Price of Oil impacts food prices.

According to Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, American consumers should not be fooled by attempts to misplace blame for rise in food prices on biofuels. Evidence shows that crop prices have fallen dramatically as oil and gas prices have declined. Agricultural biotechnology continues to help increase crop yields, producing more food and biofuels feedstocks on less land. Biofuels can help...

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Airlines for America

Administration works to reduce holiday air travel delays.

ATA applauds President Bush, Department of Transportation, and Federal Aviation Administration for their efforts to improve travel experience for passengers over upcoming Thanksgiving and winter holiday travel periods. ATA and airlines will continue to work with federal government and airports to complement announced initiatives and to provide safe and enjoyable holiday travel experience.

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Aerospace Industries Association

AIA issues industry safety awards.

Featuring 3 categories, 2008 AIA Worker Safety Awards are based on low workplace injury and illness rates as well as positive safety program elements for each company's U.S. operations. Northrop Grumman was recognized for having lowest injury and illness rate in Aircraft Manufacturing and Aerospace Components, while Raytheon took award for final category, Missile and Space Vehicles. ITT won award...

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American National Standards Institute

Conference to address 3rd-party food safety audit criteria.

Scheduled for Dec 2-3, 2008, Bolstering Consumer Confidence: Identifying Essential Third Party Food Safety Audit Criteria conference will spotlight critical role that conformity assessment activities play in ensuring food safety. Event will begin with discussions on 3rd-party certification criteria from public policy perspective. On day two, participants will discuss key issues and posit...

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American National Standards Institute

ISO releases new edition of QMS standard.

Developed by Technical Committee 176, ISO 9001:2008 details requirements for Quality Management System, which provides framework for organizations to control processes to achieve objectives including customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and continual improvement. No additional requirements have been added to standard; instead, revisions are focused on providing clarification to existing...

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American National Standards Institute

Standards address safety and performance of light bulbs.

Developed by IEC TC 34A, IEC 60432-1 Ed. 2.1 b:2005 specifies safety and interchangeability requirements of tungsten filament incandescent lamps, while IEC 62031 Ed. 1.0 b:2008 specifies general safety requirements for LED luminaries. IESNA LM-65-01 describes procedures by which CFLs can be operated under controlled conditions to obtain optimally comparable data on individual lamp life, changes...

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI announces course offerings for December 2008.

Course No. 287 offers preparation for those who are considering becoming ANSI-accredited standards developers. Attendees of Course No. 208 will learn about accreditation, membership, voting requirements, and rules for developing positions by exploring processes and operating procedures of ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ISO. Course No. 627 introduces interested stakeholders to...

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI seeks leaders for certificate accreditation program.

Currently, there is no nationwide regulation, oversight, or monitoring consistently applied to all bodies that offer certificates - nor is there a nationally recognized set of criteria/requirements to evaluate quality of these programs. ANSI has issued call for assessors and committee members to lead accreditation program for organizations that issue demand-based education and training...

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association

FMA Foundation elects new board members and officers.

At FMA annual meeting, Traci Tapani, who co-owns Wyoming Machine, Inc., was elected to board of directors. Current board member, Jeffrey Knauf, President of Medalist Laserfab, Inc., was elected to position of board chairman and member Delbert Mullens, managing partner of Spector Sales, Inc., was chosen for secretary/treasurer position. Nine-member board provides governance for activities,...

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Lancaster Commercial Products, Inc.

Lancaster Colony Commercial Products Announces Three Sales Management Appointments

Expands Levels of Service in Injection Molded Parts and Products Columbus, Ohio -- Lancaster Colony Commercial Products has appointed three individuals to key sales management positions to implement the organization's aggressive growth strategy. According to Kenneth Evans, president of Lancaster Colony Commercial Products, sustained strides associated with the company's flagship Wescon®...

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