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PT/MC Industry continues to forecast growth.

May 28, 2013

The 1Q13 PTDA Business Index produced a reading of 61.1, which represents substantial increase over last quarter’s reading of 50.7, indicating that the power transmission/motion control industry expanded for 12th consecutive quarter. However, 1Q2013 index is significantly lower when compared against same quarter in previous years. Conducted jointly by PTDA and Cleveland Research Company, report includes US and Canadian breakout data in addition to historical data. Read More

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SME launches Knowledge Edge online resource.

May 28, 2013

As manufacturing professionals turn to Web content for fast answers to their questions, Tooling U-SME releases Knowledge Edge, an online resource with industry-validated content and information. Knowledge Edge features more than 1,200 e-books and chapters, 700 videos and video clips, and 16,000 technical papers. It also makes available the first-ever Manufacturing Knowledge Base Wiki, with more than 10,000 entries, peer-reviewed by subject matter experts. Read More

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BIO Joins Coalition focused on small business innovation.

May 24, 2013

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has joined Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI), national, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to stimulating sustained, private investment in small, innovative companies focused on developing new technologies. Coalition's legislative objectives are to modernize current U.S. tax code to recognize and promote small business innovation as fundamental to long-term growth of U.S. economy. Read More

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Jerome Klosowksi receives Walter C. Voss Award.

May 24, 2013

Jerome Klosowski, scientist emeritus of Dow Corning Corp. and president of Klosowski Scientific Inc., Bay City, MI, has received the Walter C. Voss Award, which is presented annually to an engineer or scientist who has made notable contributions in the field of building technology. A fellow of ASTM, Klosowski received the award in recognition of "outstanding contributions that constitute significant advances and innovations to the science of building seals and sealants." Read More

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WERC announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors.

May 24, 2013

At the 36th Annual WERC Conference, Warehousing Education and Research Council named logistics professionals to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. Michael B. Wohlwend of SAP Americas was named President, while Paul M. Avampato of Mondelez International was named Vice President, and Sheila Benny of Optricity Corporation was chosen for Secretary-Treasurer. WERC is the only professional organization focused exclusively on warehouse and distribution management and its role in the supply chain.   Read More

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ASTM Committee E07 awards Dr. Klaus Bavendiek for contributions.

May 24, 2013

ASTM International Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing presented Charles W. Briggs Award to Dr. Klaus Bavendiek for contributions to standards development. Bavendiek has been member of ASTM's Committee E07 since 2002, which has presented him with 4 Awards of Appreciation. As director of development imaging at YXLON International GmbH, he specializes in high-speed imaging, X-ray image acquisition and generation, aerospace technology, composites, and new technologies. Read More

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ELFA Equipment Finance Index for April shows rise in volume.

May 24, 2013

ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index indicated 23% rise in business volume for April year-over-year and 10% rise over March. Index also showed receivables over 30 days were unchanged from previous 2 months, while companies reported submitting 50% more credit transactions than previous month. Also, ELFI's Monthly Confidence Index increased to 56.7 in May. Both indices show optimism on direction of U.S. economy, according to ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton. Read More

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BIO welcomes EPA proposed rule on new RFS2 pathways.

May 23, 2013

BIO welcomed public comment on proposed Renewable Fuel Standard amendments and clarifications, which include new pathway determinations for advanced biofuels such as isobutanol and ethanol from crop residues. Brent Erickson, EVP of BIO's Industrial and Environmental Section, said, "Finalization of new pathways will clear the way for companies to bring innovative technologies to the marketplace. Delays can determine whether these companies succeed or fail and whether investors remain confident." Read More