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BSA Fall Meeting to address impact of Amazon and Google.

September 26, 2013

Scheduled for October 27-29, BSA 2013 Fall Meeting will feature timely presentation by Lindsay Konzak, editor of Modern Distribution Management, on the impact of Amazon and Google on the bearing distribution channel. AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppliers have both entered the B-to-B online market over the past couple of years. Konzak will facilitate a discussion on what Amazon and Google’s initiatives mean for the industry. Read More

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BIO announces breakout sessions for 2013 Pacific Rim Summit.

September 26, 2013

BIO announced breakout sessions for the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, which will be co-organized by BIOCOM and held December 8-11 in San Diego. Breakout sessions with companies and venture capital investors presenting milestones to commercialization include: Cellulosic Biofuels: Unleashing Commercial Production; Biorefineries: Perspectives on Finance and Construction; and Processes Leading to Commercialization. Read More

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SME offers community-based approach to manufacturing education.

September 26, 2013

Through PRIME® Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education, SME Education Foundation is creating partnerships between organizations, businesses, and exemplary schools to provide comprehensive, community-based approach to manufacturing education. Model schools funded by PRIME offer STEM-based curriculum that helps prepare young people for highly skilled, good-paying jobs in demand by manufacturers. Eleven PRIME schools were added to 2013-2014 school year, for total of 26 throughout U.S. Read More

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SME SOUTH-TEC expands show floor space due to demand.

September 26, 2013

Taking place in Greenville, SC from October 29–31, SOUTH-TEC manufacturing industry showcase has expanded its show floor to accommodate exhibit space demands. More than 300 companies will populate SOUTH-TEC floor at Greenville's TD Center, which will showcase product demonstrations and interactive exhibits for 4,000 expected attendees. Trade show floor will also feature tactical and strategic sessions in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center. Read More

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BIO Urges EPA to Reject petroleum industry RFS waiver petition.

September 26, 2013

In an 11-page letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, BIO's Brent Erickson urged rejection of recent petition from American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers for waiver of 2014 volume obligations under Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Erikson cited waiver seekers' blocking of investment in infrastructure and creation of marketing challenges as having created same situation from which they are requesting relief. 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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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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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