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ISA and ANSI to introduce financial risk document to Congress.

April 29, 2010

On May 7, Internet Security Alliance and ANSI will brief members of Congress and their staff on new publication, "The Financial Management of Cyber Risk: An Implementation Framework for CFOs." Briefing will begin with video presentation and role play depicting dynamics of typical executive reaction to cybersecurity attack. Presentation will then demonstrate how publication offers framework for preventing such attacks by developing enterprise-wide system of risk management. Read More

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Philadelphia FAA Controllers make next generation transition.

April 28, 2010

As part of FAA's plan to modernize national airspace system, controllers in Philadelphia area can use satellite-based system - Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) - to track and separate aircraft. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said operational benefits "extend as far as Washington, DC, and New York, which has some of the most congested airspace in the world." Use of ADS-B lends to increased efficiency and safety via 1 sec update rates and detailed information. Read More

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Sustainability Website presents new and searchable coverage.

April 28, 2010

FMA Communications Inc. announced www.greenmanufacturer.net, which offers sustainability coverage via updates, tweets, and blogs; real-time reports; webcasts; and interactive tools. According to Green Manufacturer magazine editor Kate Bachman, "Content will include current and archived articles...to expand our accessibility and to provide enhanced topic searchability." Green Manufacturer Network will also supply event announcements, conference registrations, and contact opportunities. Read More

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2010 BIO International Convention welcomed by IL representatives.

April 28, 2010

In previewing 2010 BIO International Convention and commenting on biotech and other emerging fields, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said Illinois "provide[s bioscience entrepreneurs with the right balance of highly skilled workers and essential capital, community and international access." Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley added "Chicago and Illinois...welcome the opportunity to showcase the depth and breadth of biotechnology in the Midwest to the international leaders of the industry." Read More

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National Labs Partner to help speed transition to energy efficiency.

April 28, 2010

Through US Department of Energy's (DOE) Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) initiative, commercial building owners and operators can tap expertise of national laboratories and private-sector technical experts to help save money and energy. In process of working through their projects with building researchers and technical experts, building owners/operators learn about replicable, cost-effective energy saving measures that can be applied across building portfolios. Read More

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ATA Supports Proposed Rule on speculative position limits.

April 28, 2010

ATA submitted public comments to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) supporting proposed rule on speculative position limits for certain energy contracts. Citing need for stronger limits, ATA noted excessive speculation causes distortion, higher prices, and increased volatility in oil markets while also contributing to job losses, reduced service, and industry losses. Comments also suggested index funds and other passive investors should be subject to position limits. Read More

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AEM names Raymond Bianchi as Exhibit Sales Director.

April 28, 2010

Raymond Bianchi will be leading AEM's multishow sales program, which includes CONEXPO-CON/AGG mega-exposition. Megan Tanel, AEM's VP of Exhibitions and Events says that Bianchi will attend AEM's Exhibitor Education Meeting, May 18-19, 2010, and will be available to meet one-on-one with exhibitors. Previously Show Director/General Manager at Dolomite Innovations, he is senior international executive experienced in sales and marketing, with focus on industrial, medical, and consumer products. Read More

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US EPA Awards Over $1 Million for environmental innovation.

April 28, 2010

More than $1 million in grants was awarded to 14 college teams that participated in Sixth Annual National Sustainable Design Expo. Winners of EPA People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) awards developed sustainable projects and ideas that protect environment, encourage economic growth, and use natural resources more efficiently. Each winner received up to $75,000 to further develop design, implement it in field, or move it to marketplace. Read More

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NEMA Becomes Sponsor of High-Performance Building Week.

April 28, 2010

NEMA is sponsoring High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition's High Performance Building Week, which takes place June 13-19 and highlights importance of high-performance buildings. Activities will include site visits to NIST laboratories, congressional briefings, and reception honoring high performance building goals achievements. As NEMA President and CEO, Evan R. Gaddis said "this is critically important as energy and climate legislation is being considered." Read More

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NEMA endorses DoE collaboration with IDB.

April 28, 2010

In significant move to facilitate implementation of projects, policy reform, and knowledge dissemination across Americas, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Inter-American Development Bank President, Luis Alberto Moreno to help launch Energy Innovation Center. EIC will promote innovation and cutting edge technology for energy sector, serve as regional hub for energy knowledge exchange, and translate energy sector ideas into projects. Read More

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Energy Efficiency Projects concentrate on commercial buildings.

April 28, 2010

US Department of Energy announced support for energy-saving commercial building projects in United States. With money from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE's national laboratories will select and fund technical experts to provide technical guidance to commercial building owners and operators. Commercial Building Partnerships initiative will foster collaborative relationships among commercial building owners/operators, researchers, and technical experts. Read More

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International Teams collaborate on renewable energy technology.

April 28, 2010

Research collaboration agreement, signed between US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Tenerrdis, will promote joint effort towards solar energy, smart grid, and battery technology research. Aiming to increase deployment and reduce costs of renewable energy, memorandum of understanding (MOU) details cooperation in terms of exchange of expertise, participation in joint projects and research, as well as mutual support in technology transfer. Read More

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ASHRAE Supports Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010.

April 28, 2010

Introduced on Earth Day, Federal Building Personnel Training Act of 2010 will provide training for Federal building personnel regarding areas of building operations and maintenance, energy management, safety, and design functions. ASHRAE president Gordon Holness called this piece of important legislation "an example for the rest of the nation." Doug Read, ASHRAE program director of government affairs, noted ASHRAE played critical role in drafting this bipartisan legislation. Read More

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ASA Warehouse Operations Seminar met with success in 3 locations.

April 28, 2010

American Supplpy Association Education Foundation's Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations certificate course, offered via one-day seminars, took place in Findlay, Ohio; Bloomington, MN; and Downers Grove, IL. Addressing frequently mentioned issues, Jason Bader of The Distribution Team, Inc. led groups through program of instruction, discussions, and exercises that summarized highlights of 9-chapter course. Participants came away optimistic about taking operations to next level. Read More

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Papers invited for ASTM sealants and adhesives symposium.

April 28, 2010

Scheduled for June 16-17, 2011, Fourth Symposium on Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives will gather and disseminate latest information on all aspects of durability testing, assessment, and specifications. Scope of symposium covers all building envelope, interior building, construction, and civil engineering applications. Interested presenters must submit 250-300 word abstract by Aug. 15, 2010. Read More

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SME announces format change for Canadian Manufacturing Week.

April 28, 2010

Canadian Manufacturing Week 2010, October 5-7, will take place at Toronto Congress Centre. Event will feature three-zoned format that groups latest manufacturing technologies and solutions into Weld Expo Canada, The Advanced Manufacturing Zone, and The Physical Asset Management Zone. Changes in event are based on results of February SME survey of 552 Canadian manufacturers, which indicated that 70% see businesses increasing in next 12-18 months. Read More

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IPC Workshops to highlight updates to key standards.

April 28, 2010

IPC will hold The Impact of Updates to J-STD-001 on May 17 in Irvine, CA; May 19 in San Jose, CA; October 12 in Boston; and October 14 in Toronto, each to be followed by full-day sessions covering changes to IPC-A-610. The Impact of Updates to IPC-A-600 and IPC-6012 will be held June 8 in Irvine, CA; and June 10 in San Jose. IPC will also host workshops Lean in the Electronics Industry: Applying Theory to Practice and Lead-Free Assembly for High Yields and Reliability. Read More

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PMA releases Business Conditions Report for April 2010.

April 27, 2010

According to April 2010 PMA Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during next 3 months. Report shows that 45% of participants expect improvement in economic activity during next 3 months, while 45% predict that activity will remain unchanged. Companies also forecast continued positive momentum in incoming orders, and 61% of participants report that shipping levels are above levels of 3 months ago. Read More

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ATA names Tom Hendricks as VP of Operations and Safety.

April 27, 2010

ATA announced Captain Tom Hendricks will be joining association as VP of Operations and Safety, effective June 1. Hendricks will assume all leadership responsibilities for U.S. airline industry's operations, safety, engineering, and air traffic functions. "It is an exciting time for the industry, particularly with significant structural changes to our aviation systems on the horizon," said Hendricks, who was previously employed as director of line operations for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta. Read More

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AMCA Region Meeting addresses Ecodesign Regulation for Fans.

April 27, 2010

During annual business meeting for AMCA's European Region Members, there was a presentation given by Mr. Guido de Wilt, and Mr. Martijn van Elburg of the European Commission DG Energy and Transport on "Impending Ecodesign Regulation for Fans." Highlights of presentation included Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, Energy Labeling Directive 92/75/EEC, Energy Star program for office equipment, Ecolabel Regulation (EC) No 1980/2000, and Energy performance of Buildings Directive 2002/91/EC. Read More