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ASABE Standards Projects address rotary and flail mowers.

October 15, 2014

Four standards projects for rotary disk, drum, and flail mowers include: ISO 4254-12:2012, Agricultural machinery — Safety — Part 12: Rotary disc and drum mowers and flail mowers; ISO 17101-1:2012, Agricultural machinery – Thrown-object test and acceptance criteria – Part 1: Rotary mowers; and ISO 17101-2:2012, Agricultural machinery – Thrown-object test and acceptance criteria – Part 2: Fail mowers. X639, Safety Standard for Large Row-Crop Flail Mowers, comprises development of new standard. Read More

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EPA increases access to chemical information.

October 14, 2014

EPA has posted additional data to ChemView, EPA's publicly accessible online tool to find information for chemicals regulated under Toxic Substances Control Act. Updated database includes 244 consent orders, additional 1,205 Significant New Use Rules, and 16 additional chemicals with test rule data. Tool offers improved display and content for Chemical Data Reporting information, and link that displays pollution prevention information generated as part of Toxics Release Inventory program. Read More

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BIO issues statement on 60 Minutes cancer drug segment.

October 13, 2014

BIO released statement in response to misleading segment on the cost of innovative cancer therapies on 60 Minutes. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, it is unfortunate that CBS has chosen to attack the price of specialty cancer medications while ignoring the value created by these drugs for patients and the healthcare system. The reality is that cancer medicines account for less than 1% of total U.S. health care spending. Read More

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Daimler Chairman to deliver keynote address at 2015 CES.

October 13, 2014

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, will deliver 2015 International CES® keynote address focused on latest advances in autonomous vehicle technology. Dr. Zetsche will discuss its impact on society, mobility, and environment, as well as raise ideas and questions for the future. In addition to insights on future of Daimler Intelligence Drive, keynote will feature world-debut of a new car concept. Read More

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CAS and Obiter Research form multi-year collaboration.

October 13, 2014

As part of multi-year collaboration with Obiter Research, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will provide SciFinder to Obiter research staff so that they may access accurate, comprehensive, and current chemical and related scientific information. Dr. William Boulanger of Obiter called SciFinder, "one of the most important tools we have." Christine McCue of CAS claimed Obiter's return "a testament to the unparalleled value of our databases and SciFinder." Read More

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Conflict Minerals Training Program is available from AEM.

October 13, 2014

Conflict Minerals Training program helps OEMs and companies along supply chain comply with complex minerals-reporting rules mandated by U.S. Dodd-Frank Act. With content reviewed by Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and industry leaders, program features interactive exercise that guides participants through filling out Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. Training focuses on establishing due diligence reporting process within supply chain and importance of supply chain transparency. Read More

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EPA Requires Mercedes-Benz to correct fuel economy labels.

October 13, 2014

To ensure consumers are given accurate fuel economy values, U.S. EPA is revising estimates for two 2013/2014 Mercedes C300 4-matic vehicles: FFV and PZEV. EPA fuel economy audit testing revealed Mercedes C300 4-matic values differed from those submitted to EPA during certification. Original values reported by Mercedes underestimated impact of aerodynamic drag and tire rolling resistance (road-load). Both vehicles were still found to be in compliance with emissions standards. Read More

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ATA Economist Notes Rising Volume and looming driver shortage.

October 13, 2014

During "The Economy and Its Impact on Trucking" panel discussion at annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chief Economist Bob Costello said trucking industry freight volumes continue to grow. He also warned, however, that looming driver shortage could hold back industry growth. Costello noted how driver shortage is making it difficult for industry to add trucks and cited turnover rise of 11% points to annualized rate of 103% in Q2. Read More

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Avon's Bryan Wayda to give talk on supply chain transformation.

October 13, 2014

In Norwalk, CT on October 22, Bryan Wayda, Avon's Vice President of Supply Chain for North America, will talk about transformation Avon is experiencing and complexities of business. Attendees will get to see Avon's best in class fulfillment distribution network and join Q&A following presentation. Wayda has been with Avon for over 12 years in various senior management positions and holds B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois as well as M.B.A. from DePaul University. Read More

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EPA to hold third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge.

October 10, 2014

During its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, EPA is engaging teams of college students to develop green infrastructure system designs to manage stormwater runoff, which pollutes streams, rivers, and lakes. Since 2012, more than 300 student teams have entered the competition. These teams, working with faculty advisors, develop green infrastructure project proposals for their campuses. Projects show how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the community and the environment. Read More

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IPC and TCMA Announce Keynote Speaker for Technical Conference.

October 10, 2014

Announced jointly by IPC and SMTA, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference (November 18–20, 2014) focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Technical Conference keynote speaker Mark McMeen, VP of Technology at STI Electronics, will present on funded research with U.S. Military & Defense that quantifies effects of flux residues and other contaminants remaining under component terminations. Read More

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Trucking Industry Leaders open MC&E grand exhibit hall.

October 10, 2014

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves, along with ATA's incoming chairman Duane Long and outgoing chairman Phil Byrd, opened Management Conference & Exhibition's (MC&E) grand exhibit hall, which features nearly 170 exhibitors. That number includes 20 companies exhibiting for first time. Long expressed awe over variety of technologies and services on display, while Byrd noted how MC&E exhibit hall floor catered to companies "looking for an edge."
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Tooling U-SME Recognizes 6 Schools for manufacturing training.

October 10, 2014

Tooling U-SME presented its Platinum Education Center (TUPEC) designation to 6 community and technical colleges: Atlantic Technical College (FL); Fayetteville (NC) Technical Community College; Greenfield (MA) Community College; Kellogg Community College (MI); Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (OK); and Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute of Mesa Community College (AZ). Award honors facilities that serve as manufacturing industry models regarding outstanding learning culture development. Read More

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ATA honors trucking executives for outstanding service.

October 10, 2014

During ATAs' annual Management Conference & Exhibition, 7 executives were honored for notable service to the industry. They include: Bob Farrell of Automobile Carriers Conference; Bob Sculley of New Hampshire Motor Transport Association; Dale Bennett of Virginia Trucking Association; Dave Huneryager of Tennessee Trucking Association; Larry Johnson of Nebraska Trucking Association; Curtis Whalen of Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference; and Louis Campion of Maryland Motor Truck Association. Read More

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Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference announced by IPC, SMTA.

October 9, 2014

Focusing on best practices and innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will take place November 18–20, 2014 in Schaumburg, IL. First day will feature Cleaning and Conformal Coating Tutorial taught by featured speakers Doug Pauls (Rockwell Collins), Linda Woody (Lockheed Martin), Giancarlo De La Garza (Nordson YESTech), and Amy Hagnauer (Raytheon). Read More

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SPE announces winners of annual thermoforming competition.

October 9, 2014

SPE has announced winners of the SPE Thermoforming Division annual parts competition. They were presented in 11 categories as well as in a student parts competition. Jerrold Ancheta won first prize for "Vacuum Form Transradial Prosthesis," and Madeline Freding won second prize for "Re-Form". One of the category winners, Associated Thermoforming, Inc., also received the Peoples' Choice award for the "Bowling Pin Elevator" based on a poll of attendees. Read More

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New Conference will help metalforming companies grow in Mexico.

October 9, 2014

To help metalforming companies take advantage of Mexico market growth, Mexico Executive Forum and Technical Conference will feature rountable discussions with senior U.S. executives who do business in Mexico, those interested in doing business in Mexico, and supplier executives familiar with moving materials across borders. Executives from Mexican facilities are also invited to participate and share their experiences. Technical conference sessions and plant tour are also scheduled. Read More

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BIO congratulates India's Prime Minister on visit to U.S.

October 9, 2014

In statement, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood congratulated India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on his successful first official visit to U.S. "In 2012, Indian industry and government leaders set ambitious yet attainable goal of growing the nation’s bioeconomy to more than $100 billion by 2025. BIO believes that Indian biotechnology industry is on the cusp of entering a new era when it can provide significant economic growth and development to the people of India and around the world." Read More

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BIO addresses CMS Open Payments release and Sunshine Act.

October 9, 2014

Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, issued statement in response to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Open Payments release and Sunshine Act. According to Greenwood, relationships between life sciences industry and physicians lead to stronger R&D collaboration and educate health care providers. It is disappointing that CMS failed to provide necessary context about disclosures and how they should be read. BIO is concerned that some third parties will attempt to misuse the data. Read More

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EPA launches ENERGY STAR Community Service Tour.

October 9, 2014

EPA is kicking off its first national ENERGY STAR Change the World through Community Service Tour, bringing together public and private organizations in communities across the country to make a positive difference in people's lives through energy efficiency-related community service projects. EPA is leveraging the tour to inspire others to consider what they can do to make a difference through energy efficiency, to share their "stories of positive energy," and to take ENERGY STAR Pledge. Read More