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SME Bestows Highest Honor to pioneer of general design theory.

June 27, 2012

SME's highest recognition, Honorary Membership, has been bestowed upon Hiroyuki Yoshikawa for his 50+ years of vision and commitment to manufacturing. Specifically, Yoshikawa was honored for his contributions in international academic, industrial, and government manufacturing engineering communities. Most notable was Yoshikawa's pioneering role in general design theory; many international experts in design engineering have since been using his theory to develop new applications. Read More

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Study quantifies economic contribution of non-profit inventions.

June 27, 2012

BIO released report on significant economic impact of university and non-profit institution patent licensing on U.S. economy. Study documents sizeable return that U.S. taxpayers receive on their investment through Bayh-Dole Act, which enables patenting and commercialization of federally funded university and non-profit institution research. Between 1996 and 2010, impact on U.S. gross industry output is as much as $836 billion and impact on U.S. GDP is as much as $388 billion. Read More

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AAMA Speaker notes positive trends for fenestration industry.

June 27, 2012

At AAMA 2012 Summer Conference in Oak Brook, IL, Keynote Speaker Michael Collins said bankruptcies and business closures dropped from 2008-2010, but inched up in 2011. Collins considers it positive sign that many companies are being purchased out of bankruptcy. Rises in household income and increases in power and energy construction are also positive trends, however, future homeowners still have trouble getting mortgages and commercial construction is often delayed due to lack of financing. Read More

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AEM Applauds Senate on clean Russia PNTR legislation.

June 27, 2012

AEM President Dennis Slater commended Senators Max Baucus, John Kerry, John Thune, and John McCain on their cooperation to advance efforts to approve Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status for Russia. Slater called it "vital that U.S. workers and manufacturers have the same opportunities as other countries to benefit from normal trade relations with the world's 11th largest economy." He continued, saying "Swift and bipartisan action" will benefit U.S. manufacturers. Read More

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Four AEM-Run Expositions named to Top U.S. Trade Shows list.

June 27, 2012

Compiled by Trade Show News Network (TSNN), Top U.S. Trade Shows list features all 4 AEM-run events that were held in North America during 2011 ranking period. CONEXPO-CON/AGG for construction industries took number one spot, and AG CONNECT Expo and Summit for agribusiness professionals made list in its second year. ICUEE-The Demo Expo for construction/utility ranked number four, and IFPE, focused on the fluid power/motion control/power transmission industry sectors, also made list. Read More

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DOE's NREL Joins Europe's DERlab as new member.

June 26, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been selected to be a member of nonprofit Association of European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories (DERlab). NREL was recognized for its research regarding integration of emerging energy technologies into new and existing electricity infrastructure. DERlab is international association of leading laboratories and research institutions in field of distributed energy resources equipment and systems. Read More

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AEM announces Statistics Outstanding Merit Award winners.

June 26, 2012

AEM has presented 93 member manufacturers with "Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards" for exemplary performance in AEM's data reporting programs. Their performance enhances association's ability to provide meaningful market information to member companies for business benchmarking and planning. Annual awards are based on data reporting timeliness, accuracy, consistency, and good corporate citizenship. Read More

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BIO International Convention showed record partnering activity.

June 26, 2012

Drawing 16,505 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries, 2012 BIO International Convention hosted record 25,291 partnering meetings and highlighted speakers who addressed critical global challenges as well as top issues in biotechnology. BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood noted that the majority of attendees had a positive outlook for the future of biotechnology. Greenwood also predicted effects from this week will help drive global biotechnology community and economic growth. Read More