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AMT and Deutsche Messe AG renew strategic partnership.

September 14, 2012

AMT announced extension of a strategic partnership with Deutsche Messe AG, which successfully delivered the first Industrial Automation North America event debuting at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Industrial Automation North America is Deutsche Messe’s first manufacturing event in the North American market and stems from a strategic alliance with AMT, the organizer of IMTS.
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BIO issues call for paper and panel submissions.

September 14, 2012

BIO invites leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and posters for the 2013 World Congress on Industrial Biotechology and Bioprocessing, June 16-19, 2013. Proposed papers and panels should address any in a range of topics, including biotechnology for climate change, advanced biofuels, energy from algae, microbial fuel cells, biopolymers, and renewable and chemical platforms, to name a few.  Read More

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Ray LaHood announces $9.6 million grant for Orlando Airport.

September 14, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $9.6 million grant to rehabilitate runway and taxiway and to purchase aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle for Orlando International Airport. Runway 18R/36L rehabilitation project will extend useful life of pavement and provide for realignment and rehabilitation of Taxiway A, which is needed to meet FAA design standards. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle will replace current vehicle, which is too expensive to maintain. Read More

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Ray LaHood announces grant for Portland-Hillsboro Airport.

September 14, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $6.9 million federal grant for runway and taxiway improvements at Portland-Hillsboro Airport. This grant from FAA Airport Improvement Program will fund replacement of 20 year old pavement on Runway 2/20, and will also include moving a runway threshold to provide pilots with better views of intersecting runway. Taxiway C that runs parallel to runway will also be reconstructed and moved further from runway to enhance safety. Read More

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FAA Announces Grant to improve safety at Kotzebue, AK airport.

September 13, 2012

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $15.5 million will enable Ralph Wien Memorial Airport in Kotzebue, Alaska to expand runway safety areas (RSAs). Specifically, project will entail improving RSAs at both ends of Runway 9/27, which is longer of said airport's 2 runways. Efforts involved include shifting 5,900 ft runway 200 ft to east, moving lagoon channel, removing portion of hill, and creating new sea wall to protect west end of runway. Read More

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Venice Municipal Airport receives $7.1 million grant.

September 13, 2012

Venice Municipal Airport in Venice, FL will receive $7.1 million dollar grant intended for runway repairs, runway safety area upgrades, and taxiway construction. Specifically, this grant will let airport reconstruct Runway 4/22 and allow for improvement of runway safety area to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. Taxiway project will provide recommended separation between runway and taxiway. Read More

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Online Training Course prepares international delegates for duty.

September 13, 2012

Free multimedia training course, U.S. Delegates to International Activities: Roles and Responsibilities, is available for those planning to serve as delegates at ISO or IEC technical committee, subcommittee, working group, and other international standardization meetings. Available on StandardsLearn.org, course outlines requirements for participants in international standardization meetings and offers advice on preparing for roles and responsibilities of meeting participants. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Orders slow in July, positive for year.

September 13, 2012

Based on reports by companies participating in USMTO program, U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $449.69 million in July 2012. This number is down 2.3% from June and 10.5% compared with July 2011. With year-to-date total of $3,132.23 million, 2012 is up 5.4% compared with 2011. AMT President Douglas K. Woods pointed out typical order slow down cycle for July/August and expected order activity to "come back strong" in months following IMTS, which has 90,000+ registrants. Read More