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SME to Offer additional scholarships to Ohio engineering students.

April 22, 2014

Mazak Corp. is doubling support for SME Education Foundation's Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship, which will provide 4 full-tuition scholarships for next 2 academic years (2014–2015 and 2015–2016). Those eligible to apply include incoming and current students pursuing degree in engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati. Registering ensures automatic notification of when application opens in fall. Read More

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AEM promotes better highways for America.

April 22, 2014

Through I Make America, AEM is launching new initiative to encourage its members and the men and women of America’s construction industry to to visit Washington D.C. and support a new federal highway bill. Individuals who attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 may be eligible to receive $500 for travel expenses to attend an industry associated "fly-in" and meet with federal lawmakers and regulators to advocate for funding of highways, roads, and bridges. Read More

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Delaware Senate passes biologic medicine legislation.

April 22, 2014

BIO and Delaware BioScience Association commend Delaware State Senate for passing legislation designed to create pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Senate Bill 118 includes transparent communication on all biologic medicines dispensed to maintain consistent and complete medical record. It seeks to properly preserve patient access to accurate prescription information, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. Read More

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NEMA White Paper compares luminaire programs in U.S.

April 22, 2014

Titled "NEMA LSD 70-2014 A Comparison of High Performance Luminaire Programs in the U.S. Market," white paper is designed to assist luminaire purchasers and specifiers in clearly stating their requirements and reducing confusion surrounding high-performance programs and their overlaps, or lack thereof. Table in paper illustrates luminaire types covered by ENERGY STAR® Luminaires, DesignLights Consortium®, and Federal Energy Management Program guidelines, and notes where overlaps occur. Read More

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ICS Manufacturers issue statement of cybersecurity principles.

April 22, 2014

Industrial Automation Control Products and Systems product section of NEMA has released a statement of its principles on the subject of cybersecurity. Statement lists a number of actions that vendors believe they have a responsibility to take. It also identifies real-world factors that set reasonable security-related expectations to be directed at vendors of ICS products. Further, the ways that users configure, manage, and maintain their facilities can impact cybersecurity. Read More

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NEMA Congratulates Members on their 2014 ENERGY STAR Awards.

April 21, 2014

EPA and Department of Energy honored 7 NEMA member companies with 2014 ENERGY STAR® Award, which recognizes businesses and organizations for outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency. Recipients included 3M Company; LG Electronics, Inc.; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; LG Electronics, Inc.; MaxLite, Phillips Lighting Company; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Technical Consumer Products, Inc.; and Cree, Inc. Read More

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CSA HCT Co. Ltd. Ally to offer testing/certification services.

April 21, 2014

Alliance announced between CSA Group and HCT Co. Ltd, provider of certification and compliance testing in Korea, will enable both organizations to expand one-stop testing and certification services for electronics and electrical appliances. Consequently, this will provide Korean manufacturers access to global markets. Mr. Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group, and Mr. Soochan Lee, CEO of HCT, marked this occasion by signing memorandum of understanding (MOU). Read More

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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