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A4A looks to transformational change in airline industry.

April 14, 2014

At Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 13th Annual Aviation Summit, entitled, "Navigating the True Costs of Flying," A4A joined member executives to identify major challenges facing the industry. President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio called for transformational change and leadership within government and the airline industry to push toward holistic National Airline Policy which expedites implementation of NextGen, reforms outdated ATC system, and rationalizes rising federal tax and regulatory burdens. Read More

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Copper Man of the Year Award honors Southwire's Stuart Thorn.

April 14, 2014

Copper Club named Stuart Thorn, president and CEO of NEMA member company Southwire, as 2014 Copper Man of the Year for outstanding achievement and contributions to copper industry. NEMA's Evan R. Gaddis extended "heartiest congratulations" to Thorn, acknowledging "the value that our members bring to the electrical industry." Citing Thorn's "exceptional leadership" at Southwire and within industry as whole, Copper Club's Arthur Miele marked Southwire's resulting growth and diversification. Read More

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG continues momentum with 2017 dates announced.

April 11, 2014

Scheduled for March 7–11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, CONEXPO-CON/AGG international exposition will be chaired by Richard M. Goldsbury, President Bobcat/Doosan North America and Australia/Oceania for Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, West Fargo, North Dakota. Goldsbury will lead triennial show's management committee, a group of volunteer manufacturers and other industry stakeholders who oversee show planning to ensure event meets industry needs. Read More

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ATA welcomes Rand McNally to Featured Product program.

April 11, 2014

ATA announced it was welcoming Rand McNally as the latest ATA Featured Product partner. In the program, Rand McNally will be offering its full product line of routing and mileage software, award-winning truck navigation, mobile fleet management devices, and electronic logging solutions. In addition, Rand McNally is the 2014 and 2015 exclusive sponsor of the Truck PAC Reception and Dinner at ATA's Leadership meeting and Management Conference & Exhibition. Read More

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NEMA commends extension of 179D tax deduction.

April 11, 2014

NEMA commended Senate Finance Committee on its approval of a 2-year extension of the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction, also known as Section 179D, as part of the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act. Provision allows taxpayer to take a deduction equal to commercial building energy-efficiency expenditures made by taxpayer as part of building’s interior lighting systems, heating, cooling, ventilation, and hot water systems, or building envelope. Read More

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EPA honors 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year.

April 11, 2014

U.S. EPA and DOE are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Recipients of the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Des Moines Public School District; KB Home; Meritage Homes Corporation; PepsiCo., Inc.; Sears Holdings Corporation; and Samsung. Winners were selected from 16,000 Energy Star partners, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Read More

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ATA Image and Safety Tractor-Trailers are sponsored by Lytx.

April 10, 2014

American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed Lytx, Inc., formerly DriveCam, as newest sponsor of ATA's show trucks: Interstate One and Share the Road. Both trucks are driven by elite group of professional drivers with millions of miles of accident-free driving. As part of this sponsorship agreement, drivers will be using DriveCam powered by Lytx™ Program to showcase role technology plays in improving driving safety and preventing collisions on highways. Read More

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USDA-EPA to improve access to clean water along Mexico border.

April 10, 2014

According to findings published in U.S. Mexico Border Scoping Assessment Phase 1 Report, communities in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas need improved water infrastructure and/or face environmental and/or public health risks associated with inadequate or failing water infrastructure systems. Resources provided through USDA and EPA joint initiative will help mitigate health and environmental risks, advance economic development, and improve quality of life for those living in the region. Read More