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TIA offers tips to safely get through winter driving season.

November 3, 2009

According to TIA, there are 4 steps drivers can take to ensure they are driving safely during winter months. If living in area that receives considerable amount of snow, buying winter tires may be a wise investment. If driver hits exceptionally large or deep pothole, they should check tires immediately. Additionally, drivers should keep tires properly inflated and rotated, and keep rock salt or cat litter in trunk to help gain traction if they slide off road. Read More

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ILMA explores new trends, new technologies at annual meeting.

November 3, 2009

More than 740 ILMA members and guests representing more than 231 companies attended 2009 ILMA Annual Meeting. Highlights included networking events, informative industry and association committee sessions, and golf, tennis, and croquet tournaments. Dave Barry, humorist and author delivered keynote, and Jim Taglia provided update on Association's Ethics and Branding programs. Read More

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PDMA announces Best of Visions 2008 Award winner.

November 3, 2009

Written by Claire-Juliette Beale, article that addresses how the Web and online communities are transforming landscape of innovation and new product development won Best of Visions award for 2008. Titled "How Online Communities Are Changing the NPD Landscape - An Introduction to the Value of this New Tool - part one," article provides blueprint for companies determined to innovate in most cost-effective and creative way possible. Read More

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FMA elects new members and officers.

November 2, 2009

At annual meeting, FMA elected Jeffrey Knauf, president of Medalist Laserfab, Inc.; Carlos Mendizabal-Perez, VP of Industrias Selbor SA DE CV; Paul Russo, VP of George A. Mitchell Company; and Ed Severson, senior metallurgist/process engineer of Wilson Tool International to board of directors. Current board members John Koschwanez, VP of Independence Tube Corporation's Marseilles Division, and Tom Nederpel, consultant with VGAN, Inc. were elected chairman and vice chairman, respectively. Read More

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AASHTO Report highlights smart transportation improvements.

November 2, 2009

Highlighting 50 projects nationwide, "Smart Solutions: 50 Ways America Just Got Better" documents smart transportation solutions by state transportation departments. This report, released by AASHTO, takes into account projects that were entered in competition to find America's best projects and delivered on-time, on-budget, and with innovative management. Featured projects from 33 states demonstrate breadth of successful transportation investments. Read More

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AEM President stresses need for highway infrastructure bill.

November 2, 2009

Dennis Slater, President of AEM, says highway bill would provide money for infrastructure improvements in MN, where 76% of urban roadways are congested during peak travel times. Slater also says $65 billion will be needed over 20 yr for infrastructure, but MN DOT estimates just 15% will be available. With fully funded bill, support for construction projects, contractors, and thousands of jobs would be provided. Legislative deadline for bill is set for October 31. Read More

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World Aviation Authorities tackle climate change.

November 2, 2009

In recent meetings at the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal, FAA and worldwide counterparts led U.S. delegation resulting in agreement that will guide global aviation community as it tackles challenge of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Agreement strives for 2% annual fuel efficiency improvement between 2012 and 2050. In addition, ICAO identified measures for states to limit emissions and called for reporting on air transport traffic and fuel consumption. Read More

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NHA Congressional Briefing to address hydrogen/fuel cells.

November 2, 2009

Scheduled for Nov 4, briefing will explore hydrogen economy's carbon and emissions benefits, its varied feedstocks, and efforts of companies and research institutions partnering with federal and state governments in research and development. It will also cover package of tax incentives. Preliminary remarks will be provided by Senators Byron Dorgan and Lindsey Graham, and Representatives Bob Inglis and Eric Massa. Moderator will be Jerome Hinkle, VP for Policy and Government Affairs at NHA. Read More

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AWWA to host webcast on water industry events.

November 2, 2009

Water in Washington in 2009 Webcast will feature AWWA staff who will decipher past year's events at EPA and Congress and provide their forecasts for 2010. Presenters will include Tom Curtis, Alan Roberson, and Tommy Holmes of AWWA. Webcast will cover impact on water community from Congressional and legislative developments, funding water infrastructure in challenging economic times, chemical security proposals, and more. Read More

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Partnership Formed to inform kids of water health benefits.

October 30, 2009

Partnering with LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program, ACC launched Go H2O! campaign to educate children and their families about importance of drinking water for healthy living as well as reducing waste by reusing/recycling more plastics. ACC will provide LA's BEST students with reusable water bottles, challenging them to habitually carry water bottles and drink water instead of sugary drinks. At campaign's end, participants will receive books and sports supplies from ACC. Read More

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MHEDA Journal focuses on manufacturer-distributor relations.

October 30, 2009

Fourth Quarter 2009 issue of The MHEDA Journal covers strategies to improve relationship between material handling equipment manufacturers and distributors. Eight MHEDA Member manufacturers each give pointers on most important aspects of distributor-manufacturer partnerships. Some suggestions include listening to each other, creating dialog and providing early alerts on prospective projects, and thinking beyond norm to develop creative solutions. Read More

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Joint Program furthers work protecting ozone.

October 30, 2009

ASHRAE and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched The First Annual Cooperation Work Plan to reduce emissions and encourage energy-efficient refrigeration and A/C systems and building designs. It set goals/timelines for phasing out ozone-depleting refrigerants and managing ozone-depleting substance refrigerant banks. ASHRAE will support UNEP's ozone literacy course as well as provide lecturers to present achievements in non-ozone depleting refrigeration technology. Read More

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NADCA's New Web Site Design improves navigation.

October 30, 2009

In addition to easier navigation, NADCA's web site features updated news system, calendar program that includes all NADCA events, and new advertising system. Web site connects visitors to NADCA resources, and especially helps connect NADCA members to benefits they receive from association. Additional features include information on die casting, marketing, company directories, events, memberships, government affairs, education, technology, and publications. Read More

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AHR Expo Sessions assist contractors in construction management.

October 30, 2009

Scheduled for Jan 25-27, 2010 AHR Expo will include Construction Management session, which will address whether systems commissioning will improve contractors' ability to perform well, and preconstruction management basics for mechanical engineers and contractors on design-build/design-assist projects. Another session, Cost/Benefit Analysis Methodology and Tools Needed by Owners, will provide an understanding of high-performance building cost-benefit analysis with focus on LEED rating system. Read More

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Laurie Maxson receives 2009 Outstanding Partner Award.

October 30, 2009

Laurie Maxson, a teacher and Career and Technical Education Director for Project Lead The Way® has been named recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Partner Award, which honors her for her ability to balance educational needs of young people, Generation Y, with complex challenges facing industry in its need for technically savvy workforce. Serving as conduit between both entities, her involvement has helped to secure financial support and in-kind donations from various organizations. Read More

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Honorable Al Gore to deliver keynote at BIO convention.

October 29, 2009

Scheduled for May 3-6, 2010 BIO International Convention will include keynote address by former VP and climate change activist Al Gore, who will focus on environment, healthcare reform, and other pressing global issues with emphasis on biotechnology's role in addressing these challenges. Since his earliest days in U.S. Congress, Al Gore has been the leading advocate for confronting threat of global warming and received Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his efforts. Read More

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NIST Method facilitates pnuemonia vaccine testing.

October 29, 2009

NIST scientists improved efficiency of a pneumonia vaccine testing method developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The open-source software, NIST's Integrated Colony Enumerator (NICE), takes a digital image that has been loaded into a computer and counts colonies grown from single pneumococcal cells. Windows®-based solution works on images from digital cameras and flatbed scanners, obtaining results with only mean difference of 3% from manual counting method. Read More

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FAA updates SQMS assessment tools.

October 29, 2009

FAA's National Simulator Program (NSP) has modified its Internet site with updated Simulator Quality Management System (SQMS) assessment tools. Updated files include Tables E.2, E.4, E.7A, and E.7B, while Tables D.8 and D.9 were also modified for NSP authorized discrepancy prioritization system in accordance with Part 60. Modifications are primarily error corrections as well as changes made to address industry concerns. Read More

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NIST Physicists turn to radio dial for atomic matchmaking.

October 28, 2009

Investigating mysterious data in ultracold gases of rubidium atoms, scientists at Joint Quantum Institute of NIST and University of Maryland and their collaborators have found that properly tuned RF waves can influence how much atoms attract or repel one another, opening up new ways to control interactions. In issue of Physical Review A, authors report RF radiation could serve as second knob in addition to traditionally used magnetic fields, for controlling how atoms in ultracold gas interact. Read More

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ANSI Forum covers consumer safety legislation and eco-labeling.

October 28, 2009

Held by ANSI as part of the World Standards Week 2009 series of events, 2009 Legal Issues Forum: Standards for Safety and Sustainability brought together nearly 80 legal experts and member of the standards and conformity assessment community. Participants addressed critical legal issues that relate to standards community through 2 panel sessions: Examining the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and Eco-labeling: Helping to Shape the Sustainable Marketplace. Read More