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NAM President urges House to reconsider financial legislation.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
October 1, 2008 To avoid massive financial crisis, elected officials must lead and protect national interests. This legislation, while not perfect, will enable Treasury to stabilize global financial markets and restore confidence in U.S. financial system. NAM strongly urges Members of Congress of both parties to reconsider their "no" votes on this important legislation. Further delay will only foster uncertainty and do greater damage to financial markets.
ASHRAE to hold 2009 Winter Conference in Chicago.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers    Atlanta, GA 30329
October 1, 2008 With theme of Sustainable Urban Design: Engineering Tomorrow... Today, 2009 Winter Conference will take place Jan 25-28 at Palmer House Hilton. More than 200 Professional Development Hour credits will be available through technical program. Free public session will address how industry is building on its efforts to increase energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality of building. Sustainability will also be highlighted in technical tours of facilities.
AWWA hosts exposition for water quality professionals.
American Water Works Association    Denver, CO 80235
October 1, 2008 Scheduled for Nov 16-20, 2008, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition will provide engineers, water quality specialists, distributors, and managers with access to most current technological, regulatory, and research practices needed to keep drinking water safe. In addition to technical sessions/tours, exhibits, professional sessions, and networking opportunities, 5-day event will offer hands-on workshops and special topic sessions on water quality research, protection, and security.
IPC releases PCB industry results for August 2008.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
September 30, 2008 According to IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments are up 2.5% and bookings are down 14.9% in August 2008 from August 2007, while book-to-bill ratio for North American rigid PCB industry moved up slightly to 0.95. Compared to August 2007, flexible circuit shipments are up 18.9% and bookings are down 24.3%. North American flexible circuit book-to-bill ratio in August 2008 fell to 0.90.
ELFA supports Federal Economic Rescue Act of 2008.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association    Washington, DC 20006
September 30, 2008 ELFA commends House and Senate for bipartisan leadership in crafting tentative agreement on Federal Economic Rescue Act of 2008, which should help alleviate acute absence of liquidity in credit and capital markets and forestall additional economic dislocation. Agreement contains taxpayer protection provisions and will hopefully put economy on path of sustained growth and robust capital markets. ELFA urges Congress to enact agreement so that it can be implemented quickly and successfully.
BIO says AARP drug price survey overlooks critical factors.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
September 30, 2008 According to BIO, report issued by AARP on price trends for specialty drugs ignores many factors that counter and mitigate price trends mentioned in analysis. AARP survey centers on subset of drugs available to Medicare beneficiaries and does not take into account discounts, rebates, and other negotiated prices that evidence suggests are passed on to Medicare beneficiaries in form of lower premiums, copayments, and deductibles in Medicare Part D program.
NAM urges Congress to enact financial crisis agreement.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
September 30, 2008 By moving quickly and enacting agreement addressing nation's financial crisis, Congress will send positive signal to world's financial markets and help restore confidence in U.S. economic system. NAM member companies are increasingly concerned about potential for long-term damage that will result if federal government fails to act decisively. If crisis in credit markets spreads, it will limit manufacturers' ability to raise capital and day-to-day operations will be curtailed.
Robot Safety Conference heads to Indianapolis.
Robotic Industries Association    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
September 30, 2008 With theme of "What's Next in Robot Safety", conference will include sessions such as Updating Safety Standards, Selecting Safeguards, Introduction to Safety Controls, and Next Generation Robots. Pre- and post-conference workshops accompany main conference, which features 2 full days of presentations and updates on robot safety and standards, successful robot applications, latest developments and future trends, and information important to everyone associated with industrial safety.
NAM applauds legislation to fight counterfeiting and piracy.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
September 30, 2008 Passed by Senate, "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008" will keep dangerous pharmaceutical, automobile parts, and other counterfeit products off store shelves, saving lives and helping protect thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs. Under legislation, increased resources will be dedicated through Justice Department in support of efforts to crack down on IP theft, including much needed support to state and local law enforcement.
AWWA supports Total Coliform Rule Agreement in Principle.
American Water Works Association    Denver, CO 80235
September 30, 2008 AWWA applauded signing of Total Coliform Rule Agreement in Principle, which works to improve public health protection and distribution system water quality, and determines best research, data collection, and risk management strategies to identify and address contaminant occurrences and any public health risks. Revision process created new treatment techniques, assessment triggers, response actions, and violations, and revised type and frequency of testing that water systems must undertake.
PMA releases Business Conditions Report for Sept 2008.
Precision Metalforming Association    Independence, OH 44130
September 30, 2008 According to Sept 2008 PMA Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to weaken somewhat during next 3 months. Only 16% of participants report that activity will improve, while 53% predict activity will remain unchanged, and 31% forecast decline. Companies also expect drop in incoming orders during next 3 months. Number of metalforming companies with portion of workforce on short time or layoff increased to 26% in Sept, up from 25% in Aug.
BIO Executive commends Senator for patent legislation.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
September 29, 2008 BIO President/CEO Jim Greenwood released a statement commending Senator Jon Kyl (R, AZ) for introducing the Patent Reform Act of 2008. Greenwood said, "It advances the debate on damages in a positive direction by enhancing consistent enforcement of the current law on damages and providing greater predictability for companies across all industries - but without manipulating the rules to favor infringers." It as an important step in enacting patent reform to benefit the American economy.
BIO announces workshops to be held at investor forum.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
September 29, 2008 The BIO announced the final selection of therapeutic workshops to be presented at the 7th Annual BIO Investor Forum, on Oct 29-31, 2008, in San Francisco, CA. Topics will include the latest developments in hematology as well as therapies for diseases such as fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, huntington's disease, and cystic fibrosis. The sessions will focus on upcoming regulatory approvals, clinical data reporting, FDA Advisory Committee meetings, or prospective partnering opportunities.
FAA to install defibrillators in its facilities.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
September 29, 2008 The FAA announced it will install automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all agency facilities with 50 or more employees during the next year. The deployment is planned for a 3 yr period. Pending positive results of the evaluation, the FAA intends to deploy AEDs to the remaining FAA facilities with 10 or more employees during the following 2 yr. The estimated cost of the contracts is $15 million over a 10 yr period.
Changes expected for commercial equipment finance sector.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association    Washington, DC 20006
September 29, 2008 Conducted by Financial Institutions Consulting, 2008 State of the Equipment Finance Industry study will reveal how current economic environment will impact paradigm of $650 billion commercial equipment finance sector, which contributes nearly 4.5% to GDP. It will also give insight into how access to capital is affecting Main Street businesses. Teleconference will take place on Thursday, October 2, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., EST followed by Q and A session with industry CEOs.
SCSI Trade Association announces 6 Gb/s SAS.
SCSI Trade Association (STA)    San Francisco, CA 94129-0920
September 29, 2008 After 5 years of research and development, next generation of Serial Attached SCSI is ready to enter enterprise storage market. Designed to maintain backward compatibility with 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s SAS features standardized expander zoning for security, expander self-discovery to speed up device discovery process during power-up, and spread spectrum clocking to minimize EMI. Additional features include dual-port drives and full-duplex data transmission.
Manufacturing Technology Builders urge fast government action.
AMT - The Association For Mfg. Technology    McLean, VA 22102
September 29, 2008 According to AMT President, John B. Byrd III, American manufacturing suffers when there is lack of liquidity in markets. Congress and Executive Branch must ensure that any action taken to restore global confidence in U.S. financial system guarantees that American manufacturers and other industries maintain access to working capital necessary to maintain productivity and protect jobs.
ATA supports withholding of biometric collection funding.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
September 29, 2008 ATA applauds House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee for taking action that, if adopted by Senate, would withhold funding for Department of Homeland Security US-VISIT Exit program. Funding would be used to develop system that uses biometrics, such as fingerprints, to verify when foreigners leave U.S. through airports. Funding would be withheld until department conducts tests to determine if DHS should conduct tests instead of airlines.
NASA addresses groundwater and soil remediation.
NASA    Moffett Field, CA 94035
September 26, 2008 Faced with challenge of removing contamination while maintaining integrity of underground utilities, piping, and infrastructure, NASA and its consultant Tetra Tech chose RegenOx(TM) non-corrosive, in-situ chemical oxidation technology to treat area of on-site petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. After treatment, area of TRPH-impacted soils was reduced to approximately 1/4 of its original size. Site-wide groundwater contaminant concentrations of TRPH were also reduced substantially.
NAM urges expeditious bipartisan action on financial crisis.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
September 26, 2008 In statement made regarding financial crisis, NAM Executive VP Jay Timmons said NAM calls on Congress to move quickly to help bring stability and restored confidence to U.S. financial system. NAM applauds administration for acting quickly, and Congress for moving to examine, discuss, and question components of Treasury proposal. NAM asks Congress to work together in bipartisan manner, and to act expeditiously and decisively on legislative response to financial system crisis.

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