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IPC to hold conflict minerals workshops.

December 30, 2013

IPC has partnered with consulting firm Tetra Tech to offer one-day conflict minerals workshop to help companies prepare for conflict minerals reporting and customer inquiries prior to May 31, 2014 U.S. SEC reporting deadline. Instructors will review SEC conflict minerals rule and Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act in detail, providing compliance roadmap for workshop attendees. Additional topics include: OEM programs and requirements; conducting RCOI; and IPC-1755, EICC/GeSI reporting template. Read More

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ELFA Economic Activity Survey is available for November 2013.

December 30, 2013

Reporting economic activity from 25 companies representing cross section of $827 billion equipment finance sector, ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for November 2013 was $6.6 billion (3% up from November 2012). Month-over-month, new business volume was down 13% from October, and year to date volume increased 5% compared to 2012. Separately, Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) for December is 55.8 – down from November's 56.9. Read More

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SPE Seeks Nominations for Thermoformer of the Year Award.

December 30, 2013

SPE Thermoforming Division seeks nominations for Thermoformer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant contribution to thermoforming industry in technical, educational, or managerial capacity. Deadline for nomination is January 31, 2014, and nominees will be evaluated and reviewed with due consideration given to each nominee's industry contributions along with professional society affiliations, publications, patents, honors, and other achievements in plastics field. Read More

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RIA Announces Details, Keynote Speakers for 2014 convention.

December 30, 2013

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) will hold International Restoration Convention and Industry Expo in Orlando, FL from April 9–11, 2014. Opening keynote address – overview of property insurance industry that will address what matters most to insurers as well as identify metrics and measurements they follow – will be delivered by Chip Lackey on April 10. Bryan Koon will deliver second keynote address, "A Big-Picture View of Emergency Management," on April 11. Read More

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Florida Pesticide Producer to pay $1.7 million penalty.

December 27, 2013

EPA announced that Harrell's LLC, a pesticide producer based in Lakeland, FL, has agreed to pay $1,736,560 in civil penalties for violating FIFRA by allegedly distributing and selling pesticides over 350 times without labels or with labels that were illegible. EPA also alleged that the company distributed or sold pesticides in violation of a prior "stop sale" order issued by EPA, and produced large amounts of pesticides over several years at its Alabama facility before registering with the EPA. Read More

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Inspiring Innovations highlighted at 2014 International CES.

December 27, 2013

Scheduled to run from January 7–10 in Las Vegas, 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. Event will include exhibits, conferences, and TechZones that highlight latest emerging trends. Innovations range from driverless cars, 3D printing, and Ultra HD TV, to health technologies, Internet of Things, and wearable technologies. Read More

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AIA commends passage of Bipartisan Budget Deal of 2013.

December 27, 2013

According to statement made by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, AIA applauds the hard work and dedication of Congress to reach an agreement that will help reduce negative impacts of sequestration during the next two years. AIA is pleased that not only will this provide some sequestration relief, it will also allow the appropriations process to proceed and develop a real budget for the remainder of this fiscal year and next so that a long term continuing resolution is not necessary. Read More

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ASTM seeks papers for Wildland-Urban Interface Fire symposium.

December 27, 2013

Papers are invited for symposium on Structure Ignition in Wildland-Urban Interface Fires, to be held June 18-19, 2015. Of particular interest are research studies that may provide scientific basis for cost-effective building codes/standards as well as retrofit strategies to reduce structures lost in fires. These could include post-fire/case studies; experimental structure ignition and ember accumulation studies; WUI exposure computer modeling studies, and studies evaluating mitigation strategies. Read More