AFIA to hold annual Symposium in Austin, Texas.

The AFIA annual Liquid Feed Symposium, from September 10-12, 2008, will include speakers presenting an in-depth look at the current trends, latest research, and future opportunities and markets for liquids. Topics will include forecasts for urea, liquid ingredients, macro and micro ingredients, certification programs, sulfur, and maximizing forage utilization. Experts will present the latest...

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NASA SBIR STTR Program

Nanotechnology-Based Biosensor helps detect biohazards.

Designed to detect trace amounts of specific bacteria, viruses, and parasites, NASA's Biosensor will help prevent spread of potentially deadly biohazards in water, food, and other contaminated sources. NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California licensed biosensor technology to Early Warning Inc., Troy, N.Y. Under Reimbursable Space Act Agreement, NASA and Early Warning will...

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National Association of Manufacturers

Keith Smith named Director of Employment and Labor Policy.

Replacing Jason Straczewski as Director of Employment and Labor Policy, Keith Smith will engage in number of high-priority policy issues, including protection of secret ballot elections for union membership. He will also handle issues related to Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA, Ledbetter, and other employment or labor-related initiatives that are essential to...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM urges enforcement of Anti-Bribery Convention.

In letter sent to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, and Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey, both NAM and Transparency International, as well as other associations encouraged greater enforcement of OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at Ministerial meeting June 4-5. Letter called for action by Administration to improve climate for transparency and commitment to...

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American Water Works Association

CDC Director to address public health and drinking water.

During keynote address at AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition on June 9, Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss water professionals' role in protecting public health. Gerberding will speak about ways that drinking water and medical communities can work together to help increase public knowledge of science of water. She also will discuss...

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North American Robot Orders decline 17% in first quarter.

According to robotic companies, new orders sold to North American manufacturers fell 17% in 1st quarter of 2008 from same quarter in 2007, but revenue rose 5%. However, orders to non-automotive companies jumped 36%. Total of 3,828 robots valued at $288.1 million were sold in opening quarter by North American based robotics companies. RIA hopes to foster increased growth in non-automotive sectors...

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Nfpa

Diversity of Solutions highlight Fluid Power Challenge.

Held on May 9th at Kettle Moraine High School, NFPA Fluid Power Challenge was attended by 3 gender-balanced teams from 3 Wisconsin Middle Schools, and won by team of 8th grade students from Luxemburg-Caso Middle School. Students were asked to design and build fluid-power mechanisms for picking object from one platform, rotating, and placing it on another platform. Teams were evaluated on number...

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Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens PLM Software: Key Milestones Achieved During Its First Year

New Reports from Leading Industry Analysts Highlight Siemens PLM Software's Growing Position as a Leader in the PLM Market and its Commitment to Digital Product Development PLANO, Texas, May 13, 2008 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today celebrated a...

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Winkle Industries

Winkle Reels in Gleason Repair & Reman Services

May 2008 Alliance, OH - Gleason Reel Corporation has named Winkle Industries as exclusive supplier of factory-authorized repair for the company's complete line of industrial cable and hose reels, as well as festoon and PowerTrak(TM) systems. According to Mark Volansky, Director of Sales at Winkle, Our repair capabilities can let customers restore their Gleason products to original factory...

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Colson Caster

Colson Caster Adds to Local and Regional Sales Staff

Atkinson and Murphy To Focus on Company Reputation and Relationships Jonesboro, Arkansas, May 5, 2008 - Colson Caster Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of standard and custom application caster and wheel products, today announced the addition of James Murphy and Porter Atkinson to its expanding sales organization. Atkinson will assume the Southeast Regional Manager position, while...

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