National Association of Manufacturers

NAM commends House for action on auto industry loan program.

In response to House approval of auto loan program, NAM President John Engler stated that loans will help accelerate retooling and transformation of U.S. manufacturing plants so they can design and produce next generation of fuel efficient cars and trucks. New vehicle production, sales, and other related businesses account for 1 out of 10 jobs in U.S. NAM is committed to working with policy...

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FAA finds Croatia does not meet ICAO safety standards.

Given Category 2 safety rating, Croatia either lacks laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with international standards, or its civil aviation authority is deficient in one or more areas, such as technical expertise, trained personnel, or inspection procedures. With IASA Category 2 rating, Croatian air carriers cannot establish service to U.S. Government of Croatia...

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NTSB makes safety recommendations to FAA.

According to NTSB, FAA should require parachute jump operators to develop and implement FAA-approved aircraft maintenance and inspection programs that include requirements for compliance with engine manufacturers' recommended maintenance instructions. FAA should also develop and distribute guidance materials, in conjunction with U.S. Parachute Association, and require parachute jump operators to...

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American Water Works Association

AWWA marks 100th anniversary of chlorine disinfection.

In 1908, Jersey City, NJ was first city in country to begin routine disinfection of community drinking water. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that average lifespan in America has increased more than 30 years since 1900, and dramatic reduction in waterborne disease contributed to that positive trend. Today, water providers continue to add safe levels of chlorine to inactivate potentially...

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NASA offers free web-based educational product.

Suited for learners of all ages, NASA eClips consist of more than 55 short, 5-10 minute video segments available on-demand via Internet for 2008-2009 school year. From deep regions of space to hurricanes on Earth, goal of NASA eClips is to inspire students to learn more about science and math concepts. Program is separated into grade-appropriate topics and designed as resource for classroom...

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Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.

The Ultimate Linear Reference Library Now Available

Schaeffler UK has just published a comprehensive three-in-one reference library, which includes three new linear hardback books on track roller guidance systems, shaft guidance systems and monorail guidance systems. Three hardback linear reference guides, supplied as a bound set, which cover Schaeffler Group's complete range of linear motion products, is now available, providing engineers with...

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Airgas Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release Schedule

RADNOR, PA - September 23, 2008 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) will release its second quarter earnings shortly after 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 23, 2008, and will host a teleconference at 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, October 24, 2008. The presentation materials will be available on the Internet at by 5 p.m. on October 23. A web cast of the...

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Emerson Process Management Announces New Executive Appointments

Steven A. Sonnenberg named executive vice president of Emerson and business leader of Emerson Process Management John M. Berra to become chairman of Emerson Process Management AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 22, 2008) - John M. Berra, president of Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced a number of leadership changes to take place over the next few months....

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ITW Devcon

Permatex, Inc. Announces Key Executive Promotions

Hartford, CT... Permatex, Inc., a leader in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has announced several key promotions for its executive management team. Andy Robinson has been promoted to General Manager of Permatex, assuming the position previously held by Mike Zimmerman, who will now become Vice President/General Manager of ITW's Performance Polymers and Fluids Group...

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MSC Industrial Supply Co.

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership With Joe Gibbs Racing

Melville, New York. (September 23, 2008). MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (MSC), the nation's leading distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) supplies, has formed a strategic partnership with the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team as the primary tooling and MRO supplier to the entire JGR organization. As part of the partnership agreement, MSC will supply metalworking,...

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