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PMA Announces recipients of 2016 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming.

Nov 23, 2016

Presented annually, Precision Metalforming Association’s awards of excellence recognize high standards of achievement set by metalforming industry in areas of design, safety, quality, innovation and technology, training and education. On November 15, 2016, during FABTECH tradeshow in Las Vegas, PMA honored award winners with special plaque, commemorative flag and cash prize. Awardees will... Read More

ASABE replaces document ANSI/ASAE S278.7 JUL2003 (ISO 11001-1:1993).

Nov 23, 2016

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards in publication. ASABE announces that it has adopted document ANSI/ASABE AD11001-1:2016 NOV2016, Agricultural wheeled tractors – Three-point hitch couplers – Part 1: U-frame couplers, for... Read More

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AIA Elects new Chairman of Board of Governors for 2017.

Nov 23, 2016

Succeeding Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson who serves as 2016 Chair, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg was elected by Aerospace Industries Association as Chairman of AIA’s Board of Governors for 2017. Other elected office bearers include: Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy as Vice Chairman; David F. Melcher reappointed as President... Read More

SME installs new international directors and member council representatives for 2017.

Nov 23, 2016

Dedicated to advancement of manufacturing, SME has elected six international directors and council representatives for 2017. They include: Edye S. Buchanan, CMfgT, Fives North American Combustion Inc; Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME, The Boeing Co (Retired); Matthew L. Hilgendorf, CMfgT, Black Horse LLC; Vincent W. Howell Sr, FSME, CMfgE, Corning Inc (Retired); Michael D. Packer, FSME, Lockheed Martin... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

NEMA’s Annual Membership Meeting announces 2016 annual award winners.

Nov 23, 2016

Kite and Key Award recognizes industry leaders whose pioneering innovations epitomize the best in codes, standards, and advocacy. NEMA declared Dr. Roger Daugherty of Baldor Electric Company, and James Wright of Siemens Industry as recipients of Kite and Key Award. Reliance Controls Corporation received the Business Innovation Council (BIC) Illuminations Award; and Christopher Curtis of... Read More

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Power Transmission Distributors Association second quarter report shows decline in 2016 sales.

Nov 23, 2016

Developed along with ITR Economics, Power Transmission Distributors Association’s quarterly Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) collects sales data each quarter from PT/MC distributors and manufacturers and presents the aggregate results in customized reports. Revealing that power transmission/motion control distributor sales have declined 6.1 percent, report states that leading indicators... Read More

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces new PCB Executive Forum.

Nov 22, 2016

Including presentations on:using venture capital funding for small businesses with big ideas, disruptive technologies, 3-D printing, fabricators and their supply chain in China, flexible hybrid electronics, and more; IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces learning and networking forum for senior-level executives of PCB organizations, fabricators, and their suppliers,... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

NREL's 2016 U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook forecasts significant projected growth in natural gas and renewables through 2050.

Nov 22, 2016

Capturing information on factors that could impact future power sector evolution, Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 2016 Standard Scenarios report discusses four areas that can change in the U.S. electricity sector: renewable energy cost declines and associated growth, abundance of low-cost natural gas and associated generation, rapid growth in distributed... Read More

PMMI Media Group gives account of PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016.

Nov 22, 2016

Declaring that reports from exhibitors and attendees of PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 was an overwhelming success, PMMI states that 2,512 exhibitors spread over 1.25 million net square feet of exhibit space welcomed more than 47,000 targeted buyers. PMMI also claims that NextGEN Networking Fair enabled both supplier companies and consumer goods manufacturers with student talent... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

AIM Announces opening of nomination period for annual awards 2017.

Nov 22, 2016

AIMs welcomes nominations for the AIM 2017 Awards, in five specific categories: Percival Award to recognize outstanding contributions to the application of automatic identification and data capture technologies, Williams Award presented to a professor or student in recognition of contributions in automatic identification and mobility industry; and, Gilligan Award for development of automatic... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

ASHRAE and IES Revised Residential Energy Standards open for public review.

Nov 22, 2016

Containing detailed rules governing the energy modeling and analyses needed to determine compliance with the performance objectives, ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2007R, Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is open for public comment from Nov. 4 until Dec. 19, 2016. Based on ANSI/ICC/ RESNET 301 with specific exceptions and adjustments for building size, ASHRAE/IES is also... Read More

AASHTO Board Of Directors elect new association president and vice president.

Nov 21, 2016

Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt, P.E was elected as association’s president by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Board of Directors. He declared that he aims to implement AASHTO's strategic plan that was adopted in November 2014, which called for a review of the committee structure and operations. Tennessee Department... Read More

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IPC Announces IPC APEX EXPO® 2017 technical conference and professional development courses.

Nov 21, 2016

Featuring approximately 90 technical papers from industry experts around the world, IPC APEX EXPO® 2017 technical conference and professional development courses, will be held from February 11–16 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.  Focusing on event’s theme, “Technology’s Turning Point”, subject-matter experts will cover topics in the areas of board... Read More

SME nominating committee and Board of Directors select new office bearers for 2017.

Nov 21, 2016

Recognized at the annual SME banquet on Nov. 12, SME announces manufacturing professionals for new leadership roles in 2017. Officers to be installed are: Sandra L. Bouckley, FSME, 2017 SME President President-Elect; Thomas R. Kurfess, PhD, FSME, PE, Georgia Institute of Technology Vice President; Mark L. Michalski, MKS Instruments Treasurer; Susan M. Smyth, PhD, FSME, General Motors... Read More

Institute for Supply Management's ISM2017 to be held from May 21-24, 2017 in Orlando.

Nov 21, 2016

With six learning tracks, and more than 75 interactive sessions, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) announces that registration for ISM2017, which will be held from May 21-24, 2017, at Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida is now open. Focused on “Critical Insights, Powerful Results”, David Cameron, former prime minister of United Kingdom, will headline supply... Read More

ASHRAE/IES/USGBC/ICC Standard 189.1 contains Standards for high performance green buildings.

Nov 21, 2016

Published by ASHRAE, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and International Code Council (ICC), Standard 189.1 contains minimum requirements for siting, design and construction of high performance green buildings. Open for public review until Dec. 19, are amendments: addendum aq - updates standard’s requirements for building systems commissioning; and... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

NEMA Felicitates Ten Cities on joining City Energy Project.

Nov 18, 2016

Joint effort of Institute for Market Transformation and Natural Resources Defense Council, City Energy Project launched in 2014 aims to improve energy efficiency of buildings in American cities. NEMA compliments Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Collins, Colorado; Miami-Dade County, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Reno, Nevada; San Jose, California;... Read More

Agricultural and Farming Products

ASABE Rvises Its Standards on farm-equipment safety.

Nov 18, 2016

Including updates to normative references, ASABE’s revised ANSI/ASAE S354.6, Safety for Farmstead Equipment, contains specifications that offer reasonable degree of personal safety during normal operation and servicing of farmstead equipment not covered by other ASABE safety standards. Standards apply only to agricultural field equipment used in agricultural operations, and does not apply to... Read More

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NREL selected to spearhead four projects.

Nov 01, 2016

Energy Department's pilot program Lab-Bridge will make it easier for DOE national laboratories to transfer innovative technologies to marketplace. NREL has been selected to participate in 4 of 8 pilot projects and to serve as central connecting point for transfer of knowledge between projects. During next 12–18 months, collaboration of 13 national labs and industry partners will explore,... Read More

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Innovation Stage reflects growth in packaging machinery.

Nov 01, 2016

Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 will produce largest on-floor education program since its inception in 2012, with 71 sessions across 4 stages, featuring new technology and advances from all segments of processing and packaging market. According to 2016 PMMI State of the Packaging Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery Report, the U.S. Packaging Machinery Market is... Read More