting companies will cover advanced biofuels, renewable chemical platforms, and biomass conversion technologies. Company executives will make formal 25-minute presentations showcasing new technologies, accomplishments, milestones, value proposition, and business case. Event will also include panel discussing investment opportunities and funding sources to help identify right funding for clean tech business. Read More

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ASTM Standards Related to Crude Oils are available on CD.

April 19, 2012

ASTM International has released CD compilation, ASTM Standards Related to Crude Oils that provides 40 key standards for anyone involved with sampling and analysis of crude oils after they are produced and stabilized. CD is targeted for operators of pipelines and tankers that transport crude oil, terminals that temporarily store it, laboratory personnel responsible for its characterization, refiners that process it, and traders responsible for its sale or acquisition. Read More

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PTDA Canadian Conference announces more speakers.

April 19, 2012

Scheduled for June 7-9, 2012, PTDA Canadian Conference will provide latest news and information on Canadian economy, how demographic trends will affect future of Canadian business, impact of clean energy on business, and issues affecting Canadian mining industry. Alec Morrison from Mining Suppliers Association of B.C. and Mike Bonshor of MNP's Aboriginal Consulting Services will help participants gain ideas for addressing challenges and opportunities in Canada's mining industry. Read More

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PDTA Spring Leaders Conference helped foster communications.

April 19, 2012

Held in Charleston, SC from March 15-17, PTDA Spring Leaders Conference introduced participants to new business ideas and concepts. It brought together nearly 120 PTDA distributors and manufacturers from all leadership levels for networking and learning. Conference encompassed 3 components: governance meetings for PTDA's new committees, Leadership Development Conference, and General Educational Session. Latter gave seasoned and emerging leaders insight into ways to communicate. Read More

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TRIB and DOT update all Retread Plant Codes.

April 19, 2012

Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) recently completed multi-month project with Department of Transportation (DOT) to update their Retread Plant Code database with accurate plant details, including identifying plants no longer in operation. Identification of 5,023 plant codes that were no longer in use and could be recycled avoided having to move to 4-digit code. Read More