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Experts Sought for Virtual TAG for revision of ISO/IEC Guide 51.

August 9, 2012

Joint Working Group (JWG) of ISO and IEC is revising ISO/IEC Guide 51, Safety aspects - Guidelines for their inclusion in standards. ANSI seeks U.S. experts to serve on U.S. Virtual Technical Advisory Group to JWG for revision of ISO/IEC Guide 51, which provides standards writers with guidelines for inclusion of safety aspects when developing and discussing standards. Also, ANSI is soliciting comments on second Committee Draft consultation on revision of ISO/IEC Guide 51. Read More

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BIO supports Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act.

August 8, 2012

BIO thanked Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for introducing the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2012, which provides renewable chemical and bio-based products access to tax credits that are available to other industries. According to Stabenow, these tax cuts are critical to the future of domestic bio-based companies. Legislation will help spur innovation, grow the economy and create jobs in America. Read More

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Industry/Economic Conference hosts fluid power industry leaders.

August 8, 2012

In Oak Brook, IL from August 20-22, 2012 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) will host record number of NFPA member companies, invited guests, and other fluid power-related industry professionals. Event will feature industry experts sharing analyses and hard data needed to stay focused in present and future economic environment. Regarding content, conference will examine industry economics, market forecasts, and technology breakthroughs. Read More

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Peter Borden Transitions based on AMT merger success.

August 8, 2012

AMT (Association For Manufacturing Technology) announced that Peter Borden, past President of AMTDA and current Strategic Integration Officer of AMT, will be leaving the association as of August 31, 2012. In comment, Borden said "It was my intention to stay and support the organization until all of our operations were successfully integrated." AMT president Douglas K. Woods expressed gratitude regarding Borden's leadership as well as his efforts regarding integration of AMT and AMTDA. Read More

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BIO Urges EPA and Congress to stay on course with RFS.

August 7, 2012

BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood has made his statement regarding letter sent by 156 Members of the House of Representatives to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, where they urged EPA to reduce federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). After saying "RFS is working" and "setting a clear path for U.S. energy security, reduced reliance on foreign oil, and a cleaner, healthier environment," Greenwood urged caution about "rushing to make long-term changes to this policy." Read More

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WirelessHART Networks exceed 8,000 at major manufacturing sites.

August 7, 2012

More than 8,000 WirelessHART® networks are installed in major manufacturing sites worldwide, signifying widespread acceptance of WirelessHART standard by process automation industry. WirelessHART standard supports self-organizing, full multi-hop and multi-path mesh topologies and requires no specialized tools or expert communication protocol settings for deployment. To protect network and data being transferred, technology employs 128-bit AES encryption, multi-tiered, always-on security. Read More

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BIO Thanks Senators for extending tax policy.

August 7, 2012

BIO thanked Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as well as Senate Finance Committee for including Cellulosic Biofuels Producer Tax Credit (PTC), Accelerated Depreciation Allowance for Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Property, algae biofuels addition in tax extenders package, and extending R/D tax credit for 2 years. In his statement, BIO's Jim Greenwood said "Advanced biofuel and renewable chemicals tax credits drive innovation while leveling the playing field for U.S. companies." Read More

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NEMA CEO appointed to serve on Federal Advisory Committee.

August 7, 2012

NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis was appointed to serve on Federal Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, which will advise Secretary of Commerce on development and administration of programs and policies to expand U.S. exports of goods, services, and technology in accordance with applicable U.S. regulations. This work will strongly support efforts to expand U.S. exports of goods and services and create economic opportunities for American businesses and American workers. Read More