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Forecast links aviation activity and national economic growth.

March 18, 2010

FAA is forecasting that key airspace safety and efficiency modernization efforts will play vital role in spurring long-term sustained growth in air travel and overall economic health. According to 20-year forecast, passenger enplanements will increase by 0.5% in 2010 and then grow 2.5%/year. FAA also predicts U.S. airlines will reach 1 billion passengers/year by 2023. Forecast underscores need for NextGen Air Transportation System and continued investment in airport infrastructure projects. Read More

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Hydrogen, Fuel Cell Leaders brief Senate on clean vehicle technology issues.

March 18, 2010

Hydrogen and fuel cell industry experts joined Senator Daniel Akaka to brief Senate staff on balance needed between industry and government commitments. Until there are enough fuel cell vehicles to support stations that service them, said stations need continued government investment. But funding hydrogen and fuel cell development/deployment should not occur at expense of other technologies, because balance of advanced transportation alternatives is required to compete with incumbent fuels. Read More

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NAM commends Senate on passage of tax extenders in Jobs Bill.

March 18, 2010

Following passage of American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010 by Senate, NAM President John Engler said that its tax and pension relief provisions are vital to job creation. He states that "by providing additional time for companies to make required pension payments, the retirement security provisions will put cash back in the hand of employers, allowing them to grow and create jobs." He also "encourage[s Congress to make the R&D credit stronger and permanent." Read More

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Events to focus on strengthening American electronics.

March 18, 2010

With focus of making American electronics manufacturing industry more profitable, 2 events will be held in Washington, DC from June 9-10, 2010. IPC Capitol Hill Day will concentrate on lobbying for issues critical to enhancing global competitiveness of US industry, while Executive Market and Technology Conference, will offer electronics industry managers and executives an insiders look at high-reliability requirements and trends from major OEMs. Read More

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Government Transition to Cloud Computing. to be addressed at conference.

March 17, 2010

Scheduled for April 5th, SIIA's annual SaaS/Gov conference will explore government's adoption of Software as a Service and how the cloud has simplified operations and made federal IT infrastructure more interoperable. Conference will include executives from Salesforce.com and Google, who will evaluate wide range of applications and how they are being utilized by the government. Panels and presentations will also address social media, security, and transparency issues. Read More

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Tomas L. Angle made Hydraulic Institute's Member of the Year.

March 16, 2010

Thomas L. Angle, VP of Product Engineering for Weir Specialty Pumps has been named Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2009 Member of the Year in recognition for distinguishing himself by advancing technical work of HI in various venues. According to HI Technical Director Gregg Romanyshyn, Mr. Angle "consistently offers sound ideas that help drive the often arduous standards development and approval process. Again and again Tom demonstrates strong leadership skills." Read More

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Julian Atchia receives award for ANSI standard contribution.

March 16, 2010

Julian Atchia, New Product Development Manager for SJE-RhombusĀ®, was presented with an award from the Hydraulic Institute (HI) concerning his contributions to writing ANSI/HI standard 9.6.4-2009 (Vibration Measurements and Allowable Values for Rotodynamic Pumps). This award was presented by HI Technical Director Gregg Romanyshyn to Julian, who is active as chair and member in several committees. Read More

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ASHRAE Conference to focus on energy-conserving practices.

March 16, 2010

Scheduled for April 19-20, ASHRAE's specialty conference titled Existing Buildings in Urban Areas: Dramatically Cutting the Energy Waste, will guide building community and government in reducing energy in existing buildings. Speakers will include Tony Malkin, President of Malkin Properties and Jody Durst, Co-President of The Durst Organization. These owners will help highlight NYC's "Greener, Greater Buildings" laws, the first in nation to address energy usage in existing buildings. Read More

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AEM Seminars focus on product safety, training, and liability.

March 16, 2010

Scheduled for April 26-28, Product Safety and Compliance Seminar provides forum for equipment manufacturing professionals to discuss issues involved in design, manufacture, and use of their products. Half-day "Best Practices for Product Safety Leaders" course will cover key aspects of product life cycle. Liability Seminar, scheduled for April 29, will offer 5 real-life case studies from veteran trial attorneys with equipment industry experience. Read More

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Organizations Collaborate to create standards for green building.

March 15, 2010

ASHRAE, ICC, USGBC, and IES have come together to establish green building code designed to accelerate green building practice across US. The culmination of such work, International Green Construction Code (IGCC), represents merger of 2 national efforts to develop adoptable and enforceable green building codes. IGCC provides building industry with language that broadens and strengthens building codes as to hasten construction of high-performance green buildings. Read More

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American Trucking Assoc. IT & Logistics Council to hold annual meeting.

March 15, 2010

The Information Technology and Logistics Council of American Trucking Associations will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting - along with the Trucking Industry's IT Exhibition - in conjunction with ATA's National Accounting and Finance Council on May 3-5. Meeting will include sessions designed to provide insight into IT strategies and financial management practices that are shaping trucking industry's rapidly changing technology and business environment. Read More

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SME adds 4 new events to 2010 schedule.

March 15, 2010

Designed to address industry in transition, SME's new events are targeted regionally and by technology, providing value to highly qualified audiences and greater exhibitor ROI. Events include Manufacturing Innovations - Medical US from May 4-6, Atlantic Manufacturing Technology Show from Sept 21-23, Manufacturing Innovations - Aerospace/Defense from Oct 20-21, and Manufacturing Innovations - Medical Canada, scheduled for Nov 3-4. Read More

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Papers invited for 2011 symposium on pavement performance.

March 15, 2010

Scheduled for Dec. 5, 2011, International Symposium on Pavement Performance: Trends, Advances, and Challenges will cover issues such as condition survey, friction measurement, pavement-tire noise, ground penetrating radar, and structural adequacy testing. Presenters/authors are asked to address topics that would allow attendees to gain insight into needs, methodologies, and trends in pavement testing, performance monitoring, data collection/interpretation, and instrumentation. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Consumption up 26% over last January.

March 12, 2010

According to AMTDA (American Machine Tool Distributors' Association) and AMT, January US manufacturing technology consumption totaled $130.96 million. This total, as reported by companies participating in USMTC program, was down 40.3% from December but up 26.2% from total reported for January 2009. US manufacturing technology consumption is also reported on regional basis for 5 geographic breakdowns of the United States: Northeast, Southern, Midwest, Central, and Western. Read More

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Fluid Power Industry Conference exceeds expectations.

March 12, 2010

Over 100 industry leaders from NFPA member companies converged on Laguna Beach, CA from February 24-27 for 2010 NFPA Annual Conference, which provided executives critical information about leading their organizations forward. As Means to connect, conference provided educational and networking opportunities. Updates on NFPA initiatives were also provided, including Technology Roadmap for Fluid Power Industry and Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Francis Hewitt with Award of Excellence.

March 11, 2010

ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics has presented 2009 Award of Excellence to Francis (Bud) Hewitt, a retired senior chemist from Evonik Cyro LLC in Wallingford, CT. Award recognizes outstanding personal performance in field of plastics, and is presented to committee member who has contributed most toward development and use of consensus standards or who has fostered competency and proficiency in plastics field. Hewitt has been an active member of ASTM and Committee D20 since 1986. Read More

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Water Resource Strategies Webcast addresses climate change.

March 11, 2010

On March 31, AWWA will host Water Resource Strategies for Climate Change and Shortages. This webcast will describe impacts of climate change on groundwater supply, predicted shortages for surface water reservoir, and how sustainability principles can be incorporated into water planning. Attendees will learn to compare water supply options using triple-bottom-line methods, examine broad-based water resource opportunities, and interpret climate change-based groundwater water supply impacts. Read More

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ISO confirms international standard on social responsibility.

March 11, 2010

ISO has announced that ISO 26000, Guidance on Social Responsibility, has been confirmed and registered as Final Draft International Standard. This is the final stage in development of ISO standard before it is published as ISO International Standard. ISO 26000 is intended to assist in ushering companies, government agencies, and other organizations toward more sustainable global economy by establishing common guidance on social responsibility concepts, definitions, and methods of evaluation. Read More

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Reinhold Strnat named chairman of ASTM International committee.

March 11, 2010

Reinhold Strnat, president and technical manager of Magnet-Physics Inc., was named chairman of ASTM International Committee A06 on Magnetic Properties, which has close to 50 members who develop standards dealing with magnetic materials and test methods for determining magnetic properties. Having joined ASTM in 1992, Strnat also chairs Subcommittee A06.01 on Test Methods and A06.92 on Terminology and Definitions and has also served as secretary and vice chairman of main A06 committee. Read More

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ANSI Announces Schedule for week of co-located April meetings.

March 11, 2010

ANSI posted its schedule and additional information for coordinated week of meetings, to be held April 12-16, in Washington, DC, metro area. Co-located thusly to provide convenient access for members interested in attending multiple events, lineup includes several ANSI Member Forums as well as meetings of IPC, IPRPC, RSC-AP, and U.S. TAG. Week's largest event, Joint Member Forum, will be held April 14 as Workshop on Anti-Counterfeiting Standards and Conformance Measures. Read More