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Healthcare Packaging Magazine to promote PACK EXPO pavillion.

June 13, 2012

Summit Media Group's Healthcare Packaging magazine was selected as leading media partner to grow attendance of Pharmaceutical Pavilion at PACK EXPO International 2012, which will take place in Chicago from October 28-31. Promotional campaign, running from April until October 31, will feature magazine print ads and advertorials, website display ads, and custom newsletter, "Rx Update, Innovations at PACK EXPO for Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biologics Packaging." Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Orders up 10.2% in April.

June 13, 2012

April U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $410.42 million, down 17.0% from March but up 2.9% when compared with total of $398.73 million reported for April 2011. With year-to-date total of $1,763.77 million, 2012 is up 10.2% compared with 2011. Manufacturing firms continue to hire, with year-over-year unemployment down from nearly 10% in 2011 to a little under 7% this year. In first quarter, U.S. manufacturing technology exports rose consistently and factory productivity increased 5%. Read More

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Pump Acceptance Testing Webinar to focus on rotodynamic types.

June 13, 2012

Pump Systems Matter announced that Pump Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps webinar, to be led by Jim Swetye of Pentair Water, will take place June 26, 2012 from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. This session will cover scope of Rotodynamic Pumps for Hydraulic Performance Acceptance Tests (ANSI/HI 14.6 - 2011) Standard, various aspects of which include terms and definitions, guarantee and duty points for pump acceptance tests, and permissible amplitude of fluctuation of measurement uncertainty. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO Opening Keynote Speaker to be determined by vote.

June 13, 2012

IPC is asking electronics manufacturing industry to decide opening keynote speaker for IPC APEX EXPO 2013, which will take place February 19-21 in San Diego. Candidates include astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Academy Award®-winning producer Jon Landau, physicist and author Dr. Michio Kaku, and deep-sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. Voting will be open until June 22, 2012, and winner will be announced in late August. Read More

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Welding Fume Litigation Outlook favors manufacturers.

June 13, 2012

Welding fume litigation has plagued the welding industry for nearly a decade, but rumors suggest that it could come to an end. GAWDA's Joint Defense Fund Coordinating Counsel for Welding Fume Litigation, Michael Degan, provides latest outlook in "Welding Fume Litigation Out With A Whimper?" which appears in Welding and Gases Today. According to Degan, rumors suggest that the steering committee for plaintiffs has been negotiating proposal to terminate all currently pending welding fume cases. Read More

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ANSI Issues Reminder of awards nomination deadline.

June 13, 2012

Nominations for 2012 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards are due by 5:00 pm EST on June 29. Presented in conjunction with World Standards Week, these awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs and have demonstrated consistent commitment to their industry, nation, and enhancement of global standards system. ANSI will honor recipients at October 10 banquet and ceremony in Washington, DC. Read More

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USNC names 2012 IEC Young Professionals Workshop participants.

June 13, 2012

U.S. National Committee of IEC announced winners of IEC Young Professionals Workshop competition. Aisha Bajwa, Kevin S. Duncan, and Manyphay Souvannarath will attend dedicated workshop alongside recipients from other nations where they will learn more about IEC, standardization strategies, and conformity assessment. They will also be able to attend technical meetings where standards are developed, and observe meeting of IEC Standardization Management Board and IEC Conformity Assessment Board. Read More

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PT Distributor Performance Report offers financial benchmarking.

June 13, 2012

Results from PT Distributor Performance Report show high-profit power transmission (PT) distribution firms had sales of $35.8 million in 2011 and pre-tax profit of 6.8% as compared with pre-tax profit of 3.4% for typical PT distribution firms. Published PTDA, report offers key operational, financial, and productivity ratios for use in benchmarking company performance to that of typical and high-profit firms within power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. Read More