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BIO issues Call for Sessions for 2015 BIO Convention.

September 9, 2014

BIO invites biotechnology, pharmaceutical, business development, life sciences, and policy experts to submit novel and cutting-edge topic proposals for sessions at the 2015 BIO International Convention, which will be held June 15–18. Industry experts looking to profile new technology and provide insight on promising research developments, build crucial dialogue amongst peers, and gain media exposure should consider submitting proposal. All proposals must be submitted prior to Oct 2, 2014. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Mountain Air Cargo.

September 9, 2014

FAA is proposing $132,425 civil penalty against Mountain Air Cargo (Denver, NC) for operating ATR-42 airplane while it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Allegedly, Mountain Air Cargo mechanics improperly repaired one cargo door dent at rear of said aircraft in August 2012. FAA thereby alleges Mountain Air Cargo operated this ATR-42 aircraft on 115 flights between August 7 and October 29 in 2012 when it was not in airworthy condition. Read More

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IPC Arranges Meeting between Rep Frelinghuysen, Heller Industries.

September 9, 2014

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) visited Heller Industries (Florham Park, NJ) as part of IPC's effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues impacting electronics manufacturing industry. Heller Industries President Marc Peo hosted tour and led discussion of several important issues. Frelinghuysen prosed Heller Industries as "an outstanding example of U.S. innovation that helps us remain competitive in the global marketplace." Read More

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NREL Releases New Edition of cetane number data compilation.

September 9, 2014

Compendium of Experimental Cetane Numbers, released by NREL, compiles cetane number data from 62 sources. Vital to development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines, included data covers all available single-compound cetane number data found in scientific literature published prior to March 2014. New edition also provides additional measurements on larger number of compounds along with assessment of data quality. Read More

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BIO congratulates POET-DSM on opening of Project Liberty.

September 9, 2014

BIO congratulates member company POET-DSM on opening Project Liberty, a 20-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, IA. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood stated, "The advanced biofuel industry is right now commissioning and starting up first-of-a-kind cellulosic biofuel plants, creating new jobs and putting innovative new technology into action, thanks to the Renewable Fuel Standard. Project Liberty is the realization of nearly a decade of research and development. Read More

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Great Lakes Restoration Funding targets harmful algal blooms.

September 9, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie. Funding builds upon GLRI’s on-going efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana state agencies and to U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More

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SDSU offers tours of animal research facilities.

September 8, 2014

To kick off 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, South Dakota State University, South Dakota Biotech Association, and select Brookings firms will provide attendees the opportunity to tour the campus and select facilities at no cost. Summit will highlight latest advances in livestock biotechnology, address societal concerns surrounding care and use of agricultural animals in both biomedical applications and food production, and explore value of intellectual property to animal biotechnology. Read More

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NEMA publishes American National Standards for Electric Lamps.

September 8, 2014

ANSI C78.50-2014 defines physical and electrical characteristics of LED lamps included in it. Specifically, standard provides lamp space drawings and electrical features of 2 highly anticipated LED lamp designations: MRX16 and PAR16. ANSI C78.79, a re-designation of ANSI C79.1, describes a system of nomenclature that provides designations for envelope shapes used for all electric lamps. This revision adds solid state lighting category and includes, as a new envelope shape, the MRX. Read More

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AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard now available.

September 8, 2014

AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard provides end-users with more OEM equipment data and more convenient access, which allows them to better manage and analyze information across fleets. Standard expands original AEMP Telematics Standard to include 19 data fields (with fault code capability). Data is accessed via Application Programming Interface with standardized server-to-server communication protocols. Secure internet protocol allows for manufacturer protection of proprietary information. Read More

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AAMA Fall Conference Registration is still open.

September 8, 2014

Registrations are being accepted for American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference on September 14–17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. Exhibitor spots for Supplier Product Display are also available. Speakers will include Michael Hodgson (ConSol founder), Dick Doyle, as well as Sherwin-Williams representatives Kathy Andersson and Eric Crosby. Also, attendees can test their knowledge via game show to win discounts for FenestrationMasters™ courses and exams. Read More

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MESA International Awards recognize 4 outstanding contributors.

September 8, 2014

Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International announced Darren Riley (Apriso), Mike James (ATS), John Southcott (Brock Solutions) and David Frede (GE Intelligent Platforms) as winners of its 2014 Outstanding Contribution to MESA awards. According to MESA International president Mike Yost, "These four volunteers exemplify what it takes to move a community forward for the benefit of all" and commended their time and expertise. Read More

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Settlement Mandates Fine and Action from Trans Energy Inc. in WV.

September 8, 2014

Via its settlement with U.S. EPA, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), and Department of Justice, Trans Energy, Inc. will restore portions of streams and wetlands at 15 sites in West Virginia polluted by unauthorized discharge of dredge or fill material. Trans Energy will pay $3 million penalty, to be divided equally between federal government and WVDEP, and also implement program to ensure future compliance with Section 404 of Clean Water Act and applicable state law. Read More

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CEA announces Press Day schedule for 2015 International CES®.

September 8, 2014

Open exclusively to registered CES media, Press Day will showcase 2015 CES exhibitor press conferences with major product and company news from 8 AM–5 PM on Monday, January 5, at Mandalay Bay. Press Day will also feature a full line-up of exhibitor Power Sessions, 30-minute press conferences for companies looking to break their news quickly and directly to CES media. Full schedule of Power Sessions will be posted to Press Events section of CESweb.org. Read More

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U.S. settles with Costco to cut emissions nationwide.

September 8, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corporation, the nation’s second largest retailer, has agreed to cut emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas chemicals from refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide. In settlement announced by U.S. EPA and DOJ, Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean Air Act violations and improve refrigerant management at 274 stores at an estimated cost of $2 million over the next 3 years. Read More

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PTDA welcomes 7 new members.

September 8, 2014

PTDA recently welcomed 7 new member companies. Distributor members include Creswell Richardson of Chattanooga, TN and Powerhouse Industrial Supply Inc. of Springdale, AR. Manufacturers include Berliss Bearing Co. of Livingston, NJ; Donghua USA Inc. of Glendale Heights, IL; and Radicon USA of Elk Grove Village, IL. In addition, Coughlin Insurance Services of Larchmont, NY and DK Industrial LLC of Walpole, MA joined PTDA as associate members. Read More

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Safety Recommendations address loss of helicopter engine power.

September 5, 2014

Recommendations made to U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Coast Guard by NTSB included identifying and developing systems and procedures to mitigate risk of ingestion of raw gas discharges as well as subsequent implementation by fixed offshore oil platform operators. Recommendation to American Petroleum Institute included finalizing API Recommended Practice 2L revisions to address venting of raw gases as risk to turbine-powered helicopters operating near fixed offshore oil platforms. Read More

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IPC releases F revisions of electronics assembly standards.

September 5, 2014

With F revisions, IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount components, new criteria for P-style and solder-charged Butt/I SMT terminations, and change to void criteria for BGAs. Also, enhancements have been made to language within documents to provide ease of use and clarity. Read More

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HI Executive Director Retirement sparks search for replacement.

September 4, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced planned retirement, effective June 30, 2015, of Robert K. Asdal, who has served as HI Executive Director since February 1, 1991. HI Board Chairman Dennis Wierzbicki complemented Asdal's "ceaseless energy, enthusiasm and ideas" that helped continually grow HI programs and services. Continuing, Wierzbicki noted that "a worthy successor" is currently being sought via work with search committee and board. Read More

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EPA releases 3 final chemical risk assessments.

September 3, 2014

EPA released final risk assessments for specific uses of 3 chemicals found in common household products. Risk assessment for Dichloromethane, which is widely used in paint stripping products, indicates health risks to both workers and consumers who use these products, and to bystanders in workplaces and residences where DCM is used. Risk assessments for antimony trioxide used as a synergist in halogenated flame retardants, and HHCB uses as fragrance ingredient in products did not show concerns. Read More

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GE sponsors Food Safety Summit Resource Center.

September 3, 2014

PMMI has announced that GE's Intelligent Platforms business is a sponsor of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014. GE will present 3-part series of educational sessions, "The Top 10 Ways Software Can Help Assure Food Safety," which will take place November 3, 4, and 5. Read More