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Conflict Minerals Training Program is available from AEM.

October 13, 2014

Conflict Minerals Training program helps OEMs and companies along supply chain comply with complex minerals-reporting rules mandated by U.S. Dodd-Frank Act. With content reviewed by Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and industry leaders, program features interactive exercise that guides participants through filling out Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. Training focuses on establishing due diligence reporting process within supply chain and importance of supply chain transparency. Read More

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CAS and Obiter Research form multi-year collaboration.

October 13, 2014

As part of multi-year collaboration with Obiter Research, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will provide SciFinder to Obiter research staff so that they may access accurate, comprehensive, and current chemical and related scientific information. Dr. William Boulanger of Obiter called SciFinder, "one of the most important tools we have." Christine McCue of CAS claimed Obiter's return "a testament to the unparalleled value of our databases and SciFinder." Read More

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Avon's Bryan Wayda to give talk on supply chain transformation.

October 13, 2014

In Norwalk, CT on October 22, Bryan Wayda, Avon's Vice President of Supply Chain for North America, will talk about transformation Avon is experiencing and complexities of business. Attendees will get to see Avon's best in class fulfillment distribution network and join Q&A following presentation. Wayda has been with Avon for over 12 years in various senior management positions and holds B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois as well as M.B.A. from DePaul University. Read More

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EPA to hold third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge.

October 10, 2014

During its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, EPA is engaging teams of college students to develop green infrastructure system designs to manage stormwater runoff, which pollutes streams, rivers, and lakes. Since 2012, more than 300 student teams have entered the competition. These teams, working with faculty advisors, develop green infrastructure project proposals for their campuses. Projects show how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the community and the environment. Read More

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IPC and TCMA Announce Keynote Speaker for Technical Conference.

October 10, 2014

Announced jointly by IPC and SMTA, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference (November 18–20, 2014) focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Technical Conference keynote speaker Mark McMeen, VP of Technology at STI Electronics, will present on funded research with U.S. Military & Defense that quantifies effects of flux residues and other contaminants remaining under component terminations. Read More

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Trucking Industry Leaders open MC&E grand exhibit hall.

October 10, 2014

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves, along with ATA's incoming chairman Duane Long and outgoing chairman Phil Byrd, opened Management Conference & Exhibition's (MC&E) grand exhibit hall, which features nearly 170 exhibitors. That number includes 20 companies exhibiting for first time. Long expressed awe over variety of technologies and services on display, while Byrd noted how MC&E exhibit hall floor catered to companies "looking for an edge."
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Tooling U-SME Recognizes 6 Schools for manufacturing training.

October 10, 2014

Tooling U-SME presented its Platinum Education Center (TUPEC) designation to 6 community and technical colleges: Atlantic Technical College (FL); Fayetteville (NC) Technical Community College; Greenfield (MA) Community College; Kellogg Community College (MI); Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (OK); and Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute of Mesa Community College (AZ). Award honors facilities that serve as manufacturing industry models regarding outstanding learning culture development. Read More

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ATA honors trucking executives for outstanding service.

October 10, 2014

During ATAs' annual Management Conference & Exhibition, 7 executives were honored for notable service to the industry. They include: Bob Farrell of Automobile Carriers Conference; Bob Sculley of New Hampshire Motor Transport Association; Dale Bennett of Virginia Trucking Association; Dave Huneryager of Tennessee Trucking Association; Larry Johnson of Nebraska Trucking Association; Curtis Whalen of Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference; and Louis Campion of Maryland Motor Truck Association. Read More