Issuing safety recommendations to Metro-North Railroad, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for use of inward and outward facing audio and image recorders as well as installation of approach permanent speed restrictions signs along right-of-ways. These safety recommendations stem from information learned during ongoing investigation into December 1, 2013 derailment of Metro-North passenger train in Bronx, NY. Read More
NEMA welcomed President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will accelerate implementation of system to facilitate international trade in goods that meet U.S. safety, efficiency, and environmental standards. System is known as the "single window" and is administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Expected to be fully implemented by 2016, International Trade Data System will allow traders to make single electronic report and relevant data will be distributed to appropriate federal agencies. Read More
As part of its Executive Insights Series, AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014 will include "3D Modeling in Manufacturing: The Changing Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain and the Digital Innovation Imperative" panel discussion on February 27. Panelists will discuss similarities between aerospace and defense industry as well as automotive supply chain transformation of last century and more. Dr. Al Sanders, president and CEO of Design-Vantage Technologies, LLC, will moderate. Read More
Scheduled for April 8–10 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Composites Manufacturing 2014 will focus on the impact of composite materials on manufacturing today and in the future. Three-day event will address what makes composite manufacturing increasingly more vital to numerous industries, as it lowers manufacturing costs, enhances product quality, and saves energy. Specifically, automotive, aerospace, and wind power manufacturers have been relying on composites for years. Read More
As announced by AMT, Gregg Fleisher, Chief Academic Officer for National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), will deliver keynote address on September 9 at Smartforce Student Summit at International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 (IMTS). Summit gives students first-hand, interactive view of manufacturing technology while also promoting careers in industry. It will be held from 9 am to 6 pm, Sept. 8–13, 2014 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Read More
U.S. EPA and federal partners announced results of multi-year Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation (BOTE) project, which tested and evaluated decontamination techniques for biological incident. According to EPA's Lek Kadeli, "information gained from this project gives communities tested decontamination methods and real world guidance to inform future response efforts." Project also examined associated costs of each method and expense of managing waste cleanup. Read More
PTDA Business Index reading of 60 for 4Q2013 is higher than 52 reading of 3Q13 index. While those surveyed in mid-2013 about 2014 outlook anticipated 5% growth, those surveyed in January 2014 anticipate 7% growth. Conducted by PTDA and Cleveland Research Company, report includes distributor and manufacturer breakout data in addition to historical data. It tracks change in business activity, new orders, employment, supplier deliveries, inventories, prices, and backlog in PT/MC industry. Read More
BIO applauded House of Representatives for passing Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act (H.R. 3448), which builds on JOBS Act by increasing liquidity for emerging growth companies that trade on public market. Citing how said act will let companies choose appropriate tick size for their trading needs "and stimulate capital formation for breakthrough research," BIO's Jim Greenwood noted how legislation will accelerate development of cures and treatments for devastating and debilitating diseases.