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AIA presents Wings of Liberty Award to Sen. Inouye.

September 18, 2009

In recognition of his longtime support of aerospace and defense industry, AIA presents Senator Daniel K. Inouye with Wings of Liberty Award. Inouye, the second most-senior member of U.S. Senate, has been a member and former chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee for 40 years and member of Appropriations Committee, which he now chairs, for 38 years. Award is presented periodically to members of Congress who have made significant contributions to help bolster aerospace and national defense. Read More

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ASTM works with U.S. Dept of Energy on solar standards.

September 18, 2009

Interested participants are invited to attend virtual organizational meeting for new ASTM International activity on solar glass on Sept 29, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Representatives from U.S. DoE, ASTM International Committee E44, and ASTM International Committee C14 will be among participants. Potential standards topics to be discussed include glass rating for withstanding acidic rain, photovoltaic applications, coatings, durability, and solar hot water and heating systems. Read More

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Agenda Announced for 2009 standards developer forum.

September 17, 2009

On October 6, 2009 from noon to 5:00 pm in Bethesda, MD, Open Forum for Standards Developers brings together leaders of accredited and non-accredited standards developing organizations. Opening remarks by S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO, will be followed by 3 panels that will convene to address critical issues in standards and conformity assessment: cybersecurity and its impact on organizations, sustainability, and social media technologies. Read More

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ANSI approved as accreditor of crane operator CBs.

September 17, 2009

California Division of OSHA has approved ANSI as official accreditation body of crane operator certification bodies. Accreditation is the culmination of a multi-month process to verify CB's compliance with requirements outlined in International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems of Persons. In conducting its accreditation activities, ANSI itself follows the International Standard ISO/IEC 17011:2004. Read More

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NAM urges Congress to pass Advanced Vehicle Technology Act.

September 17, 2009

According to statement made by Keith McCoy, NAM VP for Energy and Resources Policy, NAM urges Members of the House to vote for H.R. 3246, which will provide $2.85 billion in authorized funding over 5 years for medium and heavy-duty truck and bus research, and development programs within U.S. Department of Energy. Legislation will create high-paying manufacturing jobs and create opportunities for universities to get involved in research necessary to make advances in clean energy. Read More

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Plans underway for IPC standard on protection of IP.

September 17, 2009

IPC is convening group of leading PCB manufacturers, EMS providers, and OEM companies to develop standard for protection of intellectual property. First meeting of IP standards development group will take place on Friday, October 23, 2009. With both commercial and government sectors' interest in protecting IP through supplier requirements and audits, new standard is expected to educate members and elevate best practices in IP protection. Read More

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BIO Forum to feature distinguished clinical investigators.

September 17, 2009

Clinical investigators and industry experts will be participating in Therapeutic Workshops at the Eighth Annual BIO Investor Forum, held in San Francisco on October 28-29, 2009. Selected based on significant clinical development milestones, competitive programs, and recent investment interest, topics include innovation in prostate cancer, influenza, personalized medicine, and autoimmune disease. BIO is collaborating with Panel Intelligence to identify key opinion leaders. Read More

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Annual Conference helps build sustainable cooling practices.

September 17, 2009

ASHRAE's 2010 Winter Conference, to be held in Orlando, FL from January 23-27, will focus on a theme of Building Sustainability from the Inside Out, which aims to ensure indoor environments are comfortable and sustainable. Over 90 programs and 300 speakers will address challenges and solutions to industry issues such as key standards' impact, humidity control applications, sustainable building performance, as well as energy conservation and alternative energy practices. Read More

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IPC Technology Interchange addresses military market.

September 16, 2009

Scheduled for Dec 9-10, IPC Technology Interchange Conference - The North American PCB Industry: It Can and Will Support the Military Market, will feature senior officers from PCB manufacturing supply chain as well as key government officials. Conference will answer questions such as which leading-edge technologies will DoD require in coming years, what R/D is needed for North American PCB industry to support DoD needs, and what are risks/repercussions of DoD's reliance on global commercial market. Read More

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BIO CEO salutes father of the green revolution.

September 16, 2009

Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, issued a statement in tribute to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, American geneticist and plant pathologist who died Saturday, September 12th in Dallas. In addition to offering condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues, the statement conveyed appreciation for Borlaug's work. Specifically mention was his development of high-yield and disease-resistant wheat varieties as well as the applications of farming practices and methods of increasing food production. Read More

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Media Registration now open for 2009 BIO Investor Forum.

September 16, 2009

Scheduled for Oct 28-29, 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum will feature more than 110 late stage and emerging public company presentations, partnering meetings, and networking opportunities with investors and executives in the life sciences field. Some highlights include plenary sessions on sustaining biotech innovation in light of healthcare reform, and therapeutic workshops addressing areas of dynamic pipeline growth including prostate cancer, influenza, and autoimmune disease. Read More

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Under One Month Remains until ANSI's World Standards Week.

September 16, 2009

Promoting the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, World Standards Week (WSW) brings all stakeholders in standards and conformity assessment community together for one week of forums, meetings, and ceremonies. This year's WSW will take place October 5-8, 2009 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. Read More

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FDA publishes revisions to list of recognized standards.

September 16, 2009

U.S. FDA has issued new revisions to its list of accepted standards for use in premarket reviews of medical devices. Newly recognized standards include IEC 62366:2007, which helps manufacturers improve usability and safety of medical devices; ANSI/AAMI RD5:2003 (R2008) to ensure effective, safe performance of hemodialysis systems, devices, and related materials; and ASTM F2603-06, Standard Guide for Interpreting Images of Polymeric Tissue Scaffolds. Read More

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ISO DIS addresses social responsibility concepts.

September 16, 2009

International Organization for Standardization Working Group on Social Responsibility (ISO SR) announced that ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility, is published as a Draft International Standard (DIS). It will help usher organizations toward sustainable global economy by establishing common guidance on social responsibility concepts, definitions, and evaluation methods. National member bodies of ISO are invited to vote and comment on DIS text during 5-month balloting period. Read More

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ATA Conference looks ahead to economic rebound.

September 16, 2009

Scheduled for October 4-7, 2009, ATA Management Conference and Exhibition will include 3 General Sessions and 15 Educational Sessions, which will provide updates on key economic indicators, regulatory and legal issues, and emerging technologies. More than 100 exhibitors will also be on hand to show latest in trucks, other products, and business services. From opening golf tournament to closing banquet, event provides networking opportunities to help attendees connect. Read More

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Standardized Specification replaces IR with RF for remotes.

September 16, 2009

The ZigBee Alliance announced that ZigBee RF4CE specification for advanced remote controls is available for public download. It replaces IR with RF communication in remote controls, allowing non-line-of-sight operation with extended range and battery life for consumer electronic remote controls. Announced in March 2009, ZigBee RF4CE is a standardized specification for RF remote controls that removes field-of-vision barriers and opens new capabilities by supporting 2-way communication. Read More

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IPC launches poster competition for IPC APEX EXPO(TM).

September 16, 2009

IPC is inviting U.S. and international colleges/universities to submit poster abstracts for 2nd-annual all academic poster competition at IPC APEX EXPO(TM) from April 6-8, 2010. Abstracts must be previously unpublished, noncommercial work covering industry case histories, research, and discoveries in 100-300 words and be received by January 15, 2010. Following technical committee review and online voting, authors of top 10 will display work at show, where top 3 will receive monetary prizes. Read More

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AMCA announces new board members.

September 15, 2009

During AMCA 54th Annual Meeting, new board members for 2009-2010 were announced. Art LaPointe of Construction Specialties, Inc. was chosen for President while Denis Labelle, outgoing AMCA International President, became Chairman of the Board. Michael Barry of Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. was chosen as Vice President, while Vic Colwell of Loren Cook Company was elected as Treasurer, and George Atkinson of Hartzell Fan Inc. became Director-at-Large on Executive Committee. Read More

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ACGIH® announces new board and committee members for 2010.

September 15, 2009

New members to ACGIH® 2010 Board of Directors include Bill R. McArthur, PhD, CIH as Vice Chair-Elect and Heather D. Borman, MS, CIH, CSP as Secretary-Treasurer-Elect, both to serve 4 year terms. Stephanie R. Carter, PhD, CIH will assume position of Director-At-Large and will serve 3-year term. All will begin serving on January 1, 2010. Joining 2010 ACGIH® Nominating Committee are Madalyn E. Ferrell, MS; Vickie R. Hawkins, MS, CIH; David C. May, ScD, CIH; and Edward T. Ochi, CIH, CSP. Read More

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ACGIH® Webinar to cover dust hazard in ventilation systems.

September 15, 2009

Explosive Dusts in Industrial Ventilation Systems will be presented by ACGIH® on January 27, 2010, from 2:00-4:30pm ET. Being hosted by ACGIH® Industrial Ventilation Committee, it will cover how dust explosions occur, how to prevent them, and how to maintain compliance with current and future regulations. Webinar will be presented by Jonathan F. Hale, MS and Marty Schloss, PE. Webinar has been approved by American Board of Industrial Hygiene for .42 ABIH Certification Maintenance Point. Read More