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Pacific Rim Summit to discuss biofuels, renewable chemicals.

October 12, 2011

BIO is co-organizing 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy with BioMalaysia 2011 Conference and Exhibition, to be held November 21-23 in Malaysia. In addition to facilitating networking and business partnerships between companies from U.S. and Asia, event will address latest industrial biotechnology issues. These include algae, advanced biofuels, biopolymers and bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, green chemistry, and synthetic biology. Read More

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Academic Paper Competition is being sponsored by IPC.

October 12, 2011

IPC invites accredited U.S. and international colleges and universities with focus on electronics industry to submit paper abstracts for International Academic Paper Competition. Abstracts of 100-300 words that summarize technical and previously unpublished, non-commercial work covering case histories, research, and discoveries must be submitted by one researcher on behalf of accredited college or university and received by December 15, 2011. Read More

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USDA Research Grants to help develop advanced biofuel crops.

October 12, 2011

BIO thanked USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack for announcing grants that will support research on sustainably grown energy crops as well as conversion of existing infrastructure to biorefineries for advanced biofuels and aviation biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products. As stated by BIO's Brent Erickson, 5-year research and development grants will support public/private sector partners in 22 states while helping grow integrated supply chain of renewable biomass for biorefineries. Read More

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ASTM Amusement Rides/Devices Committee to meet in Scottsdale, AZ.

October 12, 2011

ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices will be holding 3 days of meetings, from October 13-15, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. Approximately 50 separate meetings will be held, each focusing on specific safety element of amusement industry. Areas to be covered include, but are not limited to, ride design, operations, and maintenance. Meetings are open to members and non-members of ASTM. Over 150 safety experts are expected to attend. Read More

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NEMA Makes Statement on Rapid Response Team for Transmission.

October 11, 2011

NEMA expressed support for multi-agency effort to increase cooperation among federal agencies and accelerate federal approvals as they consider proposed electrical transmission projects that impact federal lands. NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis called announcement of Rapid Response Team for Transmission (RRTT) "an excellent first step" and said that "NEMA will continue to advocate for a streamlined and expedited federal review process for all transmission lines." Read More

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PMI hosts fall conference.

October 11, 2011

PMI Fall Conference kicked off with Executive Roundtable, featuring executives from 7 member companies who discussed state of plumbing manufacturing industry, responses to economic downturn, and global trends that will impact industry. Keynote address by roundtable moderator George Will touched on economic climate in U.S. and Europe, economic bailout, and current agenda of federal government. With dual track format, attendees chose to attend technical council meeting or marketing council meeting. Read More

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BSA 2011 Fall Meeting welcomed record number of attendees.

October 11, 2011

When BSA met Sept 26-27, they welcomed a record number of attendees to tackle a wide range of committee projects and association business. Attendees enjoyed a presentation on mobile technologies and participated in a workshop to refine and update the Performance Analysis Report. Board of Directors welcomed the appointment of Steve Smidler, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., to the open position on the board. In addition, BSA welcomed a number of members to new committee assignments. Read More

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IPC Begins Search for its new president and CEO.

October 11, 2011

IPC seeks one outstanding individual to become its next president and CEO. Whoever is chosen will succeed current CEO, Denny McGuirk, who leaves on November 3. As chief executive of association, president and CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision by working with Board of Directors and other stakeholders to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. President is also ultimately responsible for IPC's fiscal performance. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today Guide aids GAWDA convention navigation.

October 11, 2011

Fall 2011 issue of Welding and Gases Today features Guide to Contact Booth Exhibitors, which focuses on Contact Booth Program, to be held October 11, from 9:00 am to noon at Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, at Gases and Welding Distributors Association's 67th Annual Convention (October 9-12, NYC). Enabling distributors and other attendees to maximize their time, guide offers glance at 90+ gases and welding suppliers whose products and services will be on display. Read More

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Forklift Article looks at electric vs. internal combustion.

October 11, 2011

In MHEDA Journal Online's "On the Edge" feature, "Lift Truck Industry On The Road To Recovery," ponders whether internal combustion (IC) forklifts will continue to be major market force. Article author, Industrial Truck Association president Jeff Rufener, said that while current shift to electric products from IC lift trucks is typical of recessionary periods, it has never been so pronounced. As reasons, Rufener cites environmental consciousness, electric truck performance, and fuel cost. Read More

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Brake Design/Safety Guide, 3rd Edition is now available.

October 11, 2011

Vehicle Brake Design and Safety, Third Edition provides readers with basic theoretical fundamentals and analytical tools necessary to design braking systems for passenger vehicles and trucks. Content strives to help designers develop brakes that comply with safety standards, minimize consumer complaints, and perform safely and efficiently before and while electronic brake controls become active. Various illustrations and equations facilitate understanding and application of information. Read More

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Energy Engineering Congress shows future of energy efficiency.

October 11, 2011

Meeting in Chicago, IL from October 12-14, 34th Annual World Energy Engineering Congress will showcase companies, products, and experts driving industry growth while emphasizing job opportunities for students and professionals. Workshops, presentations, case studies, and panel discussions will be offered within 14 conference tracks, such as high-performance buildings, government energy management, renewable and alternative energy, as well as energy policy and regulatory developments. Read More

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New ASTM Surgical Standard reflects wider use of Alloy UNS R56320.

October 11, 2011

Structured to reflect more widespread use of UNS R56320, proposed standard ASTM WK34079, Specification for Wrought Titanium-3Aluminum-2.5Vanadium Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R56320), is being developed by Subcommittee F04.12 on Metallurgical Materials. F04 member Mark Ransick says suppliers of titanium and purchasers who use this alloy in medical devices or implants will be primary users of this new standard. Read More

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ASTM Magnetic Properties Standard provides humidity corrosion test.

October 11, 2011

ASTM A1071/A1071M, Test Method for Evaluating Hygrothermal Corrosion Resistance of Permanent Magnet Alloys, will provide effective screening method to identify magnets that are subject to excessive corrosion in high-humidity environments. Specific areas of potential use include applications requiring high performance where clearances are tight, and areas where aggressive environments with high humidity and temperature cycling are common. Read More

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Biofuels for Military Use are on path to commercialization.

October 11, 2011

BIO submitted comments to Air Force's Request for Information on the commercial status and market for advanced drop-in biofuels. Advanced biofuels can be commercialized rapidly for military use, on military timelines, with adequate support and coordination of efforts by U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy. Military use of advanced biofuels could in turn validate emerging technologies and unlock private investment in future production for civilian markets. Read More

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BIO welcomes Mississippi Biotechnology Association to CSBA.

October 11, 2011

BIO announced that a newly-formed bioscience organization in Mississippi has joined the Council of State Bioscience Associations, an autonomous group of state affiliates operating within BIO. With the addition of Mississippi, the CSBA grows to 52 organizations in 48 states. According to Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, President of MS BIO's Board of Directors, this partnership with BIO further validates and supports Mississippi's emerging biotech presence. Read More

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BSA highlights briefs on installation and mounting tools.

October 11, 2011

Offering installation information in downloadable PDF format, Bearing Installation - Fitting Practice details steps in achieving proper radial retention of bearing rings on their respective seats. Brief also explains ISO coding system and its established standards for machining quality and degree of interference/clearance between ring and seat. Bearing Mounting Tools Brief focuses on importance of proper handling practices before and during bearing installation to avoid damage. Read More

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AEM commends White House for action on Export Agreements.

October 11, 2011

AEM and its member companies commend White House for taking action on Export Agreements for Colombia, Panama, and Korea. Eliminating high tariffs placed on American manufactured goods will create tens of thousands of good paying jobs throughout America and allow manufacturers to better compete against foreign competition. As a critical initiative of AEM's I Make America campaign, association will work directly and with industry partners to urge Congress to quickly approve agreements. Read More

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EPRI Purchases Charlotte Property to expand research operations.

October 10, 2011

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) purchased 108,000 ft² of office and lab space on 24 acres adjacent to its research facility at University Research Park in Charlotte, NC. Purchased from Paragon Media LLC, EPRI plans to expand its laboratory space by 15,000 ft² as well as provide space for local workforce growth over next 5 years. In addition to laboratories, new acquisition will provide conference and meeting space to support collaborative research and development programs. Read More

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PCB Industry Results are available for August 2011.

October 10, 2011

August findings from IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program regarding combined rigid PCBs and flexible circuits show shipments and booked orders down 4.4% and 8.0%, respectively, from August 2010. Year to date, shipments were up 1.5% and bookings were down 8.5%. Compared to previous month, combined industry shipments and bookings, respectively, increased 13.7% and 14.3%. Combined, rigid and flex, industry book-to-bill ratio remained above parity at 1.02. Read More