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AMT gains presence in Brazil.

May 21, 2013

AMT is increasing its presence in Brazil with the opening of its AMT Sao Paulo Technology Center, located in the city of Sorocaba. Technology Center is where AMT members can establish operations within Brazil to build relationships and explore market’s potential. Services include sales and marketing assistance for reaching customers in Brazil; HR services such as employee proxy hiring; office space for meeting with customers and prospects; and field service support for equipment in Brazil. Read More

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AIM seeks nominations for 2013 AIM Awards.

May 20, 2013

AIM has opened the nomination period for its annual Automatic Identification and Mobility industry awards. Open to both AIM members and non-members alike, AIM Awards honor individuals as well as organizations that not only promote the industry, but demonstrate significant contributions to enhanced and new technologies. Recipients will be chosen by AIM’s global Board of Directors and will be honored at a special presentation during AIM Summit. Read More

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Accommodations Specification completes suite of standards.

May 20, 2013

ASTM E2772, Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Accommodations for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences, delineates procedural evaluation and selection of accommodations for environmentally sustainable meetings, events, trade shows, and conferences. Following structure of 8 other standards in online compilation, ASTM Standards for Green Meetings, ASTM E2772 presents criteria in 8 categories, each split into 4 progressive levels of achievement. Read More

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EPA announces selected grant recipients.

May 20, 2013

U.S. EPA announced selection of 240 recipients recommended to receive $62.5 million in grants to protect people's health and the environment in local communities. These investments, funded by EPA’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grants, target under-served and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, providing funding necessary to assess, cleanup, and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, and leverage jobs. Read More

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BIO Praises House of Representatives for passage of H.R. 701.

May 20, 2013

BIO lauded House of Representatives for passing H.R. 701, which accelerates implementation of key capital formation provision in Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Bill gives U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deadline to complete rulemaking on reforms to Regulation A, which will, according to BIO's Jim Greenwood, "spur fundraising for emerging biotech companies, for which a $50 million capital influx could support groundbreaking research and stimulate job creation." Read More

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EPA Announces Grants for reduction of diesel engine emissions.

May 20, 2013

U.S. EPA announced availability of up to $9 million in grants through National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program (DERA) for Fiscal Year 2013 for new projects to reduce emissions from existing fleet of diesel engines. States, tribes, local governments, and non-profits are eligible. Projects can reduce air pollution from school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and other diesel engines. Closing date for receipt of proposals is June 25, 2013. Read More

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IPC ESTC offers opportunities for standards development.

May 20, 2013

During IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference, May 21-22, electronics professionals will have new venue for collaboration on IPC standards. IPC’s Requirements for Structural Enclosure Task Group will evaluate submissions for IPC-A-630, Acceptability Standard for the Design, Manufacture, Inspection and Testing of Electronic Enclosures. IPC’s Wire Harness Acceptability Task Group will work on an amendment to IPC/WHMA-A-620B, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. Read More

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SMTA and IPC to co-locate fall events.

May 20, 2013

IPC and the Surface Mount Technology Association announced the finalized agreement to co-locate the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition with the IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings for 2013, 2014, and 2015. SMTA International will be held October 13–17, 2013, while IPC Fall Standards Meetings will be held October 12–17, 2013 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Read More