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Kevin Bly Receives Award of Merit from ASTM petroleum committee.

May 9, 2012

ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants presented Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow to Kevin J. Bly, senior chemist at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. in Annandale, NJ. Bly serves as vice chairman and secretary for various subcommittees as well as section or working group chair on several groups. ASTM International member since 1991, he has received several awards and is also member of American Chemical Society. Read More

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AIA urges passage of Export-Import Bank deal.

May 9, 2012

AIA urges Congress to pass bipartisan agreement reauthorizing Export-Import Bank, which will help level playing field versus foreign competitors who receive financing from their own governments. Cantor-Hoyer agreement reauthorizes Export-Import Bank for 3 years and extends its lending authority to $140 billion. While shrinking U.S. federal budget makes it imperative that U.S. aerospace companies increase exports of commercial products, Export-Import Bank makes many of those exports possible. Read More

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Fiberglass Material Council has launched new web page.

May 9, 2012

Fiberglass Material Council (FMC) of AAMA launched new web page featuring new content, updated layout, as well as relevant information to fiberglass community and fenestration industry as a whole. In addition to highlighting fiberglass popularity and durability, main page offers news and events as well as navigation options to explore Market Study Data, Green and Sustainability, Pultrusion, Fiberglass Product Reliability and Durability, Protective Coatings, and Corrosion Resistance pages. Read More

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ACC Announces Winners of 2012 energy efficiency awards.

May 9, 2012

At 21st Annual Responsible Care Conference and Expo, American Chemistry Council (ACC) honored 19 of its member companies for implementing energy-efficiency improvements during 2011. In total, ACC presented 67 awards to companies, 16 of which were for programs deemed to be of "Exceptional Merit." Total annual energy saved by winning projects in all 5 categrories throughout 2011 was 16.9 trillion BTUs, enough to power all homes in a city the size of Norfolk, VA for one year. Read More

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AAMA Document Revision details aluminum care, handling processes.

May 9, 2012

Available for download, on CD, and in hardcopy, AAMA CW-10-12, "Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum from Shop to Site," was updated from 2004 version. It provides recommendations for proper care and handling of architectural aluminum products, from mill to fabricator to job site and through to project completion. New features include sections on visual inspections and care after building completion as well as information regarding damage or defects found on aluminum materials. Read More

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ANSI/ASIS Standard addresses Management of Private Security Providers.

May 9, 2012

ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations - Requirements with Guidance, establishes mechanism for PSCs and their clients to provide demonstrable commitment, conformance, and accountability to principles outlined in International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. Standard helps assure quality of PSC services while maintaining safety and security of operations with respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Read More

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Daniel Zechmeister Receives Award of Merit from ASTM committee.

May 9, 2012

Daniel S. Zechmeister, executive director of Masonry Institute of Michigan, received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. ASTM International member since 1987, Zechmeister was honored for his contributions to standards for manufactured masonry units of fired clay and shale, concrete, and sand-lime units. Outside of ASTM International, Zechmeister is member of numerous societies, councils, and associations. Read More

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ANSI calls for nominations for 2013 Board of Directors.

May 8, 2012

ANSI invites all members to recommend qualified candidates for 2013 ANSI Board of Directors, which is responsible for management and control of activities, property, and affairs of ANSI, including strategic direction of Institute, annual budget, and responsibilities of Board and Institute Committees and Councils. ANSI is seeking Board members who enhance member relationships and networks. Nominations must be received by June 1, 2012 and are for terms beginning Jan 1, 2013. Read More