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AIA Seeks Policy Reversal upon release of DOD report.

June 17, 2013

Calling upon Congress and President Obama to use upcoming budget cycle to reverse sequestration budget cuts, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey cited "two huge waves" threatening the industrial base. First wave identified by Blakey was $37 billion dollar sequester "which falls heaviest against investment accounts," and second wave pertained to potential strikes "if current law holds and the fiscal year 2014 budget is hit by an even larger sequestration amount of $55 billion." Read More

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CAS and Thieme expand access to chemical reaction information.

June 17, 2013

Chemical Abstracts Service and Thieme Publishing Group, a leading publisher of scientific and medical journals and books, have announced that hundreds of thousands of experimental procedures for chemical reactions from two prestigious Thieme organic chemistry journals will soon be available. Experimental procedures from Thieme journals SYNLETT and SYNTHESIS from 1967 to present are being added to CAS databases for delivery in SciFinder®, the choice for chemistry research™. Read More

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FAA asks fuel producers to submit proposals for fuel options.

June 17, 2013

FAA has asked world's fuel producers to submit proposals for fuel options that would help general aviation industry make transition to unleaded fuel. FAA is committed to development of a new unleaded fuel by 2018 that would minimize impact of replacing 100 octane low-lead fuel. FAA will assess viability of candidate fuels in terms of impact on existing fleet, production and distribution infrastructure, impact on environment, toxicology, and economic considerations. Read More

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ISPE Issues Survey on clinical trial materials experience.

June 14, 2013

Currently being conducted by ISPE, global survey on patient experiences is designed to obtain feedback on such areas as suitability of clinical trial packaging, label information and design, interacting with clinical trial technologies, and transportation/storage. According to ISPE President and CEO Nancy S. Berg, "This study is designed to gather information that will help the pharmaceutical industry begin to close the information gap and ensure our patients receive quality products." Read More

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Green Seal(TM) answers questions regarding GS-51 Standard.

June 14, 2013

Some institutional purchasers have contacted Green Seal regarding its recently published GS-51 "Standard for Laundry Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use." GS-51 certification applies to prewash products, detergents, spot/stain removers, bleaches, and antimicrobial pesticide products. It does not apply to household laundry care products. Each product that earns GS-51 certification must deliver satisfactory performance and meet comparable benchmarks for that product category. Read More

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NREL Cooperative to make jet fuel from switchgrass.

June 14, 2013

As one of 4 biorefinery projects funded recently by Energy Department, NREL is partnering with Cobalt Technologies, U.S. Navy, and Show Me Energy Cooperative to demonstrate that jet fuel can be made economically and in large quantities from renewable biomass feedstock such as switchgrass. Results will help determine whether process is ready for commercial scale. If so, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Defense are poised to help private firms build requisite biorefineries. Read More

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ATA opens registration for annual Management Conference.

June 14, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 19-22, ATA's annual Management Conference and Exhibition will begin with golf tournament to benefit ATA Insurance Task Force. First full day features "All Eyes on the Economy" luncheon and general session and opening of ATA Exhibit Hall, where attendees can review advances in truck safety, sustainability, and productivity. Day two leads off with Gov. Graves' annual "State of the Industry" address followed by presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and satirist Dave Barr. Read More

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HDI announces award winners at HDI 2013 Conference & Expo.

June 14, 2013

HDI announced successful wrap-up of the 23rd HDI Annual Conference & Expo, which targeted the technical service and support industry and attracted more than 2,300 attendees from all over the world. HDI's award lineup included HDI Analyst of the Year and Manager of the Year Awards; HDI Team Excellence Awards; and HDI Desktop Support Technician of the Year Award. HDI also presented the Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award and, new this year, the Rock of Our Foundation Award. Read More