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By-Pass Filter Technologies to be reviewed at MATS 2012.

March 21, 2012

At upcoming SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, D3 Consulting President Karl Dedolph will lead "Technological Advancements in Secondary Filtration Devices" panel discussion. Private management group, formed by Paul K. Young, created Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in early 1970's. This year's show at Louisville Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center takes place March 22-24 and will host 1,300+ Exhibitors and 90,000 trucking professionals. Read More

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AEM offers introductory hydraulics course.

March 21, 2012

Association of Equipment Manufacturer's "Introduction to Hydraulics" course, taking place on March 27, 2012 in Milwaukee, WI, will focus on lubrication fundamentals, hydraulic fluids, and applications. This one-day course will include topics such as friction, lubrication, wear, lubricant maintenance and oil analysis, hydraulic fluid composition and function, and hydraulic applications. Read More

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Lisa P. Jackson announces Anacostia River Revitalization Fund.

March 21, 2012

Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and David O'Neill of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton of the District of Columbia to announce creation of The Anacostia River Revitalization Fund. The fund, which will invest $1 million in restoration activities this year, with total goal of investing $5 million over next 3 years, will be used protect and restore Anacostia River and to create national model for watershed conservation. Read More

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Construction Unemployment dips to 17.1% in February.

March 21, 2012

Despite loss of 13,000 construction jobs in February, industry's unemployment rate dipped to 17.1%, down from 17.7% in January, according to U.S. Labor Department's March 9 employment report. Nation's construction industry has added 65,000 jobs, or 1.2% since February 2011, when unemployment rate stood at 21.8%. Both residential and nonresidential building construction sectors added 2,000 jobs in February for year over year increases of 2.3% and 1.3%, respectively. Read More

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MCA Announces Free Webinar on motion, vision integration.

March 21, 2012

On March 23, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon EST, Motion Control Association (MCA), in collaboration with AIA, global trade association for vision and imaging industry, will host free webinar on Advanced Motion and Vision Integration. It will be presented by Senior Engineer Priya Ramachandran from National Instruments, and participants will gain in-depth knowledge of different integration levels as well as benefits of motion and vision integration. Read More

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AMCA Calls for Committee Members to review several standards.

March 21, 2012

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International, Inc. seeks volunteers to serve on AMCA Technical Committees for reviewing AMCA Standards 300/320/540/550. Individuals from following underserved interest groups are encouraged to reply: Government Agency, Professional Agency, Trade Association, Testing Laboratory, User/Purchaser, Expert, and General Interest. Read More

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ANSI seeks comments on proposed road traffic safety committee.

March 21, 2012

SIS, the Swedish Standards Institute, has submitted proposal to ISO to convert ISO Project Committee 241, Road Traffic Safety Management System, into new ISO technical committee with expanded scope and work program. According to proposal, ISO technical committee would focus on development of requirement standard for road traffic safety, RTS specific auditing requirements in third-party certification, and implementation and guidance documents. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers use of LF RFID transponders in livestock.

March 21, 2012

ASTM WK27546, Test Method for Acquisition Distance of Low Frequency RFID Transponders, is designed to measure distance at which low frequency RFID transceiver successfully interrogates low frequency RFID transponder. Proposed standard will allow end users to test set of tags to determine overall performance prior to placing LF RFID tag in an animal. Initial test will generate bench mark that the LF RFID technology end-user can expect in real-world applications. Read More