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AEM Annual Conference explores business growth, success strategy.

September 25, 2014

Taking place in Napa, CA from November 12–14 with Rooted for Success as its theme, 2014 AEM annual conference will offer gathering place focused on off-road equipment manufacturing. Event will feature interactive presentations from business and industry experts as well as discussion and networking opportunities. Agenda topics include: innovation and disruption, accelerating technology, speeding time to market, building business, diversity, and economic/political outlooks. Read More

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AIA Praises Passage of FY15 Short-Term Continuing Resolution.

September 25, 2014

In her statement commending bipartisan passage of FY2015 Continuing Resolution, which will keep government operating through December 11, 2014, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey also urged Congress to negotiate omnibus appropriations bill to fund the entire federal government instead of passing another CR. Blakey cited shortcomings in current procedure as lending to government and industry having to contend with prior years' budgets and significant restrictions. Read More

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FAA Calls on Aviation Industry to equip ADS-B for NextGen.

September 25, 2014

As announced by FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker, FAA plans to hold Call to Action summit to engage aviation industry in meeting January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. This all-day session, planned for October 28, will include discussion on how FAA and aviation industry can work together to resolve barriers and address potential challenges to equip aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics within next 5 years. Read More

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South Dakota Governor presented food and agriculture award.

September 24, 2014

BIO announced that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard was presented with its 2014 Food and Agriculture Governor of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening the agricultural and livestock biotechnology industries within South Dakota. By attracting and supporting industry growth and university research, he has been a driving force behind the growing state-wide biotech community. Read More

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NEMA supports technology-neutral energy tax provisions.

September 24, 2014

NEMA commends Senate Finance Committee for holding a hearing on Reforming America’s Outdated Energy Tax Code. According to NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, association is especially encouraged by Chairman Wyden’s support for moving to a technology-neutral and performance-based approach to energy tax policy. NEMA has provided the Finance Committee with a package of technology-neutral tax incentives to boost energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, factories, and electric grid. Read More

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BIO praises House for passing job creation act.

September 24, 2014

BIO lauds House of Representatives for passing H.R. 5405, the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act. This package of bills, sponsored by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), will support capital formation and reduce regulatory burdens for emerging biotech companies. BIO supports two key pieces of legislation included within the package: the Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act and the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act. Read More

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FAA proposes $417,000 civil penalty against Tecom Industries.

September 24, 2014

FAA is proposing $417,000 civil penalty against Tecom Industries, Inc. of Thousand Oaks, CA, for violating federal drug and alcohol regulations. FAA alleges company failed to: include 14 safety-sensitive employees in random drug or alcohol testing pools; receive verified negative drug tests for 13 employees before transferring them to safety-sensitive positions; comply with follow-up drug testing program; and perform testing on required minimum percentage of employees in 2012. Read More

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Executive Actions will expand deployment of renewable energy.

September 24, 2014

Energy Department announced executive actions to expand renewable energy and cut GHG emissions. To connect skilled veterans to clean energy industry, Solar Instructor Training Network is launching pilot job training program for veterans at 3 military bases. SunShot Initiative announced online tool to chip away at solar soft costs, such as interconnection, permitting, and financing. In addition, Department issued proposed energy efficiency conservation standard for commercial unitary air conditioners. Read More