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NTSB Training Course focuses on helicopter accident investigation.

April 9, 2014

Helicopter Accident Investigation Course will be held August 18–22, 2014 at NTSB's Training Center in Ashburn, VA. Course will provide overview of procedures and methods used as well as skills required for all aspects of helicopter accident investigation. Instructors from U.S. Army National Guard will also provide instruction in helicopter aerodynamics, operations, and investigations, and attendees will get to practice investigative skills via hands-on examination. Read More

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MISA Foundation raises record amount at auction.

April 8, 2014

During its annual dinner and auction in Orlando, FL, Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation raised over $93,500. Record number of attendees bid on items ranging from advertising packages to electronics at the event, which was held in conjunction with the FPSA Annual Meeting and Conference. Foundation will be awarding seven $5,000 scholarships to students studying meat sciences at universities across the country. Students will be able to apply through May 1st of 2014. Read More

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NEMA Commends Senators on building energy efficiency legislation.

April 8, 2014

NEMA welcomed Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act (S.2189), introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), which includes language that would reinstate and improve Commercial Building Tax Deduction. After lauding aforementioned senators for their leadership in advancing energy efficiency in domestic energy economy, NEMA's Evan R. Gaddis specifically noted "significant" gains to be had from reduced overall energy use through building improvements. Read More

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FPSA Members elect new officers.

April 8, 2014

On March 27, FPSA held its Annual Meeting, during which members elected new FPSA Executive Committee. Gil Williams of Poly-clip System was chosen for Chairman, while Tom Riggins of R.A. Jones was chosen for Chairman of the Membership Committee, and Tom Kittle of Handtmann was elected Chairman of the Show Committee. In addition, Scott Gregory of Bettcher Industries was picked for Treasurer and Jeff Dahl of JBT FoodTech became Immediate Past Chairman. Read More

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AAMA updates testing options within flashing specification.

April 8, 2014

AAMA 712-14, Voluntary Specification for Mechanically Attached Flexible Flashing establishes minimum performance criteria to allow user to evaluate and select mechanically attached flexible flashing products intended for exterior perimeter of fenestration products. AAMA 712 calls for laboratory testing per ASTM methods to verify performance parameters, including tensile strength, water resistance, low-temperature flexibility, puncture resistance, tear resistance, and accelerated UV aging. Read More

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BIO Encourages EPA to speed approvals of new biofuel pathways.

April 7, 2014

BIO responded to EPA's announcement about halting new petitions for renewable fuel pathways for ~6 months. While recognizing EPA's "welcome" effort to improve petition process for new renewable fuel pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), BIO's Brent Erickson commented that review process should be conducted in "a more timely manner." Erickson added that such a "lengthy wait...chills job creation and investment in the sector." Read More

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BIO Announces Kay Holcombe as Senior VP, Science Policy.

April 7, 2014

As announced by BIO, Kay Holcombe will be joining staff as Senior Vice President, Science Policy in early April. In addition to citing her "extraordinarily substantive experience and knowledge based on a long and distinguished career in Washington," BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood called Holcombe "an excellent addition to our staff." Holcombe comes to BIO from Sanofi, where she recently served as VP, FDA Alliances and Federal Agency Relations. Read More

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SPE Issues Call for Entries for Student Parts Competition.

April 7, 2014

SPE Thermoforming Division seeks entries for second annual Student Parts Competition, which encourages students to collaborate on real potential thermoformed application. Project consists of thermoformed product that can be mounted to standard A/C vent in automobile, hold cell phones, pens, or other small objects and be suitable for personalization. Submission deadline is August 15, 2014, and first- and second prize winners will receive, respectively, awards of $1,000 and $500. Read More