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Inductee Nominations Are Open for AEM Hall of Fame.

June 25, 2012

Nominations are open for 2012 inductees into AEM Hall of Fame, which honors individuals whose inventions, ideas, and leadership contributed significantly to growth and strength of off-road equipment industry. Whether living or deceased, eligible nominees will be evaluated on innovation, industry contributions, leadership, corporate citizenship/social responsibility, and sustainability. Deadline is July 17, 2012, and each nomination must include supporting documentation. Read More

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EPA and Partners announce My Air, My Health Challenge.

June 25, 2012

To help researchers, communities, and doctors better understand connection between air quality and person's health, EPA, NIEHS, and Department of HHS Office of the Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced nationwide challenge called My Air, My Health. Responders to challenge will propose designs for sensors that can be worn or carried, and take into account known or plausible link between airborne pollutants and health measurements in certain individuals or communities. Read More

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HI Seeks Participants to review draft of vertical pump standard.

June 25, 2012

Hydraulic Institute (HI), under approval of ANSI, seeks qualified participants for review of newly completed standard for design and application of Rotodynamic (Vertical) Pumps. Standard aims to provide design and application information for vertical pumps for various services. Document includes information applicable to vertical diffuser and submersible motor deep well and short-set pumps driven by vertical electric motors or horizontal engines with right angle gears. Read More

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Industry Statistics reveal increasing demand for aluminum.

June 25, 2012

Preliminary estimates of total aluminum demand in U.S. and Canada for first quarter of 2012 totaled 5.8 million pounds, a 7.5% increase over first quarter of 2011. Compared to April 2011, net new orders of mill products reported by domestic producers increased 3.7%. Significant increase was seen in demand for semi-fabricated or mill products, which increased 7.9% over first quarter of 2011. In addition, domestic aluminum production increased slightly in April after slipping in January and February. Read More

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IREC to Recognize innovative renewable energy projects/programs.

June 25, 2012

Each year, IREC recognizes individuals and organizations that have implemented innovative projects during past year that promote and accelerate adoption of renewable energy technologies. In 2012, IREC will present awards in 4 categories: Clean Energy Workforce Development, K-12 Education and Training, Community Renewable Energy Projects, and State and Local Government Initiatives. Entries are due by June 29, 2012, and eligible programs or activities must have been initiated during 2011. Read More

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June 2012 Equipment Leasing Index shows decline in confidence.

June 25, 2012

Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry reflects overall market confidence of 48.5 in June, down from the May index of 59.2. Decline reflects growing concern over European debt crisis, U.S. unemployment, and regulatory and political uncertainty. In survey, 8.1% of executives expect improvement in business conditions over next 4 months, down from 17.1% in May. Industry executives differ on current and future outlook depending on market segment they represent. Read More

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NTSB Forum aims to improve general aviation search and rescue.

June 25, 2012

On July 17-18, 2012, NTSB will hold forum that will concentrate on examining regulations, policies, and procedures at Federal level and serve as platform to facilitate dialog between search organizations, technology manufacturers, and industry groups on issues currently impacting general aviation community. Forum will spend second day discussing emerging technologies and how they may shape future of general aviation search and rescue. Read More

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Industrial Biotech Companies receive Green Chemistry Awards.

June 22, 2012

BIO congratulated member companies Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. and Codexis, Inc. on receiving 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for pioneering advances in applying industrial biotechnology to manufacturing. Elevance Renewable Sciences received Small Business Award for producing high-performing, renewable specialty chemicals at advantageous costs, while Codexis received Greener Synthetic Pathways Award for efficient biocatalytic process to manufacture simvastatin. Read More