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AEM expands REACH Training Program.

August 7, 2014

AEM will expand its REACH regulatory-compliance training program to help members and the industry comply with equally complex Conflict Minerals and RoHS rules. AEM Market Access Pathway training platform allows manufacturers to trace vendors' participation and completion of training at every level of supply chain without revealing proprietary vendor information. It is designed to build a common understanding throughout company’s supply chain to assist reporting accuracy and completeness. Read More

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BIO extends Call for Papers deadline for Pacific Rim Summit.

August 6, 2014

Call for Papers deadline for Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is now Aug 20, 2014. Leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries are encouraged to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and poster presentations. Program tracks include: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms; Feedstock Production and Utilization; Renewable Chemical Platforms; Synthetic Biology, Algae, and Marine Biotech; and Technical and Research Papers. Read More

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Sensor Technology Innovation to feature at 2015 International CES.

August 6, 2014

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced Sensors Marketplace – showcase of latest innovations in gesture and motion technology – will be presented by MEMs Industry Group at 2015 International CES®, which will take place January 6–9, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Sensors Marketplace will showcase innovation in motion technology field, including MEMS; highlight gesture and motion recognition technology and applications; as well as contribute to overall story of IoT ecosystem. Read More

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AED's HTF Stop Gap Statement expreses relief and concern.

August 6, 2014

Regarding final passage of legislation to patch Highway Trust Fund (HTF) (H.R. 5021), which keeps federal surface transportation programs operating through May 2015, statement released by AED President and CEO Brian McGuire expressed relief and concern. McGuire, claiming Congress' procrastination brought highway program and the construction industry "to the brink of disaster," said that "this isn't a moment to celebrate" and expressed hope in renewed effort towards "long-term solvency." Read More

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SPE Names Bill Kent as 2014 Thermoformer of the Year.

August 6, 2014

Bill Kent, who began his career with Beaverton, MI-based Brown Machine began in 1961, has been named Thermoformer of the Year by SPE's Thermoforming Division. Mark Strachan, SPE Thermoforming Division Chair, called Kent's thermoforming industry contributions "quite remarkable" and noted that he had, during his career, "logged over six million flight miles" promoting thermoformed products and process behind them. Read More

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ASC creates Training Academy Certification Task Force.

August 6, 2014

Consisting of a blend of technical, marketing, and human resource leaders from member companies, ASC's Training Academy Certification Task Force will guide development of ASC’s Certificate Program, including determining both technical and business oriented curriculum as well as training recognition levels. Member volunteers will work with ASC staff to review survey information, discuss industry educational needs, and provide input on both curriculum learning objectives and certificate levels. Read More

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BIO welcomes USDA report on farm and forest GHG measurement.

August 6, 2014

USDA's report titled "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory" outlines science-based methods for quantifying changes in carbon emissions and storage at the local farm and forest operation and can help farmers and forest landowners participate in emerging carbon markets. Methodology sets transparent standard for measuring one important indicator of sustainability – greenhouse gas emissions – in biomass production. Read More

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FAA awards environmental grant to Portland.

August 5, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $331,653 FAA grant to Portland International Airport to reduce emissions and improve air quality by using alternative fuel vehicles at airport through FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission program, which was implemented to help airport sponsors meet Clean Air Act responsibilities. Grant will provide funds to purchase 6 compressed natural gas buses that transport passengers and employees from terminal to parking and rental car facilities. Read More