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Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls Modestly in May, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, July 1—National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.9% in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $812.5 billion for the month. Private nonresidential spending declined 2.4% in May and public nonresidential construction spending...

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AWC's Senior Director of Education Named SEAOSC's Engineer of The Year

Michelle Kam-Biron is the First Woman to Receive the Award Leesburg, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) Senior Director, Education, Michelle Kam-Biron has been recognized with the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California’s (SEAOSC) “Engineer of the Year” award. She is the first woman to receive this award and, in 2015, was also the first female president of SEAOSC....

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Major U.S. Airlines Pledge to Refund Tickets for Passengers Who are Denied Access if Federal Authorities Begin Checking Temperatures at Airports

Washington, June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that its member carriers will voluntarily pledge to refund tickets for any passenger who is found to have an elevated temperature — as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines — during a screening process...

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IPC and High Density Package Users Group Sign MoU, Strengthening Collaboration and Value to Membership

Bannockburn, Ill., USA, June 24, 2020 – IPC and High Density Package Users Group (HDP), a trade organization representing companies involved in the supply chain of manufacturing products that utilize high-density electronic packages and printed circuit boards, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), enabling a  strengthened partnership, increased technical collaboration between...

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Chemical Reporting for Article Products and IPC-1754

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, June 17, 2020 – Obtaining data from the supply chain to support chemical (“substance”) content reporting for article (hardware) products remains extremely challenging and resource-intensive for industries such as Aerospace and Defense (AD). However, the increasing use of materials and substances declaration standards promotes efficiency in obtaining such data. IPC...

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AWC Applauds Final PCWP Rule for Recognizing Emission Reductions

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the final Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) Risk and Technology Review rule. “The 2004 PCWP Maximum Achievable Control Technology [MACT] regulations required over 90 percent emissions reductions from...

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AWC Releases Seven Updated EPDs

Leesburg, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released seven updated cradle-to-gate, industry-wide environmental product declarations (EPDs) for wood products. These third-party verified updates replace the 2013 editions previously available for use in determining the environmental footprint of the industry’s principal products, as well as with green building rating systems and...

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AWC Statement on EPA Proposal to Balance Benefits and Costs of Air Quality Regulations

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the “Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process.” The proposal seeks a 45-day comment period on ensuring that all future significant regulations promulgated...

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IPC to Help Grow Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo, Contracted to Manage Event Beginning in 2021

Bannockburn, Ill., USA, June 3, 2020 – To help add new benefits, attract more attendees, increase exhibitor participation and cultivate a higher level of training, education and engagement seminars for guests and participants, IPC has been selected to manage the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE) in Milwaukee for the years 2021 to 2025. EWPTE, held annually at the Wisconsin...

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York's Tooling Dynamics President Ty Berkey Named to Board of Directors for Regional Manufacturers' Association

(York, Pa.) – Tyson Berkey, president and COO of Tooling Dynamics LLC of York, was recently named to the Board of Directors of The Manufacturers’ Association, a multi-county regional trade association providing services and benefits to member-companies in manufacturing and logistics throughout southcentral PA and northcentral MD.  As President of Tooling Dynamics, Berkey provides strategic...

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