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NASA awards contract for Green science building.

NASA awarded a contract to Manhattan Construction Company of Fairfax, Va., for construction of Exploration Sciences Building at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Contract consists of the construction of the base building and site utilities, gypsum wall board partitions at lab module lines, computer room air conditioning units, bitumen roof system, blast walls, uninterruptible power...

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NASA extends contract with Russia space agency.

NASA signed a $719 million modification to current International Space Station contract with Russia's Federal Space Agency for crew and cargo services through 2011. Firm-fixed price extension covers crew rotations for 15 crew members, as well as delivery and removal of 5.6 metric tons of cargo. Flight opportunity to allow astronaut from International Partners to spend 6 months on station in 2009...

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ARI applauds reintroduction of energy conservation legislation.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) applauds U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra for reintroducing Cool and Efficient Buildings Act, which would provide incentive for building owners to replace inefficient cooling equipment with modern technology. Act would amend U.S. tax code to reduce depreciation period for commercial cooling systems to 20 yr, and spur replacement of more than 35,000...

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MAPI Report shows manufacturing is on the rise.

According to analysis from Donald A. Norman, PhD, Economist for Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, index of manufacturing production rose 0.7% in March, up from 0.1% in February even though overall industrial index fell by 0.2%. Production from durable goods manufacturing industries rose by 0.9%. Capacity utilization increased from 79.7% in February to 80.1%, which should spur additional capital...

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AEM Seminar focuses on supply chain management trends.

Scheduled for June 4-6, 2007 at Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN, Supply Chain/Purchasing Seminar is designed to specifically address equipment industry needs and help industry professionals manage complex supply chain, purchasing, and procurement processes. It will explore key elements of supply chain cycle, such as forecasting and planning, order/demand management, sourcing,...

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ESPA urges STB to increase rail competition.

Electric Power Supply Association released comments submitted to Surface Transportation Board praising progress made in way of increasing transparency in surcharges, and urges STB to include competitive electricity suppliers on newly created Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to address congestion and transmission rates. EPSA suggests that committee should include members from variety...

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Competitive Power Market Report notes positive findings.

Provided by Electric Energy Market Competition Task Force, Report to Congress on Competition in Wholesale and Retail Markets for Electric Energy identifies strengths inherent in competitive wholesale markets such as greater transparency that positively impacts transmission, clear price signals, and wholesale customers' ability to seek least-cost supply options. Report addresses need for more open...

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NEMA applauds Maryland CO alarm bill.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association supports Maryland General Assembly's passage of H.B. 401, which requires CO detectors in new residential, multifamily, hotel, and dormitories that burn fossil fuels for heat, hot water, or clothes drying after January 1, 2008. Legislation adds point-of-sale disclosure requirement for existing single-family homes to real estate disclosure documents...

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AEM serves on Board of National Accreditation Agency.

Darrin Drollinger, AEM's vice president of statistics, technical, and safety services, has been named to the Board of Directors of ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, which is responsible for policy, strategic planning, and financial operations and performance. AEM has become active in the conformity assessment community, recognizing the changing global nature of business and the potential for...

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NTSB Chairman addresses concern on airport runway collisions.

At conference hosted by American Association of Airport Executives and FAA, in Atlantic City, NJ, NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker told executives that airport surface operations present challenging situations for pilots and controllers. Potential conflicts are exacerbated by ground support vehicles, and Rosenker said Board has urged FAA to develop and demonstrate ground movement safety systems...

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