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BSA 2010 Attendees assessed industry's past, present, future.

May 12, 2010

Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2010 Annual Convention, which took place May 1-4, invited attendees to examine 44 years of leadership and look ahead to new opportunities and markets. With attendance surpassing 2009 numbers, event paired industry expertise in business program built on experience and participation of top-level bearing executives with industry networking opportunities. Series of panel discussions also examined past industry lessons as means for mapping out future. Read More

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Robert Klein receives 2010 Biotech Humanitarian Award.

May 12, 2010

BIO announced that Robert Klein, Chairman of the Governing Board for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, has been selected as Honoree for 2010 Biotech Humanitarian Award. Mr. Klein was chosen for his leadership and support of California Proposition 71 Committee, which united many disparate voices to advocate for passage of "California Stem Cell Research and Cures" ballot initiative in November 2004, and reignited languishing stem cell research with $3 billion over 10 years. Read More

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NAM Official reports on April 2010 employment numbers.

May 12, 2010

In comment on April employment numbers at shopfloor.org, NAM Chief Economist Dave Huether said Labor Department employment report showed 290,000 jobs were added in April, which is fastest monthly gain in 4 yr. Manufacturing employment increased for fourth consecutive month, with 19 of 21 major industries adding jobs. Half of increase was in food products, machinery, and fabricated metals industries. Simultaneous increase in both employment and unemployment rate was also reported. Read More

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GAWDA Online Journal discusses hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

May 12, 2010

GAWDA's Welding & Gases Today features article, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which says best way for gas distributors to capitalize on hyperbaric therapy is to understand more about what it is and how it works. Doug Morton of Eleet Cryogenics suggests that distributors can find opportunities for business by getting involved with hyperbaric-related medical associations and companies that manufacture chambers. Therapy is used by hospitals/healthcare providers as well as sports trainers. Read More

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MHEDA Journal explains winning mentality for executives.

May 12, 2010

Second Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal features article, Breaking Through The Monkey Traps, by Peter McLaughlin, which teaches executives how to think creatively to develop lasting winning streak mentality. McLaughlin, keynote speaker at 2010 MHEDA Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase in Marco Island, FL, identifies 5 traits people and teams that go on winning streaks have, which include confidence, energy, creativity, communication, and action. Read More

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AIA President and CEO remarks on Senate Aerospace Caucus.

May 12, 2010

Marion C. Blakey said Senate Aerospace Caucus provides important forum for senators, their staff, and representatives from aerospace industry. Specifically, it provides opportunity to discuss issues that impact national defense, civil aviation, and space sectors. Blakey also extended her appreciation towards leadership of the co-chairs and expressed her eagerness towards working with caucus members to help shape discussion on future for aerospace and defense industry. Read More

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Manufacturers Hail Passage of Home Star Energy Retrofit Act.

May 12, 2010

In regards to H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act, NAM President John Engler said "Manufacturers applaud members of the House of Representatives who voted for [its passage." Engler commented further, saying this legislation will spur consumer demand for energy-efficient products and building materials via rebates. Also according to Engler, Home Star will create needed jobs in manufacturing, distribution, and sale of energy-efficient products. Read More

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Communities urge protection of precious source waters.

May 12, 2010

As Drinking Water Week 2010 concludes, AWWA joins water professionals across North America in encouraging protection of precious source waters. To help protect against contamination, AWWA suggests not overusing pesticides or fertilizers, disposing of used motor oil properly, using detergents that are phosphate-free, and properly disposing of prescription medications and other products that are too often flushed down the toilet. Read More

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EPA reaches settlement in Chesapeake Bay lawsuit .

May 12, 2010

U.S. EPA reached settlement with Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 4 former Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. elected officials, and organizations representing watermen and sports fishermen in resolving lawsuit filed in January 2009 claiming that EPA had failed to take adequate measures to protect and restore Chesapeake Bay. By December 31, 2010, EPA will establish Chesapeake Bay TMDL, a tool of the federal Clean Water Act, which sets strict pollution diet to restore bay and its tributaries. Read More

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Biomass Terminology and Definition Standard. are being expanded by ASABE.

May 11, 2010

Project initiated by ASABE intends to revise standard on biomass terminology and definitions to include additional terms and definitions. This applies specifically to ANSI/ASABE S593, Terminology and Definitions for Biomass Production, Harvesting and Collection, Storage, Processing, Conversion and Utilization, which was originally developed 5 years ago to provide uniform terminology and definitions in general area of biomass production and utilization. Read More

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ATA President's Award Winner donates grant money to ATRI.

May 11, 2010

Dale Hannington, Former President of the Maine Motor Transport Association, received ATA 2009 President's Award, which is sponsored by J.J. Keller and Associates. Mr. Hannington donated $10,000 grant money to American Transportation Research Institute, which is trucking industry's 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation's essential role in maintaining safe, secure, and efficient transportation system. Read More

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BlueStar Announced as Diamond Sponsor for AIM Expo 2010.

May 11, 2010

Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) announced that BlueStar will be Diamond sponsor for AIM Expo, which takes place November 1-3 in Chicago, IL. In addition to supporting overall event, BlueStar will host Reseller Brunch. According to Evanhoe and Associates President and AIM Expo chairman Chuck Evanhoe, BlueStar's "commitment to bringing back the auto ID and mobile IT industry show is evident in their support of all aspects of the planning and execution." Read More

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Innovative Green Business Events launched nationwide.

May 11, 2010

Environmental Defense Fund, in partnership with DIG IN, Greenbiz.com, Net Impact, Sony, and Ashoka, is coordinating series of Solutions Labs providing industry with opportunity to explore next generation of business sustainability - one that balances profit growth with environmental concerns. At one-day, interactive events, participants help craft agenda themselves and spend day actively brainstorming ideas for accelerating green innovation while sharing best practices. Read More

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Die Casting Industry Companies honored for operational safety.

May 11, 2010

At Industry Awards Banquet on March 23 during CastExpo'10, winners of NADCA's annual Safety Award Program were recognized for having exceeded or met industry criteria to operate safe working environment for their employees. Perfect Award recognized facilities that operated all of 2009 without one reportable injury or illness, and Outstanding Award honored operations whose reportable injury or illness level was below national average of 7% for all manufacturing. Read More

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IEEE Accelerated Stress Testing Committee to hold meeting in October.

May 11, 2010

IEEE's technical committee on Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) has issued call for presentations for its 15th Annual ASTR Workshop, to be held October 6-8, 2010. Themed Bridging the Gap from Laboratory to Field, workshop will provide forum to share ideas on limiting and eliminating product field failures. Focus will be on finding design weaknesses and improving strategies to screen defects/weaknesses in electronic, optoelectronic, photonic, and electro-mechanical hardware. Read More

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MetalForming Magazine names publisher.

May 11, 2010

PMA Services, Inc., publisher of MetalForming magazine, announces hiring of Andy Flando as Publisher. Andy is a 15-year marketing/publishing professional with management experience in trade and consumer publications. He will have primary responsibility for directing MetalForming's advertising sales and marketing efforts, and developing customer relationships. Previously, Andy was Associate Publisher of Cleveland magazine and Publisher of Pulse Magazine, both published by Great Lakes Publishing. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Report indicates 33.7% rise in consumption.

May 11, 2010

According to American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), March US manufacturing technology consumption totaled $258.00 million. This total, reported by companies participating in USMTC program, is up 58.1% from February and 49.5% from March 2009. With year-to-date total of $548.53 million, 2010 is up 33.7%. AMTDA president Peter Borden said that the March increase provides further evidence of accelerating economic recovery. Read More

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BSA elects 2010-2011 officers and directors.

May 11, 2010

At its 2010 Annual Convention, BSA elected Ellen Holladay of Motion Industries, Inc. as President, James Webster of DXP Enterprises as 1st Vice President, Jack Simpson of Applied Industrial Technologies as Treasurer, and Eduardo Bichara of Baleromex S.A. de C.V. as Chairman of the Board. In addition to new officers for 2010-2011, BSA also elected the following Directors: Tom Armold, Rex Davis, Jim Fitzpatrick, Tim Breen, Craig Gipson, and Doug Savage. Read More

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Taiwan LCD Industry Sales more than doubled in first quarter.

May 10, 2010

Taiwan's LCD revenues surged 125% to NT$273 billion from NT$121 billion in same period 1 year ago as consumers started buying more TVs that use large flat panel displays. According to report by market research firm iSuppli, global revenue from shipments of large LCD panels used in TVs is set to rise by 40% to US$49.2 billion in 2010 from US$35.2 billion in 2009. Revenue growth will be driven by rising demand, shift to larger sized displays, and accelerating sales of higher value panels. Read More

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TETDC reports 53% rise in Taiwan PC sales in Q1 2010.

May 10, 2010

Sales revenues for Taiwan PC companies have rebounded by 53% over Q1 2009, based on revenue statements that companies file to Taiwan stock exchange authorities each month. Taiwan External Trade Development Council said that Asustek Computer, which owns ASUS brand, led Acer, Inc. and MSI in sales growth, with 85% jump in revenues, while contract manufacturer Compal had 98% jump in sales growth. Taiwanese companies make nearly ¾ of world's PCs and about ½ of world's LCDs. Read More