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EPA's University Challenge aims to find uses for toxics data.

March 26, 2013

U.S. EPA launched TRI University Challenge, a new initiative designed to use academic partnerships to find innovative uses for Toxics Release Inventory data. TRI gives Americans access to information about toxic chemicals in the environment as a tool to better protect health and the environment. Priority will be given to projects related to pollution prevention and sustainability, stakeholder engagement, technology and data mashups, and environmental education. Read More

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EPA Offers Advice for poison prevention week.

March 25, 2013

National Poison Prevention Week takes place March 17–23, and U.S. EPA urges parents and caregivers to secure pesticides and other household chemicals in locked cabinets out of children's reach. As acting assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, James Jones said this week helps "raise awareness and strengthen prevention efforts to empower parents and caregivers with information about simple steps that can be taken to prevent poisonings." Read More

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CNH Executive Will Serve on AEM Board of directors.

March 25, 2013

James E. Walker, Vice President, Case IH NAFTA for CNH in Racine, WI, has been elected to AEM Board of Directors. As director, Walker will help set AEM guidelines and operating policies on behalf of its members in areas such as public policy, equipment statistics and market information, trade shows, technical and product safety support, global business development, education/training, workforce development, and worksite safety/educational materials. Read More

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Governor McDonnell signs first in nation biosimilars bill.

March 25, 2013

BIO commends Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for signing legislation designed to address regulatory issues related to the interchangeability of biological medicines. Policies governing whether one product may be substituted in place of doctor's prescription and whether pharmacist must notify consumer is covered by state law. Legislation preserves physician-patient relationship, protects patients, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. Read More

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BSA Convention Panel explores changing workforce dynamics.

March 25, 2013

Scheduled for May 4-7, BSA’s 2013 Annual Convention will include timely panel discussion on how the bearing industry can effectively attract and retain necessary talent to succeed. Moderated by Ken Hopkins, President of Koyo Bearings USA and COO of JTEKT of North America, panel is charged with exploring today’s changing workforce dynamics. Attracting, developing, and retaining a competent, competitive workforce is a challenge shared by all bearing industry leaders. Read More

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HI and Pump Systems Matter announce slurry pumps webinar.

March 25, 2013

Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter announce start of upcoming Slurry Pumps webinar series. Led by slurry pump expert Robert Visintainer of GIW Industries, 3-part series will take place April 1, 2, and 3. Session 1 will cover slurry basics, while Session 2 will address slurry pump design and testing, and Session 3 will discuss pump wear and application. Read More

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MCI-EFI for March 2013 indicates leveling optimism.

March 22, 2013

Released by Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, March 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) collects leadership data and reports qualitative assessment of prevailing business conditions and expectations for future. Overall confidence in equipment finance market is 58.0. Compared to February's 58.7, new number reflects leveling optimism after 2 consecutive increases. Depending on market, views on current and future industry outlook differed. Read More

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PMA releases Business Conditons Report for March.

March 22, 2013

According to March 2013 PMA Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect steady business conditions during next 3 months. Report shows that 36% of participants predict economic activity will improve, while 58% believe activity will remain unchanged. Also, 46% forecast increase in orders, while 43% expect no change, and 11% predict decrease. While 42% of participants report that shipping levels are above 3 months ago, 42% report that shipping levels are the same and 16% report decrease. Read More