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AIM honors HID Global for RFID technology innovation.

April 21, 2014

AIM has selected HID Global of Austin, TX as winner of 2014 RFID Case Study Competition. Bodega Norton Winery, one of Argentina’s leading vintners, wanted to automate vineyard’s harvest tracking and payment system without fundamentally changing underlying grape-gathering process. HID Global provided each harvester an armband equipped with unique HID Global contactless card, tagged grape collection bins with HID Epoxy Disc tags, and outfitted vineyard supervisors with NFC-enabled smartphones. Read More

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BIO honors Senator Pryor as a Legislator of the Year.

April 21, 2014

According to BIO President/CEO Jim Greenwood, Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) has championed public policy on a number of critically important issues, including responsible funding for the FDA, and the release of sequestered FDA user fees. Thanks to his leadership, American doctors and scientists are able to translate innovative research into new cures and treatments for debilitating diseases, provide cutting-edge technologies to improve crop yields, and discover cleaner forms of home-grown energy. Read More

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BIO honors Congressman Farr as a Legislator of the Year.

April 21, 2014

As ranking member of the Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) has distinguished himself through leadership on critically important issues, including responsible funding for the FDA, and the release of sequestered FDA user fees, said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. Additionally, through his leadership on the Appropriations Committee he has championed efforts that help bring new therapies and cures for life threatening diseases to market. Read More

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EPA Outlines Its Strategic Plan for fiscal year 2014-2018.

April 18, 2014

EPA issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014–2018 Strategic Plan, which provides blueprint for advancing EPA's mission to protect public health and environment across USA. In addition to addressing climate change and improving air quality, strategic goals include protecting America's waters, cleaning up communities and advancing sustainable development, ensuring safety of chemicals and preventing pollution, and protecting human health and environment by enforcing laws and assuring compliance. Read More

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ASC Enhances Its Website with VOC compliance tool.

April 18, 2014

Interactive tool in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Regulations section of adhesives.org and sealants.org helps visitors find state and local regulations pertaining to VOC limits for adhesives and sealants. Via map of USA, EH&S personnel can access any state's current regulations addressing VOC limits for industrial or consumer adhesive and sealant products. Visitors can also access EPA's national rule for consumer adhesives and sealants as well as EPA's Control Technology Guideline. Read More

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BIO honors Senator Blunt as Legislator of the Year.

April 18, 2014

As ranking member of the Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has distinguished himself through leadership and support of a number of critically important issues, including responsible funding for the FDA, and the release of sequestered FDA user fees. He has championed public policy that enables biotech companies to bring life-saving and life-enhancing technologies to market, while ensuring America remains the world leader in life sciences innovation. Read More

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BIO honors Congressman Holt as Legislator of the Year.

April 18, 2014

According to Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ, Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) has been a stalwart advocate for sound public policy that advances all sciences, including biotechnology. Through his over 15 years of service to the citizens of New Jersey's 12th district, he has elevated the level of discussion and support for science in the U.S. Congress. By demonstrating a respect for research and an appreciation of scientific thinking, he has set a standard to which we all can aspire. Read More

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FAA announces Philippines' aviation safety rating.

April 18, 2014

FAA announced that the Republic of the Philippines complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The country previously held a Category 1 rating until January 2008, when it was downgraded to Category 2. With International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating, Republic of the Philippines’ air carriers can add flights and service to the United States and carry the code of U.S. carriers. Read More

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IPC releases Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard.

April 18, 2014

IPC, working with Automotive Industry Action Group, Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, published IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard, to help suppliers and customers effectively facilitate conflict minerals data exchange along global supply chain. Standard includes terms and definitions, descriptions of declaration classes, data requirements for conflict minerals declaration, and verification guidance. Read More

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AIA encouraged by SASC member meeting on sequestration.

April 18, 2014

Aerospace Industries Association is encouraged by the news that members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are meeting to discuss solutions to the threat posed to national security by indiscriminate budget cuts under sequestration during fiscal years 2016 through 2019. Senior Pentagon leaders have repeatedly warned that failure to address sequestration would impact readiness, troop levels, and modernization, leading to unacceptable loss in military capabilities. Read More

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NTSB Chairman to speak at National Press Club breakfast.

April 17, 2014

Deborah A.P. Hersman, outgoing NTSB Chairman, will speak about her tenure at the NTSB during National Press Club breakfast on April 21. Hersman, who has led the safety agency for 5 of her 10 years on the board, has been recognized as a leading safety advocate across all modes of transportation. She has focused attention and actions on addressing fatigue and distraction in transportation, eliminating impaired driving, improving child passenger safety, and helping accident victims and families. Read More

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A4A applauds approval of Shuster-DeFazio legislation.

April 17, 2014

A4A applauded House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's passage of legislation ensuring airline customers are aware of exactly how much of their ticket price goes to federal taxes and still know full price of travel before they purchase. Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, introduced by Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), would end ability for government to bury ticket tax hikes in advertised prices by reversing DOT's misguided Full Fare Advertising Rule. Read More

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SME announces new manager of AM and 3D printing.

April 17, 2014

SME announced addition of Kevin Ayers as industry manager of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. In this newly created role, Ayers will develop and manage all SME activities associated with additive manufacturing. Ayers joins SME after 30 years with the FBI in its manufacturing lab, and has been an active member and volunteer leader with SME’s Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community, as well as SME’s RAPID event. He will also serve on the Governance Board of America Makes. Read More

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Six Industry Volunteers receive IPC President's Award.

April 17, 2014

In recognition of their significant contributions of time, talent, and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, 6 long-time IPC volunteers were presented with IPC President’s Awards at IPC APEX EXPO®. Award recipients were: Daniel Gamota, Jabil Circuit, Inc.; E. Eddie Hofer, Rockwell Collins; Gerard O’Brien, Solderability Testing & Solutions, Inc.; Richard Rumas, Honeywell Canada; Tony Senese, Panasonic Electric Works; and Donald Walsh, Uyemura International Corp. Read More

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BIO and Biominas Brasil to host BIO Latin America Conference.

April 17, 2014

BIO and Biominas Brasil announced that they will co-host the inaugural BIO Latin America Conference to be held September 9-11, 2014 at the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Conference will bring together executives, researchers, investors, and government officials from Latin America and globally to discuss trends, navigate industry challenges, conduct partnering meetings, attend company presentations, and learn about investment opportunities within this emerging market. Read More

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NASA and Partners to test alternative fuels.

April 17, 2014

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada to conduct series of joint flight tests to study atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. NASA's DC-8 and HU-25C Guardian, DLR's Falcon 20-E5, and NRC's CT-133 research aircraft will conduct flight tests in which DC-8's engines will burn mix of different fuel blends, while the Falcon and CT-133 measure emissions and observe contrail formation. Read More

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NTSB Webinar addresses rail transit investigation procedures.

April 17, 2014

Scheduled for April 30, 3-hour "Rail Transit Party Process Training" webinar will help current and potential participants in NTSB accident investigations better understand procedures and processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB. It will include a discussion of party members’ roles and responsibilities, interactions with NTSB, and media relations. Participants will have the opportunity to ask presenters questions via telephone and email. Read More

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A4A Congratulates Recipients of 2014 EMMC Nuts and Bolts Award.

April 17, 2014

At annual MRO Americas conference, 2 aviation industry experts received A4A Engineering, Maintenance, and Materiel Council (EMMC) 2014 Nuts and Bolts Award. Recipients were Dave Ramage, VP of Technical Operations at JetBlue Airways, and Joe White, who served as A4A Managing Director of Engineering and Maintenance before retiring in 2013. Award recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding service and achievements in engineering or maintenance fields within commercial aviation industry. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc.

April 17, 2014

FAA proposes $77,000 civil penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc. for alleged Hazardous Materials Regulations violations regarding November 8, 2012 shipment (via FedEx) to Bolingbrook, IL of leaking fiberboard box containing one pump bottle of flammable liquid styling spray and 3 aerosol cans of flammable gas hair spray. Purportedly, package was not declared to contain hazardous materials, and materials offered were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, or labeled. Read More

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NEMA publishes revised NEMA MG 1 Condensed Information Guide.

April 16, 2014

National Electrical Manufacturers Association published NEMA MG 1-2011 Condensed Information Guide for General Purpose Industrial AC Small and Medium Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor Standards. Condensing standard NEMA MG 1-2011 Motors and Generators, document has parts of original reprinted in entirety while others have been combined or abbreviated. Changes include Feb 2011 revision of Premium Efficiency Motor tables for medium motors adding efficiency values for 8-pole premium efficiency motors. Read More