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FAA AIP Grant helps extend Fort Worth Alliance Airport runways.

September 11, 2012

As announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, $10 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant has been offered as part of multi-year project to extend runways at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Grant will pay for continued work to extend each of Alliance's 2 runways to 11,000 ft. Expected to be completed in 2016, this project has been underway for several years and involves relocating nearby state highway and railroad. Read More

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ITA Announces Dates and Location for TITANIUM EUROPE 2013.

September 11, 2012

International Titanium Association (ITA) will organize and host TITANIUM EUROPE 2013 Conference and Expo, which will take place March 5-7, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. While providing insights into European titanium industry, event will also serve as networking venue for business executives. According to ITA president Michael Metz, this European forum is expected to "attract producers, distributors, designers and fabricators from all parts of the world." Read More

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NEMA Implores 2012 Candidates to save energy and lives.

September 11, 2012

In its public statement to 2012 Presidential and Congressional candidates, NEMA outlined proposals for secure, energy-efficient, and healthy future. Topics included creating policies that incentivize utilities to invest in Smart Grid technologies and energy storage; broadening FERC transmission siting authority; promoting high performance buildings with ESPCs and tax incentives; and protecting access to medical imaging through policies that improve health, save lives, and lower costs. Read More

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EPA Awards aid USA's small drinking water, wastewater systems.

September 11, 2012

U.S. EPA awarded nearly $15 million in funding to provide training and technical assistance to small drinking water and wastewater systems, those serving fewer than 10,000 people, as well as private well owners. Promoting sustainability while supporting EPA's mission to protect public health and environment, funding will help provide tools needed to improve small system operations and management practices. Largest award, nearly $7 million, went to National Rural Water Association. Read More

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ANSI-IREC Program issues first 3 accreditations.

September 11, 2012

ANSI, coordinator of U.S. voluntary standardization system, and Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced 3 certificate-awarding entities have been accredited under ANSI-IREC pilot accreditation program for personnel training/education programs within energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. ANSI-IREC accreditation was awarded to CA-based CalCERTS, NC-based CleanTech Education, and WI-based Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Read More

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Top 10 USA Transportation Projects compete for national awards.

September 10, 2012

Along with AAA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AASHTO announced top 10 finalists in 2012 America's Transportation Awards competition. Projects by CA, FL, IA, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, NV, and VA state transportation departments are competing for America's Transportation Awards' Grand Prize as well as People's Choice Award. Latter will be decided via popular vote of general public during period of September 10 through October 19. Individuals may vote up to 10 times per day for projects. Read More

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Presenting Companies Announced for 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum.

September 10, 2012

BIO announced private and public companies that will be presenting at 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum, which will take place October 9-10, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. Companies were chosen via competitive screening process with input from BIO and event's advisory committee. With focus on venture-stage growth and emerging public companies as well as those poised to join growth watch list in 2013, international investor forum explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. Read More

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Twelve Organizations vie for 2012 Baldrige Award.

September 10, 2012

Twelve organizations have reached next step on road to silver anniversary Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest recognition for organizational performance excellence. Baldrige Panel of Judges has selected 1 organization in manufacturing category, 1 in service, 2 in small business, 1 in education, 5 in health care, and 2 in nonprofit for final review. Teams of experts will now make site visits to clarify questions and verify information submitted in applications. Read More