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FMA CEO receives CMA Leadership Award.

January 31, 2013

Ed Youdell, President and CEO of FMA, received CMA Leadership Award from NAM's Council of Manufacturing Associations. Award recognized Youdell's leadership in creating the concept of a national Manufacturing Day and bringing together other industry-leading organizations including NAM, The Manufacturing Institute, and U.S. Commerce Department's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership to collaborate as co-producers. Youdell was also elected to a 3-year term on the CMA Board of Directors. Read More

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NAM Calls Bipartisan Immigration Proposal strong step forward.

January 30, 2013

Noting the ineffectiveness of "patchwork solutions," NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons called proposed framework for immigration reform released by bipartisan group of senators "a strong step forward toward comprehensive reform."  Timmons also stated that manufacturers believe all ideas should be on table as comprehensive immigration reform discussion moves forward and that they look forward to offering input and recommendations as specific language is developed. Read More

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Green Seal Releases Standard for sustainable laundry products.

January 30, 2013

Publication of GS-51 provides standard that specifically addresses life cycle impacts of laundry care products for institutional and industrial settings. In addition to minimizing or eliminating use of hazardous ingredients often found in such products, GS-51 establishes minimum requirements for concentrated (2X) and ultra-concentrated (4X) detergents and fabric softeners. Framework for performance testing was also developed for this standard in cooperation with laundry care industry. Read More

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Biofuels Producers React to D.C. Circuit decision on RFS.

January 30, 2013

D.C. Circuit decided to vacate 2012 cellulosic biofuel standard and affirm 2012 advanced biofuel standard. In reaction, biofuel organization comprised of ABFA, AEC, ACE, BIO, Growth Energy, and RFA made joint statement in which it was noted, “although we disagree with the court’s decision vacating the 2012 cellulosic volumes, today’s decision once again rejects broad-brushed attempts to effectively roll back the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)." Read More

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BIO Selects San Diego as Venue for 2013 Pacific Rim Summit.

January 30, 2013

BIO announced 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be held October 8–11 at Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA. BIOCOM will be BIO's partner in hosting this conference, which is dedicated solely to growth of industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and Asia-Pacific region. BIO's Brent Erickson commented, "California is home to a vibrant biotechnology industry, and we are excited to bring this conference to San Diego." Read More

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Annual Reports and Procedural Compliance Forms are due Jan 31.

January 30, 2013

ANSI and its Procedural and Standards Administration department wish to remind all ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group administrators to ISO that the Procedural Compliance Forms and 2012 TAG Annual Reports must be submitted no later than January 31, 2013, to the ANSI PSA department. Failure to submit these required documents by deadline may jeopardize organization’s status as an ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator. Read More

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Entries Are Sought for RAPID 2013's Contemporary Art Gallery.

January 30, 2013

SME seeks submissions for Contemporary Art Gallery at RAPID Conference and Exposition, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA from June 10–13, 2013. Contemporary Art Gallery recognizes artists who use additive manufacturing, 3D printing, or 3D imaging technologies to create works of art. Submission deadline is March 4, and selected artists will receive publicity and promotion via press releases, printed show directory listings, RAPID Contemporary Art eGallery, and social media marketing. Read More

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TRFA issues call for papers for 2013 Annual Meeting.

January 30, 2013

TRFA invites submission of Technical Papers for presentation at association's 2013 Annual Meeting, from September 29 to October 1. All timely subject matter and topics relevant to thermoset industry will be considered from the following market perspectives: Adhesives and Sealants; Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring; Composites and Tooling; and Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical. Academic papers and papers on non-epoxy applications or green technology are of particular interest. Read More