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Teresa Rowe Joins IPC as director of assembly and standards.

August 14, 2014

Teresa Rowe has joined IPC staff as director of assembly and standards technology. She will direct and manage development of standards for electronics assembly materials and processes. Additional responsibilities will include supporting committee chairmen, developing working drafts, balloting standards, addressing comment resolution, and overseeing the publication of electronics assembly documents. Rowe has 25+ years of experience in quality assurance, engineering and management positions. Read More

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LIA's Medical LSO Courses will feature laser demonstrations.

August 14, 2014

Laser demonstrations at LIA's Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO) training courses provide students with first-hand experience with lasers in operating room. Made possible via partnership with surgical equipment provider Universal Hospital Services (UHS) Surgical Services, this improvement upon Advanced MLSO course involves hands-on skills validation training: suiting up and firing laser in tissue (meat and potatoes) and talking about laser systems and different delivery systems. Read More

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CEA issues call for entries for 2015 CES Innovation Awards.

August 13, 2014

CEA® announced that entries for the 2015 CES Innovation Awards will be accepted through Sept 15, 2014. Annual Innovation Awards competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories. Program includes a new category for 2015: Safe Driving, dedicated to products and services that allow consumers to make responsible decisions behind the wheel by limiting distraction, improving safety, and integrating technology to enhance the driving experience. Read More

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Settlement of CWA Violations aims to prevent future oil spills.

August 13, 2014

Cargill Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act at two large oil storage facilities in Blair, NE, and Eddyville, IA. Clean Water Act requires facilities that store large quantities of oil to develop Facility Response Plan that outlines procedures for addressing worst-case discharges of oil. EPA identified lack of response plan during 2013 site visits at Cargill’s facilities. Through settlement with EPA Region 7, Cargill will pay civil penalty of $187,500 to U.S. Read More

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HI announces upcoming pump fundamentals webinar.

August 12, 2014

Scheduled for August 28, 2014, Fundamentals of Rotodynamic Centrifugal Pumps webinar will provide participants with basic pump knowledge and help them become proficient in the critical components of centrifugal pumps. Designed for non-technical audiences and entry level engineers, session will cover importance of pump curves, how NPSH has direct impact on pump cavitation, affinity rules, how to calculate pump power as well as operating costs and how they impact savings. Read More

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LME® 2014 comes to Schaumburg, IL in September.

August 12, 2014

Some new names will join familiar faces teaching basic and master courses at LIA's fourth-annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event®. Four expert keynote speakers will provide big-picture analysis of how and where lasers can improve profitability for firms that bring them into their production lines. In addition, LME 2014 will cover the right lasers to buy, proper way to incorporate them into manufacturing systems, how to realize max ROI, and what applications are best suited for the technology. Read More

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FAA implements safety reporting program.

August 12, 2014

FAA, in partnership with National Air Traffic Controllers Association, announced safety reporting program called Airport Voluntary Reporting System, which allows FAA employees who work in the Office of Airports to elevate safety concerns without fear of retaliation. AVRS process begins when employee files confidential report to raise safety issue through online reporting system. AVRS Oversight Board composed of three FAA executives will then review, investigate, and help resolve reported items. Read More

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ATA adds Bestpass as latest Featured Product.

August 12, 2014

American Trucking Associations announced it has added toll management provider Bestpass to its roster of Featured Products. Bestpass uses its bulk purchasing power with toll networks and partnerships with state highway authorities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bestpass offers a streamlined, single-source toll management service that includes toll discounts, consolidated billing, toll reconciliation, and single device for both toll and weigh station bypass. Read More