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BIO Int'l Convention plans 2016 return to San Francisco.

October 23, 2013

Biotechnology Industry Organization announced that the BIO International Convention will return to San Francisco, CA in 2016. San Francisco Bay Area is the birthplace of the first biotechnology company and remains one of the most creative and prolific locations for the life sciences sector, a thriving hub with nearly 1,000 biotech companies. It offers an ideal venue for members to form partnerships, raise capital, and develop connections critical for success. Read More

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AASHTO Board elects Mike Hancock as president, John Cox as VP.

October 23, 2013

At its annual meeting, AASHTO Board of Directors voted to elect Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Mike Hancock as association's president. John Cox, director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), was elected AASHTO vice president. As president, Hancock will emphasize updating of AASHTO Strategic Plan, promotion of innovation related to state DOT and industry practices, and direct participation in effort to pass next surface transportation reauthorization bill. Read More

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Members Honored for electronics industry/IPC contributions.

October 23, 2013

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition, and Distinguished Committee Service Awards at IPC's Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings in Fort Worth, TX. More than 130 awards were presented to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and industry by lending their time and expertise through service on IPC committees. Read More

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RAPID 2014 returns to Detroit.

October 22, 2013

Scheduled for June 9-12, 2014 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, RAPID Conference and Exposition is known as the authority in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and 3D scanning. Event will feature the latest of this technology including ability to print parts for jets and customized medical devices. Produced by SME with support from Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community, RAPID helps to advance innovation and adoption of AM and 3D printing technologies. Read More

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AIA Mourns Rep. C.W. Young in statement from Marion Blakey.

October 22, 2013

In her statement mourning the passing of Representative C.W. "Bill" Young (R-FL), Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Marion C. Blakey called the recently departed "a true servant of his Florida constituents and the American people." Young was first elected to Congress in 1970 and served near 43 years. Blakey cited Young's work with 8 Presidents and called him "a tireless advocate" on behalf of U.S. military and industries and "a shining example to all Americans." Read More

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BIO condemns oil industry's latest threat to sue EPA.

October 22, 2013

BIO condemned American Petroleum Institute's Notice of Intent to File Citizen Suit against EPA for missing statutory deadlines in issuing Renewable Volume Obligations under Renewable Fuel Standard. According to Brent Erickson, EVP of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, a key reason for delays in the annual RFS rulemaking process is the unending stream of lawsuits, waiver requests, and legislative challenges created or issued by API itself. Read More

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ASTM International recognizes Dr. Frederick Passman.

October 22, 2013

Frederick Passman, Ph.D., president of Biodeterioration Control Associates Inc. in Princeton, NJ, has received Award of Merit from Committee E34 on Occupational Health and Safety. Passman currently serves as E34 vice chairman and was honored for his outstanding leadership and contributions to standards for the safety of workers and the scientific practice of microbiology. A member of ASTM since 1977, Passman also serves on Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants. Read More

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Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence declines in October.

October 22, 2013

Released by Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, October 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows confidence in equipment finance market at 54.0. This decline from September's 61.3 demonstrates negative impact of federal government’s budget response. None of those surveyed believe U.S. economic conditions will improve over next 6 months (down 18.2% from September), while 89% indicated conditions will stay same, and 11% believe conditions will worsen. Read More