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Renewable Chemicals Legislation is applauded by BIO.

July 2, 2013

BIO thanked Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) for introducing Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013, which grants renewable chemical producers access to production tax credits available to other renewable energy producers. BIO's Jim Greenwood said "Creating a level playing field in tax policy will help U.S. industrial biotech companies innovate and develop new products." He also thanked Stabenow for helping U.S. companies compete in growing global chemicals market. Read More

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AASHTO issues statement on Anthony Foxx's confirmation.

July 1, 2013

AASHTO congratulated U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx following his senate confirmation. "In his confirmation testimony Mr. Foxx pledged to continue his predecessor's campaign against distracted driving, look for creative ways to fund the nation's highway and transit programs, and encourage the use of innovative technologies. AASHTO shares these priorities and we look forward to working with the Secretary as he addresses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead." Read More

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Market Momentum continues at EXPO PACK México 2013.

July 1, 2013

With 1,057 exhibitors, 199,025 net sq-ft of aisles, and 16% increase in attendance from 2012, EXPO PACK México 2013 was a testament to the vibrancy of the Mexican marketplace. Keynote speaker Carlos Alazraki, President of AMAP, attracted a full house for his talk on "The Creativity of my Product and the Impact on the Consumer." Conference sessions addressed topics such as eco-design and sustainability in packaging development, neuromarketing, and new developments in machinery. Read More

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FAA AIP Grants improve Logan Airport runway safety.

July 1, 2013

FAA and Massachusetts Port Authority unveiled 2 safety enhancements to Logan Airport's longest runway. Totaling $50 million, FAA Airport Improvement Project (AIP) grants helped fund crushable concrete safety area, which includes 300 ft wide concrete pier that extends 470 ft into Boston Harbor at end of Runway 33L, to prevent planes from overrunning runway. FAA also installed navigational aid improvements that will help planes land safely in bad weather. Read More

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AIA Congratulates Secretary Foxx on confirmation by Senate.

July 1, 2013

AIA congratulated Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on being unanimously confirmed by United States Senate to succeed outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey said Foxx "brings substantial credentials and valuable local government experience to Washington." She added that aerospace industry looks forward to working with Foxx and will assist him as he "puts together a transportation plan that balances today’s needs with tomorrow’s necessary investments." Read More

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AIA congratulates Pritzker on confirmation.

July 1, 2013

AIA offers its congratulations to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker after being confirmed by the United States Senate. Among other responsibilities, Secretary Pritzker will be tasked with implementing the administration’s National Export Initiative, as a key to winning the future and preserving high quality, high paying jobs. According to AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, Pritzker's business acumen will be a great asset to both the Obama Administration and to industry. Read More

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NREL drives toward future with fuel cell EVs.

July 1, 2013

As part of Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, NREL has received 4 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles - Advanced on loan from Toyota, which will help NREL enhance research capabilities related to hydrogen fueling infrastructure, renewable hydrogen production, and vehicle performance. Testing will include observing how vehicles interact with fueling infrastructure and fueling stations that operate at different pressures, as well as how drivers interact with vehicles and influence performance. Read More

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ASTM Cement Committee honors Paul Stutzman with Award of Merit.

July 1, 2013

ASTM International Committee C01 on Cement presented Award of Merit and title of fellow to Paul Stutzman, physical scientist at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, for his longtime service and contributions to development of standards for measurement and analysis of microstructural features of hydraulic cements and other concrete-making materials. ASTM International member since 1990, Stutzman serves as C01 secretary and is also member of Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. Read More