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AIA Announces Appointments of 2 new global ambassadors.

March 29, 2013

Kyle Voosen with National Instruments will serve as AIA ambassador to Europe, while Steve Mott with Components Express will serve as AIA ambassador to South America. AIA ambassador program helps expand AIA's global relationships in line with its mission to educate and support growth of vision and imaging industry. AIA ambassadors meet with industry and association leaders in their assigned region in order to gain feedback on how AIA can assist in growing vision industry in that area. Read More

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Field Communication Lounge Exhibit to feature Paul Gertner.

March 29, 2013

Corporate magician Paul Gertner will present daily, combining illusions with field communications message, at Field Communication Lounge during Hannover Messe 2013, which will take place April 8–12 in Hannover, Germany. Visitors will also be able to view each protocol organization's process and factory automation communication and integration technologies. Additionally, there will be live application demonstrations and chance meet experts from different technology areas. Read More

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CSPA Hosts Seminar on cleaning product formulations.

March 29, 2013

Taking place May 6, 2013 in Chicago, IL, Cleaning Products Intermediate Course will provide professionals in cleaning products industry with deeper understanding of ingredient selection and issues related to optimal development of sustainable cleaning products. Attendees will also learn about individual components of formulation and need for ingredients to work in concert. Additionally, course will provide overview of market trends from global perspective. Read More

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BIO endorses energy cost-reduction program for members.

March 29, 2013

BIO recently endorsed a benefit program to help its member companies reduce energy costs. APPI Energy will provide energy procurement consulting services to BIO members in states with deregulated energy markets, including CT, DC, DE, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, and TX. Unbiased team of energy advisors will assist BIO members with increasing efficiencies, enrolling in Demand Response programs, and achieving energy sales tax-exempt status.  Read More

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NAM outlines goals for EU trade agreement negotiations.

March 29, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons sent letter to President Obama outlining goals for negotiations of trade agreement with the European Union to make U.S. manufacturers more globally competitive and create jobs. Key objectives of negotiations should include removing regulatory, tariff, and other barriers to trade and investment between EU and the U.S. In addition, manufacturers are urging Administration and Congress to work together to renew Trade Promotion Authority for the President. Read More

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ELFA Economic Survey reflects leveling optimism.

March 29, 2013

ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for February was $4.7 billion, down 6% from February 2012 and 20% from January 2013. For year to date, cumulative new business volume was up 5% compared to 2012. Down from February's index of 58.7, Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) of 58.0 for March is said to reflect a leveling off in industry participants' optimism after 2 consecutive increases. Read More

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ASC to manage aspects of the Adhesion Society.

March 28, 2013

Adhesive and Sealant Council has announced that it will work closely with the Adhesion Society to seamlessly manage the AS Annual Meeting and to grow their 300+ membership base. ASC’s goal is to make the collaborative partnership a long term value added effort that mutually benefits both organizations. As part of the arrangement, ASC will commit resources to support the meetings and convention needs of the society. Read More

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Additional $23.5 Million Investment supports EERE's new CEMI.

March 28, 2013

Energy Department will provide $23.5 million for 5 manufacturing R&D projects, helping to serve as ground floor investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) new Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI). Selected projects, announced for negotiations, cover R&D in computational modeling and simulation for automation and equipment, steel fabrication processing, steel heat treatment processing, high value petrochemicals, and waste heat minimization manufacturing. Read More