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Sika and Franklin Intl. Execs join ASC Board of Directors.

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...

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Task Force partners with 12 land grant universities.

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...

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Airlines for America urge DOT to put customers first.

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...

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Advanced Biofuel Producers express concern over 2014 RFS.

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...

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Congressman Mick Mulvaney tours Isola's S.C. facility.

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,...

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PTDA Conference offered insight into age-diverse workplaces.

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...

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EPA Standards protect aquatic life from cooling water intakes.

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...

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THE BIG M Event will address skills gap in manufacturing.

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...

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BIO urges Governor Markell to sign critical legislation.

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...

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NREL and Sponsors host Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races.

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...

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