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ASABE Revises combine and grain harvesting terminology standard.

September 18, 2014

Revision initiated by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) to ANSI/ASAE S343.3, Terminology for Combines and Grain Harvesting, aims to align terminology with currently used practices. Last updated in 1990, standard contains terminology pertinent to grain combine design and performance. Overall, standard helps improve communication among engineers and researchers and provides basis for comparative listing of machine specifications. Read More

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Cellulosic Biofuel Production Teleconference to discuss progress.

September 17, 2014

"Advanced Biofuels and the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard" teleconference, taking place September 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET, will feature advanced and cellulosic biofuel producers highlighting visible progress made in commercializing new technology in 2014. Those scheduled to appear include Brent Erickson (BIO), Steve Hartig (POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC), Christopher G. Standlee (Abengoa Bioenergy), and Vonnie Estes (GranBio). Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against American Eagle Airlines.

September 17, 2014

FAA proposes $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines, Inc. for failing to follow approved aircraft de-icing procedures for certain flights out of Sioux Falls, SD. Allegedly on 6 days in November and December 2013, contractor Worldwide Flight Services let 5 employees, who did not have proper training or qualifications either, apply de-icing fluid on 12 aircraft operated by American Eagle. FAA alleges airline operated airplanes on passenger flights after said application. Read More

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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