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Pro Mach Extends PACK EXPO 2012 Reach via sponsorship package.

October 10, 2012

Pro Mach is using custom sponsorship package to maximize reach and power of PACK EXPO International 2012, which will take place in Chicago, IL from October 28–31. With 1,800 exhibitors and 1.1 million net square feet, this event is expected to draw 46,000 attendees. Pro Mach has over one dozen divisions exhibiting, each with its own distinct identity. Among high-visibility tactics of custom package, Pro Mach divisions Federal and Fowler are 2 co-sponsors of Beverage Cooler lounge. Read More

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Polypack Sponsors Rx Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2012.

October 10, 2012

Polypack, Inc. will sponsor Rx Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2012, which runs from October 28–31, 2012 in Chicago, IL. The hub of pharmaceutical industry activity on show floor, Rx Lounge will act as networking tool and host Ask the Expert Forum staffed by members of ISPE Midwest and Great Lakes chapters. PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska said Polypack’s sponsorship and ISPE chapters' endorsements show industry supports event's vertical approach and customer-centric strategy. Read More

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Pacific Rim Summit showcases role of Biomass in building economy.

October 9, 2012

Taking place in Vancouver, Canada from October 9–12, BIO's 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature breakout sessions focused on using biomass to replace fossil fuels in creating bioenergy, biofuels, and other bioproducts. In addition to 4 breakout tracks with 24 sessions, event will present plenary sessions covering innovation and future of advanced biofuels and biorefinery development, renewable chemicals, biomass utilization, and synthetic biology. Read More

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Over 200 Companies Participate in inaugural Manufacturing Day.

October 9, 2012

More than 200 manufacturing companies participated in first annual Manufacturing Day, which was intended to highlight importance of manufacturing to U.S. economy and showcase jobs available in manufacturing fields. Across USA, manufacturers opened their doors to public to host open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events. According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, "By opening up shopfloors around the country, we were able to show what manufacturing is all about." Read More

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BIO announces plenary sessions for BIO Investor Forum.

October 9, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 9-10, BIO Investor Forum focuses on investment strategies for early stage and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. Plenary sessions will include: It Takes a Village: The New Pharma-VC Model for Biotech Investing; Tried & True or Something New? Dissecting the New Corporate VC Model; and Forecasting 2013: Trick or Treat? In addition, Business Roundtables will take closer look at early stage financing and late stage exit strategies for private companies. Read More

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Q4 Economic Outlook Report shows decelerating growth.

October 9, 2012

According to quarterly update to 2012 Equipment Leasing and Finance U.S. Economic Outlook, projected growth in equipment and software investment for 2012 is 6.7%, down from 2011 growth rate of 11.0%. Growth slowed to annualized rate of 4.8% in Q2, down from 5.4% in Q1. Report finds that recent slowdown in durable goods shipments indicates that equipment investment continued to lose momentum in Q3, but should remain positive—albeit at decelerated pace compared to 2011—through rest of 2012. Read More

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Conference/Exhibition focuses on Indian electronics industry.

October 9, 2012

Hosted by IPC, inaugural National Conference on Electronics Design, Assembly, and Reliability (NCEDAR) will be held at Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India from December 4–6, 2012. This conference and exhibition, focusing on needs of Indian electronics manufacturing industry, will feature workshops targeting critical trends and technology, conference covering diverse technical topics, equipment presentations, keynote sessions, as well as contests and competitions. Read More

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Alliance to Continue Management of DOE's NREL.

October 9, 2012

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