Scheduled for February 19-21, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center, IPC APEX EXPO® will offer 7 free BUZZ sessions tackling hot topics that have electronics industry buzzing. Industry’s top technical experts on subjects ranging from automotive and new technologies to conflict minerals, export controls, and technology roadmaps will provide insights into timely issues surrounding each of these BUZZ-worthy topics.
In 2013, ANSI spring member meetings will include all-day Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee (IPRPC) meeting on April 2, morning IPRPC meeting and afternoon Company Member Forum (CMF) meeting on April 3, morning CMF meeting and afternoon Joint Member Forum (JMF) meeting on April 4, and morning Organizational Member Forum (OMF) meeting on April 5. All events will be held in Arlington, VA; topics and venue will be revealed at later date. Read More
As part of its efforts to set roadmap for energy efficiency within built environment, ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is soliciting input regarding relevant standards, codes, guidelines, and conformance programs that are available or under development as well as perceived gaps in energy efficiency standardization and conformance activities that currently exist. Information may be submitted via available online forms. Read More
NAM National Public Affairs Steering Committee (NPASC) named 2 new leaders for 2013: Chris Brescia, VP of government affairs at RockTenn, will serve as NPASC chair, while Marc Steven Scarduffa, VP of U.S. government relations at Pfizer Inc., will serve as vice chair. Duties during their 2-year term include leading NPASC in developing public affairs activities to support pro-manufacturing policies with policymakers as well as coordinating advocacy efforts among manufacturers. Read More
Registration is open for BSA 2013 Annual Convention, which will take place May 4–7 in Hilton Head, SC. We’re All in This to Win features speakers selected to help attendees' companies persevere in recovering economy. Bringing together leadership of authorized bearing distributors and manufacturers, event offers networking opportunities along with business program tailored for attending industry leadership. Schedule also includes industry updates and BSA's Conference Table Session. Read More
In her statement regarding failure to fix sequestration in fiscal cliff deal, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey said "More than 2 million Americans across all sectors of the economy will lose their jobs starting in 57 days if our political leaders fail to fix the self-inflicted wound of sequestration." Blakey continued, saying this 2 month delay does not eliminate uncertainty facing business leaders and warfighters and urged Congress and President Obama to find permanent solution. Read More
BIO thanked Congress for including extensions and modifications of Second Generation Biofuel Producer Credit and Special Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property in final passage of American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which will incentivize investment in cellulosic and algae biofuel production. BIO's Brent Erickson also thanked Congress for enabling algae producers to qualify and noted "Stability in such policies is crucial to maintaining private investment." Read More
NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after Congress passed legislation to address the fiscal cliff: "While the legislation passed by Congress contains some positive tax provisions for manufacturers, entitlement and wasteful government spending are not touched. Until these issues are dealt with, our nation will continue to have the same fiscal challenges. Manufacturers want and need a pro-growth strategy to maintain our economic leadership globally." Read More