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US, EU CEOs unite behind ICAO global environmental framework.

July 11, 2012

Industry leaders from Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and AIA exchanged views on various topics, ranging from CO2 certification and biofuels to EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). While acknowledging industry challenges "both home and abroad," Chairman of the Board of Governors of AIA David Hess called this meeting "productive and necessary. He continued, saying "A global problem requires a global solution for a global industry." Read More

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North Carolina Leaders call for action on budget sequestration.

July 11, 2012

Leaders of North Carolina's aerospace and defense community wrote to North Carolina's congressional delegation, urging quick action on legislation to repeal $500 billion in program cuts, which could cost N.C. 11,000 jobs. Governor Bev Perdue stated that sequestration cuts are a threat to the nation and the state. According to AIA president and CEO Marion Blakey, budget decisions need to be based on strategy and priorities, not one-size-ruins-all approach of sequestration. Read More

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Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuga to deliver keynote at 2013 International CES.

July 10, 2012

Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuga, incoming president of Panasonic Corporation, will deliver opening keynote address at 2013 International CESĀ®. Prior to taking on this leadership role for Panasonic, Mr. Tsuga was president of AVC Networks Company, the internal arm responsible for Panasonic's audiovisual and IT equipment business. Under Tsuga's direction, Panasonic is looking to achieve its goal of becoming the electronics industry leader in green innovation by its 100th anniversary in 2018. Read More

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SME Event demonstrates strength of U.S. manufacturing.

July 10, 2012

Mfg4 - Manufacturing 4 the Future exposition and conference provides evidence that U.S. manufacturing is strong, especially in growth areas of aerospace, defense, medical, and energy manufacturing. Attendees were exposed to technologies and applications from nearly 300 exhibitors, including more than 180 new products. Exhibited technologies included lean manufacturing, CNC controls, automated manufacturing and assembly, 3D imaging, cutting tools, micromanufacturing, and nanotechnology. Read More

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2013 CES features expanded IAWTV Awards.

July 10, 2012

Consumer Electronics Association announced it will partner with International Academy of Web Television on expanded awards program. The 2013 International CESĀ® will be host to 2013 IAWTV Awards show on January 8. The IAWTV Awards, voted on by membership of IAWTV, honors and promotes excellence in web television. It is the only show for the creators, by the creators and whose proceeds support education and promotion of global online video industry. Read More

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PMMI and AICC Partner for paper packaging showcase at PACK EXPO.

July 10, 2012

Taking place in Chicago, IL from October 28-31, PACK EXPO International 2012 will feature Association of Independent Corrugated Convertors (AICC) Pavilion designed to give AICC members opportunity to focus attention on capabilities of corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box packaging while also exhibiting individually. In comment, PMMI chairman and CEO Charles D. Yuska said AICC Pavillion will function as display and hub for buyers considering various paper packaging formats. Read More

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USGBC's Consensus Effort questioned by ASC at GSA review.

July 10, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) questioned U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) commitment to consensus-based approach in development of LEED rating system. Consequently, ASC urged U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to not recommend the system as green certification standard for Federal Government at Agency listening session. Mark Collatz of ASC specifically pointed out USGBC's "random approach to making revisions" and its lack of commitment to openness and due process. Read More

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NAM urges swift passage of transportation bill.

July 10, 2012

According to statement by NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, investment and updates to nation's transportation infrastructure are absolutely essential to manufacturers' ability to compete and create jobs. NAM thanks House and Senate leadership for reaching agreement that ensures funding for 2 years. Transportation agreement will help maintain competitiveness of all manufacturers, put thousands of Americans back to work, and commit needed resources to roads, bridges, and transit systems. Read More