IPC releases PCB industry results for August 2008.

According to IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments are up 2.5% and bookings are down 14.9% in August 2008 from August 2007, while book-to-bill ratio for North American rigid PCB industry moved up slightly to 0.95. Compared to August 2007, flexible circuit shipments are up 18.9% and bookings are down 24.3%. North American flexible circuit book-to-bill ratio in...

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ELFA supports Federal Economic Rescue Act of 2008.

ELFA commends House and Senate for bipartisan leadership in crafting tentative agreement on Federal Economic Rescue Act of 2008, which should help alleviate acute absence of liquidity in credit and capital markets and forestall additional economic dislocation. Agreement contains taxpayer protection provisions and will hopefully put economy on path of sustained growth and robust capital markets....

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BIO says AARP drug price survey overlooks critical factors.

According to BIO, report issued by AARP on price trends for specialty drugs ignores many factors that counter and mitigate price trends mentioned in analysis. AARP survey centers on subset of drugs available to Medicare beneficiaries and does not take into account discounts, rebates, and other negotiated prices that evidence suggests are passed on to Medicare beneficiaries in form of lower...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM urges Congress to enact financial crisis agreement.

By moving quickly and enacting agreement addressing nation's financial crisis, Congress will send positive signal to world's financial markets and help restore confidence in U.S. economic system. NAM member companies are increasingly concerned about potential for long-term damage that will result if federal government fails to act decisively. If crisis in credit markets spreads, it will limit...

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Robot Safety Conference heads to Indianapolis.

With theme of What's Next in Robot Safety", conference will include sessions such as Updating Safety Standards, Selecting Safeguards, Introduction to Safety Controls, and Next Generation Robots. Pre- and post-conference workshops accompany main conference, which features 2 full days of presentations and updates on robot safety and standards, successful robot applications, latest developments and...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM applauds legislation to fight counterfeiting and piracy.

Passed by Senate, Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008" will keep dangerous pharmaceutical, automobile parts, and other counterfeit products off store shelves, saving lives and helping protect thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs. Under legislation, increased resources will be dedicated through Justice Department in support of efforts to crack down on IP theft, including...

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American Water Works Association

AWWA supports Total Coliform Rule Agreement in Principle.

AWWA applauded signing of Total Coliform Rule Agreement in Principle, which works to improve public health protection and distribution system water quality, and determines best research, data collection, and risk management strategies to identify and address contaminant occurrences and any public health risks. Revision process created new treatment techniques, assessment triggers, response...

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Precision Metalforming Association

PMA releases Business Conditions Report for Sept 2008.

According to Sept 2008 PMA Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to weaken somewhat during next 3 months. Only 16% of participants report that activity will improve, while 53% predict activity will remain unchanged, and 31% forecast decline. Companies also expect drop in incoming orders during next 3 months. Number of metalforming companies with portion of...

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PerkinElmer, Inc., Life Sciences Headquarters

PerkinElmer Unveils Website Tailored to Meet Needs of Environmental Customers

New Personalized" Format Enables Users to Search Regulatory and Methods Information and Easily Access Applications WALTHAM, Mass. - PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, a global leader in application-focused measurement and analysis solutions, today introduced its enhanced environmental market Web site. The site provides improved functionality and searching capabilities to enable...

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BIO Executive commends Senator for patent legislation.

BIO President/CEO Jim Greenwood released a statement commending Senator Jon Kyl (R, AZ) for introducing the Patent Reform Act of 2008. Greenwood said, It advances the debate on damages in a positive direction by enhancing consistent enforcement of the current law on damages and providing greater predictability for companies across all industries - but without manipulating the rules to favor...

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