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IPC Study Assesses labor pool for electronics manufacturers.

September 10, 2014

Responding to industry's need for information and answers regarding gap between need for workers with STEM skills and available talent in North America, IPC has begun work on study of region's labor pool. Survey about hiring needs of electronics manufacturers and their experiences recruiting qualified production workers/engineers aims to assess how well current labor pool meets needs of electronics manufacturers, identify gaps, and discover how manufacturers overcome recruitment challenges. Read More

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BIO announces 2014 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO winners.

September 10, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 7–8, 2014, 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum will focus on investment opportunities for early stage and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. Buzz of BIO competition spotlights both early stage companies looking for next round of financing and late-stage private companies looking to make new and valuable connections. Winners include BNOAT Oncology, Inc. as Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Enable Injections as Late Stage Leaders. Read More

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Formation of FieldComm Group has officially been approved.

September 10, 2014

Members of HART® Communication Foundation and Fieldbus Foundation™ approved merger proposed by their respective boards via voting process that concluded on August 30. New corporation, FieldComm Group, will be led by board of directors composed of representatives of collective companies from current boards of each foundation. Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller has been elected as inaugural chairman of the board. Also, board appointed Ted Masters as president and CEO. Read More

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Online Course offers steps to prevent supply chain misconduct.

September 10, 2014

Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility, offered as full-length online purchasing course for procurement professionals, provides insight on preventing supply chain misconduct as to avoid such risks as bad publicity, customer loss, and legal consequences. According to NLPA president and chief procurement officer Charles Dominick, this course "helps companies be proactive" and "keep themselves from appearing in the news for all the wrong reasons." Read More

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IMTS 2014 to showcase key manufacturing technologies.

September 9, 2014

At the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show, SME will feature a speaker lineup, technology stations, and interactive demonstrations. Activities will focus on important manufacturing technologies and innovations, including additive manufacturing, lasers, and advanced materials. SME encourages attendees to take the Wind Turbine Challenge where participants can pick their wind turbine's blade length, height, angle, and number of blades; watch as it is 3D printed; and test its rpm. 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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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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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