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BIO Commends House for easing regulatory burdens in HR 4173.

BIO commended the House of Representatives for including provisions intended to ease small business regulatory burdens, part of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173). One provision would permanently exempt companies with market capitalizations of $75 million or less from Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Another would direct SEC to perform study...

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American Trucking Associations

ATA Co-Sponsors Conference on sleep apnea and truck drivers.

On May 12 of 2010, American Trucking Associations (ATA) will co-sponsor the first national conference on sleep apnea and commercial motor vehicle drivers. The conference, hosted by American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), will feature presentations and panel discussions that focus on providing common understanding of OSA diagnosis and treatment, clarifying current and proposed regulations, and...

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association

Repair Skills Decline points to future manufacturing deficit.

In response to polls of 1,000 U.S. adults and 500 teens who showed growing general disinterest or ineptitude regarding around-the-house maintenance projects, NBT president Gerald Shankel said it is absolutely critical for this mindset to change. He went on to say that post-economic recovery America will have a dire need for those skilled in manufacturing or manual arts such as electrical,...

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AMT Praises Provisions in President Obama's job plan.

AMT is pleased with steps proposed by President Obama to create jobs and strengthen manufacturing. Now in hands of Congress, proposals and provisions offer steps that can help spur capital investments. Specifically, AMT President Douglas K. Woods singled out 2 provisions important to U.S. manufacturing technology providers: one-year extension of enhanced Section 179 expensing for small...

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AMETEK Brookfield

New 2010 Catalog from Brookfield Engineering!

Viscometers, Rheometers, Texture Analyzers and Now Powder Flow Testers Middleboro, MA - Brookfield Engineering Laboratories announces the release of their new 2010 full-color catalog, featuring their complete line of Viscometers/Rheometers, Texture Analyzers and now Powder Flow Testers! Here's what's new for 2010! o New Powder Flow Tester - delivering quick and easy analysis of powder flow...

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Laser Services

Laser Services Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Westford, Ma-December 9, 2009-Laser Services, Inc., an ISO and AS-9100 registered precision laser cutting, drilling, scribing, etching, and welding job shop, is celebrating their 30th anniversary. Established in 1979 by founders Bruce and June Beauchesne, the company is owned and operated today by Gregory Sexton, President and CEO. 30 years is an incredible milestone, says Sexton. We're unique...

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Vaisala Launches Website to Ensure Data Continuity for Radiosounding Observations

(Helsinki, Finland, December 10, 2009) Vaisala has established a public website that aims to ensure data continuity for the upper-air observations gathered with the company's radiosounding equipment. The website was created to respond to the needs of the international climatological research community, who need to ensure that observation data remains comparable and representative of the actual...

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Malvern Instruments Rheology Specialist Wins Award for Doctorate

Presentation and award lecture at BSR meeting 14/15 December 2009 10 December 2009: Malvern, UK: Malvern Instruments Product Technical Specialist for Rheology, Dr John Duffy, has been awarded the prestigious Vernon Harrison doctoral prize given annually by the British Society of Rheology (BSR). He will receive his award, and give his award lecture, at the BSR Midwinter Meeting at the University...

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Shawn Cole Joins Tridak as Product Manager

Tridak, manufacturer of industrial fluid dispensing and filling equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Cole as Product Manager. In his new position, Mr. Cole will be responsible for reshaping and maintaining the Tridak product portfolio and for growing Tridak's business globally through product development and channel management. Mr. Cole brings to Tridak over 13 years of...

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Airgas Announces Online, Interactive Specialty Gases and Equipment Reference Tool

RADNOR, PA - December 10, 2009 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), today announced that its popular printed Specialty Gases and Equipment Reference Guide is now available for use online with advanced interactive functions for finding the right specialty gases and related specialty gas equipment based on application requirements. Available by accessing, the reference guide and its...

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