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Papers invited for Performance of Protective Clothing symposium.

May 13, 2010

Papers are invited for Ninth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Emerging Issues and Technologies, to be held June 16-17, 2011. Symposium objectives are to showcase research and advances in personal protective technology; define existing and emerging challenges in development and use of PPE; promote information sharing between researchers, manufacturers, users, and government entities; and ascertain areas where new or revised standards are needed. Read More

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EPA Supports Small Business environmental technology development.

May 13, 2010

US EPA awarded nearly $2.5 million to 11 companies, supporting their work in 8 key environmental areas: monitoring and control of air emissions, biofuels, green buildings, drinking water monitoring, hazardous waste monitoring, water infrastructure, homeland security, nanotechnology, and innovation in manufacturing. Last year, companies received "proof of concept" awards from EPA and will use additional funds announced today to move their technologies towards commercialization. Read More

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EPA announces Federal initiative to restore Chesapeake Bay.

May 13, 2010

Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed was developed under executive order of President Obama in May 2009. It includes using rigorous regulations to restore clean water, implementing new conservation practices on 4 million acres of farms, conserving 2 million acres of undeveloped land, and rebuilding oysters in 20 tributaries. Also, USDA will provide farmers/forest owners with resources to prevent soil erosion and keep nitrogen/phosphorous out of waterways. Read More

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FMA wins public relations award for jobs campaign.

May 13, 2010

Public relations program created and conducted by FMA and its PR firm L.C. Williams and Assoc. has captured 2010 Golden Trumpet Award from Publicity Club of Chicago. Addressing shortage of skilled workers, program supports mission of FMA's Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation, which introduces young people to careers in trades. Campaign won in issues management category, which honors programs that educate target audiences about key issues or present a position on topics of public concern. Read More

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AAMA encourages Congress to approve delay on EPA's Lead Rule.

May 12, 2010

AAMA and its members continue voicing support to delay implementation of EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Although new rule took effect on April 22, government leaders are reviewing legislation, introduced on April 29, that would postpone implementation until accreditation classes are held for period of at least one year. Concurrently, AAMA has advocated for congressional support of remodeling programs that encourage energy-efficient improvements, such as HOME STAR. Read More

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GAWDA Magazine highlights training opportunities.

May 12, 2010

To keep young executives in gases and welding industry informed as to available training options, Spring Training For Young Executives highlights 3 of GAWDA's most helpful training options and also gives advice on how to maximize benefits of said opportunities. Article specifically examines live events that offer training and networking opportunities, Safety Organizer downloadable newsletter, GAWDA publications, and peer-based Young Executives program. Read More

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Material Handling Magazine highlights Peter McLaughlin.

May 12, 2010

As part of its continued effort to provide young professionals in material handling industry with best practices information that will help them optimize performance and maximize their careers, May issue of MHEDA Edge features article from noted speaker and business expert Peter McLaughlin. The article, entitled "How To Foster A 'Winning Streak' Mentality," teaches young managers ways to produce thriving, results-driven work environment. Read More

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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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NASA and EPA extend environmental collaborations.

May 12, 2010

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed Memorandum of Agreement to promote and continue collaboration between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences applications. Both agencies have been involved in projects and activities for many years, addressing climate change, air quality, and water. Re-invigorated partnership focuses on science leadership to motivate continued exploration, innovation, and protection of the planet. Read More

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NASA Funds Initiative that aids students seeking internships.

May 12, 2010

One Stop Shopping Initiative aims to ensure students who want to apply for NASA internship/fellowship can access all NASA opportunities via one website. Awarded by NASA to 5 organizations, cooperative agreements were made in hopes of attracting students to NASA opportunities and providing completely navigable process. Awards will fund NASA-wide recruitment, application, selection, placement, and career development system to engage students in research, education, and exploration. 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