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EPA Document encourages revitalization in auto communities.

September 9, 2013

EPA has released a document that provides resources and information for communities affected by recent restructuring of U.S. auto industry. As these cities and towns move forward with efforts to rebuild sustainable and economically vibrant communities, the "Roadmap for Auto Community Revitalization" highlights case studies of auto towns, as well as sources of funding and technical assistance currently available to communities with historical ties to the automotive industry, or auto communities. Read More

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BIO Commends CA Senate for passage of biosimilars bill.

September 9, 2013

In his statement regarding passage of Senate Bill 598, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood commended California's Assembly and Senate for "overwhelmingly passing legislation that creates a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines." Greenwood also expressed support for this legislation and encouraged Governor Brown to sign this bill. "BIO is pleased," said Greenwood, "that the California Legislature passed this legislation and continues to put patients first." Read More

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Ten Best Transportation Projects compete for top honors.

September 6, 2013

State departments of transportation across the nation are bettering their transportation systems and commuter quality of life through projects that cut congestion, provide greater mobility for citizens, and improve safety. AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced top 10 finalists in 2013 America's Transportation Awards competition. This year, 24 states entered total of 36 projects into competition in categories of Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Read More

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North American PCB Sales, Orders continue upward trend in July.

September 6, 2013

July 2013 findings of IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program show sales and order growth continuing to trend upward. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 1.5% from July 2012 and bookings increased 10.2% percent year over year, while year to date shipments were down 4.2% and bookings were up 0.1%. Compared to previous month, PCB shipments and bookings were down respectively 13.7% and 3.2%. Bookings exceeded shipments in July, and PCB book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.06. Read More

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Key Executives to speak at California Hydrogen Summit.

September 5, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 9–10, 2013, California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit will cover key business, political, technology, and environmental issues, including clean transportation advancements, hydrogen energy storage, telecommunications and back-up power, and goods movement. Senior officials and industry executives will provide their vision of the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in California and U.S. energy plans, and lay out their plans for continued commercialization of the technology. Read More

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Registration is open for 2014 AeroDef Manufacturing Summit.

September 4, 2013

Scheduled for Feb 25–27, 2014, AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition will feature dozens of technical sessions, interactive learning opportunities, keynote speakers, and panel discussions. Panel discussion topics will include cybersecurity vulnerabilities in aerospace and defense manufacturing supply chain, as well as current state and transformational potential of 3D technologies such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing, modeling and simulation, and design engineering. Read More

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Two California Firms agree to settle Clean Air Act violations.

September 4, 2013

MotorScience Inc., MotorScience Enterprise Inc., and their owner, Chi Zheng, have agreed to settle alleged CAA violations stemming from illegal import of 24,478 all-terrain, recreational vehicles into U.S. from China without testing to ensure emissions would meet applicable limits on harmful air pollution. MotorScience and Zheng have agreed to have stipulated judgment entered against them for $3.55 million civil penalty and to pay additional $60,000 civil penalty within 6 months. Read More

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AAMA updates side-hinged door specification.

September 4, 2013

AAMA has updated AAMA 925-13, Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, which determines ability of side-hinged door systems to remain operable following application of vertical load along lock stile of door leaf. Specification was updated from 2007 document to include requirement for force-to-latch at beginning of testing, minimum number of times testing will be conducted, and repetition of force-to-latch measurements. Read More