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SPE Automotive Division selects 2013 Hall of Fame winner.

October 31, 2013

First North American implementation of an integrated front-end module system used on 1996 model year Ford® Taurus® and Mercury® Sable® sedans produced by Ford Motor Co. was selected as 2013 Hall of Fame winner in SPE's 43rd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. To be considered for award, automotive-plastic component must have been in continuous service in some form for at least 15 years and preferably have been widely adopted within automotive or ground-transportation industries. Read More

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AMCA Executive Committee, Board Members announced for 2013-2014.

October 31, 2013

AMCA International announced those AMCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors who will serve during 2013–2014 term. Dr. Geoff Sheard, VP of Fan Technology, Flaktwoods, Ltd, was elected President, while Victor C. Colwell, VP of Sales and Marketing for Loren Cook Company, was elected as Chairman of the Board. Other members include Patrick A. Cockrum (Vice President), Tim Kilgore (Treasurer), and John Knapp (Secretary). Dan Hartlein was newly elected to AMCA Board of Directors. Read More

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National Award Recipients honored by IREC at 3iAwards Ceremony.

October 31, 2013

IREC honored national award winners for Best of 2013 in renewable energy and energy efficiency. In celebration of 20 years of recognizing exemplary people, projects, and programs, competitive awards were renamed IREC 3iAwards. Categories included State & Local Government Project of the Year, Community Renewable Project of the Year, IREC Accredited Training Program of the Year, and IREC Certified Trainer of the Year. There were also 4 special recognition awards. Read More

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Gary Benson receives Distinguished Service Award.

October 31, 2013

AMCA International announced that Gary Benson, President of Mechanovent Corporation, received the Distinguished Service Award, which encompasses not just service to the Association, but to the HVACR industry as a whole. A former AMCA President, Benson was instrumental in the development of "system optimization" using microprocessor-based HVAC equipment that communicates with building management systems for occupancy comfort, reduced energy consumption, and improved equipment reliability. Read More

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IPC Conference aims to clean up reliability problems.

October 31, 2013

Although no-clean practices have altered printed board manufacturing processes, reliability expert Cheryl Tulkoff warns that, "Everyone should be thinking about cleaning and contamination issues." Tulkoff, of DfR Solutions, is among the experts who will address wide range of factors impacting reliability at IPC Conference on Solder and Reliability, Nov 13–14. Conference will also cover properties of solder alloys, defects like pad cratering, risk mitigation processes, and data analysis. Read More

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BIO Summit to focus on renewable chemicals, biobased products.

October 31, 2013

To be held in San Diego, CA from December 8–11, BIO's 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature presentations on platforms used to create better and more efficient renewable chemicals for broader applications. Event will feature breakout sessions on Renewable Chemicals Platforms, presentations deliberating on novel renewable chemicals and consumer products, and discussions arguing for inclusion of biobased consumer products in oleochemical value chain. Read More

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AIA mourns former Rep. Isaac N. Skelton.

October 31, 2013

AIA mourns loss of former Rep. Isaac N. "Ike" Skelton (D-Mo), a dedicated servant of his Missouri constituents and the American people. First elected to Congress in 1976, Skelton served for 34 years. From 1998 to 2006, he was Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Chairman from 2006 to 2010. Skelton was a true guardian of the armed forces, making sure they had state-of-the-art equipment and protective gear when going into harm’s way. Read More

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Biofuel Companies RFS program changes undercut investment.

October 31, 2013

BIO, Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC), and 37 of their member companies wrote the White House to express concerns over draft proposal for 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules that were recently and unlawfully leaked to media. As noted by advanced biofuel trade organizations and companies, EPA must continue to follow data-driven approach it has used to date in order to open market to competition and achieve program goals. Read More