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BIO welcomes USDA report on farm and forest GHG measurement.

August 6, 2014

USDA's report titled "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory" outlines science-based methods for quantifying changes in carbon emissions and storage at the local farm and forest operation and can help farmers and forest landowners participate in emerging carbon markets. Methodology sets transparent standard for measuring one important indicator of sustainability – greenhouse gas emissions – in biomass production. Read More

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FAA awards environmental grant to Portland.

August 5, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $331,653 FAA grant to Portland International Airport to reduce emissions and improve air quality by using alternative fuel vehicles at airport through FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission program, which was implemented to help airport sponsors meet Clean Air Act responsibilities. Grant will provide funds to purchase 6 compressed natural gas buses that transport passengers and employees from terminal to parking and rental car facilities. Read More

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Aluminum Association gains new members.

August 4, 2014

Aluminum Association announced 2 new member companies: Black4 and Danieli Corporation. Total number of members comprises 48 producer members and 48 associate members. According to Aluminum Association President and CEO Heidi Brock, "The addition of Black4 and Danieli underscores the global reach of the aluminum industry" and will benefit entire membership via addition of their voices and perspectives. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Air Methods Corporation.

August 4, 2014

Civil penalty totaling $428,000 was proposed by FAA against Air Methods Corporation (Englewood, CO) for allegedly operating 2 helicopters that were not in compliance with Federal Aviation regulations. Allegations involved violation of its operations specifications by flying helicopters despite failing to perform required inspections of their Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Compatible Lighting Filtration (NVIS) installations. Air Methods has 30 days from receipt of letter to respond. Read More

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Thermoforming Conference Speakers to address innovation, culture.

August 4, 2014

Keynote speakers for 23rd annual SPE Thermoforming Conference®, taking place September 15–18, 2014 in Schaumburg, IL, will focus on importance of innovation, branding, and corporate culture to thermoforming industry. Pathways to Growth – Better Pick the Ones That Work! Tales from Reality on Business Innovation and Branding will be presented September 16 by Christian Majgaard. Culture is No Longer the Softer Side of Business will be presented September 17 by Tony Bridwell. Read More

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North American PCB Orders show improvement.

August 4, 2014

According to IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program, sales growth was flat in June, but orders were up and book-to-bill ratio returned to parity. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.9% in June 2014 from June 2013, leaving year-to-date shipment growth flat at -0.3%. PCB bookings increased by 4.2% compared to June 2013, making this the first year-on-year bookings increase in 8 months. In addition, order growth jumped 28.3% in June over previous month. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Air Evac EMS, Inc.

August 4, 2014

FAA is proposing $110,000 civil penalty against Air Evac EMS, Inc. of West Plains, MO for operating Bell BHT 206 helicopter that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Allegedly, chin bubble window was installed by company mechanic without following manufacturer's instructions. This installation was not documented in aircraft's maintenance logbook. On September 4, 2012, after 7.3 flight hours, chin window fell off during cruise flight. Read More

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ASQ Courses help increase efficiency, profitability, workflow.

August 4, 2014

Redesigned by ASQ, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses teach participants how to improve workflow, increase efficiency, and maximize profitability. Courses address primary objectives in today’s competitive business environment using lean and Six Sigma tools. Applicable to all sectors and industries, courses will be held in Phoenix (beginning September 8, 2014) and Orlando, FL (beginning January 26, 2015) and include instructor-led classroom training and one-on-one coaching. Read More