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NREL announces new center directors.

October 7, 2014

NREL recently named leaders in renewable energy fields as center directors. They include: Paul Basore as Director of Materials Applications and Performance Center; Dave Mooney as Director of Strategic Energy Analysis Center; Nancy Haegel as Director of NREL's Materials Science Center; and Jao van de Lagemaat as Director of Chemistry and Nanoscience. In addition, Pete Sheldon was named Director of Research Operations within NREL's Materials and Chemical Science and Technology Directorate. Read More

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IPC and SMTA to Start Conference with expert-led tutorial.

October 7, 2014

IPC and SMTA jointly announced High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, which will take place November 18–20, 2014 in Schaumburg, IL. Focusing on best practices as well as innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware, conference will feature Cleaning and Conformal Coating Tutorial taught by experts in cleaning materials, control technology, and cleaning machine technology. Read More

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Huerta calls for review of FAA contingency plans.

October 6, 2014

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta announced that the agency is conducting a 30-day review of contingency plans and security protocols for its major facilities, after a criminal action by a contractor knocked out communications equipment at an FAA high-altitude air traffic facility in Aurora, IL. Huerta made the announcement in a speech at an Air Traffic Control Association conference in Maryland. Read More

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IPC honors volunteers for their contributions.

October 6, 2014

During IPC's Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings, IPC presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition, and Distinguished Committee Service Awards. These awards were presented to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and the industry by lending their time and expertise in the development of electronics manufacturing standards. Read More

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IPC Awards Hunter Technology with QML regarding 2 standards.

October 6, 2014

IPC's Validation Services Program awarded IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Hunter Technology Corporation. Its facility successfully completed audit based on 2 IPC standards: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies (IPC J-STD-001) and Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies (IPC-A-610). Hunter Technology met or exceeded requirements for electronics industry's most rigorous classification, Class 3. Read More

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SBANE-Hosted Event will focus on improving RI's business climate.

October 6, 2014

Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) will host Rhode Island Breakfast Series program – Three To-Do's to Improve RI's Business Climate – on October 8, 2014 with Dan McKee (D), Candidate for Lieutenant Governor. McKee will share his insight on strategies/practices RI businesses can implement to increase RI's business climate. He will also discuss results of Rhode Island’s Thumbtack survey and how state officials interpret its information. Read More

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ADS-B Infrastructure is on time, on budget, on the job.

October 6, 2014

According to AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, Department of Transportation Inspector General's report on issues surrounding Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system fails to state the obvious, that the infrastructure necessary to implement ADS-B is on time, on budget, and on the job. It is imperative that to improve air transportation system and to enhance safety for future generations, aviation industry, operators, and government must do their part to make NextGen a success. Read More

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Election Resource Center helps manufacturers raise their voice.

October 6, 2014

Developed by North American Die Casting Association (NADCA), 2014 Election Resource Center aims to help members and their employees become involved this campaign season. The next Congress, which comes to power in January 2015, will decide future of tax provisions such as R&D Tax Credit and Bonus Depreciation, decide future of EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) standards, and overhaul NLRB. Given such stakes, manufacturers are urged to make their voices heard on Election Day. Read More