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TRFA announces Sean Crow as chair of 2013 Annual Meeting.

June 21, 2013

Thermoset Resin Formulators Association announced Sean Crow of Lintech International, LLC, will serve as chair of 2013 Annual Meeting, to take place September 29-October 1 at Hyatt Regency Newport in Newport, RI. Two-day event will feature Technical Paper presentations, Regulatory Affairs Update, annual Table Top Showcase, meetings of TRFA's Market Focused Committees, and association's Annual Business Meeting. Also, Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award will be presented. Read More

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BIO Applauds Legislation for renewable chemicals support.

June 20, 2013

BIO and BIOCOM thanked Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) for introducing legislation, offered as amendment to be considered during House floor debate on Farm Bill, that would make renewable chemicals eligible for support in USDA Biorefinery Assistance Program. BIO's Brent Erickson called Peters "a strong champion for the industrial biotech sector," citing his support for renewable chemicals and work as advocate for policies to advance military biofuel production. Read More

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RIA recognizes PRE-TEC as Certified Robot Integrator.

June 20, 2013

PRE-TEC of Eugene, OR has been named as RIA's 13th Certified Robot Integrator, having passed on-site audit, safety training, and testing of key personnel. Association's program allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices, allowing them to identify areas for improvement. RIA requires integrators to be recertified every 2 yr and represents 300 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, consulting firms, and more. Read More

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AIA releases poll data on public support for unmanned aircraft.

June 20, 2013

AIA released poll, conducted by Christian Science Monitor, at Paris Air Show indicating 54% of public respondents favor increased non-military use of unmanned aircraft systems. Results also indicate public opinion that governments should resolve perceived privacy issues, airspace regulations, and other challenges. In poll, 25% of public is aware of non-military uses such as law enforcement, search and rescue, flood monitoring, wildlife conservation, and fighting wildfires. Read More

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ELFA's June 2013 Monthly Confidence Index reflects optimism.

June 20, 2013

June 2013 MCI-EFI shows increase in market confidence to 57.3, reflecting growing optimism despite moderate growth of business investment in equipment. Over next 4 months, 19.4% of executives believe conditions will improve, while 71% say conditions will not change. As for U.S. economic conditions, 22.6% expect improvement over next 6 months, while 25.8% think their company will increase spending on business development. Over 90% of respondents rank current U.S. economy as fair. Read More

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ASABE to Adopt large rotary mower ISO safety standard.

June 20, 2013

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated project to adopt, nationally, ISO 4254-13:2012, Agricultural machinery - Safety -Part 13: Large rotary mowers. ASABE's adoption of said international standard will include maximum cutting height for use in conducting foot probe test. Although this deviates from ISO document, inclusion will further align technical content with standard SAE J232, Industrial Rotary Mowers, published by SAE. Read More

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ASTM Bestows Cavanaugh Memorial Award upon Dr. Jack E. Parr.

June 20, 2013

Due to his outstanding and longstanding, distinguished leadership in promoting national and international standards for medical and surgical implants and materials, Jack E. Parr, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of Extremity Innovations and president of Medical Technology Development, was honored with ASTM International's 2013 William T. Cavanaugh Award. Parr has been member of ASTM International and Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices since 1981. Read More

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NEMA Congratulates newly appointed NIST staff.

June 20, 2013

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomes – pending approval by the Department of Commerce and Office of Personnel Management – appointments of Dr. Chris Greer and Dr. David Wollman to posts of Director and Deputy Director of National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office. Greer will also hold title of National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, replacing Dr. George Arnold. Read More