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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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Steel Advocates Recognized For Driving Automotive Innovation At The 2018 North American International Auto Show
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The American Iron and Steel Institute issued the following news release:

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today presented the annual Industry Innovator and Community Hero awards to two distinguished honorees who are championing the use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS). The awards presentation took place at a press briefing at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Industry Innovator Award was presented to Jack Dolan of FCA US LLC for his work with the steel industry ... Show Full Article

Racial Healing: A National Day, But a Personal Journey
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers issued the following news release:

I was at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation conference in 2016 when the idea of a Day of Racial Healing was first mentioned. It seemed to emerge organically from the conversation at the conference.

Now, in its second year, LaJune Montgomery Tabron, the Kellogg Foundation's CEO, reminds us that "in healing, we acknowledge the truth of past wrongs and the authentic narratives of people across communities. The National Day of Racial Healing is a call to action for people to come together and begin ... Show Full Article

Over 75 Leaders From Mastercard, U-Haul, Sonic, CarMax, MetLife, Etc., Earned NACD's Premier Cyber-Risk Oversight Credential in Q3/Q4 2017
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The National Association of Corporate Directors issued the following news release:

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 18,000 board members, today announced the corporate directors and senior executives who earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight during the second half of 2017.

The certificate holders earned this unique credential by completing the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program, the world's first-ever online cyber-risk course for corporate leaders. The robust, multimodule ... Show Full Article

Member Discount for PLA 2018 Conference Expires Jan. 19
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release:

Members of the Public Library Association (PLA) and Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) can secure special pricing if they register early for the PLA 2018 Conference. The 2018 Conference will be held March 20-24 in the heart of downtown Philadelphia with most events taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Full-conference access is available for only $280 to PLA and PaLA members who register by Friday, Jan. 19. Nonmembers are encouraged to visit the PLA membership site or PaLA membership ... Show Full Article

Dynamic Long Island Organizations FCA & LICADD Roll Out New Professional Development Initiative, ALPHA
MINEOLA, New York, Jan. 16 -- Family and Children's Association issued the following news release:

The start of the New Year brings an exciting new professional development training institute to Long Island. ALPHA, Advanced Learning for Professionals in Health and Addiction, will advance the skills and knowledge of professionals working in the fields of Substance Use, Public Health, Human Services, Mental Health, Education, and others through engaging and practical workshops facilitated by Long Island's leading public health experts. Family & Children's Association (FCA) and affiliate Long Island ... Show Full Article

APA Offers Assistance to Those Traumatized by False Alarm
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 16 -- The American Psychiatric Association issued the following news release:

This past weekend's erroneous message of an incoming attack on the Hawaiian Islands via a ballistic missile has the potential outcome of psychological trauma for the Hawaiian population and visitors.

Recipients had to wait an agonizing 38 minutes before receiving another note that the threat did not exist.

The members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) acknowledge the potential mental health consequences caused by this event and offer our assistance in coping with this trauma.

"We ... Show Full Article

AFIA Announces 2017 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 16 -- The American Feed Industry Association issued the following news release:

The American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce four category winners of the 2017 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. AFIA congratulates ADM Animal Nutrition of Cordele, Georgia, as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Sanderson Farms of Collins, Mississippi, as the winner of the integrator category; Westway Feed Products of Dimmit, Texas, as the winner of the liquid feed plant category for the second consecutive year; and Animix LLC of Juneau, Wisconsin, ... Show Full Article