Partnership for Public Service honored three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees that have been selected as finalists for 2014 Service to America Medals, which pay tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce. Ramona Trovato, Bill Charmley, and Doug Norton were selected as Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists for their commitment and innovation, as well as the impact of their work on addressing the needs of the nation. Read More
Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include Plenary Program and Track Sessions showcasing how industrial biotech industry is meeting growing demand for more sustainable, environmental friendlier lifestyle preferred by consumers. For example, Plenary Session titled Consumer Demand Trends for Biobased Products, will offer unique look into top-tier brand owners discussing role of industrial biotechnology within global consumer product marketplace. Read More
AAMA has released AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. According to study, total conventional housing starts in 2013 experienced considerable increase and are forecasted to grow 20% in 2014. Conventional residential window applications increased by 15.8% to 43.9 million units, compared to 37.9 million units in 2011. Nonresidential market increased 9% in 2013 and is expected to continue to increase in 2014 throughout 2017.
During 2014 Hermes Creative Awards competition, NEMA won platinum and gold awards for ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, international competition is for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Winners range from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Read More
Aligning with SME's THE BIG M advanced manufacturing event, Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 National Meeting will take place 1–5 pm on June 9 in Detroit, MI. AMP 2.0, co-hosted by SME, University of Michigan, and Northrop Grumman, provides opportunities for manufacturers to be heard by policymakers and team up on industry initiatives. Attendees will assess national and regional strengths and challenges, and discussions will help develop policy recommendations for President Obama. Read More
EPA announced availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. Under this funding, EPA anticipates awarding between 10 and 20 assistance agreements. Various strategies are eligible for achieving diesel emission reductions, such as installing verified exhaust control and idle reduction devices, and vehicle and engine replacement. Read More
On May 1, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance, originally introduced by Council member Roger Berliner. NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis congratulated Montgomery County for being the first county to pass such an ordinance, leading the way toward a cleaner, more efficient energy future. Ordinance will give building owners and occupants valuable insights about energy consumption as well as tools to manage energy use effectively. Read More
Laser Institute of America (LIA) will join other participants in raising awareness of importance of being safe at work during annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which takes place May 4–10, 2014), and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day (May 7). NAOSH Week raises awareness about occupational safety, health, and environment. In years past, NAOSH themes included mining safety, transportation safety, youth workplace safety, and more. Read More