NTSB makes safety recommendations to FAA.

According to NTSB, FAA should require that operators of Boeing DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, and B-717 airplanes include items in preflight checklists to verify that check of takeoff warning system is accomplished before every flight. FAA should also assess history of pilot errors related to takeoff configuration and identify needed mitigating design elements. Meeting should be convened to develop guidance...

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Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc

Irv Poston to receive SPE Lifetime Achievement Award.

Irvin E. Poston, who had a distinguished career at General Motors Corp (GM) and was responsible for numerous automotive plastics firsts, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from SPE® Automotive Division. The honor will be bestowed at the 39th-annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, held November 12 in Livonia, MI and recognizes technical achievements of automotive industry...

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ELFA Commends extension of TALF program.

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) commends the decision of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Department of the Treasury to extend the Term Asset Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) program through March 31, 2010. This extension will serve to enhance much needed liquidity to secondary markets for equipment finance assets while continuing to unlock the equipment finance...

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Airlines for America

Airlines sign ongoing supply agreement.

ATA announced that 8 of its member airlines have signed agreement with Rentech, Inc. and Aircraft Service International Group to purchase up to 1.5 million gallons per year of renewable synthetic diesel fuel for use in ground service equipment at L.A. International Airport beginning in late 2012. Fuel is expected to have low carbon footprint and minimal particulate and other emissions while...

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Non-residential Building Construction Jobs decline in July.

Non-residential building construction experienced 5,900 job losses in July, which is slowing compared to 6,200 average monthly job losses of 3 previous months according to US Labor Department's August 7 employment report. On year-over-year basis, non-residential building construction decreased by 99,800 jobs (12.1%) to reach 727,800. Construction lost more jobs than any other major segment of the...

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Power Transmission Distributors Association

PTDA publishes June 2009 Market Outlook Report.

According to sales data released by PTDA, Canadian manufacturers experienced increase in sales, while U.S. manufacturers had drop in sales in June 2009. U.S. manufacturers' sales fell by 2.8% in June 2009 when compared to May 2009 and 32.9% compared to same period last year. Orders in June 2009 decreased by 5.3% over May 2009 orders. Compared to May 2009, Canadian manufacturers' sales increased...

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API Technologies

SenDEC Recognized By Inc. 5000 for a Third Consecutive Year

SenDEC is Ranked 78th in the Nation for Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Manufacturing Industry SenDEC Corporation, a leading provider of both contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and digital hour meters, tachometers and other engine monitoring devices, has been ranked by Inc. Magazine in its annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country....

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New England Machinery, Inc.

New England Machinery's Website gets Complete Makeover

Bradenton, Florida, New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM) is proud to announce the unveiling of its new, completely re-vamped website. Visitors to the www.neminc.com website will be greeted with a whole new look. The changes allow for easier navigation with numerous drop-down menus. Visitors can find what they are looking for in far fewer clicks, saving them valuable time. Using the latest web design...

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GLOBAL Introduces "Sight Glass" Visibility of Fuels During Loading at its Terminals

Waltham, MA: Global Companies LLC has announced that new sight glass" inserts at its wholly owned and operated network of terminals will now give drivers a chance to view their product as they load it into their delivery truck or trailer. This innovative view of product identity is one way Global demonstrates it's care and watchfulness of the fuels that Global makes available and instills...

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American National Standards Institute

People on the Move

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced the appointment of Cheryl Blum as vice president for standards and...

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