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The Boeing Company Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary 

 CHICAGO, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today celebrates 100 years since its founding on July 15, 1916, marking a legacy of connecting and protecting people and nations, exploring Earth and space, and inspiring dreamers and doers alike through its products and services.

Since starting out as a builder of wood and fabric floatplanes in a Seattle boathouse, Boeing has become the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.

"The innovative spirit of our founder Bill Boeing — who 100 years ago today dedicated this company to building something better — is alive in the generations of our people who continue to deliver products and services that matter and positively change lives around the world," said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "As we embark on our second century, our commitment to excellence is stronger than ever, our potential for achievement is as great as it was for our founders, and our goals must be even more bold, visionary and inspiring."

Boeing employees, customers, communities and fans around the globe are joining together to celebrate the company's centennial and imagine the technological breakthroughs and innovations yet to come.  Read more

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Establishes Defense Headquarters in Huntsville

 June 27, 2016 - SACRAMENTO, CA - “Today’s reorganization is another crucial step in our strategic journey to enhance the efficiency of Aerojet Rocketdyne and improve the company’s competitive posture,” said Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Drake. “This move within our aerospace and defense reporting segment better aligns our business units with our operating capabilities and customers, increases accountability at the management level, and further streamlines our business operations by reducing spans and layers in the organization, while achieving significant cost savings for our customers and the country.”

According to Drake, a key aspect of the alignment is placing Aerojet Rocketdyne’s newly formed Defense Business Unit headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama, along with the company’s Defense Advanced Programs, known as the Rocket Shopâ„ . These moves are designed to build upon Aerojet Rocketdyne’s existing presence near major customers in Huntsville such as the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army, NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon.   Read more


AAIA & AAMA Partner for Sustainability Summit

Huntsville, - AAIA and the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association are partnering to host a summit for sustainability in materials and manufacturing in Huntsville on August 18-19, 2016. Participants will learn how effective ecological efforts, from global policies to small-scale tactics, create a more viable industry and a prosperous plant.

Protecting and sustaining the environment has evolved into one of the most significant priorities for today's corporations. Due to new and ever-changing government regulations and directed local initiatives, it is increasingly important for leading manufacturers and material suppliers to encourage their organizations to implement sound environmental practices that promote sustainable resource stewardship.

The purpose of the Summit for Sustainability in Materials & Manufacturing is to identify current changes in environmental and sustainability standards, and to inform manufacturing leaders and decision makers of best practices, smart solutions and innovations available to their organizations. Conference programming will focus on strategic resource management and address opportunities to implement cost savings due to sustainable practices.

Program Highlights

Global Policy, Local Initiatives
Exploring the relationship between federal sustainability programs and national, state and city-led efforts.
Presenter & ModeratorKathleen Salyer, Deputy Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery within the Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. EPA
PanelistsLarry Christley, Materials Management Program Manager, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

Sustainability as a Strategic Advantage
How sharpening environmental efforts provide new opportunities and improve long-term growth.
ModeratorSteve Hellem, Executive Director, Suppliers Partnership for the Environment
PanelistsJim Laney, Senior Manager, North American Safety, Health & Environment

NextGen Corporations: How Companies Evolve into Smart Global Citizens
GM's John Bradburn presents case studies that will leave attendees inspired and empowered to make a positive impact in their communities and plants.
PresenterJohn Bradburn, Global Manager of Waste Reduction, General Motors

The Future of H2O: Re-thinking a Valuable Resource
Gain a new perspective on water usage practices that are good for the earth and good for the industry.  
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Hartzell Engine Technologies Introduces Educational Videos 

“Understanding Your Aircraft Starter's Duty Cycle” is available on Hartzell Engine Technologies’ YouTube channel:  https://youtu.be/uvnrbUrPy8Y

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Date& Activities

Aug. 11 - International Legal Issues...with a Latin Flair - Huntsville - NAITA event

Aug. 11-12 - International Trade Series - Mobile - Mobile Area Chamber event

Aug. 18-19 - Summit for Sustainability in Materials & Manufacturing - Huntsville - AAMA event

Aug. 30 - Alabama Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference - Birmingham

Oct. 5-7 - Southern Automotive Conference - Biloxi, MS - AAMA event

Nov. 3-4 - Lean Six Sigma Conference - Huntsville - UAH/ATN event


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