Updated Standards Site offers support for exports to Asia.

With in-depth information on China and India, www.StanardsPortal.org facilitates international trade globally by helping companies and policy officials understand standards, regulatory and conformance related technical requirements they face around world. Site includes searchable directory of U.S.-based standards developing organizations and trade associations, as well as guidelines, archives,...

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BIO comments about follow-on biologics to FTC.

In comments to the FTC, BIO said patient safety and data exclusivity to preserve biomedical innovation should stand at the center of a regulatory approval pathway for follow-on biologics. It agreed with an FDA statement that it has not been determined how interchangeability can be established for complex proteins. Also, the BIO urges that patients and doctors, not pharmacists or health plans,...

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Airlines for America

Airlines support Congressional action on credit markets.

Speaking on behalf of airline industry, ATA President and CEO James C. May voiced strong support for action to help stabilize Wall Street and Main Street. Market reaction to Monday's defeat of legislation clearly sent wake-up call that economic plan needs to be implemented. ATA strongly supports Congress acting in bipartisan manner, passing comprehensive, balanced legislation.

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NTSB Marine Safety Course still open for registration.

Scheduled for Oct 7-8, 2008, NTSB's course, Accident Investigation Orientation for Marine Professionals still has openings for interested mid- to senior-level marine industry professionals. Course covers Safety Board's processes and procedures during major marine accidents and role of investigation participant or party.

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM supports commerce export control reforms.

NAM commends Department of Commerce for announcing set of regulations that will modernize export controls, implement Presidential Directive issued in January, and improve national security and economic competitiveness. Manufacturers are awaiting publication of initiatives, which include intra-company transfer license exception. ICT is critical for development of cutting edge technologies and will...

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Airlines for America

ATA comments on FAA committee report on proposed rule.

The Advisory Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) spent 9 months evaluating more than 1,400 public comments related to the ADS-B proposed rule and developed a set of recommendations for the FAA that will help resolve programmatic and technical uncertainties. ATA President and CEO James C. May supports the recommendations contained in the report and...

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Airlines for America

ATA applauds GAO legal opinion on auctions.

The GAO (Government Accountability Office) issued an unambiguous opinion that the FAA does not have the legal authority to auction slots, as well as be a violation of the Antideficiency Act and other statutory prohibitions. President and CEO James C. May states, ATA and the airlines applaud the clear and decisive opinion rendered by the GAO, which affirms what we have said all along - that the...

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BIO presents letter to SEC on market manipulation.

The BIO released a letter to SEC Chairman Christopher Cox and Director Linda Thomsen commending the agency for its efforts to investigate fraud and crack down on activities such as rumor mongering and abusive naked short selling in capital markets. This type of illegal behavior is especially detrimental to emerging biotechnology companies whose value is so dependent on the results of their...

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Turbotec Products, Inc.

Turbotec to Open an Additional Production Facility

After scouting through several southern states the Turbotec site evaluation team chose Hickory, North Carolina as the best match to host the 20,000-square-foot expansion at an existing facility for it's manufacturing operations. Considering the extensive multi-state site selection process executed by Turbotec, we are pleased they decided to locate in Hickory and Catawba County", said Kitty...

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Hobart Brothers, an ITW Company

Hobart Brothers Expands Manufacturing Operations

TROY, Ohio, September 30, 2008 - Hobart Brothers Company is pleased to announce the expansion of its manufacturing operations into a new 65,000-square-foot facility located in Troy, Ohio. The new facility will be used to increase production capacity for the company's welding consumables. We continue to see increases in both domestic and international demand for welding consumables, and are...

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