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Hogentogler Award given to Vincenzo Fioravante, Ph.D.

August 27, 2009

Dr. Vincenzo Fioravante received the C.A. Hogentogler Award from ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock for his paper, "Physical Modeling of Landslide Stabilization Methods in an Overconsolidated Clay," which had formally appeared in the 2008 ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. This annual award is given to the author or authors of a paper of outstanding merit on soil and/or rock for engineering purposes that is published by the Society. Read More

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LIA issues call for papers for PICALO 2010.

August 27, 2009

Focusing on growth and application of lasers and optics in Pacific region, PICALO brings together researchers, engineers, equipment suppliers, and industry personnel to hear latest developments and progress in lasers and applications and to share knowledge, experiences, and visions. Conference features sessions on Laser Materials Processing and Laser Micro, Nano and Ultrafast Fabrication as well as the International Enterprise Summit. Read More

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Exhibit Space still available for ICALEO® 2009.

August 27, 2009

Scheduled for Nov 2-5, 2009, 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics offers various level sponsorship opportunities to give companies or organizations added promotional exposure. Sponsors are acknowledged in number of ways ranging from on-site signage to visibility on ICALEO website. Sponsors are also included in Technical Digest, which is distributed to all attendees. Read More

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Equipment Finance Survey shows YOY business volume decline abates.

August 27, 2009

ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for July declined by 35.1% compared to the same period in 2008. Month-to-month new business volume also decreased 7.7% from June to July. However, year-over-year (YOY) receivables over 30 days increased by 18.2%. Charge-offs decreased to 1.67% from 2.44% in the prior month but rose by 56.1% compared to July 2008, while credit approvals remained flat at 65.5% and declined from 73.3% in July 2008. Read More

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Supervalu's Abraham to deliver keynote address at PACK EXPO.

August 26, 2009

In keynote address on Oct 6, Andrew Abraham, VP, Our Own Brands for SUPERVALU will challenge packaging suppliers, contract packagers, and designers to bring innovative technologies and concepts to private label sector. Titled "Packaging - A Holistic Approach to Winning," presentation will explore Packaging for Retail Efficiency, Packaging for Communication Effectiveness, Packaging for Brand Positioning, and Differentiation and Mainstreaming Sustainability. Read More

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FAA names new government affairs advisor.

August 26, 2009

FAA Administrator, Randy Babbitt, has announced appointment of Roderick D. Hall as new FAA Assistant Administrator for Government and Industry Affairs. As agency's chief congressional liaison, Hall will serve as advisor to administrator and agency representative on matters concerning Congress and other government organizations. Hall spent last 9 years as congressional staffer, most recently as deputy chief of staff and associate professional staff member to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas. Read More

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ASTM encourages paper submittal for international symposium.

August 26, 2009

ASTM International Symposium on Surface and Dermal Sampling will be held October 14-15, 2010, in San Antonio, TX. Papers submitted for publication in Journal of ASTM International will be featured on 1st day, while 2nd day will feature presentations not to be published, allowing for open discussion of current issues. Online abstract submittal form must be submitted, with 250-300 word preliminary abstract, by January 14, 2010, with notification of acceptance by March 14, 2010. Read More

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StandardsPortal features content on Korea.

August 26, 2009

StandardsPortal, an online resource that facilitates international trade, now includes information on standards and conformity assessment systems of Korea, provided in English, and previously available information on U.S. is now available in Korean. Development of content and translation was carried out in cooperation with the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards. Read More

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TIA accepts comments in response to NHTSA proposed rules.

August 26, 2009

In response to NHTSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program, TIA points out that poster or pamphlet should be just component of campaign. The organization proposes to bridge communication gap between salesperson and consumer by training tire sellers and enacting public outreach campaign. Under NHTSA's supervision and advisement, TIA program will use current training models used to educate technicians on maintenance/diagnostic techniques. Read More

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Email Newsletter delivers up-to-date industry information.

August 26, 2009

As weekly publication that reports on key transportation news, AASHTO Journal delivers the current week's headlines to subscribers' inboxes every Friday. Website, available at www.aashtojournal.org, also provides summaries of economic recovery as well as national, state, and association news. Readers can view individual articles and are provided with options for printing, emailing, or sharing them. Readers will also receive AASHTO Marketing Transportation E-News monthly news brief. Read More

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Manufacturing Executives Poll indicates economic recovery.

August 26, 2009

According to a poll conducted in late July, 53% of questioned manufacturing executives indicated they have seen/experienced signs that signal the start of economic recovery. Positive signals included increases in new sales inquiries (27%) and orders (23%), reduced layoffs (18%), and the need to replenish inventory levels (14%). Additionally, 27% of those polled agree with economists' forecasts that the economy will return to moderate growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2009. Read More

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Conferences promote environmental requirements edification.

August 26, 2009

For those ill-prepared to address issues concerning electronics manufacturing supply chain, IPC-hosted conferences at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine, CA will help companies understand issues, assess options, achieve compliance, and meet customer demands. It's Not Easy Being Green: Complying with Changing Global Environmental Laws will be held on November 10, 2009, while IPC Materials Conference: Engineering for Compliance will take place on November 11, 2009. Read More

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Conference/Exhibition will advance electronics industry.

August 26, 2009

IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition provides an opportunity for attendees to work on standards that help ensure quality, reliability, and consistency in electronic assemblies that go into their products and advance the electronics industry. There will be over 70 standards meetings covering topics from design and purchasing to assembly and acceptance. Other highlights will include addressing new standards in development as well as updating current industry documents. Read More

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PDMA launches webcast series for members/nonmembers.

August 25, 2009

Attendees of PDMA webcasts will earn 1 product development hour (PDH) towards New Product Development Professionals recertification (NPDP), while those chosen to lead webcasts can earn 2 PDHs towards NPDP recertification. On August 27, The Current State of Product Portfolio Management: Issues, Risks, Tools, and Takeaways, will feature speakers Linda Roach and Maureen Carlson. Between September 10 and October 22, organization will hold 4 other webcasts in series. Read More

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ASHRAE announces distinguished lecturers for 2009.

August 25, 2009

ASHRAE has named 13 new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities who speak on relevant topics that impact HVAC/R industry. Lecturers include David Arnold, Ph.D.; William P. Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E.; Hoy Bohanon, P.E.; William A. Harrison; Sam C. H. Hui, Ph.D.; Sanjeev Jain, Ph.D.; Ronald E. Jarnagin; M. Dennis Knight, P.E.; R. Christopher Mathis; Jianlei Nui, Ph.D.; Todd L. Rindlisbaker, P.E.; Wei Sun, P.E.; and Dennis A. Stanke. Read More

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Manufacturing Executives report signs of improving economy.

August 25, 2009

According to poll conducted by co-sponsors of FABTECH® International and AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM, optimism about economy is beginning to permeate among ranks of recession-wracked manufacturers. More than half of manufacturing executives polled indicated they have seen or experienced signs that signal start of economic recovery. More than one quarter agree with economists' forecasts that economy will return to moderate growth in 3rd and 4th quarters of 2009. Read More

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Continued Decline shown in passenger demand, cargo traffic.

August 24, 2009

Passenger revenue based on a sample group of carriers fell 21% in July 2009, versus the same month in 2008, for the ninth consecutive month. According to the same ATA report, 4% fewer passengers traveled on US airlines in July, while the average price to fly one mile fell 18%. Continued decline in cargo traffic also reflected a weak global economy, as US airlines saw cargo revenue ton miles decline 15% year over year in June 2009 - the eleventh consecutive month of declining volumes. Read More

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Executive Management Forum returns to SPE conference.

August 24, 2009

An Executive Management Forum on "Challenges and Opportunities in the New Automotive Industry," will return on Tuesday, October 6 to the 11th annual SPE® Automotive TPO Global Conference. Forum will provide opportunity for panelists not only to challenge olefin supply chain, but attempt to predict how auto industry will respond to critical issues around global sourcing, materials selection, and approvals process to meet new and more aggressive energy, cost, and quality targets. Read More

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HART releases WirelessHART Device Registration document.

August 24, 2009

WirelessHART(TM) Device Registration Procedure document outlines testing and registration requirements for WirelessHART devices. Procedure is integral part of HART Device Registration Program, which is designed to ensure device interoperability of both wired and wireless HART-enabled devices. Devices that successfully pass registration requirements are allowed to carry the "HART Registered" mark. Read More

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Off-Road Equipment Industry Leaders meet to assess future.

August 24, 2009

Scheduled for Nov 15-17, 2009, AEM Annual Conference will offer opportunity for senior-level machinery manufacturing executives to discuss surviving recession and handling future business challenges. Theme is "Now is the Time," with emphasis that now is the time to reach out globally, to create culture of innovation, to examine technology trends shaping manufacturing's future, to better understand economics of industry, and to integrate digital media into business model. Read More