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Truck and Bus Transmission Seminar to take place in China.

May 15, 2012

Sponsored by Lubrizol and hosted by SAE International, "Automatic Transmissions for Trucks and Bus Rapid Transit Vehicles: Performance Advantages and Challenges" will take place June 12-13 in Suzhou City, China. Industry experts will provide vehicle trend data and market drivers, detailed technical presentations on heavy-duty automatic transmission functionality, and design considerations. Real-world case study and collection of technology displays will also be featured. Read More

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BSA elects Linda Miller as president for 2012-2013.

May 15, 2012

BSA has elected Linda Miller, Bearings and Drives, Inc., as President; James Webster, DXP Enterprises, Inc. as Chairman of the Board; Jack Simpson, Applied Industrial Technologies, as Vice President; and Brian Negri, Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc., as Treasurer. In addition, Brian Davis of Bearings and Drives, Inc., Mitch Bouchard of General Bearing Service Inc., and Tom Armold of Applied Industrial Technologies were elected to serve 3 year term on Board of Directors. Read More

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BSA presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Negri.

May 15, 2012

BSA presented its 10th Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Negri, president and CEO of Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc., at 2012 BSA Annual Convention in Bonita Springs, Fla. In 1971, Peter started working full time for Jamaica Bearings, a family business where he had worked part time and summers since 1960. Negri has been involved with BSA since his early years with Jamaica Bearings. He chaired several committees and after serving on the Board of Directors, was elected president in 1986. Read More

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March Manufacturing Technology Orders up 11.3%.

May 15, 2012

According to AMT, March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $495.97 million, up 11.3% from February but down 1.4% when compared with total of $502.89 million reported for March 2011. With year-to-date total of $1,356.70 million, 2012 is up 12.9% compared with 2011. In addition, manufacturing added 34,000 jobs in March, and capacity utilization is just shy of 80%. These numbers and all data in report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies participating in USMTO program. Read More

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EPA takes next step to implement 2008 ozone standards.

May 14, 2012

Working with states and tribes, EPA is identifying areas that meet or do not meet 2008 air quality standards for ground-level ozone, known as smog. EPA has determined that 45 areas, including 2 areas of Indian country, are not meeting 2008 standards based on certified air quality data. Almost all of these already have programs in place to improve air quality because they did not meet 1997 smog standards. Only 3 areas will be identified for first time as not meeting smog standards. Read More

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PACK EXPO 2012 connects manufacturers, processing innovation.

May 14, 2012

Taking place in Chicago, IL from October 28-31, PACK EXPO International 2012 will give brand owners access to resources to facilitate their search for technologies that can help ensure compliance as well as discover advances in areas such as automation, serialization, and traceability that are driving industry. This will be made possible via 70,000+ ft² Pharmaceutical Pavilion, exhibit halls, as well as networking and education resources such as Rx Lounge and topical sessions. Read More

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EPA to Help Monitor unregulated contaminants in drinking water.

May 14, 2012

U.S. EPA published its list of 28 chemicals and 2 viruses that ~6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013-2015 as part of EPA's unregulated contaminant monitoring program. Data collected under Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR 3) will inform EPA about frequency and levels at which these contaminants are found in drinking water systems across USA and help determine whether additional protections are needed to ensure safe drinking water for Americans. Read More

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FAA Awards Contracts to accelerate development of satellite-based procedures.

May 14, 2012

FAA is awarding contract to ITT Corp. and GE's Naverus to help accelerate development of satellite-based procedures that will allow aircraft to fly more directly to their destinations. Under this $2.77 million contract, ITT Corp., as prime contractor, and GE's Naverus, as sub-contractor, will develop Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approach procedures into 5 airports. Companies will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining 10 procedures, 2 for each airport. Read More