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ASC Spring Convention and Expo bring industry members together.

As announced by Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), 562 attendees participated in Spring Convention and EXPO that was held April 28–30, 2014 in Orlando, FL.- This event was co-located with PSA Short Course, which drew- record number of 58 participants. ASC President Matthew E. Croson said ASC members and non-members found the program to be of strong value. Reflecting on action packed 2.5...

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NEMA Commends Federal Commitment to energy conserving ESPCs.

NEMA's Evan R. Gaddis commended Obama administration for setting ambitious and achievable goal of continuing to use energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) to upgrade energy efficiency of federal facilities. Specifically, President Barack Obama set- goal for federal agencies to enter into $2 billion of ESPCs over the next- 3 years. This- adds- specific target to his December 2013...

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BIO disagrees with biogenic CO2 emissions categorization.

BIO disagrees with the categorization of biogenic CO2 emissions as equivalent to those of fossil fuels the trade organization wrote in comments to EPA's Proposed Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units. According to Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, Electric Utility...

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BIO supports American Research and Competitiveness Act.

BIO applauds U.S. House passage of the American Research and Competitiveness Act (H.R. 4438), which would establish a permanent research tax credit. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, the R&D tax credit is a vitally important incentive that spurs private-sector funding of the search for new cures and treatments for patients in need. This research not only produces new...

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Global Parts Competition Winners announced at SPE ANTEC 2014.

SPE announced winners of its Global Parts Competition during SPE ANTEC-® 2014, which took place April 28 to May 1 in Las Vegas, NV. Rear door assembly, developed by Walter Pack Group for Renault Twizy electric car, was chosen as Grand Prize winner as well as one of winners in- Protecting Life,- Quality of Life,- Improving Life, and Sustaining Life- categories. Winners also included Plasan...

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NIST awards manufacturing technology planning grants.

NIST awarded 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 million to new or existing industry-driven consortia to develop technology roadmaps aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing and innovation performance across industries. Awarded to universities and other non-profit organizations, grants are the first conferred by NIST’s new Advanced Manufacturing Technology...

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FAA proposes civil penalty against VT Milcom, Inc.

FAA is proposing $91,000 civil penalty against VT Milcom, Inc. for allegedly violating U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations. FAA alleges that on July 17, 2013, VT Milcom shipped two 1-gallon metal containers of paint on a FedEx aircraft from Virginia Beach, VA- to Jacksonville, NC. Investigators determined shipment was not accompanied by shipping papers to indicate hazardous nature of...

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BIO and ViS Research help streamline pediatric clinical trials.

BIO and ViS Research (ViS) announced Pediatric Clinical Research Group on ViS platform- will include pediatric research sites. Launched to improve efficacy of clinical development for pediatric therapeutics, initiative aims- to help member companies more efficiently assess global pediatric clinical research landscape and- engage sites more easily for pediatric clinical studies. Initiative will...

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FAA Safety Briefing addresses airworthiness.

Covering Airworthiness Certification and Standards, May/June 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing looks at hidden dangers of layering supplemental type certificates, who to go to when plane has an issue, and how to take care of an aging aircraft.- Users can learn more about airworthiness directive process and how to apply for STC. Aeromedical Advisory department introduces Dr. James Fraser as FAA's...

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NREL Industry Group to explore solar lending potential.

NREL recently convened the Banking on Solar working group, which comprises more than 50 members representing solar, banking, legal, regulatory, and financial industries, among others.- Group's principal efforts center on standardizing contracts and underwriting processes, as well as educating banks and regulators about risks and rewards of solar asset class. Goal is to reduce barriers to entry...

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