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RIA Members create cleaning solution for flood damage.

February 19, 2013

A number of RIA members have partnered with All Hands Volunteers to create The Sandy Solution, a cleaning solution designed to remediate houses with mold growth as a result of flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Depending on building conditions and needs of homeowner, solution offers stepped approach to repair the damage. Unlike other cleaning solutions used in flood cleanup, The Sandy Solution uses a foam generator to apply anti-microbial cleaners. Read More

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Advanced Biofuel Organizations expose API's RFS distortions.

February 19, 2013

In January 2012 ruling, U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit ordered EPA to reconsider 2012 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligation for cellulosic biofuels but rejected all other complaints brought by American Petroleum Institute (API). Regarding letter sent by API to EPA that claims "zeroing out the 2012 obligation is the only proper implementation of the Court’s ruling," BIO's Brent Erickson said API should yield to EPA's recognized authority and EPA should reject API's spin attempt. Read More

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BIO praises Rep. Patrick McHenry on bill to speed JOBS Act.

February 19, 2013

BIO lauds Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) for introducing H.R. 701, a bill to speed implementation of a key provision in Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which directed US SEC to make revisions to Regulation A that will increase access to capital for growing companies, such as biotech innovators. Once changes are implemented, Regulation A will spur fundraising for emerging biotech companies, for which $50 million capital influx could support groundbreaking research and stimulate job creation. Read More

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AASHTO Applauds Obama's consistent message on transportation.

February 18, 2013

In response to President Barack Obama's reference to infrastructure investment in his State of the Union address, AASHTO executive director Bud Wright said "AASHTO salutes President Obama for again calling for greater investment in America's infrastructure." Wright also emphasized anticipation for working with Obama's Administration and Congress on legislation that "will shore up the Highway Trust Fund with a long-term, sustainable source of funding." Read More

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NAM Says U.S. Manufacturing, Economy are at precipice.

February 18, 2013

In his speech on state of manufacturing today at Detroit Economic Club, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons spoke to what manufacturing has meant to USA in past as well as its importance in present and future. He stressed that competitiveness matters at federal, state, and local levels. "Manufacturers are now at a point where the right policy choices can propel us toward a manufacturing renaissance, and the wrong choices can send manufacturers into a precipitous decline," said Timmons. Read More

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BIO 2013 International Convention spotlights BRIC strategies.

February 18, 2013

With one-third of attendees being international, 2013 BIO International Convention will host range of programming focused on opportunities within emerging markets and strategies for growing global biotech industry. Event takes place April 22–25, 2013 in Chicago, IL. In comment, BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood noted economic priority and resource allocation given biotehnology by many countries and called their participation "vital in presenting a global meeting for the biotech community." Read More

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NSC invites applications for 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award.

February 18, 2013

National Safety Council has invited organizations from around the globe to apply for the 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award, which is given to an organization that integrates environmental, health, and safety management into core of its business operations and understands that this is critical to its triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit. Companies that demonstrate EHS and business excellence are eligible to share their approach by applying for this international honor. Read More

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NACD and ICIS Announce Partnership for Chemical Distributor magazine.

February 18, 2013

Beginning in February 2013, ICIS will produce NACD's Chemical Distributor magazine. It will be distributed to NACD membership on quarterly basis, and ICIS will enhance editorial and production elements while maintaining magazine's focus on issues pertinent to chemical distribution industry. Content will include insight and updates on key customer segments, market pressures, government programs and legislation/regulation, as well as general business matters. Read More