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NADCA praises bipartisan workforce development bill.
North American Die Casting Association, The (NADCA)    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
May 30, 2014 NADCA applauded members of Congress for coming together and releasing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Manufacturers have long called for an increased role in developing training and K-12 curricula. Bill will eliminate a number of outdated programs, improve accountability of job centers, and focus additional efforts towards on-the-job training activities. NADCA is calling on Senate to quickly move on WIOA bill to help manufacturers fill thousands of skilled jobs.
Sika and Franklin Intl. Execs join ASC Board of Directors.
The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.    Bethesda, MD 20814
May 30, 2014 Steve Rosenberg, Senior VP at Sika Corporation and Forest Driggs, VP at Franklin International have joined ASC Board of Directors, effective immediately. Replacing Steve Harms, Steve Rosenberg has worked with Sika Corporation since 1991, and is currently Senior Vice President, Risk, Quality and Sustainability Management. Forest Driggs, replacing Larry Owen, joined Franklin International in 1995 and has work experience in both the Adhesives and Polymers Group and Construction Products Group.
Task Force partners with 12 land grant universities.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 29, 2014 Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force announced partnership with 12 land grant universities to support state-level strategies to curb water pollution. Agreement is the first for the task force with non-governmental entities. Hypoxia Task Force is a partnership of 5 federal agencies, tribes, and environmental quality, agricultural, and conservation agencies from 12 basin states working to address nutrient pollution and the hypoxic zone, or dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Airlines for America urge DOT to put customers first.
Airlines for America    Washington, DC 20004
May 29, 2014 A4A issued statement regarding DOT's Proposed Rulemaking. According A4A, airlines strongly support full transparency and already ensure that all pricing information is available as defined by DOT's previous consumer rule. By proposing that airlines provide information on some ancillary options to duopoly of GDS providers, DOT's rule would further increase airline expense, and force airlines to pass on additional costs to customers in form of higher fares or reduced levels of air service.
THE BIG M Event will address skills gap in manufacturing.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
May 28, 2014 Produced by SME, THE BIG M will take place June 9–12, 2014 in Detroit, MI with focus on how to close skills gap in order for American manufacturers to remain competitive. Events of June 12 will include several panels and breakout sessions on obtaining and training skilled and capable workforce, talent retention, and coping with skills gap. According to SME's Jeannine Kunz, increases in technology call for workforce with evolving skill set equipped to handle associated complexities.
Advanced Biofuel Producers express concern over 2014 RFS.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
May 28, 2014 Led by Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), 33 advanced biofuel companies addressed President Barack Obama via letter to express concern about proposed rule for 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). "The RFS is necessary," the letter argued, "because the highly consolidated, vertically integrated oil industry is not otherwise going to allow market access for renewable fuels." Talking points included prior investments and expectations.
BIO urges Governor Markell to sign critical legislation.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
May 28, 2014 BIO and the Delaware BioScience Association call upon Governor Markell to sign critical legislation to create pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 118 seeks to properly preserve patient access to accurate prescription information, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. BIO will continue to advocate for full transparency in the substitution process.
Congressman Mick Mulvaney tours Isola's S.C. facility.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
May 28, 2014 Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5) visited Isola Group S.à r.l.’s manufacturing facility in Ridgeway, S.C., to learn about policy and regulatory issues affecting electronics manufacturing industry. Visit included tour of facility that manufactures laminate materials used to fabricate printed boards used in advanced electronics. Congressman met with Isola’s Mike Gastonguay, President-Americas, and discussed issues such as export controls, R&D tax credits, and intellectual property protection.
EPA Recognizes Environmental Innovation at science competition.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 28, 2014 U.S. EPA announced Wheeling Park High School freshman Miriam Terese Demasi as winner of 2014 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award. Demonstrating commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship, her project involved developing sustainable, affordable, and environmentally sound building material for earthquake-prone areas in developing world to use in place of adobe. EPA's Robert Kavlock lauded Demasi's project for its sustainability and humanitarian aspects.
PTDA Conference offered insight into age-diverse workplaces.
Power Transmission Distributors Association    Chicago, IL 60606-4703
May 28, 2014 PTDA Spring Leaders Conference, held March 2–4 in Las Vegas, NV, brought together nearly 120 PTDA distributors and manufacturers for networking and offered sessions designed to build executive leadership skills. Conference components included Governance Meetings for PTDA's boards, committees, and council volunteers; Leadership Development Conference; and General Education Session for both leaders seeking insights into working smarter together.
EPA Standards protect aquatic life from cooling water intakes.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 28, 2014 U.S. EPA finalized standards to protect fish and other aquatic life drawn into cooling water systems at power plants and factories. Components of final regulation include reduction of fish impingement for facilities that meet specific withdraw requirements, conducting studies to help permitting authority determine site-specific entrainment mortality controls, and mandate that intake flow of new units at existing facility be reduced to levels similar to closed cycle, recirculation systems.
NREL and Sponsors host Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
May 28, 2014 During Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery Car Competitions, nearly 300 students on 74 teams from 21 Colorado schools converged on Dakota Ridge High School to vie for spot in final races using solar and lithium ion battery powered vehicles. Batteries are supplied by DOE and teams purchase authorized solar panels, then design and build the cars themselves. Each year, NREL and other sponsors host races to encourage students toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Technique nondestructively determines coating thickness.
The Optical Society (OSA)    Washington, DC 20036
May 28, 2014 Anis Rahman, founder of Applied Research and Photonics, Inc., and his son Aunik, have developed way to measure thickness of paint layers and size of particles embedded inside. Technique uses terahertz reflectometry, in which beam of terahertz-frequency radiation is fired onto paint. Unlike conventional methods, paint remains undamaged making technique useful for variety of applications, from cars to artifacts to cancer detection. Researchers will describe work at CLEO: 2014 being held June 8–13.
May 2014 MCI-EFI shows confidence at 2-year high for third month.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association    Washington, DC 20006
May 28, 2014 May 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows overall market confidence at 65.4. While peaking at highest index level in 2 years for third consecutive month, this number is relatively unchanged from April's 65.1. Other conditions covered by this index include assessments regarding expected business conditions, demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures, access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions, and employee hiring.
NASA Partners with Rolls-Royce on braze joint technology testing.
NASA    Moffett Field, CA 94035
May 28, 2014 Rolls-Royce will collaborate with NASA to develop braze joint performance prediction methods for critical structures subject to complex loading conditions. Via this partnership, Rolls-Royce will establish braze Failure Assessment Diagram (FAD) for use in defining acceptable stress combinations and margins of safety of braze joints and braze repair structures. NASA will receive verification of its FAD methodology for failure prediction of structural brazed joints on real industrial applications.
Thin Silicon Lens makes cheap surveillance camera.
The Optical Society (OSA)    Washington, DC 20036
May 28, 2014 A team of French researchers has found a way to make a thermal infrared camera with a lens made of silicon. Lens is as thick as a fingernail with diameter less than that of a No. 2 pencil. Camera has 130° field of view, f-number of 1.5, and is effective over wide range of IR wavelengths, from 7–14 µm. Potential applications include more affordable surveillance, particularly for home use. Researchers describe their new work in a paper published in The Optical Society’s journal Optics Letters.
Titanium Metals Corp to pay civil penalty for TSCA violations.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 27, 2014 Titanium Metals Corporation has agreed to pay $13.75 million civil penalty and perform extensive investigation and cleanup of potential contamination stemming from unauthorized manufacture and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls at its manufacturing facility in Henderson, NV. Penalty is the largest ever imposed for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act at a single facility. TIMET will also pay $250,000 for violations related to illegal disposal of hazardous process wastewater.
Refinery Emissions Standards will protect nearby neighborhoods.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 23, 2014 To protect nearby neighborhoods, U.S. EPA is proposing updates to toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries. Specific elements include monitoring and public availability of air concentrations of benzene around fenceline perimeter of refineries; upgraded emission controls for storage tanks, including controls for smaller tanks; performance requirements for flares to ensure waste gases are properly destroyed; and emissions standards for delayed coking units.
AIA supports lifting of export restrictions on space systems.
Aerospace Industries Association    Arlington, VA 22209-3928
May 21, 2014 AIA applauds Administration's issuance of revisions to Category XV of the U.S. Munitions List that will end excessive restrictions on space systems, such as commercial satellites. After 6 month delayed implementation, interim final rule will remove many less sensitive technologies from USML and place them under more appropriate controls of Commerce Control List. Revision, together with re-authorization of Export-Import Bank by Congress, would dramatically level global market playing field.
NADCA applauds passage of R&D Tax Credit bill.
North American Die Casting Association, The (NADCA)    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
May 21, 2014 NADCA applauded passage by U.S. House of Representatives of bill making the Research and Development Tax Credit permanent. Sponsored by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and John Larson (D-CT), bill passed by vote of 274-131. NADCA and its members invest heavily in research and development to create new technologies and processes for lightweight applications, improving energy efficiency, and reducing lead times for procuring latest technologies.

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