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SPE announces call for entries in annual Parts Competition.

May 22, 2012

SPE Thermoforming Division has announced call for entries for its annual Parts Competition, showcasing latest advances in thermoforming design and application. Parts entered in Competition will be on display during 21st SPE Thermoforming Conference®, which will be held September 23-25. Competition entrants may submit parts from roll-fed systems to Industrial, Medical, or Food categories. For parts from heavy-gauge systems, categories include Vacuum Form, Pressure Form, or Heavy Sheet. Read More

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Powder Metallurgy Design Competition judging is completed.

May 22, 2012

Judging of all entries submitted by part producers that are members of MPIF for 2012 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition was held April 19 at MPIF headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. Grand Prizes and Awards of Distinction selected in judging will be announced and presented at the Industry Recognition Luncheon, June 11, during PowderMet2012 conference and exhibition to be held at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Read More

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ATA adds Health-eScreen(TM) services to Featured Products.

May 22, 2012

Health-eScreen(TM), a suite of medical services that provides nationwide driver health services and physical exam administration through paperless process, helps fleets meet DOT regulations. From pre-exam electronic patient-history questionnaire to medical examiner selection, exam protocol, and medical surveillance, Health-eScreen is completely digital. DOT-regulated employers and safety professionals can access thousands of eScreen service-provider network locations to manage where exams occur. Read More

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2012 Market Outlook Workshop is open for registration.

May 22, 2012

Organized by Valve Manufacturers Association, 2012 Market Outlook Workshop will take place August 9-10 and will provide attendees with current and specific market insights on valve and pump industries. Expert presenters will focus on specific market sectors, including Water/Wastewater, Power, Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Petrochemical, Shale Gas, and Hydrocarbon Processing. Other highlights include Wall Street Perspective, International Economic Outlook, and session on Managing Millennials. Read More

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EPA adds 3 hazardous waste sites to National Priorities List.

May 22, 2012

U.S. EPA is adding 3 new hazardous waste sites that pose risk to people's health and environment to National Priorities List of Superfund sites: Jervis B. Webb Co. in South Gate, CA; Southern Avenue Industrial Area in South Gate, CA; and Bremerton Gasworks in Bremerton, WA. EPA's Superfund program investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled, or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. Contaminants found at sites include benzene, heavy metals, PAHs, VOCs, and TCE. Read More

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Monthly Confidence Index dips in May.

May 22, 2012

ELFA released May 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry. Overall, confidence in equipment finance market is 59.2, down slightly from April index of 62.1, reflecting uncertainty about pace of U.S. economic growth and concerns about global political and economic factors. When asked to assess business conditions over next 4 months, 17.1% of executives responding said they believe business conditions will improve, down from 23.5% in April. Read More

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Lighting Equipment Demand strengthens during first quarter.

May 22, 2012

After ebbs and flows in 4 prior quarters, NEMA's Lighting Systems Index gained 5.2% on quarter-to-quarter basis during 2012Q1. On year-over-year basis, index increased by 3.7%, indicating that aggregate lighting equipment demand has improved appreciably since recovery began; however it remains well below levels observed during previous economic expansion. Only emergency lighting posted year-over-year decline in shipments while fixtures, ballasts, miniature lamps, and large lamps registered gains. Read More

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Committee on UAS appoints Ted Wierzbanowski as chairman.

May 21, 2012

ASTM International Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) elected Ted Wierzbanowski, director of UAS airspace integration at AeroVironment Inc. in Monrovia, CA, as its new chairman. As such, Wierzbanowski will lead F38 as it focuses on development and approval of technical standards required for operation of small UAS in National Airspace System. Wierzbanowski also chairs Subcommittee F38.02 on Flight Operations and is member of Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft. Read More