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Unmanned Systems take flight at 2015 International CES.

October 1, 2014

During the 2015 International CES®, Consumer Electronics Association will debut the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, which highlights the burgeoning technology in drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and other unmanned systems controlled by onboard computers or remotely from the ground. Unmanned Systems Marketplace is expected to cover 6,500 net square feet of exhibit space with room for about 16 high-end commercial and consumer UAV technology companies. Read More

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EPA's Gina McCarthy makes remarks at Resources for the Future.

October 1, 2014

Appearing at Resources for the Future (RFF), EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy began speaking by recounting science's discovery of harm being done to Earth's ozone layer and solutions fostered by American industry's innovation. "A world-leading economy depends on a healthy environment and a stable climate," said McCarthy, who then touted EPA's proposal of Clean Power Plan to cut harmful carbon pollution from largest source (power plants) fueling climate change. Read More

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EPA SmartWay Awards honor green freight industry leaders.

September 30, 2014

EPA today announced winning freight companies of 2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards. Winners represent top 5% of SmartWay performers regarding fuel efficiency improvement as well as greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution reduction. Those honored include Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s Companies, The Home Depot U.S.A., Johns Manville, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SC Johnson and Son, Nordstrom, Expeditors International of Washington, Menlo Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, and ShipCarsNow. Read More

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HI Launches Modeling Tool that simulates pump operations.

September 29, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) offers P•SMART (Pump System Modeling and Reporting Tool) software, which helps mechanical engineers, pump end-users, engineering consultants, and distributors simulate pump operations prior to installation. Functionality furthers understanding of effects on pipeline systems via hydraulic system components visualization, sizing by drawing schematics on FLO-sheet, as well as adding static conditions to simulate multiple operating scenarios. Read More

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EPA Recognizes Recycling Efforts in SMM Electronics Challenge.

September 29, 2014

EPA gathered leaders from Best Buy, Dell, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sprint, and Staples in Washington, D.C. to celebrate their environmental achievements. Furthermore, EPA recognized Best Buy, Dell, Sprint, and Samsung as SMM Electronics Champion award winners for demonstrating significant environmental, social, and economic outcomes that exceed Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge requirements. Read More

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EPA Helps Five State Capitals develop green infrastructure.

September 29, 2014

EPA will provide technical assistance to help Austin, TX; Carson City, NV.; Columbus, OH; Pierre, SD; and Richmond, VA develop green infrastructure that will contribute to greener neighborhoods and increase resiliency to climate change impacts. Recipients were selected by EPA for 2014 Greening America's Capitals program via national competition. Each neighborhood project will focus on incorporating green infrastructure by using vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater. Read More

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ASC Cites Mobile-Based Visitor Count as drive to enhance websites.

September 29, 2014

ASC revamped its adhesives.org and sealants.org–to websites to include responsive web design (RWD), which provides optimal viewing experience across diverse devices (including mobile phones and tablets). As noted by ASC president Matthew E. Croson, "making our email campaigns and websites responsive and mobile friendly gives our users the best possible experience, making it easier for them to view items, react to information we are sharing, and connect on the engagement platforms." Read More

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BIO expresses concerns with Sunshine Act implementation.

September 26, 2014

BIO President and CEO James Greenwood joined AdvaMed President and CEO Stephen Ubl and PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani in letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner highlighting ongoing concerns about potential lack of necessary context around Sunshine data release. Physician Payments Sunshine Act, section 6002 of Affordable Care Act of 2010, will provide transparency in industry collaboration with teaching hospitals, physicians; and report physician ownership and investment interests. Read More

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NREL Industry Growth Forum attracts clean energy companies.

September 26, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 28 and 29, NREL's Industry Growth Forum will feature 30 clean energy companies presenting their business cases to panel of investor and industry experts. Startup companies were selected through application and review process and will compete for 2014 NREL Clean Energy Venture Awards. In addition to business case presentations, forum will offer organized networking opportunities and will present program that highlights clean energy technology and business developments. Read More

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BIO announces breakout sessions and speakers.

September 26, 2014

Scheduled for December 7–9, 2014, Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature breakout sessions focusing on commercialization of cleaner, safer processes and ingredients for developing consumer products. Sessions are organized into 5 tracks: Feedstock Production and Utilization; Renewable Chemical Platforms; Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms; Synthetic Biology, Algae and Marine Biotechnology; and Technical and Research Presentations. Read More

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World PCB Production in 2013 estimated at $59.4 billion.

September 26, 2014

According to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for Year 2013, world market for PCBs declined estimated 2.2% in real terms in 2013, although real growth in North America was positive at 0.8%. Data show that worldwide flexible circuit market grew in 2013, while rigid PCB market declined. Report also shows China's slowing production growth and Japan's fall from second place in list of top 10 PCB-producing countries to fourth place. Thailand and Vietnam experienced highest growth in PCB production. Read More

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EPA Grants aim to reduce diesel emissions at ports.

September 26, 2014

EPA announced availability of up to $5 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports located in areas of poor air quality. This is the second grant competition to focus on reducing emissions at ports under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act. Projects may include drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and cargo handling equipment at marine or inland water ports. Read More

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AEM Annual Conference explores business growth, success strategy.

September 25, 2014

Taking place in Napa, CA from November 12–14 with Rooted for Success as its theme, 2014 AEM annual conference will offer gathering place focused on off-road equipment manufacturing. Event will feature interactive presentations from business and industry experts as well as discussion and networking opportunities. Agenda topics include: innovation and disruption, accelerating technology, speeding time to market, building business, diversity, and economic/political outlooks. Read More

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AAMA and World Vision fill 500 backpacks for in-need children.

September 25, 2014

During AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a Title I elementary school in the Denver area. After including hand-written notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volunteers distributed the backpacks in person. This event was coordinated in partnership with World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities to help them reach their full potential. Read More

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Samsung CEO to deliver keynote at 2015 International CES.

September 25, 2014

CEA announced that Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., will deliver keynote address at the 2015 International CES®. Yoon is slated to discuss connected devices, future of the Internet of Things, and vision of the smart home. He will also focus on Samsung's vision of strategic partnerships that will drive next wave of technology breakthroughs. His address is slated for 6:30 PM Monday, January 5 in the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian. Read More

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AIA Presents 2014 Wings of Liberty Award to Rep Harold Rogers.

September 25, 2014

On September 18, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) presented its Wings of Liberty Award to Representative Harold "Hal" Rogers (R-KY) to recognize his longtime support of aerospace and defense industry. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, citing his tenure as "a tremendous leader of our cause," said Rogers was "richly deserving of this year’s award" and noted his Appropriations leadership as well as his emphasis on putting national security first. Read More

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AIA Praises Passage of FY15 Short-Term Continuing Resolution.

September 25, 2014

In her statement commending bipartisan passage of FY2015 Continuing Resolution, which will keep government operating through December 11, 2014, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey also urged Congress to negotiate omnibus appropriations bill to fund the entire federal government instead of passing another CR. Blakey cited shortcomings in current procedure as lending to government and industry having to contend with prior years' budgets and significant restrictions. Read More

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FAA Calls on Aviation Industry to equip ADS-B for NextGen.

September 25, 2014

As announced by FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker, FAA plans to hold Call to Action summit to engage aviation industry in meeting January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. This all-day session, planned for October 28, will include discussion on how FAA and aviation industry can work together to resolve barriers and address potential challenges to equip aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics within next 5 years. Read More

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PMMI Names Board and Committee Members at annual meeting.

September 25, 2014

PMMI membership elected 3 members – Wayne Goldberg (Econocorp, Inc.), Emmanuel Cerf (Polypack, Inc.), and Jonathon Titterton (Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.) – to PMMI Board of Directors for terms from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018. Board of Directors chose Executive Committee for 2014; members of the current Executive Committee, in place since January 1, 2014, will continue to serve in their present positions for second one-year term (January 1 through December 31, 2015). Read More

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NEMA publishes roadway and area lighting equipment standard.

September 25, 2014

NEMA published ANSI C136.13-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Metal Brackets for Wood Poles. Standard covers metal pipe, tubing, and structural brackets for wood poles designed to support luminaires of generally spherical, ellipsoidal, or rectangular shapes used in roadway and area lighting. Read More