Association News

Association News

EPA Settles with DuPont over FIFRA violations, tree deaths/damage.

September 18, 2014

U.S. EPA announced settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for alleged violations of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). DuPont will pay $1,853,000 to resolve allegations regarding its failure to submit reports to EPA about potential adverse effects of Imprelis herbicide and selling said product with labeling that did not ensure its safe use. Results included 7,000+ reports of damage or death of trees (primarily Norway spruce and white pine). Read More

Association News

Cellulosic Biofuel Production Teleconference to discuss progress.

September 17, 2014

"Advanced Biofuels and the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard" teleconference, taking place September 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET, will feature advanced and cellulosic biofuel producers highlighting visible progress made in commercializing new technology in 2014. Those scheduled to appear include Brent Erickson (BIO), Steve Hartig (POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC), Christopher G. Standlee (Abengoa Bioenergy), and Vonnie Estes (GranBio). Read More

Association News

NTSB Releases Agenda for flight data and locator forum.

September 17, 2014

NTSB released preliminary agenda for flight data recorder and aircraft locator technology forum. To be held in Washington, D.C. on October 7, Emerging Flight Data and Locator Technology will focus on highlighting currently effective technologies, exploring technologies in development, and determining what policy/industry/technological impediments need to be addressed. Forum panelists will include those with expertise in development, implementation, and deployment of such technologies. Read More

Association News

AMT Names CCPIT Machinery as exclusive IMTS sales agent in China.

September 17, 2014

AMT appointed China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Machinery Sub-Council as exclusive sales agent of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show to Chinese companies, beginning on October 14, 2015, for IMTS 2016. This will consolidate displays from Chinese companies into one area at IMTS and create one point of contact for them to simplify trade show process. IMTS sales for this project will be coordinated through CCPIT Machinery in Beijing, China. Read More

Association News

FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against American Eagle Airlines.

September 17, 2014

FAA proposes $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines, Inc. for failing to follow approved aircraft de-icing procedures for certain flights out of Sioux Falls, SD. Allegedly on 6 days in November and December 2013, contractor Worldwide Flight Services let 5 employees, who did not have proper training or qualifications either, apply de-icing fluid on 12 aircraft operated by American Eagle. FAA alleges airline operated airplanes on passenger flights after said application. Read More

Association News

BIO Announces Sessions, Participants for 2014 BIO Investor Forum.

September 17, 2014

As announced by BIO, 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum will feature program full of plenary sessions, therapeutic sessions, and business roundtables. This international investor conference, which explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences, will take place October 7–8, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, "a leading group of biotechnology executives, analysts and investors" will be responsible for panel sessions. Read More

Association News

Fluensulfone Offers Alternative to restricted-use soil fumigants.

September 17, 2014

U.S. EPA is registering new active ingredient, fluensulfone, which consists of non-fumigant nematicide that provides lower-risk chemical control of nematodes than methyl bromide and other Restricted Use soil fumigants. Intended for pre-plant, bare-soil application on fruiting vegetables and cucurbits, fluensulfone meets applicable safety requirements. With its evaluation, EPA confirms that fluensulfone, when used in accordance with newly approved label, meets safety requirements. Read More

Association News

FABTECH Expo to Raise Funds for veteran charity organization.

September 17, 2014

FABTECH launched 2014 FABTECH Expo Cares campaign in connection with FABTECH 2014 Expo in Atlanta. Charitable fundraising effort aims to benefit U.S. military veterans and assist them in obtaining jobs within manufacturing sector. Specifically, this campaign seeks to raise funds in support of Workshops for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans in manufacturing careers. FABTECH 2014 will take place in Georgia on November 11–13. Read More

Association News

FAA Proposes Civil Penalties for Hazardous Materials violations.

September 17, 2014

FAA proposes civil penalties ranging from $54,000 to $65,000 against 3 companies – Allied Technology, Linvin LLC, FedEx Corp – for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. In each case, allegations comprise shipment of packages that were not declared to contain hazardous materials. Said materials offered were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, or in proper condition for shipment under Hazardous Materials Regulations. Read More

Association News

Tooling U-SME releases Manufacturing Insights Report.

September 16, 2014

According to Tooling U-SME’s Manufacturing Insights Report: Winning Practices of World-Class Companies, conducted by MPI Group, world-class companies are outperforming others in large part because they manage and train differently. One of the main findings of report is that there are dramatic "execution gaps" between high executive awareness of the importance of continuous improvement, workforce development, and production planning for new products – and low support for their implementation. Read More

Association News

FAA awards environmental grant to South Bend Airport.

September 16, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $2 million FAA grant to South Bend International Airport to reduce emissions and improve air quality by installing a geothermal heating and cooling system at the airport through FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission program. New system will reduce airport’s natural gas operating needs by nearly 4 million cubic feet/year, resulting in estimated emission reductions of more than 140 tons of ozone over 20-year lifespan of system. Read More

Association News

NEMA White Paper covers lighting controls terminology.

September 16, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA LSD 64-2014 Lighting Controls Terminology, which was originally published in 2012, and was updated to clarify terminology related to daylight responsive controls. Goal of LSD 64 is for NEMA definitions to ultimately be used as definitive reference for codes, standards, and legislation. This will eliminate creation of new meanings for already defined terms, minimize misapplication of terminology, and eliminate need for customized glossaries and terminology sections. Read More

Association News

NEMA Standard addresses high wattage HID lamps.

September 16, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA LSD 28-2014 Minimizing the Potential of Base Arcing Between Certain Wattage HID Lamps and Lampholders. Standard educates end users of high wattage HID lamps about lamp-bases and lampholders and recommends best practices for selection and maintenance. NEMA LSD 28-2014 may be downloaded at no cost on NEMA website. Read More

Association News

BIO highlights value of IP for animal biotechnology.

September 15, 2014

BIO will showcase series of unique sessions at this year's Livestock Biotech Summit, including a panel highlighting the value of intellectual property in animal biotechnology. Polsinelli PC will sponsor two sessions, one on the importance of protecting patent rights to help spur innovation and the second on utilizing biotechnology to better human and animal health. BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit will be held Sept 16–18, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Read More

Association News

AMT and VDW to offer International AM Award.

September 15, 2014

AMT and Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) announced at IMTS 2014 a partnership to present the International Additive Manufacturing Award annually, beginning in 2015. Award will recognize innovations in additive manufacturing for industrial applications, including developments in design of systems or major components, advances in processes or materials, new applications, data generation or measurement. Read More

Association News

Gene Haas Foundation announces $50,000 in scholarships.

September 15, 2014

To spur development of next-generation advanced manufacturing professionals, the Gene Haas Foundation announced $50,000 in scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors seeking a post-secondary degree in machining, advanced manufacturing, or engineering whose curriculum includes CNC machine technology training. Announcement took place during a special program for Chicago-area school superintendents at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014. Read More

Association News

SPE Seeks Speakers for 2015 AeroDef Manufacturing event.

September 15, 2014

SME is seeking industry professionals with subject-matter expertise to speak at 2015 AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing. This event and manufacturing conference, which is devoted to commercial and defense aerospace manufacturing, will take place April 20–23 in Dallas, TX. Presentations should address educational tracks that correspond to technologies represented on show floor. Deadline for presentation abstract submission is October 13, 2014. Read More

Association News

Solar Training Accreditation awarded to IBEW Wireman programs.

September 15, 2014

Training centers operated by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – National Electrical Contractors Association JATCs received IREC Training Provider Accreditation for solar PV systems content in Inside Journeyman Wireman program. Accredited centers, operated under IBEW's NYS Labor Management Cooperation Committee, are located in Albany, White Plains, Watertown, Harriman, Jamestown, Ithaca, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Elmira, NYC, and Long Island, NY. Read More

Association News

SITN Webinar looks at U.S. solar market trends, installations.

September 15, 2014

Webinar to be presented by Solar Market Trends Report author and IREC Vice President Larry Sherwood will provide in-depth look at PV installations in 2013, including growth trends by sector and state rankings for installations. Webinar will take place September 18, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, on Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) website and provide information about rapidly changing solar market in U.S. Attendance is free but requires registration. Read More

Association News

Additives/Colors Conference to address technological developments.

September 15, 2014

Focusing on new developments in additives, pigments, dyes, and masterbatches, 9th biennial Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) European Additives & Colors Conference will take place February 23–25 at in Barcelona, Spain. Event is being organized by SPE's Additives & Color Europe (ACE) division and will feature "Shaping Aesthetics and Performance" theme. Along with technical presentations, there will be opening seminar, table-top exhibits by industry suppliers, and networking opportunities. Read More