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BIO Announces Sessions, Participants for 2014 BIO Investor Forum.

September 17, 2014

As announced by BIO, 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum will feature program full of plenary sessions, therapeutic sessions, and business roundtables. This international investor conference, which explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences, will take place October 7–8, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, "a leading group of biotechnology executives, analysts and investors" will be responsible for panel sessions. Read More

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AMT Names CCPIT Machinery as exclusive IMTS sales agent in China.

September 17, 2014

AMT appointed China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Machinery Sub-Council as exclusive sales agent of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show to Chinese companies, beginning on October 14, 2015, for IMTS 2016. This will consolidate displays from Chinese companies into one area at IMTS and create one point of contact for them to simplify trade show process. IMTS sales for this project will be coordinated through CCPIT Machinery in Beijing, China. Read More

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NTSB Releases Agenda for flight data and locator forum.

September 17, 2014

NTSB released preliminary agenda for flight data recorder and aircraft locator technology forum. To be held in Washington, D.C. on October 7, Emerging Flight Data and Locator Technology will focus on highlighting currently effective technologies, exploring technologies in development, and determining what policy/industry/technological impediments need to be addressed. Forum panelists will include those with expertise in development, implementation, and deployment of such technologies. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalties for Hazardous Materials violations.

September 17, 2014

FAA proposes civil penalties ranging from $54,000 to $65,000 against 3 companies – Allied Technology, Linvin LLC, FedEx Corp – for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. In each case, allegations comprise shipment of packages that were not declared to contain hazardous materials. Said materials offered were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, or in proper condition for shipment under Hazardous Materials Regulations. Read More

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FABTECH Expo to Raise Funds for veteran charity organization.

September 17, 2014

FABTECH launched 2014 FABTECH Expo Cares campaign in connection with FABTECH 2014 Expo in Atlanta. Charitable fundraising effort aims to benefit U.S. military veterans and assist them in obtaining jobs within manufacturing sector. Specifically, this campaign seeks to raise funds in support of Workshops for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans in manufacturing careers. FABTECH 2014 will take place in Georgia on November 11–13. Read More

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Fluensulfone Offers Alternative to restricted-use soil fumigants.

September 17, 2014

U.S. EPA is registering new active ingredient, fluensulfone, which consists of non-fumigant nematicide that provides lower-risk chemical control of nematodes than methyl bromide and other Restricted Use soil fumigants. Intended for pre-plant, bare-soil application on fruiting vegetables and cucurbits, fluensulfone meets applicable safety requirements. With its evaluation, EPA confirms that fluensulfone, when used in accordance with newly approved label, meets safety requirements. Read More

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Tooling U-SME releases Manufacturing Insights Report.

September 16, 2014

According to Tooling U-SME’s Manufacturing Insights Report: Winning Practices of World-Class Companies, conducted by MPI Group, world-class companies are outperforming others in large part because they manage and train differently. One of the main findings of report is that there are dramatic "execution gaps" between high executive awareness of the importance of continuous improvement, workforce development, and production planning for new products – and low support for their implementation. Read More

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NEMA Standard addresses high wattage HID lamps.

September 16, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA LSD 28-2014 Minimizing the Potential of Base Arcing Between Certain Wattage HID Lamps and Lampholders. Standard educates end users of high wattage HID lamps about lamp-bases and lampholders and recommends best practices for selection and maintenance. NEMA LSD 28-2014 may be downloaded at no cost on NEMA website. Read More