In its letter to Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided preliminary notice that it will exercise option to extend Alliance's contract to manage and operate NREL beyond current 5-year contract period. DOE did not specify extension period in its notice to Alliance. Dr. Dan Arvizu, Alliance president and director of NREL, said "This announcement is a positive indication of the value Alliance brings to DOE in the management of NREL." Read More
Taking place in conjunction with PACK EXPO International 2012, Packaging Hall of Fame Award Ceremony will be held October 30 and will honor 7 men who have changed the face of the packaging industry. Event will also provide nod to future packaging professionals with announcement of PACK EXPO Packaging Solutions Student Contest winners. Hall of Fame recipients include: Curtis Babb, Thomas Brady, Thomas Dunn, Fred Hayes, Hershey and Bernie Lerner, and Nick Wilson. Read More
PMMI has announced that award-winning broadcast journalist Bob Sirott will moderate PACK EXPO Lecture Series featuring Dennis Miller and James Carville on Oct 28. Currently a co-anchor for FOX Chicago News at 9, Sirott has been part of the Chicago broadcasting landscape since his time as an NBC Chicago Page in 1966. Through the 1970s, Sirott worked his way up in radio and make the jump to television in 1980, becoming WBBM-TV’s (CBS) first lifestyle and entertainment editor. Read More
More than 50% of the trade fair area occupied in 2012 is already booked for AUTOMATICA 2014, which will take place on the grounds of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from May 20-23, 2014. High-growth sector of service robotics will be an additional exhibition focal point with its own hall. AUTOMATICA 2012 solidified its significance as the international meeting place of the automation industry and the world's largest trade fair for robotics with more than 720 exhibitors from 40 countries. Read More
Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais will team up with Plastics Make it Possible® at 2012 Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival to highlight integral role plastics play in food preparation, packaging, and sustainability. His live demonstrations on TV shows and at Plastics Make it Possible booth will showcase versatility of plastic products in kitchens, highlighting how plastics make cooking and entertaining, easier, and more creative while contributing to sustainability.
U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice announced that Durand Glass Manufacturing Company Inc. in Millville, NJ has agreed to install emissions controls on its 3 glass furnaces that will reduce more than 173 tons of nitrogen oxides and 23 tons of particulate matter per year. Durand also installed monitoring systems that will allow it to continuously measure its NOx emissions, and agreed to pay $300,000 civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act. Read More
On Sept 24-25, BSA welcomed 63 industry professionals to its 2012 Fall Meeting. In addition to pursuing regular work of BSA Board of Directors and Committees, meeting was co-located with ABMA fall event, offering attendees additional networking and educational opportunities. BSA’s Information Technology and Supply Chain Committee also invited all attendees to presentation by Susan Streich, National Sales Manager of IDEA e-solutions, about data synchronization solutions for business. Read More
As Executive Director, Jim Powell will work to grow and service membership, provide current and timely programming, and move Association into next stage of development. A member of A&WMA for more than 30 years, Jim has 37+ years of technical and project management experience in energy, environmental, and consulting service industries. His areas of expertise include environmental engineering, air quality analysis, GHG determination and carbon footprint measurement, and energy management. Read More