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FAA AIP Grants improve Logan Airport runway safety.

July 1, 2013

FAA and Massachusetts Port Authority unveiled 2 safety enhancements to Logan Airport's longest runway. Totaling $50 million, FAA Airport Improvement Project (AIP) grants helped fund crushable concrete safety area, which includes 300 ft wide concrete pier that extends 470 ft into Boston Harbor at end of Runway 33L, to prevent planes from overrunning runway. FAA also installed navigational aid improvements that will help planes land safely in bad weather. Read More

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AIA Congratulates Secretary Foxx on confirmation by Senate.

July 1, 2013

AIA congratulated Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on being unanimously confirmed by United States Senate to succeed outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey said Foxx "brings substantial credentials and valuable local government experience to Washington." She added that aerospace industry looks forward to working with Foxx and will assist him as he "puts together a transportation plan that balances today’s needs with tomorrow’s necessary investments." Read More

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A4A commends Senate confirmation of Penny Pritzker.

June 28, 2013

Airlines for America commended U.S. Senate's confirmation of Penny Pritzker to serve as the next Secretary of Commerce. According to A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio, air transportation is an indispensable engine of economic growth, and Penny Pritzker understands and appreciates the important role U.S. carriers play in creating jobs and bolstering our economic recovery. A4A says it looks forward to working with her to develop and promote travel, tourism, and shipping. Read More

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SME Issues Call for Speakers for AeroDef Manufacturing 2014.

June 28, 2013

SME seeks manufacturing professionals with subject-area expertise to speak at AeroDef Manufacturing 2014. This exposition and technical conference, devoted solely to aerospace and defense manufacturing, will be held February 25–27 at Long Beach (CA) Convention Center. Experts are being sought who can provide information that can shorten manufacturing production and delivery cycles for aerospace and defense customers. Deadline for presentation abstracts is August 21, 2013. Read More

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Mary Jane Mitchell named AIA assistant VP of acquisition policy.

June 28, 2013

Mary Jane Mitchell has joined Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) as assistant vice president of Acquisition Policy. Reporting to Christian Marrone, vice president of National Security and Acquisition Policy, Mitchell will be responsible for managing AIA's work and advocacy on acquisition and procurement policy. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey said Mitchell's "extensive acquisition experience...will be of great value to our members.” Read More

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TRFA Offers Additives Course prior to 2013 annual meeting.

June 28, 2013

TRFA will offer Additives 101 Short Course as prelude to its Annual Meeting, which will take place September 29 through October 1 in Newport, RI. Intended for technical and sales/marketing professionals new to industry or those seeking refresher, short course will present introduction as well as advanced concepts in formulation, application, and end-uses of thermoset resin technologies. Topics will be presented by thermoset industry experts, but no advanced knowledge is required. Read More

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ASTM Wood Committee presents Markwardt Award to Philip Line.

June 28, 2013

Philip Line received L.J. Markwardt Award from ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood in recognition of his extensive contributions to standards activities within Committee D07, particularly those related to development of standards for engineering use of wood and wood-based materials in building construction. ASTM member since 1995, Line works on multiple D07 subcommittees and chairs section on reliability-based design. He is also member of Committees D20, E06, E60, and G01. Read More

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Biotechnology Recognized for contribution to renewable energy.

June 28, 2013

BIO applauded President Barack Obama's recognition of contributions made by biotechnology to design of new biofuels and to agricultural productivity in the President's Climate Action Plan. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood specifically thanked President Obama for recognizing biotechnology's positive role in addressing environmental concerns and said that BIO is encouraged by plan to use advanced biofuels to help reduce CO2 emissions in transportation sector.
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Standards Initiative tackles rare earth material challenges.

June 28, 2013

ASTM Subcommittee F40.04 has established standards development agenda to support efficient and safe production, utilization, and recycling of rare earths. Activities will help address needs through creation of standards that assist product manufacturing and support the safe procurement of resources. According to ASTM Committee F40 chairman, speed and collaboration of pragmatic process foster swift and effective offering of relevant, high-quality solutions to real-time issues. Read More

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NIST Radio Station WWVB logs 50 years of innovation.

June 28, 2013

Today, NIST's WWVB radio station is best known for broadcasting time to estimated 50 million radio-controlled clock radios, wall clocks, wristwatches, and other timekeeping devices across U.S. mainland. But back in 1963, station had a different audience, broadcasting standard frequencies at high accuracy needed by satellite and missile programs. Time signal, added 2 years later, then became means of synchronizing power plants to prevent brownouts, and coordinating analog telephone networks. Read More

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Summer Webinar Series addresses variable speed drives.

June 28, 2013

Scheduled for July 18, July 23, July 30, and Aug 13, Variable Speed Drives 4-part webinar series will teach participants how to improve pump systems reliability when using VSDs. Series will explain how VSDs may be used to accommodate duty cycles with variable flow and head as well as applications to avoid. Energy optimization, life cycle reduction, single-phase to 3-phase power conversion, and inrush current reduction will also be discussed. Read More

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CSPA Aerosol Product Industry Survey reveals record high.

June 28, 2013

Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) released results of its 2012 Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey, which serves as annual indicator of business strength of aerosol products industry. Setting new record high with 3.8+ billion total units filled, U.S. aerosol product production increased for third consecutive year. Addition of 33 million more units filled, 0.9% increase over previous year, contributed to setting new high mark for aerosol production in USA. Read More

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Thermoforming Conference to address consolidation, economics.

June 28, 2013

As announced by SPE's Thermoforming Division, keynote speakers for 22nd annual SPE Thermoforming Conference® will focus on impact of global consolidation and new economic forces on thermoforming industry. Theme of this conference, which is taking place September 9–12, 2013 in Atlanta, GA, will be Forming Tomorrow’s Innovation. Keynotes will be delivered by Thomas Blaige of Blaige & Company, LLC and Dr. Peter Mooney, who holds Ph.D. in economics from University of NC at Chapel Hill. Read More

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Temporal Methods Standard covers product perceptions over time.

June 27, 2013

Proposed standard ASTM WK41798, Guide for Temporal Methods, is being developed by Subcommittee E18.04 on Fundamentals of Sensory. Based on workshop findings, standard will address principles concerned with time-related sensory perceptions. These include data collection under range of conditions and temporal rates, elaborating on single-attribute measurements to address multiple attributes and multiple events or exposures, and exploring analysis of data obtained through these methods. Read More

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ASC welcomes 7 new members in second quarter of 2013.

June 27, 2013

During second 3 months of 2013, ASC welcomed 7 new members to its ranks representing different aspects of the adhesive and sealant supply chain, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, and global affiliates. New members include Cardolite Corporation; Beardow and Adams Adhesives, Ltd; Pace Analytical; Nan Pao Resins Chemical Company; Paramelt USA; Lord Corporation; and Oynurden Kimyasan. Read More

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ASTM Wood Committee Bestows Award of Merit upon Borjen Yeh.

June 27, 2013

Borjen (B.J.) Yeh, Ph.D., received Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for his contributions to development of international standards for ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood. ASTM International members since 1990, Yeh works on multiple D07 subcommittees and is chairman of D07.02 on Lumber and Engineered Wood Products. He is also member of several other ASTM committees and, outside ASTM, is member of several other organizations/associations. Read More

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Proposals Requested to help GA transition to unleaded fuels.

June 27, 2013

FAA has asked world's fuel producers to submit proposals for fuel options that would help general aviation (GA) industry make transition to unleaded fuel. FAA will assess viability of candidate fuels in terms of their impact on existing fleet, their production and distribution infrastructure, their impact on environment and toxicology, and economic considerations. Fuel producers are asked to submit data packages for candidate replacement unleaded fuel formulations by July 1, 2014. Read More

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Energy Department and NREL announce new research center.

June 27, 2013

Energy Department and NREL announced 182,500 ft² Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in Golden, CO as latest Energy Department user facility, and only one in USA, focused on utility-scale clean energy grid integration. Facility's first industry partner, Colorado-based Advanced Energy Industries, has already signed on to start work at ESIF in developing lower cost, better performing solar power inverters. ESIF will house 15+ experimental laboratories and several outdoor test beds. Read More

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EPA Seeks Input on clean air standards for solid waste landfills.

June 27, 2013

U.S. EPA invites small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel, which will focus on agency's review of its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for municipal solid waste landfills. Panel members ask select SERs to provide advice and recommendations to provide information about potential impacts of proposed rule on small entities. Read More

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IEEE Honors NREL's Keith Emery with William R. Cherry Award.

June 27, 2013

Keith Emery, a principal scientist at NREL, received William R. Cherry Award at 39th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Tampa Bay. Over his career, Emery worked to bring certainty to claims made by solar companies about efficiency of their PV cells and modules. He also wrote 320 scientific publications. Emery gives much due credit to colleagues who work in his lab and have, on average, ~16 years at NREL. Read More