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Webinar to discuss solar market and installation trends.

May 17, 2013

IREC's annual report, U.S. Solar Market and Installation Trends 2013, compiles and analyzes public data on U.S. solar installations by technology, state, and market sector for 2012. Now in its sixth year, report covers solar technologies that produce electricity, including photovoltaics and concentrating solar power. Scheduled for June 4, free webinar will feature information about PV installations in 2012, including growth trends by sector and state rankings for installations. Read More

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PT/MC Industry Expands for twelfth conseuctive quarter.

May 17, 2013

Representing substantial increase over last quarter's reading of 50.7, 1Q13 PTDA Business Index produced reading of 61.1. This indicates power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry expanded at slightly faster pace compared with 4Q12. However, 1Q2013 index is significantly lower when compared against same quarter in previous years (85.5 for 1Q2011 index and 75.4 for 1Q12). Entire report includes U.S. and Canadian breakout data in addition to historical data. Read More

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BIO Applauds Introduction of Spread Pricing Liquidity Act.

May 17, 2013

BIO thanked Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ) for introducing H.R. 1952, Spread Pricing Liquidity Act, which is designed to increase liquidity and spur capital formation for small businesses, including emerging biotech companies, that are traded on the public market. In comment, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said that "The Spread Pricing Liquidity Act takes an important step toward granting tick size flexibility to emerging biotech companies." Read More

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BIO thanks Senate Agriculture Committee for passing Farm Bill.

May 17, 2013

BIO thanked members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee for including mandatory funding for Energy Title programs and eligibility for renewable chemicals in Farm Bill reauthorization legislation, which passed on 15-5 vote in the committee. Support for renewable chemicals and biofuels will help build robust biobased economy that generates good jobs in manufacturing, agricultural production and forestry, transportation and distribution, and construction. Read More

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SPE announces expo program and exhibitors for RAPID 2013.

May 17, 2013

The 2013 RAPID Conference and Exposition, June 10-13, will feature nearly 100 exhibitors who will demonstrate growing applications of additive manufacturing. In addition to keynote presentations and awards presentation, show will include Contemporary Art Gallery and the Medical Manufacturing Innovations Center. Attendees are invited to explore latest additive technologies, including additive/rapid manufacturing; manufacturing processes and support; 3D imaging; materials; and mold/mold making. Read More

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BSA Presents Andy Nations with Lifetime Achievement Award.

May 17, 2013

Andrew Hall Nations, President and CEO of B&D Industrial (aka Bearings & Drives), received BSA's Lifetime Achievement Award at 2013 Annual Convention, which took place May 4–7 on Hilton Head Island, SC. After growing up and filling multiple positions within his family's company, Nations acquired degree in finance from University of Georgia and managed various acquisitions and record growth. Nations has been an active BSA participant since 1974. Read More

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AASHTO Praises Senate Passage of 2013 WRDA.

May 17, 2013

Senate approved Water Resources Development Act of 2013, which provides for conservation and development of USA's water and related resources while establishing flood protection for communities. In comment, AASHTO's Bud Wright lauded Senate for its bipartisan support and said "This vital piece of legislation touches every American...because it covers everything from the ports, to safe drinking water, and the infrastructure used to move people, goods, and ultimately, America's economy." Read More

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Environmental Product Declaration Program will focus on sealants.

May 16, 2013

ASTM will collaborate with industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) across 90+ supported industry markets, including sealants. Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) will partner with ASTM International to raise awareness of this effort, educate industry on value of Type III EPDs, and proactively engage industry in developing Product Category Rules (PCRs). In addition to other facets, ASTM's will and guide process forward as PCRs begin to develop foundation for LCA on sealants. Read More