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FL and CA DOT Projects have been named best in USA.

November 20, 2012

At 5th annual America's Transportation Award competition, Florida DOT claimed People's Choice Award for A. Max Brewer Bridge Replacement project and California DOT earned judges' Grand Prize award for I-405/Sepulveda Pass–Mulholland Bridge Demolition project (Carmageddon). To support charity or academic scholarship program of choice, AASHTO presented $10,000 cash prizes to both DOTs in recognition of their outstanding projects. Read More

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Former VP of GM to keynote at IPC APEX EXPO.

November 20, 2012

Former corporate vice president of research and development and strategic planning at General Motors, Larry Burns, Ph.D., will share his vision of design and technology innovations within the automobile industry during his keynote address, "Reinventing the Automobile," at IPC APEX EXPO® on February 20, 2013. According to Dr. Burns, technology enabling driverless cars may be the most transformational to impact roadways — and is less than a decade away from being mass produced. Read More

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BIO applauds EPA response to RFS waiver requests.

November 20, 2012

According to BIO, EPA's logic-based decision to uphold Renewable Fuel Standard will protect America's energy security and maintain industry's progress in commercializing advanced biofuels. BIO previously submitted comments to the agency noting that any waiver of RFS would certainly harm biofuel producers and biotechnology companies across the U.S. Decision allows BIO member companies to continue to deliver innovative technologies to the market to expand domestic production of biofuels. Read More

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AMT's Tim Shinbara selected for NAMII Executive Committee.

November 20, 2012

Tim Shinbara, Technical Director at AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, has been selected as member of NAMII Executive Committee. Having a background in additive manufacturing technology, Shinbara has also worked in manufacturing technology research and development in aerospace and defense industries. Committee, tasked with developing criteria for selecting projects, will develop process of calling for and discovering new projects, and will provide support for NAMII Director. Read More

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AEM Board addresses federal deficit at 2012 Annual Conference.

November 20, 2012

At 2012 Annual Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, AEM Board of Directors established federal deficit reduction as its top policy priority for 2013. Stu Levenick, AEM Chair, stressed transportation and energy infrastructure investment, progressive export policies, and pro-growth tax reform as industry policy agendas. Elected 2013 AEM Chair on November 9, Levenick also addressed consideration for education and revenue measures supporting long-term economic growth and job creation. Read More

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NAM Official speaks about October 2012 employment report.

November 19, 2012

In response to October 2012 employment report, Jay Timmons, President and CEO of NAM, said uptick in jobs is sandwiched between months of job loss and looming fiscal cliff. Manufacturers are increasingly worried that unemployment rate and government policies have lowered GDP by 0.6% this year. Timmons also believes fiscal crisis could lead economy into recession in 2013, with nearly 6 million jobs lost through 2014. Read More

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Glen Albert Barton receives Subir Chowdhury medal.

November 19, 2012

Glen Albert Barton, retired chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., has received 2012 SAE Subir Chowdhury Medal of Quality Leadership, which honors those in the mobility industry who bring forth innovation and broaden impact of quality in mobility engineering, design, and manufacturing. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Barton joined Caterpillar in 1961 and held numerous marketing and general management positions around the world. He retired in 2004 after 5 years as CEO. Read More

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Session 6 Agenda Finalized for cleaning, coating conference.

November 19, 2012

IPC and SMTA announced agenda for Session 6 of High-Reliability Cleaning and Coating Conference (November 13–15, 2012 in Chicago, IL). To be chaired by Dale Lee of Plexus Corp, session will teach process optimization, what it takes to clean no-clean flux residues, material compatibility effects of cleaning agents on adhesives and conformal coatings, improvement in cleaning when reducing oxygen levels during reflow, and process conditions needed to clean bottom-termination components. Read More