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NTSB Makes Several Safety Recommendations to FMCSA.

May 22, 2012

Safety recommendations H-12-7 through -12, issued by NTSB for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), include development and enforcement of MCS-150 reporting requirements. Other points deal with information on FMCSA website and SaferBus mobile application, issues concerning National Consumer Complaint Database (NCCDB), as well as development and implementation of NCCDB-based system for information about passenger carriers for prioritizing passenger carrier inspections. Read More

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Wi-Fi Alliance® introduces two new certification programs.

May 22, 2012

Wi-Fi Alliance® will begin to certify products for 2 new programs that deliver enterprise-grade voice quality, mobility, power savings, and security protections. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) Voice-Enterprise is designed to support voice call quality in large enterprise networks that require support for advanced WPA2(TM)-Enterprise security mechanisms. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control provides bandwidth management tools to optimize delivery of voice and video traffic in Wi-Fi® networks. Read More

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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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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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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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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