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SAE Book examines automotive carbon fiber reinforcements.

September 27, 2012

Written by Jackie D. Rehkopf and published by SAE International, Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: From Evolution to Implementation, begins with comprehensive overview of how composites started to be investigated as a possible alternative to metals, mostly driven by military demands. From there, book covers fiber and resin types for automotive applications, composite constructions, manufacturing processes, machining and joining, and reclaiming and recycling of these materials. Read More

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Guidance Document helps design pharma quality lab facilities.

September 27, 2012

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Quality Laboratory Facilities establishes baseline for design of pharmaceutical quality laboratories supporting GxP regulated facilities producing pharmaceutical products. Describing how to apply risk assessment to quality lab facility, document provides step-by-step process that guides reader through all phases of producing quality lab and all factors that must be considered at each phase. Applying included principles will facilitate effective communication. Read More

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Manufacturers support Stop the War on Coal Act.

September 26, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement in support of the Stop the War on Coal Act. According to Timmons, manufacturers fully support this important bill as it will halt costly and burdensome regulations. Coal is one of the nation's most abundant energy resources and generates a significant percentage of nation's electricity. Legislation will also require EPA to do comprehensive analysis of onerous Utility MACT and Boiler MACT regulations that would harm manufacturers. Read More

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BIO announces Therapeutic Workshops for BIO Investor Forum.

September 26, 2012

Scheduled for October 9-10, 11th annual BIO Investor Forum will include 4 Therapeutic Workshops titled: Cancer Stem Cell Therapy – Real or Just Hype?; Against the Grain – Kinase Drugs That Survive the Clinic;  A Diagnosis for Diagnostics; and Raring to Go: The Race to Treat Ultra-Rare Diseases. Event will also feature public and  venture-stage company presentations, expert-led business roundtables, one-on-one investor meetings, and networking opportunities. Read More

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Employee-Generated Ideas drive distributor's growth.

September 26, 2012

Featured in Fall 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today, GAWDA member Haun Welding Supply promises its customers The Haun Edge, a mission that suggests sharpness and precision and keeps employees on top of their game. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, with 17 additional locations throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, Haun has 185 employees who have contributed some of company's most successful ideas. Read More

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Credentialing, Clean Energy Experts join AIPAC.

September 26, 2012

ANSI and Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced members of AIPAC, decision- and policy-making body for ANSI-IREC accreditation program for training/education programs within energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. Along with Robert Mahlman as first chairman, ANSI and IREC welcomed Tim Aldinger, John Barrows, Marcy Drummond, Mindy Feldbaum, Scot Holliday, Andrea Luecke, Kathryn Mannes, John Smegal, Valerie Taylor, and Sarah White. Read More

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EPA Offers Sustainable Growth Assistance to communities.

September 26, 2012

From September 26 to October 26, U.S. EPA will accept applications from communities for technical assistance to foster sustainable growth in their areas via Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. Up to 44 communities will be selected to work with experts during 2-day workshop, which will explain application of specific tools – smart growth and economic development, green street and land use strategies, community design – applicable in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Read More

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Monthly Confidence Index ticks up in September.

September 26, 2012

According to September 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry, confidence is 53.0, up from August index of 50.2, reflecting increased optimism despite concerns over companies' willingness to expand their businesses in face of economic and political uncertainty. When asked to assess their business conditions over next 4 months, 8.8% of executives said they believe business conditions will improve, up from 6.3% in August. Read More