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Sensory Evaluation Committee recognizes Dr. Daniel Ennis.

September 25, 2013

ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products has presented the David R. Peryam Award to Daniel Ennis, Ph.D., president of the Institute for Perception in Richmond, VA. Award recognizes outstanding contributions of professionals in applied sensory science field. A member of ASTM International and Committee E18 since 1997, Ennis has more than 35 years of experience working on product testing theory and applications for consumer products. Read More

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ASTM Concrete Committee recognizes Hooton with Richart Award.

September 25, 2013

R. Douglas Hooton, Ph.D., tenured professor in Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, Ontario, received Frank E. Richart Award for his meritorious contributions to ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. ASTM International member since 1981, Hooton is honorary member of both C09 and Committee C01 on Cement. He also chairs Subcommittees C01.29 on Sulfate Resistance and C09.67 on Resistance to the Environment. Read More

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ELFA MLFI-25 reports new business down 7% year-over-year.

September 25, 2013

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), overall new business volume for August 2013 was $6.4 billion. This number is down 7% from August 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was down 11% from July, and year to date cumulative new business volume increased 8% compared to 2012. Separately, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) for September is 61.3 – steady with August index of 61.0. Read More

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CITGO to Reduce Air Pollution, Pay Penalty for CAA violations.

September 25, 2013

As announced by Department of Justice and U.S. EPA, Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp (CITGO) agreed to pay $737,000 civil penalty and to implement projects to reduce harmful air pollution. This resolves alleged violations of Clean Air Act (CAA) at CITGO's petroleum refining facilities located in Lemont, IL and Lake Charles (Westlake), LA. Additionally, settlement requires CITGO to implement projects expected to reduce emissions of VOCs, including toxics, by >100 tons over next 5 years. Read More

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JetBlue Airways CEO will speak at ABA Air and Space Law Meeting.

September 25, 2013

JetBlue Airways Corp CEO and president David Barger will speak at 9 am September 27 during American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law Annual Meeting, which will be held at Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York, NY from September 27–28. Topics to be addresses at this conference include rise of airline acquisitions and mergers, regulation of air and space traffic management, technology and airline passenger rights, future of emissions in aviation, and human spaceflight regulations. Read More

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IPC Hand Soldering Competition to heat up productronica 2013.

September 25, 2013

During productronica 2013, November 12–15, IPC's Hand Soldering Competition will recognize best skills in hand soldering complex printed board assemblies. Over 4 days, participants will compete against each other to build functional electronics assembly within 45-minute time limit. Assemblies will be judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E Class 3 criteria, speed at which assembly was produced, and overall electrical functionality of assembly. Read More

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New IREC Standards distinguish quality clean energy training.

September 24, 2013

According to IREC's Jane Weissman, 2 standards respond to industry calls for upgrades and clarity by providing “solid step forward leading to better training and job-ready employees.” Those who meet requirements of IREC Standard 01023: 2013 General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Technology Training and IREC Standard 01024: 2013 General Requirements for the Certification of Clean Energy Technology Instructors and Master Trainers gain industry-validated mark of distinction. Read More

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Comprehensive Electricity Policy Toolkit is launched.

September 24, 2013

Launched in response to rapid changes in power sector being driven by consumer demand, new technologies, and policy, America's Power Plan offers solutions to tackle outmoded policies and business models, which are currently hindering this transformation. Over 150 energy sector experts crafted and vetted over 60 policy recommendations to address 7 critical topics: utility business models, finance, distributed generation, distributed energy resources, market design, transmission, and siting. Read More