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UMASS' Toxics Use Reduction Institute Holding Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference

12. August 2013

Charles Flanigan's plating company won an award for working with TURI to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals it used in its plating shop.


The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell is holding an Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference called "Chemicals of Concern and Safer Solutions" on September 24 at Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA.


The keynote address will be given by Paul Yaroschak, the Department of Defense's Deputy for Chemical and Material Risk Management.


Other speakers will be:


-Chris Robertson, Head of Regulatory Compliance at ERA Technology Ltd, United Kingdom


-Representatives from Lockheed Martin, Luster-On Products and Valley Plating


-Dr. Bill Fahrenholz, Missouri University of Science and Technology


-Dr. Gregory Morose, University of Massachusetts Lowell, TURI


-Representatives from Raytheon, MacDermid Industrial Solutions, local job shop representative



TURI officials say that the aerospace and defense industry requires that all parts used in the products they manufacture and use be highly reliable under extreme conditions and over long periods of time.  To do this, they say, the supply chain for this industry adheres to very specific process requirements. 


The conference is for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, TURI says, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers, and will deliver useful information about challenges facing the industry and solutions that are emerging.


The event runs from 8:30 to 5:00 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center in Sturbridge, MA.  A sponsored networking reception will occur immediately following the conference.


Cost for the day is $200 for professionals employed at companies that file under TURA and $250 for all others. Certified TUR Planners can receive 6 credits, which may be submitted to DEP for recertification.  You may attend either the morning or afternoon session alone, including lunch, for $125 (3 credits for TUR Planners).


For more information and to register, go to


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