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ANSI Breakfast and Workshop fosters networking and mentoring.

July 11, 2012

To foster networking and mentoring amongst ANSI members and next generation of standards and conformity assessment professionals, ANSI is hosting breakfast and workshop on Oct 12, 2012, as part of World Standards Week. ANSI Networking Breakfast and Student Workshop: Educating the Next Generation of Standards Professionals, will offer morning meet-and-greet for all WSW attendees, as well as interactive exercise on standards development and negotiation for students, new professionals, and faculty. Read More

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U.S. announces Clean Air Act settlement with Wisconsin utility.

July 11, 2012

U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice announced Clean Air Act settlement with Dairyland Power Cooperative that will cover utility's 3 power plants in Alma and Genoa, WI. DPC has agreed to invest approximately $150 million in pollution control technology that will protect public health and resolve violations of CAA. Settlement will also require that DPC spend $5 million on environmental mitigation projects and pay civil penalty of $950,000. Read More

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Standard to specify process for manufacturing viral kill step.

July 11, 2012

Proposed standard, ASTM WK36552, Practice for Inactivation of Retrovirus by pH, is being developed by Subcommittee E55.04 on General Biopharmaceutical Standards, part of ASTM International Committee E55 on Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products. Standard will provide important process step to be used in manufacture of protein-based drugs, such as antibodies and fusion proteins, made to inactive retroviruses. Read More

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BSA and ABMA Fall Meetings to take place September 24-25, 2012.

July 11, 2012

BSA's 2012 Fall Meeting will be co-located with American Bearing Manufacturers Association Fall Meeting in Chicago, IL. While each association will be pursuing its own business agenda, joint reception and dinner will facilitate industry networking. Event will include BSA's Information Technology and Supply Chain Committee Meeting, and presentation by Susan Streich on data synchronization solutions for business. Visitors can also attend various ABMA committee meetings and general session. Read More

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US, EU CEOs unite behind ICAO global environmental framework.

July 11, 2012

Industry leaders from Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and AIA exchanged views on various topics, ranging from CO2 certification and biofuels to EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). While acknowledging industry challenges "both home and abroad," Chairman of the Board of Governors of AIA David Hess called this meeting "productive and necessary. He continued, saying "A global problem requires a global solution for a global industry." Read More

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North Carolina Leaders call for action on budget sequestration.

July 11, 2012

Leaders of North Carolina's aerospace and defense community wrote to North Carolina's congressional delegation, urging quick action on legislation to repeal $500 billion in program cuts, which could cost N.C. 11,000 jobs. Governor Bev Perdue stated that sequestration cuts are a threat to the nation and the state. According to AIA president and CEO Marion Blakey, budget decisions need to be based on strategy and priorities, not one-size-ruins-all approach of sequestration. Read More

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Air Traffic Control Tower Project to create hundreds of jobs.

July 10, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joined federal and local officials in breaking ground for NextGen-equipped ATC tower at San Francisco International Airport. Project is expected to create 600 total jobs, of which 400 will be in construction. Located between Terminals 1 and 2, tower will be 221 ft tall with 650 ft² controller work area. Three-story, 44,000 ft² base building will house offices, computer equipment, backup generator, and corridors. Read More

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PMMI and AICC Partner for paper packaging showcase at PACK EXPO.

July 10, 2012

Taking place in Chicago, IL from October 28-31, PACK EXPO International 2012 will feature Association of Independent Corrugated Convertors (AICC) Pavilion designed to give AICC members opportunity to focus attention on capabilities of corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box packaging while also exhibiting individually. In comment, PMMI chairman and CEO Charles D. Yuska said AICC Pavillion will function as display and hub for buyers considering various paper packaging formats. Read More

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Paul Shipp Receives Award of Merit for work on fire standards.

July 10, 2012

Paul H. Shipp, Ph.D., principal research associate at USG Corp. in Libertyville, IL, received ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow for contributions to Committee E05 on Fire Standards. ASTM member since 1987, Shipp is past chairman of Committee E05 and leads Subcommittee E05.37 on Honors, Awards, and Nominations. Shipp also takes part several other ASTM committees and has served on ASTM board of directors as chairman of finance and audit committee. Read More

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Packaging Committee Presents Award of Merit to Patrick J. Nolan.

July 10, 2012

ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging presented Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow to Patrick J. Nolan, president of DDL Inc. in Eden Prairie, MN. ASTM member since 1988, Nolan has 33+ years of experience in testing and analysis of packaging and products for shock and vibration hazards in distribution system. He has served as chairman of Committee D10, currently works on several D10 subcommittees, and is involved in several other committees and organizations. Read More

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2013 CES features expanded IAWTV Awards.

July 10, 2012

Consumer Electronics Association announced it will partner with International Academy of Web Television on expanded awards program. The 2013 International CES® will be host to 2013 IAWTV Awards show on January 8. The IAWTV Awards, voted on by membership of IAWTV, honors and promotes excellence in web television. It is the only show for the creators, by the creators and whose proceeds support education and promotion of global online video industry. Read More

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USGBC's Consensus Effort questioned by ASC at GSA review.

July 10, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) questioned U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) commitment to consensus-based approach in development of LEED rating system. Consequently, ASC urged U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to not recommend the system as green certification standard for Federal Government at Agency listening session. Mark Collatz of ASC specifically pointed out USGBC's "random approach to making revisions" and its lack of commitment to openness and due process. Read More

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BIO commends Senate for approval of user fee package.

July 10, 2012

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released statement on passage of S. 3187, Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. According to Greenwood, BIO is pleased that Congress moved quickly to consider, pass, and send legislation to the President well in advance of PDUFA IV expiration. Legislation will enhance development and review of innovative new therapies through increased transparency and scientific dialogue, advancements in regulatory science, and strengthened post-market review. Read More

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NAM urges swift passage of transportation bill.

July 10, 2012

According to statement by NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, investment and updates to nation's transportation infrastructure are absolutely essential to manufacturers' ability to compete and create jobs. NAM thanks House and Senate leadership for reaching agreement that ensures funding for 2 years. Transportation agreement will help maintain competitiveness of all manufacturers, put thousands of Americans back to work, and commit needed resources to roads, bridges, and transit systems. Read More

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SME Event demonstrates strength of U.S. manufacturing.

July 10, 2012

Mfg4 - Manufacturing 4 the Future exposition and conference provides evidence that U.S. manufacturing is strong, especially in growth areas of aerospace, defense, medical, and energy manufacturing. Attendees were exposed to technologies and applications from nearly 300 exhibitors, including more than 180 new products. Exhibited technologies included lean manufacturing, CNC controls, automated manufacturing and assembly, 3D imaging, cutting tools, micromanufacturing, and nanotechnology. Read More

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Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuga to deliver keynote at 2013 International CES.

July 10, 2012

Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuga, incoming president of Panasonic Corporation, will deliver opening keynote address at 2013 International CES®. Prior to taking on this leadership role for Panasonic, Mr. Tsuga was president of AVC Networks Company, the internal arm responsible for Panasonic's audiovisual and IT equipment business. Under Tsuga's direction, Panasonic is looking to achieve its goal of becoming the electronics industry leader in green innovation by its 100th anniversary in 2018. Read More

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Material Connexion® brings materials intelligence to PACK EXPO. .

July 10, 2012

During PACK EXPO International 2012, Material ConneXion interactive materials display can be found in The Brand Zone, within The Showcase of Packaging Innovations®. Attendees will be able to handle sampling of more than 6,500 advanced and sustainable materials from company's global Materials Libraries, and experts will be on hand to educate attendees about properties of different materials. Each day, Material ConneXion will also present series of live demonstrations in display area. Read More

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NAM says EPA's greenhouse gas regulations will hurt jobs.

July 10, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons released statement on behalf of the industry coalition on the ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit on EPA's decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources through Clean Air Act. According to Timmons, ruling is a setback for businesses facing damaging regulations from the EPA. Regulations are costly, complex, and burdensome and will harm manufacturers' ability to hire, invest, and grow. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for May 2012.

July 10, 2012

According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 1.9% in May 2012 from May 2011, but bookings increased 12.0% year over year. Flexible circuit shipments were down 10.0%, and bookings were down 1.1% compared to May 2011. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, shipments in May 2012 decreased 2.6% from May 2011 and orders booked increased 10.6% from May 2011. Book-to-bill ratios for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits were 1.02 and 1.17, respectively. Read More

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Metal Injection Molding Conference seeks technical papers.

July 9, 2012

Program committee for MIM2013, International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics, and Carbides, has issued Call for Presentations for abstracts pertaining to Advances in Component Uniformity focus. Abstracts of 100-150 words are requested by September 30, 2012, covering metal injection molding topics such as processing, materials, and applications. Sponsored by Metal Injection Molding Association and APMI International, conference will be held in Orlando, FL from March 4-6, 2013. Read More