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AEM helps lead Exhibitions Day launch on Capitol Hill.

May 14, 2014

AEM will help lead Exhibitions Day in Washington D.C., June 16–17. Initiative will educate federal lawmakers on the business value of face-to-face events and how regulatory action can affect organizers' attendance-building efforts. Spearheaded by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, event will include Capitol Hill visits to members of Congress and their staffs, as well as outreach to educators and the media. Read More

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NFPA's Outlook Conference Registration is now open.

May 13, 2014

Scheduled for August 11–13, 2014, Industry and Economic Outlook Conference offers hard data and expert analysis for everyone involved with the fluid power industry. This year's conference will provide critical insight and opportunities in 4 major areas–Economics, Industry, Technology, and Networking. Speakers include: Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten, John Walker, Peter Zeihan, Ryan Reed, Chuck Yengst, Karen Ubelhart, Don Ake, Dan Meckstroth, Scott Hazelton, and Donna Ritson. Read More

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A4A commends service and career of Rep. Jim Oberstar.

May 13, 2014

A4A President Nicholas E. Calio issued statement on sudden passing of former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who served 18 terms in Congress. "As a longtime chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Jim Oberstar understood the value of air travel to jobs, the economy and connecting people and goods across the country and the world. He worked tirelessly on behalf of establishing and improving safety standards, and was a strong advocate for employees in all transportation sectors." Read More

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EPA Employees nominated for 2014 Service to America Medals.

May 13, 2014

Partnership for Public Service honored three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees that have been selected as finalists for 2014 Service to America Medals, which pay tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce. Ramona Trovato, Bill Charmley, and Doug Norton were selected as Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists for their commitment and innovation, as well as the impact of their work on addressing the needs of the nation. Read More

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IPC White Paper examines lead-free research priorities.

May 13, 2014

IPC’s Pb-Free Electronics Risk Management Council has released a white paper, "PERM Council Pb-free Research Priorities" that identifies priority research areas regarding impact and risks associated with lead-free materials in electronics. Research areas include tin whisker failure modes/risk mitigation, complex systems logistics, and lead-free interconnections. Each is explored across avionics, ground-based systems, missiles and aviation systems, space systems, and submarine and sea systems. Read More

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World Congress to explore consumer demand for bioproducts.

May 12, 2014

Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include Plenary Program and Track Sessions showcasing how industrial biotech industry is meeting growing demand for more sustainable, environmental friendlier lifestyle preferred by consumers. For example, Plenary Session titled Consumer Demand Trends for Biobased Products, will offer unique look into top-tier brand owners discussing role of industrial biotechnology within global consumer product marketplace. Read More

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AIM names committee chairs for 2014.

May 12, 2014

AIM has announced new leadership for association's key committees in 2014. Kevin Berisso, PhD, of Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will lead the Technical Symbology Committee, while Don Ertel, Senior Vice President of Operations for CDO Technologies of Dayton, OH, will assume Chair position for AIM’s RFID Experts Group. Denis Bishop, Director of Product Management for Lowry Computer Products, Inc. of Brighton, MI has been selected to lead Internet of Things Committee. Read More

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EPA announces funding to clean up diesel engines nationwide.

May 12, 2014

EPA announced availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. Under this funding, EPA anticipates awarding between 10 and 20 assistance agreements. Various strategies are eligible for achieving diesel emission reductions, such as installing verified exhaust control and idle reduction devices, and vehicle and engine replacement. Read More

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Montgomery County, MD enacts energy benchmarking ordinance.

May 12, 2014

On May 1, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance, originally introduced by Council member Roger Berliner. NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis congratulated Montgomery County for being the first county to pass such an ordinance, leading the way toward a cleaner, more efficient energy future. Ordinance will give building owners and occupants valuable insights about energy consumption as well as tools to manage energy use effectively. Read More

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LIA Joins NAOSH Week to promote work safety.

May 12, 2014

Laser Institute of America (LIA) will join other participants in raising awareness of importance of being safe at work during annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which takes place May 4–10, 2014), and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day (May 7). NAOSH Week raises awareness about occupational safety, health, and environment. In years past, NAOSH themes included mining safety, transportation safety, youth workplace safety, and more. Read More

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AMP 2.0 Meeting will take place during SME's THE BIG M event.

May 12, 2014

Aligning with SME's THE BIG M advanced manufacturing event, Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 National Meeting will take place 1–5 pm on June 9 in Detroit, MI. AMP 2.0, co-hosted by SME, University of Michigan, and Northrop Grumman, provides opportunities for manufacturers to be heard by policymakers and team up on industry initiatives. Attendees will assess national and regional strengths and challenges, and discussions will help develop policy recommendations for President Obama. Read More

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AAMA predicts fenestration industry trends in market studies.

May 12, 2014

AAMA has released AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. According to study, total conventional housing starts in 2013 experienced considerable increase and are forecasted to grow 20% in 2014. Conventional residential window applications increased by 15.8% to 43.9 million units, compared to 37.9 million units in 2011. Nonresidential market increased 9% in 2013 and is expected to continue to increase in 2014 throughout 2017.
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NEMA Communications Department wins 6 Hermes Creative Awards.

May 12, 2014

During 2014 Hermes Creative Awards competition, NEMA won platinum and gold awards for ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, international competition is for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Winners range from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Read More

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Weather Safety Campaign seeks to keep GA pilots informed.

May 9, 2014

FAA and general aviation (GA) groups will launch 8-month national safety campaign, "Got Weather? #GotWx," to help GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. Starting May 4, campaign will run through December and refresh each month to feature new weather topic. Website provides facts about that month's topic as well as links to partner videos, safety seminars, quizzes, proficiency programs, online training, and case studies. Read More

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MTConnect Conference educates and inspires attendees.

May 7, 2014

Third iteration of [MC2 - MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference, which was organized by MTConnect Institute, saw 150 attendees who learned about advancements in data-driven manufacturing. According to MTConnect Institute Board's Courtney Hill, "attendees were eager to discover how to use MTConnect to align themselves with technology initiatives such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things." On closing day, 3 top winners of MTConnect Challenge 2 were announced. Read More

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SME presents 2 Composites Manufacturing Awards.

May 7, 2014

In an effort to recognize valuable contributions made within composites manufacturing industry, SME‘s Composites Manufacturing Tech Group annually presents Composites Manufacturing Awards. This year's J.H. "Jud" Hall Composites Manufacturing Award went to Mamidala Ramulu PhD, Boeing-Pennell professor of engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. ATK Aerospace Structures received 2014 Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award. Read More

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EPA awards $860,000 to expand use of green infrastructure.

May 7, 2014

EPA announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to impacts of climate change. Green infrastructure decreases pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems. Green infrastructure tools and techniques include green roofs, permeable materials, alternative designs for streets and buildings, trees, rain gardens, and rain harvesting systems. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute Webinar focuses on NPSH.

May 7, 2014

HI has collaborated with Arnie Sdano, Chief Engineer at Pentair Flow Technologies and associated HI committee members in developing a new technical webinar that focuses on NPSH and its relationship to cavitation and other pump operation. Scheduled for June 2, 2014, Rotodynamic Pumps: Guidelines for NPSH Margin webinar instructs participants on how to calculate available NPSH, understand how insufficient NPSHA will affect pump operation, and what NPSH margin is needed to ensure longevity. Read More

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NEMA praises committee approval of energy efficiency bill.

May 7, 2014

NEMA praised House Energy and Commerce Committee for reporting out the Energy Savings through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2013 (HR 2689). According to NEMA President/CEO Evan R. Gaddis, there is no better example of a public-private partnership than energy savings performance contracts, which this bill encourages. Contracts use private financing to renovate government buildings at no cost to taxpayer in a way that reduces energy consumption, creates jobs, and offers return on investment. Read More

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NEMA publishes transformer standard.

May 7, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA TR 1-2013 Transformers, Regulators and Reactors, which applies to single-phase and polyphase power and distribution transformers. Step-voltage regulators have been added to the scope in this edition and there is now more alignment with IEEE transformer standards. NEMA TR 1 is one of the few standards on the market that lists audible sound levels for these particular transformers. Read More