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The Manufacturing Institute elects Blake Moret to Board of Trustees.

March 28, 2012

Blake Moret, Senior VP, Control Products and Solutions, Rockwell Automation, was elected vice chair of The Manufacturing Institute Board of Trustees. Moret will help marshal research, innovation, and education efforts to produce high-quality manufacturing workforce and support U.S. competitiveness. Moret also serves on advisory board of the school of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Read More

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EPA Helps Raise Awareness for National Poison Prevention Week.

March 28, 2012

EPA and federal partners are raising awareness concerning specific dangers of poisoning, especially to children, from March 18-24, 2012. In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, EPA urges parents and caregivers to secure chemicals and pesticides in locked cabinets out of children's reach. EPA also stressed need for increased awareness about existing hazards posed from pest control products, prescription medicine abuse, and household chemicals. Read More

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RAPID 2012 Welcomes Mcor Technologies as first-time exhibitor.

March 28, 2012

Attracting exhibitors and attendees from around globe, SME RAPID 2012 Exposition will take place in Atlanta, GA from May 22-25 and feature innovations in 3D imaging, 3D printing, and additive manufacturing technologies. Ireland-based Mcor Technologies Ltd, new to RAPID 2012 Exposition, will debut its Matrix 300 3D printer. Show floor will offer access to range of applications for additive manufacturing and 3D imaging technologies in several traditional and new industries. Read More

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EPA Celebrates 20th anniversary of Energy Star program.

March 28, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started celebration of Energy Star's 20th anniversary by recognizing 2012 Energy Star award winners for their leadership and commitment to protecting America's environment through superior energy efficiency. From nearly 20,000 partners across USA, 109 winners were chosen. Organizations were recognized in one of four categories: corporate commitment, sustained excellence, partner of the year, and excellence in delivering specific promotions. Read More

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BSA Convention to include Technology Drives Productivity program.

March 28, 2012

BSA challenges industry to consider how to best leverage latest business tools with "Technology Drives Productivity" at its 2012 Annual Convention, April 27 to May 1. Programming will provide overview of how authorized distributors and supply chain partners can differentiate themselves in marketplace, providing customer solutions and products using latest technology. In addition, Annual Conference Tables Session will offer opportunity for one-on-one networking and problem-solving. Read More

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Symposium to address effects of radiation on nuclear materials.

March 28, 2012

Papers are invited for 26th Symposium on Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials, to be held June 12-13, 2013. Objective is to provide forum for exchange of ideas on research results concerning effect of radiation on materials used in nuclear fission and fusion applications. Special emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of selection of materials for use in nuclear applications and on techniques used to demonstrate continued structural integrity during extended operational lifetimes. Read More

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PMA Business Conditions Report anticipates steady business.

March 27, 2012

Specific percentages of participants from sampling of 134 metalforming companies from USA and Canada who expect economic activity to improve, remain unchanged, and decline during next 3 months are 46%, 49%, and 5%, respectively. Nearly one-half of participants anticipate continued growth in incoming orders during same time period, and companies with portion of workforce on short time or layoff remained steady at 7%. With 53% as majority, average daily shipping levels also rose in March. Read More

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2012 Shows are huge success.

March 27, 2012

Held March 13-15, co-located World of Asphalt Show and Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo posted record numbers for attendee registrants as well as amount of exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and number of education session tickets sold. Attendee registration numbers totaled more than 6,500 at show close, and show floor covered 115,000+ net ft² of exhibit space, taken by 408 exhibitors. Record 6,200+ education session tickets were purchased for shows' signature learning programs. Read More