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NEMA Supports Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure in Madison, WI.

December 30, 2013

NEMA commended City of Madison Common Council for taking first step towards making Madison more energy-efficient by introducing energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance. NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis called eliminating energy waste in buildings "good business for building and business owners" and also pointed out its benefit to Wisconsin's manufacturing sector." NEMA's 400+ members companies have 55 manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and employ ~6,000 people. Read More

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Two ISPE Studies were cited in FDA statement to Congress.

December 30, 2013

In her statement associated with her testimony to U.S. Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements, Janet Woodcock cited 2 ISPE studies – survey conducted by ISPE UK Affiliate's Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Community of Practice, and Drug Shortages Survey report – to advocate use of Quality by Design (QbD) to enhance development capability and reduce manufacturing costs while ensuring quality drug products. Read More

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Proposed Standard addresses oil/gas wastewater transfer pipe.

December 30, 2013

ASTM WK44033, Specification for Fluid Composite Transfer Pipe and Fittings, will cover requirements and test methods for a new type of pipe used for general water transport at industrial, mining, and oil/gas field applications for well-site transmission of influent, fracking flowback, and wastewater, at up to 250 psi working pressures. Once approved, it will be used or referenced by federal and state regulatory agencies to maintain high quality, leak-free pipe installations. Read More

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BIO announces presenting companies for annual conference.

December 30, 2013

BIO announced preliminary list of presenting companies for the 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held Feb 10-11, 2014 in New York City. Presenting companies are hand-selected for event, and consist of mid- to large-cap established public as well as late-stage private companies worldwide. Companies typically have a clinical stage program centered around therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, or a platform technology, as well as upcoming clinical, regulatory, or corporate catalyst. Read More

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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