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SME Invites Art Submissions created with new process.

January 31, 2013

SME seeks artwork submissions for display in Contemporary Art Gallery during RAPID Additive Manufacturing Solutions Conference and Exposition, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA from June 10–13, 2013. Contemporary Art Gallery will recognize artists who use additive manufacturing, 3D printing, or 3D imaging technologies to create works of art. By March 4, artists must submit renderings in JPG file format along with their credentials and list of processes used to create said artwork. Read More

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AAI and MPIF sign MOU to advance workplace safety.

January 31, 2013

Aluminum Association and Metal Powder Industries Federation announced memorandum of understanding to cooperate in sharing of information in area of metal powder safety. Powder producing members will support one another where appropriate and when feasible by participating in regional workshops and meetings concerning dust hazards and promotion of safety in plant operations. Associations will also provide updates on publications, standards, or any other pertinent activity of NFPA, OSHA, and CSB. Read More

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Heidi Brock elected to NAM's CMA Board of Directors.

January 31, 2013

Heidi Brock, President of Aluminum Association, was elected to Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturer’s Council of Manufacturing Associations. CMA is made up of more than 200 industry-specific manufacturing associations that provide resources and networks to members in order to broaden reach of NAM’s advocacy efforts. CMA members have also been a driving force in advancing NAM’s workforce development and skills certification programs. Read More

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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