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BIO selects Senator Menendez as Legislator of the Year.

March 20, 2013

According to Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ, New Jersey is among the most bio-intensive regions in the U.S. and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has been an invaluable resource for the bioscience community within the state and the industry at large. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said Senator Menendez has been a proponent of issues critical to nation’s biotech industry, as exemplified through his sponsorship of High Technology Small Business Research Incentives Act. Read More

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Expanding Markets to Japan will create economic growth.

March 20, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after Japan announced it will seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Timmons, a successful and ambitious TPP agreement will open up new opportunities in overseas markets and eliminate barriers for U.S.-manufactured exports, sustaining and creating jobs for American workers. Significant work still remains to ensure manufacturers in the U.S. gain a level playing field and concrete access in Japanese market. Read More

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PMMI to Introduce Center for Trends and Technology at PACK EXPO.

March 20, 2013

Center for Trends and Technology (CTT): Improving Production through Innovation, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program, will be featured on PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 show floor. CTT will offer learning sessions and dynamic displays that showcase such trends as network security, line integration, secure remote monitoring, cloud computing, and manufacturing convergence. Visitors will then be shown where to see said solutions in action on show floor. Read More

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Online Career Center launches on PMMI's website.

March 20, 2013

As announced by PMMI, PackProJOBS provides online career center for job seekers and employers in packaging and processing. Solution is powered by JobTarget and intended to bring together different supply chain segments. According to PMMI's Maria Ferrante, "It will reach well beyond our membership to serve our members' customers as well." Job seekers can use PackProJOBS at no charge, and employment marketplace distinguishes itself in several ways. Read More

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New ASTM Subcommittee focuses on organic waste discharge.

March 20, 2013

Subcommittee D34.02 has been formed to develop proposed standards to analyze organic compounds discharged into sanitary sewers. Proposed standards developed by this subcommittee will deal with organic compounds that cause damage to treatment plants and whether such compounds will harm aquatic species or animals that feed on aquatic species. End results will help producers plan and develop products for those concerned with certain organic compounds in recycled waste products. Read More

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Exhibitor Education Meeting increases ROI.

March 20, 2013

On May 15-16, AEM will host exhibitor education meeting to help companies prepare for successful show presence. Agenda includes session on specific needs of smaller exhibitors, "lessons learned" panel of experienced exhibitors, and What’s New presentation on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, IFPE, and Las Vegas. Session topics also include new marketing tools and pre-show promotion ideas, marketing with technology, understanding buying decisions of attendees, quality lead generation, and strategies to cut costs. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces 2012 Standards VIPs.

March 20, 2013

During 2013 Annual Meeting, Hydraulic Institute announced 2012 Standards VIP recipients. VIP program recognizes individual HI members who go above and beyond in their contribution to development of ANSI/HI Pump Standards, guidelines, and education/training programs. New Standards VIPs as well as those who achieved the next milestone level of VIP service were honored. Honorary pins are distributed for first year of VIP service and every fifth anniversary thereafter. Read More

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Updated Standard covers retrofit window installation.

March 20, 2013

AAMA 2410-13, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame covers installation of retrofit windows in detached 1- and 2-family dwellings and townhouses not more than 3 stories above-grade in height. Standard includes updated definition of residential dwellings as defined in AAMA 2400-10 and current building codes. Details were also added for proper shimming and sealing of replacement window to existing window frame. Read More

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EPA announces membership of Great Lakes Advisory Board.

March 20, 2013

U.S. EPA announced, on behalf of 16 federal agencies, the membership of the first advisory board to support implementation of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Board will provide advice and recommendations to EPA Administrator, who serves as chair of federal Interagency Task Force. EPA considered candidates from broad range of interests including business, agriculture, foundations, environmental justice groups, youth organizations, academia, and state, local and tribal representatives. Read More

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ISPE Drug Shortage Survey due by March 20.

March 19, 2013

ISPE announced that the deadline is approaching for pharmaceutical professionals and companies to participate in Society’s global survey on drug shortages. ISPE launched Drug Shortage Initiative in support of the pharmaceutical industry and global health authorities’ efforts to understand and address the complex and critical issue of drug shortages. Survey is designed to collect data on technical, scientific, manufacturing, quality, and compliance issues that may have resulted in drug shortages. Read More

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Congressman Neal Honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

March 19, 2013

BIO announced Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) as Legislator of the Year for 2012–2013. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood praised Neal's sponsorship of High Technology Small Business Research Incentives Act for helping emerging companies find new sources of investment and also praised Congressman Neal's joint work on legislation to address Vaccine Excise Tax. Also, MassBio President and CEO Robert K. Coughlin called Neal "an invaluable resource for the bioscience community." Read More

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RIA's Free Webinar covers new market trends in robotics.

March 19, 2013

Scheduled for March 21 from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT, New Market Trends: Aerospace, Semiconductors and Mobile Robots webinar will describe new opportunities for robots, vision, and automation in the aerospace industry as it gathers commercial momentum. Trends and acceleration in the manufacture of semiconductor-based products will be discussed including the benefit derived from past standards, and how they help to manufacture new innovations at a rapid pace. Read More

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Energy Conserving Coupling allows for misalignment, shaft growth.

March 19, 2013

Used to connect motors with their driven loads, Flux Drive SmartCOUPLING (FSC) transmits torque/power via magnetic Induction across air gap. There are no touching parts/wearable elements in torque path, and SmartPOWER adjustment feature enables energy conservation by letting users tune FSC output speed/power to match process flow demands. Suited for centrifugal and constant torque loads, product fits into standard shaft opening for drop-in replacement of existing couplings. Read More

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NAM Board Member named to U.S. Manufacturing Council.

March 19, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after NAM Board member and Kennametal Inc. chairman, president, and CEO Carlos Cardoso was appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Manufacturing Council. Timmons called Carlos Cardoso "a leader in the drive for pro-growth manufacturing policies" and said he "will be an excellent addition to the U.S. Manufacturing Council," citing his experience as executive as well as his qualities as innovator and a problem solver. Read More

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BIO International Convention to highlight role of academia.

March 19, 2013

Scheduled for April 22-25, 2013 BIO International Convention will include BIO Alliance Pavilion: Academic Zone, which is dedicated to academic and research institutions and will allow companies to discover new funding mechanisms, energize drug development opportunities, and connect with academic stakeholders. Translational Research Forum will explore ways that private/public sectors and academia can leverage existing mechanisms and pursue partnerships to help make innovative products available. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard to measure properties of SRFRs.

March 19, 2013

Proposed standard, ASTM WK39691, is being developed to measure basic physical properties of sediment retention fiber rolls, known as SRFRs, which are used to inhibit migration of sediment that has been displaced and carried by flowing water. Once it has been approved, proposed standard will be used by manufacturers to perform and document quality control in manufacturing process, as well as by end users who will rely on test results to assess specification conformance. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard covers ready-mixed concrete return.

March 19, 2013

Proposed standard ASTM WK39876, Specification for Returned Fresh Concrete for Use in a New Batch of Ready-Mixed Concrete, will cover process, verification, and record keeping procedures for recycling returned fresh concrete. In development by Subcommittee C09.40 on Ready-Mixed Concrete, this standard will ensure returned fresh concrete mixed with new concrete has known and verifiable characteristics. It will also help manufacturers reduce waste material and disposal requirements. Read More

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SPE to Honor Achievements of industry leaders at Antec® 2013.

March 18, 2013

At SPE ANTEC® 2013, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honor 4 distinguished individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the plastics industry. Dr. Benny Freeman will receive SPE's International Award for lifetime achievement, while Tim G. Taylor, Dr. Robert Y. Lochhead, and Dr. Robert R. Gallucci will be respectively honored with Business Management Award, Education Award, and Research/Engineering Technology Award. ANTEC 2013 will take place April 22–24 in Cincinnati, OH. Read More

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AMT elects new board of directors and officers.

March 18, 2013

On March 8, AMT elected its 2013-2014 officers and directors at its Annual Meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii. R. Stephen Flynnis, President of Optical Gaging Products, Inc., was elected Chairman while Kevin Kilgallenhas, President and Owner of Mid Atlantic Machinery was named First Vice Chairman and Treasurer. In addition, Jerry Rexis, President of Hegman Machinery, LLC, was chosen for Second Vice Chairman and Brian J. Papkeis, President of Mazak Corporation, was picked for Secretary. Read More

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EPA Announces Cities with most Energy Star buildings in USA.

March 18, 2013

EPA released list of U.S. metropolitan areas with most Energy Star® certified buildings in 2012. "“Through their partnership with EPA, the owners and managers of Energy Star certified buildings are helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving on utility bills," said EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe. Top 4 were, in order, Los Angeles, CA; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; and New York. Other cities included Houston, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Boston, MA; and Philadelphia, PA. Read More