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PACK EXPO International sells out.

July 24, 2012

PACK EXPO International 2012 will be largest edition of the show since 2002, with record 1,800 plus exhibitors showing off latest in packaging and processing innovation across more than 1.1 million net sq ft of exhibit space. In addition to lounges dedicated to beverage, baking and snack, confectionery, and pharmaceutical industries, show will feature expertise from NCA, AICC, ISBT, and ISPE. Event will also see return of PACK EXPO Lecture Series with Dennis Miller and James Carville. Read More

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July 2012 MCI-EFI shows improving industry confidence.

July 24, 2012

July 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows overall market confidence at 51.5, up from June's 48.5. When asked to assess business conditions over next 4 months, 6.5% of executives expected improvement, 71% saw no change, and 22.6% predicted decline. Positive responses were up for questions concerning same time period for demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures, access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions, and employee hiring. Read More

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Author Paul Gipe to discuss renewable energy at TITANIUM 2012.

July 24, 2012

Author, advocate, and renewable energy industry analyst Paul Gipe will address TITANIUM 2012 and deliver "Renewable Revolution: How Renewable Energy is Remaking Electricity Generation." This presentation will profile countries that have established energy policies with goals to have large segment of electrical power generation come from renewable sources. Annual exhibition and conference helps delegates gain market intelligence and meet potential partners, customers, and vendors. Read More

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Web-Based Database makes energy technologies' costs transparent.

July 24, 2012

Transparent Cost Database (TCDB) app collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies and makes them available for utilities, policy makers, consumers, and academics. Technology cost and performance estimates can be used to benchmark company costs, model energy scenarios, and inform research and development decisions. Web interface lets user look at current estimates and future projections and filter data of interest. Read More

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US EPA Announces Clean Water Act agreement with Chattanooga, TN.

July 24, 2012

U.S. EPA, Department of Justice, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Office of the Tennessee Attorney General announced settlement with city of Chattanooga, TN. Civil penalty of $476,400 will be paid by Chattanooga, which will also make improvements to its sewer systems, estimated at $250 million, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Chattanooga also agreed to implement green infrastructure plan and perform $800,000 stream restoration project. Read More

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LIA provides laser safety training and resources.

July 24, 2012

Laser Institute of America offers complete line of online and classroom-based laser safety training courses based on ANSI Z136 standards for personnel in research, industrial, and medical laser facilities. Classroom-based courses include: Industrial Laser Safety Officer, Medical Laser Safety Officer, Laser Safety Officer, and Laser Safety with Hazard Analysis. To complement online training courses, Evaluator system provides reliable way to double-check laser safety calculations. Read More

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ASTM presents Award of Merit to Mark Granger.

July 24, 2012

Mark S. Granger, senior partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Boston, MA, has received Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities. Granger, who joined ASTM in 1994, has served as chairman of Subcommittee F08.15 on Ice Hockey since 2005. He has been a large contributor to standards for helmets and eye and face protective equipment for hockey players, and has organized mock trials highlighting issues related to use of ASTM standards in litigation. Read More

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SME awards gold, silver, and bronze status for chapter success.

July 23, 2012

SME announced winners of Annual Chapter Award Recognition, which were recognized for meeting standards of success set by SME's Chapter Enhancement Committee. Winners were awarded gold, silver, or bronze status based on 4 categories: advancement of manufacturing, merit, professional development, and communication to members and community. Requirements range from interaction with other chapters and community outreach to maintaining current websites and social media pages. Read More