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EPA Helps 22 Communities meet sustainability goals, grow economy.

January 29, 2015

As announced by U.S. EPA, 22 communities will receive technical assistance to pursue development strategies which support smart growth and sustainability goals while encouraging local economic development. EPA selected recipients from Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities applicants. Within selected communities, EPA staff and national experts will conduct 1- to 2-day workshops focusing on specific sustainability tool requested in each application. Read More

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BIO CEO Program to highlight latest in clinical development.

January 28, 2015

BIO announces Business Roundtables, Plenary Sessions, and Therapeutic Workshops selected for the 17th annual BIO CEO and Investor Conference, which will be held in New York City, February 9–10, 2015. Conference program will feature 5 Fireside Chats with leading biopharmaceutical executives and Wall Street analysts, each followed by interactive question and answer session. Program will highlight latest in clinical development, timely policy perspectives, and industry outlook for 2015. Read More

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NFPA Annual Conference supports education and networking.

January 28, 2015

Industry leaders from across the fluid power supply chain will convene in San Diego, March 11–13, for the 2015 Annual Conference of NFPA. During conference, members will hear from expert speakers on factors critically important for success in the coming years, including additive manufacturing's impact on how fluid power products are designed and moved through supply chain. They will also hear about macroeconomic factors that will affect their business in the next decade. Read More

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PDMA names Charles H. Noble, PhD as Chair.

January 28, 2015

PDMA announces Charles H. Noble, PhD, Proffitt's Professor of Marketing and Marketing PHD Program Director at The University of Tennessee, as Chair, effective, January, 1 2015. As Chair, Noble will work with Board of Directors to oversee PDMA's strategic direction through its mission to serve as premier global advocate for product development and management professionals, and support practice of global innovation. Noble previously served as Vice Chair of PDMA Board and VP of Academic Affairs. Read More

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Supply Chain Tool helps design sustainable strategies.

January 27, 2015

Providing visibility into CO2e and water impacts within financial context, GEMI Supply Chain Sustainability Tool helps support and assist with strategic sourcing and procurement. Browser-based tool allows user to enter spending across purchase categories. SCS then calculates CO2e and water impacts and assesses alternative purchasing scenarios for each of 3 featured categories: paperboard container manufacturing, plastic film and sheet manufacturing, and soap and cleaning compound manufacturing. Read More

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BIO responds to President Obama's State of the Union speech.

January 27, 2015

In statement, Jim Greenwood, BIO President and CEO, said he was pleased to hear President Obama's words about the promise of a large scale genomics project to help understand the basis of chronic disease. A large-scale national research commitment to chronic conditions would identify precursors and early signs of disease or disease risk to unlock the root causes of these conditions that threaten the health of loved ones and undermine the nation’s fiscal health. Read More

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Standards Development Committees will meet at IPC APEX EXPO.

January 27, 2015

Experts from around globe will discuss electronics manufacturing standards in 90+ standards development meetings taking place February 22–26 in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego. Facilitated by representatives from OEMs, PCB manufacturers, EMS providers, design firms, and other organizations, IPC standards development committees establish benchmarks for excellence. IPC's David Bergman said industry standards enable companies to negotiate commerce and contribute to industry success. Read More

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SPE to honor achievements of industry leaders at ANTEC 2015.

January 27, 2015

During SPE ANTEC® 2015, SPE will present its annual awards for outstanding contributions to the plastics industry to 4 distinguished individuals. Award honorees include: Dr. Richard J. Spontak for International Award; Charles A. Sholtis for Business Management Award; Dr. Sarah E. Morgan for Education Award; and Dr. Sureshkumar D. Shah for Research/Engineering Technology Award. ANTEC 2015 will take place March 22–25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Read More

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SPE extends nomination deadline for global parts competition.

January 26, 2015

Nomination deadline has been extended for second annual Plastics for Life™ global parts competition. Because eligible parts must previously have won a category or a competition at an SPE TOPCON topical conference or Minicon mini-conference held during last 12 months, extending deadline from January 30 to February 13, 2015 allows teams of winning parts from SPE conferences that fall early in 2015 to enter this year's competition rather than wait until 2016. Read More

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Made in Space CEO to headline keynote speakers at conference.

January 26, 2015

SME's 2015 RAPID Conference and Exposition will showcase 3 keynote presentations focused on emerging 3D printing and scanning technologies within aerospace, medical, and overall additive manufacturing industries. Aaron Kemmer, CEO and co-founder of Made In Space, will kick things off on May 19 as he addresses latest in aerospace manufacturing and how his company is evolving in-space travel with its Zero-G 3D Printer, the first 3D printer deployed on the International Space Station. Read More

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Jamie Gregorian joins BIO staff.

January 26, 2015

BIO announces that Jamie Gregorian will be joining BIO staff as Director, Federal Government Relations. Gregorian comes to BIO after 5 years with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Jamie was AAOS' Senior Manager, Government Relations and Specialties where he worked on variety of health-related issues and oversaw all advocacy efforts related to judiciary matters, medical research, defense, appropriations, and subspecialty interests. Read More

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EPA aims to reduce copper in motor vehicle brake pads.

January 26, 2015

U.S. EPA, the automotive industry, and states signed agreement to reduce use of copper and other materials in motor vehicle brake pads. Copper-Free Brake Initiative calls for cutting copper in brake pads to less than 5% by 2021 and 0.5% by 2025. Voluntary initiative also calls for cutting amount of mercury, lead, cadmium, asbestiform fibers, and chromium-6 salts in brake pads. These steps will decrease runoff of these materials from roads into nation’s streams, rivers and lakes. Read More

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AEM and Exhibitor Media Group Partner to boost trade show ROI.

January 26, 2015

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) partnered with Exhibitor Media Group to help AEM exhibitors keep up to date with current strategies, trends, and tactics for improving trade show results. This partnership provides CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE exhibitors with 25% discount on any of 3 conference packages for EXHIBITORLIVE, which will be held March 1–5, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV and feature ideas to plan, manage, market, and measure high-performance exhibits and events. Read More

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NEMA Surge Protection Institute Website receives update, upgrades.

January 23, 2015

NEMA Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section launched updated version of its website, nemasurge.org, which is home to NEMA Surge Protection Institute and provides information and resources to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers related to surge protection. According to Committee Chairman Tom Colcombe, nemasurge.org's mission is to raise awareness concerning benefits of surge protection to users of low-voltage electrical systems in North America. Read More

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LIA's Laser Safety Guide is revised for 2015.

January 23, 2015

LIA has updated their Laser Safety Guide making it a necessity for every safe laser environment. Easy to comprehend and full of practical information, guide has been revised to comply with new terminology and guidelines of 2014 edition of ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can serve as useful tool during training and is recommended for personnel who work with or around lasers and laser systems greater than Class 1, who do not have the specific responsibilities of LSO. Read More

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HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit to tackle worker shortages.

January 23, 2015

Scheduled for Feb 24–26, SME's HOUSTEX 2015 will host Student Summit for Houston-area high schools to highlight manufacturing career opportunities and showcase high-tech workforce needs. Presented by SME Education Foundation, in partnership with members from SME’s Houston Chapter 29, summit will provide students access to new innovations in manufacturing technology and opportunity to engage with industry experts. It will conclude with students competing in virtual wind turbine challenge. Read More

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Hunter Technology Corp hosts visit by Congressman Mike Honda.

January 22, 2015

As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-17) met with executives and employees of Hunter Technology Corp in Milpitas, CA. Issues discussed included Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act, of which Rep Honda was co-sponsor. Honda also toured the facility and met with staff to discuss current manufacturing industry state as well as how recent legislative moves will enhance it. Read More

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ASTM International announces leadership succession plan.

January 22, 2015

ASTM International's future leadership was decided at October meetings of ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. Katharine E. Morgan, current ASTM vice president of technical committee operations, will succeed ASTM president James A. Thomas. To ensure smooth transition for ASTM members and customers, Morgan will assume ASTM executive vice president position on March 1, 2015 and work closely with Jim Thomas until his retirement on February 1, 2017. Read More

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EPA Finance Center helps improve water infrastructure, resiliency.

January 22, 2015

Launched by U.S. EPA as part of White House Build America Investment Initiative, Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center will help communities across USA improve their wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater systems via financing methods and building resilience to climate change. EPA's center will serve as a resource for those seeking to address water infrastructure needs with limited budgets and help explore public-private partnerships and innovative financing solutions. Read More

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OSHA and LIA renew alliance to protect workers.

January 21, 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed an alliance with Laser Institute of America to help protect workers from exposure to beam and non-beam laser hazards in industrial, construction, medical, and research workplaces. During 5-year alliance, participants will provide annual training on the Best Practices Seminar on Laser Safety, develop a Webinar training program based on the seminar, and distribute laser safety guidance products at safety conferences and exhibits. Read More