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Nominations are Being Taken for AEM Hall of Fame.

April 30, 2013

Accepting nominations through June 17, 2013, AEM Hall of Fame honors those who have made difference in quality of life and whose innovations, ideas, and leadership have contributed significantly to growth and strength of off-road equipment industry. Eligibility covers anyone, living or deceased, who has contributed significantly to manufacturing, distribution, rental, or end-user sectors. Evaluations also cover corporate citizenship/social responsibility and sustainability. Read More

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AAMA's Western Region to host Spring Summit.

April 30, 2013

Western Region of American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host its Spring Summit, from April 30 to May 1, in Tempe, AZ. Features will include panel discussion focused on energy-efficient fenestration, economic update from Dr. Esmael Adibi, as well as tour of Palo Verde Energy Education Center. Additionally, updates will be given on Department of Energy, Title 24 building efficiency standards, as well as recent code changes pertinent to Western Region. Read More

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NREL ranks as top work place in Denver Post survey.

April 30, 2013

U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been recognized by Denver Post as "2013 Top Work Place." Survey was taken voluntarily by 75% of laboratory's staff, according to NREL Director Dan Arvizu. It covered organizational health, job satisfaction, and engagement with questions on NREL's strategic direction, leadership, values, execution, and individual job satisfaction. Laboratory was also ranked on how meaningful it is to work there and how engaged it is in its mission. Read More

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Pump Systems Optimization Course will be hosted by Baldor.

April 30, 2013

Baldor Electric Company, ABB Group member, will host 1-day course, Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings, on May 16, 2013 in Greenville, SC. Course will teach how to identify and reduce hidden operating and energy costs in pump systems, ultimately increasing business profitability. This course benefits engineering-, maintenance-, operations-, and sales-focused individuals as well as engineering consulting firms. Read More

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ISPE-FDA Event will reveal Drug Shortage Survey results.

April 30, 2013

Taking place in Baltimore, MD from June 11–13, ISPE's second annual Redefining the C in CGMP conference will feature strategic education on issues of interest to industry leaders and global regulatory officials focused on quality systems, processes, and technology utilization that drive quality enhancements which support reliable drug supply. Event will feature top speakers from pharmaceutical industry and regulatory agencies as well as key data resulting from ISPE Drug Shortage Survey. Read More

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SME Board Member appointed to 2013 Manufacturing Council.

April 30, 2013

SME announced that board member Susan Smyth, PhD, was appointed to the 2013 Manufacturing Council, which is a private sector committee that advises the Secretary of Commerce on U.S. manufacturing sector. As director of the Manufacturing Systems Lab in General Motors Company, Dr. Smyth is responsible for creation of GM's global advanced manufacturing strategies and oversees innovation and implementation of GM's advanced manufacturing portfolio. Read More

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EPA updates list of organizations using renewable energy.

April 30, 2013

U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership released updated list of Top 50 organizations using electricity from clean, renewable sources. Intel Corporation, Microsoft, and Apple, Inc. rank in top 10. Agency also released list of 47 partners committed to purchasing green power for 5 yr or more, including 15 higher education institutions. Also, EPA held College and University Green Power Challenge for 7th year, with University of Pennsylvania in lead. Read More

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Seattle and King County, WA will upgrade stormwater systems.

April 30, 2013

Under settlements with Department of Justice and U.S EPA, King County and city of Seattle agreed to invest in upgrades to local sewage and combined stormwater collection, piping, and treatment. Both agreements allow integrated planning approach, encouraging communities to set their own clean water project priorities and invest in fixing most pressing problems first. Also, settlements require development and implementation of joint plan to improve system-wide operations and maintenance. Read More

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April 2013 Business Conditions Report shows dip in manufacturing.

April 30, 2013

PMA's April 2013 Business Conditions Report shows 16% of 136 participating metalforming companies expect decline in economic activity over next 3 months. Also, 21% of participants predict decrease in orders, while 22% reported decreased average daily shipping levels in April; 44% said shipping was same as 3 months ago. Up from March 2013 and April 2012, 14% of companies reported employees on short time or layoff. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses airsoft protective eyewear.

April 29, 2013

In response to requests from both insurance providers and playing facility operators, ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities is developing ASTM WK27246, Specification for Eye Protective Devices for Airsoft Sports. Proposed standard will provide eyewear test procedures that are specifically designed for airsoft. Devices tested to ASTM WK27246 will meet specific requirements for optical performance and impact protection based on needs of activity and participant. Read More

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MESA Global Education Program extends its depth and reach.

April 29, 2013

Offered in classroom and online settings, B2MML and Integration Fundamentals program will detail fundamentals in plant-to-enterprise integration as well as fundamentals and methodologies of using MESA B2MML and ISA-95 standard. IACET-accredited program offers MESA Certificate of Competency (CoC) for successful completion. MESA is also preparing to release schedule of online classes for 9 existing GEP courses that will offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU). Read More

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Pump Systems Matter announces 2013 Board of Directors.

April 29, 2013

Pump Systems Matter (PSM), 501(c)3 training subsidiary of Hydraulic Institute (HI), announced 2013 Board of Directors and Officers during HI's Annual Meeting in Fort Myers, FL. Primarily responsible for providing organizational oversight to PSM and guiding direction of its strategic training plan, Board will include Geoff Wickes as Chairman as well as Dennis Wierzbicki, Robert K. Asdal, Dean Douglas, John Miersma, Mick Cropper, Ann Garbow, and Bruce Lung. Read More

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NREL Survey shows improvement in B100 biodiesel quality.

April 29, 2013

According to NREL's latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) "blend stock" samples, 95% of samples from 2011-12 met ASTM International fuel quality specifications which serve as guidelines for the industry. NREL researchers collected fuel samples from 53 producers and 14 terminals across the U.S. Samples were tested for range of critical properties, such as free and total glycerin content, metals content, and cloud point that could have immediate impact on operability. Read More

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SME Honors Industry Leaders with 2013 International Honor Awards.

April 29, 2013

International Honor Awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to such areas as manufacturing technologies, technical writing, education, research, management, and service to SME. Recipients for 2013 are Paul K. Oldroyd, with Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award; Kanji Ueda, with SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal; Moshe Shpitalni, with SME Albert M. Sargent Progress Award; Mark J. Stratton, with SME Education Award; and Jun Ni, with SME Gold Medal. Read More

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EPA publishes 18th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory.

April 29, 2013

According to EPA's 18th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, there was a 1.6% decrease in emissions in 2011 from the previous year and a 6.9% drop below 2005 levels. Recent trends can be attributed to multiple factors including reduced emissions from electricity generation, improvements in fuel efficiency in vehicles with reductions in miles traveled, and year-to-year changes in prevailing weather. Read More

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BIO welcomes new member companies.

April 26, 2013

BIO welcomed new members Calysta Energy, American Science and Technology Corporation, LanzaTech, The Coca-Cola Company, Lignol Energy Corporation, Neol Biosolutions, and Plum Creek. Additionally, BIO welcomed Scott Vitters, General Manager, PlantBottle™ Packaging Platform, The Coca-Cola Company to its Industrial and Environmental Section Governing Board. Section represents companies at every stage of value chain in renewable feedstock, biofuel, biobased product, and renewable chemical production. Read More

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AASHTO President testifies on status of MAP-21 implementation.

April 26, 2013

AASHTO President Mike Lewis, Director of the RI DOT, testified before Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging Congress to allow implementation of "transformative policy and program reforms" included in MAP-21 to take place before contemplating major changes. Reforms are designed to accelerate project delivery, improve efficiency through performance measurement and transparency, and systematically address freight transportation needs. Read More

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Worldview Report, Innovation Scorecard released at BIO convention.

April 26, 2013

BIO has issued annual Scientific American Worldview Report and Bio-Innovation Scorecard. On April 24, Scientific American Worldview Super Session will take place during 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, IL. Moderated by Fareed Zakaria, Convention Super Session provides discussion forum for industry leaders on global state of biotech hubs and innovation around the globe. This edition of Scientific American Worldview will explore ongoing challenges and opportunities in biopharmaceutical industry, including looming innovation cliff potential. Read More

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BIO releases Bioscience Economic Development report.

April 26, 2013

"Bioscience Economic Development: Legislative Priorities, Best Practices, and Return On Investment" report highlights key examples of state efforts to grow and sustain the bioscience industry while emphasizing importance of developing trained workforces that will create, grow, and retain bioscience companies. Report also explores rationale behind current legislative efforts and offers reference guide showing application of specific legislation in certain states and outcomes. Read More

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BIO Gives PA Governor Tom Corbett 2013 Governor of the Year Award.

April 26, 2013

In recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening biotechnology and public health sectors within his state, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was honored with BIO's 2013 Governor of the Year award at 2013 BIO International Convention. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood lauded Corbett and his administration for developing and promoting "some of the industry’s best programs and standards, helping Pennsylvania stand tall among our nation’s greatest biotech hubs." Read More