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Nominations are Open for 2010-2011 RIA Board of Directors.

September 24, 2009

RIA Board of Directors nominations are being sought. These 2-year terms begin in January 2010, and deadline for nomination submittal is October 1, 2009. Comprised of industry leaders willing to dedicate time and energy to oversee activities of the association, the board has openings for 4 suppliers and one user. Read More

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RIA Seeks Nominations for 2010 Engelberger Robotics Awards.

September 24, 2009

Announced by RIA, the 2010 Engelberger Robotics Awards will be presented at AUTOMATCA in Munich on June 8-11, 2010. Awards will be presented in categories of Leadership as well as Application, and nominations from throughout the world are currently being sought. Named after Joseph F. Engelberger, the award is the robotics industry's highest honor. Each recipient will receive commemorative medallion and $5,000 honorarium. Read More

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ASTM International Committee on sustainability to meet.

September 24, 2009

ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability will address sustainability through workshop and standards development meetings taking place during ASTM October 2009 committee week in Atlanta, GA. Held October 18-19, Life Cycle Assessments: Methodology, Current Development and Application in Standards workshop will explore current LCA theory and application. Forums on infrastructure and packaging will be held October 19 to identify resources and information about sustainability. Read More

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Wilkins is certified by NSF to new lead requirements.

September 24, 2009

Wilkins has been certified by NSF International to NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects and Annex G low-lead requirements, which was developed to help protect the public from exposure to lead. For certification, manufacturers must meet lead requirements set forth in California Health and Safety Code by January 1, 2010. In obtaining certification, Wilkins has demonstrated compliance with all NSF/ANSI Standard 61, Annex G requirements. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Producers urge enactment of S 1677.

September 24, 2009

US manufacturing technology providers applauded passage of the Defense Production Act (DPA) reforms and reauthorization (S. 1677) in the Senate and urged the House of Representatives to follow suit. Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT, said the manufacturing sector "needs the type of support provided by the [DPA if we are to continue our critical role in defense preparedness." Created in 1950, DPA ensures American industry can be mobilized swiftly and effectively in times of war. Read More

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FAA to Assess WAM surveillance system for non-radar regions.

September 24, 2009

Introduced by the FAA in Colorado, Wide-Area Multilateration (WAM) surveillance system lets air traffic controllers track aircraft not covered by radar in remote, mountainous regions. According to FAA Administrator, Randy Babbitt, system improves safety and efficiency of flights formerly not seen due to rugged terrain while also saving time for passengers and operators. The FAA will monitor how this system works at 4 Colorado airports to determine further deployment. Read More

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ASTM Committee approves standard on concrete box joints.

September 24, 2009

ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe has approved ASTM C1677, Specification for Joints for Concrete Box, Using Rubber Gaskets, developed by Subcommittee C13.08. According to John Meyer, it will provide minimum level of production and performance for owners who wish to specify culverts and storm sewers when precast concrete box sections with gasketed joints are furnished. Primary users will be municipalities, highway departments, and drainage or water control agencies. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover cryptography and wrenches.

September 24, 2009

Advancements in cryptography have aided the financial services industry in protecting consumers while they use ATMs, perform electronic purchases, create computer passwords, and complete other electronic transactions. Also, a recently updated standard - ANSI/ASME B107.100-2002 (R2008) - aids in assuring wrenches are used safely and appropriately by providing general, dimensional, performance, and safety requirements. Read More

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NAM urges senators to support EPA time-out on GHGs.

September 24, 2009

NAM sent Key Vote letter to U.S. Senators urging them to support amendment by Senator Lisa Murkowski to prohibit EPA from issuing "endangerment finding" for carbon dioxide in attempt to regulate greenhouse gases under Clean Air Act. Endangerment finding with no guidance from Congress would only impose overly burdensome compliance costs on manufacturing sector, limit their ability to deploy advanced technologies, and delay economic recovery. Read More

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ASTM and NACE collaborate on corrosion terminology standard.

September 24, 2009

ASTM and NACE International have created joint standard NACE/ASTM G193, Terminology and Acronyms Relating to Corrosion, developed by Subcommittee J01.02 under jurisdiction of J01, Joint ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion. According to Harvey Hack of Northrop Grumman Corp., standard will be used by corrosion organizations worldwide to prevent confusion in corrosion testing and in interpretation of related standards. It contains more than 400 terms, along with list of acronyms. Read More

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IPC awards volunteers for industry contributions.

September 24, 2009

At IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition 2009, held September 20-24 in Schaumburg, IL, IPC presented Special Recognition, Distinguished Committee Leadership, and Distinguished Committee Service awards. Total of 58 awards were presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to IPC and electronics industry by lending time and expertise to committees, standards, and program development. Read More

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A&WMA issues call for abstracts for international conference.

September 24, 2009

A&WMA has issued call for abstracts for International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors from May 17-20, 2010. Abstracts of 250 words or less are being sought for presentations containing new information about thermal treatment of radioactive, hazardous chemical, mixed, munitions, medical/pharmaceutical, municipal, and industrial wastes. They must be submitted online by Nov 2, 2009 and authors will be notified of acceptance by Dec 9. Read More

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MIT Director to speak at October ANSI caucus.

September 24, 2009

At the ANSI Caucus Luncheon on Friday, October 9, 2009, Bill Bonvillian, director of the MIT Washington, D.C. office, and author of a recent book on energy policy, will be the guest speaker. Meeting will begin at 11:45am with ½-hr discussion of public policy issues before Congress and Administration, open to ANSI members only. Networking opportunities will follow, and will include nonmembers. After lunch break, Bonvillian will deliver remarks to be followed by a question and answer session. Read More

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ANSI to offer courses on standards programs administration.

September 24, 2009

ANSI will offer 3 courses for administration of domestic and international standards programs. They will include course #287, The American Way: the American National Standard (ANS) Development Process, on November 9; course #208, The Operating Procedures of U.S. TAGs to ISO: Strengthening the U.S. Voice in International Standardization, on November 10; and Course #205, ISO Secretariat Operations: Taking the Secret out of the Secretariat, on November 11. Each will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Read More

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USNC Members honored with IEC 1906 Award.

September 24, 2009

In recognition of noteworthy contributions to IEC and electrotechnical industry, 23 members of United States National Committee (USNC) to IEC were named as recipients of annual IEC 1906 Award. At USNC Council meeting on September 2, 2009, several recipients were honored by Jim Mathews, USNC president, and Hiromichi Fujisawa, Ph.D., chairman of IEC CAB. Awardees received certificates of recognition and commemorative 1906 Award pin. Read More

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DSS and WSC announce call for papers.

September 23, 2009

American Water Works Association announced that the 2010 Distribution Systems Symposium and Exposition (DSS) and Water Security Congress (WSC) Call for Papers is open. Suggested topics include water loss and contamination control, asset management, network modeling, distribution system design, contamination warning systems, physical/cyber security, as well as security and emergency response. DSS and WSC events will be taking place September 12-15 and co-located in Nashville, TN. Read More

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ATA Report details declines in passenger demand, cargo.

September 23, 2009

Air Transport Association of America (ATA) reported, based on sample group of carriers, that passenger revenue fell 21% in August of 2009 versus same month in 2008. This marks tenth consecutive month passenger revenue has declined from prior year. Statistics noted that 6% fewer passengers traveled on US airlines in August, while average price to fly one mile fell 17%. Also, US airlines saw cargo revenue ton miles decline 13% year over year in July 2009. Read More

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Expansion Outlined for workforce development program.

September 23, 2009

Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) is designed to attract new talent to industrial distribution. Phyllis Russell, ICP's executive director, said there exists a clear path for expansion, which is being set into motion and should see results next year. With 5 years of experience, ICP is ready to enhance program by focusing on 4 key initiatives: learning objectives and certification, development of industrial distribution material, expansion of sites, and student outreach. Read More

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AMCA International Members convened for 54th annual meeting.

September 23, 2009

In 2009 from September 10-12, AMCA members convened for their annual in-person business and networking meeting in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Meetings were scheduled for Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Division, Committee, and Regional members. Topics covered taking care of general housekeeping, including one general session for entire membership, as well as organizational structure, CRP certifying process modernization, and increasing acceptance of CRP internationally. Read More

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US Ground Based Augmentation System is approved by FAA.

September 23, 2009

Honeywell's Smartpath Precision Landing System, which increases safety and efficiency at airports by providing precise navigation service based on GPS, has gained FAA approval. The first US-approved system is located in Memphis, TN and will become operational early next year. Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator, said this approval "marks the successful completion of a partnership between the FAA and Airservices Australia to build and certify a ground based augmentation system (GBAS)." Read More