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ANSI issues call for nominations for Board of Directors.

May 13, 2009

ANSI invites all members to recommend qualified candidates for 2010 ANSI Board of Directors. ANSI strives to ensure balance and diversity within its membership and is seeking Board members who enhance member relationships and networks. To facilitate nomination process, ANSI has compiled guidelines that outline sectors that are underrepresented in Board of Directors. Guidelines, nomination forms, general information, and ANSI's code of ethics are available in ANSI Online Library. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Consumption is down 68.6% in 2009.

May 13, 2009

According to AMTDA and AMT, March U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $162.94 million, which was up 22.3% from February but down 71.9% from total of $579.73 million reported for March 2008. With year-to-date total of $397.56 million, 2009 is down 68.6% compared with 2008. Analysis of manufacturing technology consumption provides leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity. Read More

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EASTEC Manufacturing Event fosters biotechnology.

May 13, 2009

EASTEC has partnered with Regional Technology Corporation to help manufacturers learn how to succeed in biotechnology markets. On May 19, RTC will present Biotechnologies and Opportunities Resource Center at EASTEC, offering attendees chance to learn from experts. Some presentations will include: Opportunities in Nanotechnology: Working with UMass Amherst, Materials in Biotechnology: New Frontiers, and Business Development Strategies for Small Businesses in Biomedical and Other Markets. Read More

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ICUEE 2009 Exhibit Space Sales near record-breaking numbers.

May 13, 2009

Exhibit space sales for 2009 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition are within 10% of surpassing record-breaking numbers of 2007 show. Scheduled for Oct 6-8, expo will include exhibitors representing equipment, products, and services for electric, phone and cable, sewer and water, gas, general construction, landscaping, and public works sectors. Attendees can test drive equipment in job-like conditions, including ride-and-drive program for on-road commercial vehicles. Read More

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AWWA publishes Water Audit and Loss Control Manual.

May 13, 2009

AWWA's Water Audits and Loss Control Programs M36 offers step-by-step guidance and tools for performing standardized water audit and implementing water loss control program for all water utilities. Third edition provides IWA/AWWA Water Audit method, which tells utilities what information they need, how to get it, and how to enter it on water audit worksheets. Manual includes actual case studies and sample forms that allow utilities to plan and control water audit and leak detection work. Read More

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ASTM Lime Committee approves pozzolanic standard.

May 13, 2009

ASTM International Committee C07 on Lime has approved ASTM C1707, Specification for Pozzolanic Hydraulic Lime for Structural Purposes. This standard, which is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee C07.02 on Specifications and Guidelines, defines the plastic and hardened properties of a blended material comprised of single or multiple pozzolans and Type S hydrated lime. Read More

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ASHRAE appoints first DOE Building Energy Codes Fellow.

May 13, 2009

Appointed by ASHRAE in partnership with Department of Energy, Mike Erbesfeld will assist DOE in assessing impact of updating state energy codes to meet 2010 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1. Erbesfeld will analyze energy code updates based on EnergyPlus analysis of benchmark buildings and cost databases, as well as perform compliance testing of COMcheck software using benchmark buildings, and recommend program and front end changes to simplify COMcheck use. Read More

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Proposed Standard characterizes hydrogels for medical use.

May 13, 2009

A proposed ASTM standard will provide a means of characterizing hydrogels for those working in regenerative medicine. Work item ASTM WK21927, Guide for Characterization of Hydrogels Used in Regenerative Medicine, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee F04.42 on Biomaterials and Biomolecules for TEMPs. Interested parties are welcome to join in development of ASTM WK21927, including those who work with hydrogels in regenerative medicine and those from other industry sectors. Read More

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ANSI Workshop to generate US input on ISO Strategic Plan.

May 13, 2009

ANSI announced it will hold workshop, from June 25-26, 2009, in Washington, DC to formulate the US contribution to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Strategic Plan for 2011-2015. As the US national member body to ISO, ANSI invites all interested US stakeholders to review the related consultation document from ISO and submit feedback through an online survey conducted by the Institute. Survey responses will be compiled and reviewed during the June workshop. Read More

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Participation Sought for electronics cleaning/coating symposium.

May 13, 2009

IPC has issued call for participation for the High Performance Electronics Cleaning and Coating Symposium, which will take place on September 30, 2009 in Coventry, England and focus on all classes of high reliability and high performance electronics assembly. Expert presentations are being sought concerning cleaning equipment; cleaning and REACH/WEEE/RoHS; cleaning standards/processes; lead-free flux technology and the influence on cleaning; coating process considerations; and more. Read More

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BSA issues 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.

May 13, 2009

During BSA's 2009 Annual Convention, William H. Allen, Jr., Allied Bearings Supply Co., received Lifetime Achievement Award. Allen joined Allied Bearings Supply Company in 1969, was elected VP of Sales in 1973, Executive Vice President and Sales Manager in 1976, President in 1981, and Board Chairman and CEO in 1998. He has chaired Industry Advisory Committee, Industry Communications Committee, and is currently chairman of Distributor Manufacturer Relations Committee. Read More

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ACC launches Facebook networking application.

May 12, 2009

American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched Mylecule application, which allows users to network using virtual molecular bonds. Elements are joined together with bonds that show how many friends user has in common or how many common bonds exist. Each user is nucleus, with virtual 3D molecular bonds letting user interact with Mylecule and view profiles. Application lets users stay connected to friends while learning basics/benefits of American chemistry, said ACC's Lisa Harrison. Read More

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Rough Roads cause extra vehicle operating costs.

May 12, 2009

According to AASHTO and TRIP report titled "Rough Roads Ahead: Fix Them Now or Pay for It Later," one-third of nation's major highways are in poor or mediocre condition. Roads in urban areas, which carry 66% of traffic, are in much worse shape. Report points out that traffic growth has far outpaced highway construction, particularly in major metropolitan areas. Number of miles driven jumped more than 41% from 1990-2007, from 2.1 trillion miles in 1990 to 3 trillion in 2007. Read More

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BSA elects 2009-2010 officers and Board of Directors.

May 12, 2009

At 2009 Annual Convention, BSA elected Eduardo Bichara of Baleromex S.A. de C.V. to serve as President; Ellen Holladay of Motion Industries, Inc. as 1st VP; Howard Gainey of Bearings and Drives, Inc. as 2nd VP; Geoff Filker of Easter Bearings Inc. as Treasurer; and Steve Durston as Chairman of the Board. Gordon Duncan of Kinecor LP, Mitch Bouchard of General Bearing Service Inc., and Brian Negri from Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc. were each elected to 3 year terms on BSA Board of Directors. Read More

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NAM commends Interior Secretary Salazar for upholding ruling.

May 12, 2009

According to Alexis Bayer, NAM Director of Energy and Resources, Ken Salazar is to be commended for decision to uphold 2008 ruling by Bush Administration that Endangered Species Act should not be used as mechanism to regulate greenhouse gases. Ensuring access to vital, reliable, and affordable supplies of energy is essential to keeping domestic manufacturing competitive and revitalizing economy. Read More

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NHA and USFCC criticize DoE program cuts.

May 12, 2009

In response to Obama Administration's FY 2010 budget request for U.S. Department of Energy, NHA and U.S. Fuel Cell Council stated that cuts proposed in DoE hydrogen and fuel cell program threaten to disrupt commercialization of technologies that are showing promise. Associations are also concerned that Department appears to be walking away from Market Transformation activities, which support fuel cell deployment in early commercial applications. Read More

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ASM offers more than 30,000 phase diagrams online.

May 11, 2009

Latest update to ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Center adds 1,500 phase diagrams, including 20 aluminum-titanium binaries and 350 aluminum ternaries. Ternary phase diagrams for Industrial and Heat Resistant category and Solder, Brazes, and Copper Alloys category have also been added. Diagrams serve as technical roadmaps that tell engineer how particular metal or combination of metals will behave under specific conditions such as temperature, pressure, and composition. Read More

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AWWA stresses importance of water infrastructure.

May 11, 2009

During Drinking Water Week, AWWA joins water professionals across North America in highlighting importance of investing in our water infrastructure. According to 2008 study by U.S. Conference of Mayors, for every dollar invested in public water and sewer infrastructure and services, approximately $8.97 is added to national economy. AWWA estimated that $10 billion investment in water infrastructure projects in U.S. would almost immediately create at least 400,000 jobs. Read More

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AWWA to host webcast on H1N1 planning.

May 11, 2009

Although disinfected tap water does not transmit H1N1 virus, there are still actions utilities can take to diminish impact on customers. On May 14 from 1-2 p.m. EDT, AWWA will host H1N1 Planning and Response for Water Utilities Webcast, during which panel of experts will speak to water professionals about reviewing and updating emergency plans, while offering practical advice on how utilities can prepare for pandemic influenza. Read More

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Communities Urge Protection of our precious source waters.

May 11, 2009

As Drinking Water Week 2009 concludes, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) joins North American water professionals in encouraging protection of source waters. Mike Leonard, AWWA president, pointed out that everyone has a role to play, from elected leaders who can work for smart public policy, to agriculture industry efforts to reduce pollution in waterways/aquifers, and even consumers who can properly dispose of waste as opposed to flushing it into the wastewater system. Read More