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Marc Van Pelt named Fieldbus Foundation corporate secretary.

March 27, 2009

Fieldbus Foundation has announced that Marc Van Pelt has been appointed as its corporate secretary. The Pepperl+Fuchs executive will add corporate responsibilities to his current positions as the foundation's Vice-president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Operations as well as those pertaining to being Chairman of EMEA Steering Committee. Van Pelt said that the additional responsibilities will "intensify even more the relationship between the global and EMEA levels." Read More

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Joseph J. Peters receives ASTM Award of Merit.

March 27, 2009

Joseph J. Peters, technical sales manager at Leneta Co., Mahwah, N.J., has received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. An active member for more than 30 years, Peters received award in recognition of outstanding leadership in Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications in development of standards for applied paint films, architectural coatings, water-repellant coatings, concrete and masonry treatments, and paint brushes. Read More

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ASTM Issues standard for SiN cylindrical bearing rollers.

March 27, 2009

ASTM Subcommittee F34.01 on Rolling Element has developed a standard for hybrid roller bearings: ASTM F2730/F2730M, Specification for Silicon Nitride Cylindrical Bearing Rollers. As a complement to ASTM F2094/F2094M, Specification for Silicon Nitride Bearing Balls, ASTM F2730/F2730M is intended for bearings end-users, bearings manufacturers, and roller manufacturers. It addresses material used to make the roller, including 3 levels of capability, as well as dimensional specifications. Read More

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LIA issues call for papers for ICALEO 2009.

March 27, 2009

International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics invites authors and presenters to participate in conference where researchers and end-users meet to review state-of-the-art in laser materials processing, laser microprocessing, and nanomanufacturing. Anyone interested in laser materials processing from basic understanding of interaction between laser beam and material, to those interested in how process can be integrated and optimized for application should attend. Read More

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NAM commends Senator Specter for stand against card check.

March 27, 2009

NAM supports Senator Arlen Specter's decision to vote against cloture on Employee Free Choice Act. According to NAM President, John Engler, EFCA is a flawed piece of legislation that will destroy jobs and prolong current economic recession. Card check would deprive American workers of their right to secret ballot when deciding whether they want union representation, replacing it with system that would expose employees to intimidation and coercion. Read More

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Training Courses to cover FOUNDATION fieldbus technology.

March 26, 2009

During 1-day Introduction to FOUNDATION Fieldbus course, students will become familiar with basic concepts and new terminology related to FOUNDATION integrated architecture. They will also learn strategies for wiring and installation of fieldbus network. During 3-day Advanced Principles of FOUNDATION Fieldbus course, students will be taught basics of bus monitor and apply this tool in interactive exercises demonstrating fieldbus communications and use of filters for network troubleshooting. Read More

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Four IPC Board Members are up for re-election.

March 26, 2009

Nominating and Governance Committee of IPC Board of Directors will present 4 candidates for re-election at IPC Annual Meeting, on March 31, in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO(TM). Candidates include Jack Calderon, Managing Director of Lincoln International, IL; Marc Peo, President of Heller Industries, NJ; Shane Whiteside, CEO of TTM Technologies, CA; and Sammy Yi, President of Flextronics Mechanical Technology Solutions, Flextronics International, CA. Read More

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ASTM International Award of Merit honors Steve Sandstrum.

March 26, 2009

ASTM International has presented Steve Sandstrum, director of business development at ISCO Industries LLC, with Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. A member of ASTM since 1986, Sandstrum was cited for outstanding dedication, meritorious service, and leadership in Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems toward issuance of nationally recognized standards which have enhanced reliability, durability, and safety of plastics in piping systems. Read More

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ASTM Committee sponsors Symposium on Contaminated Sediments.

March 26, 2009

Scheduled for June 30 to July 2, 2009, Fourth International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments offers forum for dissemination and debate of sustainable scientific and engineering advances in remediation and management of contaminated sediments found in major ports, harbors, and rivers. Topics will include case studies, ecotoxicology, sediment quality assessment tools, sediment transport, risk assessment and partition coefficients, and engineered remediation technologies and dredging. Read More

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NACD Member Companies achieve on-site RDP Verification.

March 26, 2009

According to NACD, 171 Regular member and Affiliate companies' sites have successfully passed NACD's 3rd-cycle on-site Responsible Distribution ProcessSM Verifications since January 2007. These organizations continually demonstrate their commitment to implementation of RDP's environmental, health, safety, and security requirements. RDP Verification is management systems-based, and now also addresses operationally-based EHS/S issues applicable to site being verified. Read More

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AMCA Publication outlines application for air louvers.

March 26, 2009

Adopted by AMCA Membership February 21, 2009, AMCA Publication 501-09, Application Manual for Air Louvers covers selection for pressure drop, air leakage water penetration, and sound reduction. It includes examples of louver selection, and respective section on System Effects, which is essential when applying performance data. In addition, publication serves as guide to common industry practices in louver construction and mounting, including suggested fastening methods. Read More

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Preliminary Voting Results given for ISO CD 26000.

March 26, 2009

According to International Organization for Standardization Working Group on Social Responsibility (ISO SR), ISO Committee Draft (CD) 26000, Social Responsibility, has received sufficient support under ISO Directives to move forward to ISO Draft International Standard (DIS) stage. As the US member body to ISO, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invited all interested U.S. parties to obtain and review the draft standard and to develop their input for consideration. Read More

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ANSI names 3 elevator/escalator certification organizations.

March 26, 2009

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) named 3 Accredited Elevator and Escalator Certification Organizations (AECOs) that were part of the pilot program launched in February 2008: Liftinstituut Holding BV, TUV SUD America, Inc., and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. These Certification Bodies are the first to be recognized under said program, which operates according to requirements defined in the international standard ISO/IEC Guide 65 and ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7. Read More

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FMA Foundation launches cell phone text-to-give program.

March 26, 2009

Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs, The Foundation of FMA, has launched program that allows people to donate to organizations by texting 123 to number 90999 from cell phone. Supporters are prompted to confirm their gift by replying with YES, and will then receive confirmation. Message generates $5.00 donation charged directly to caller's cell phone bill. Service is active with all major phone carriers through Mobile Giving Foundation. Read More

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ANSI Recognizes 2009 celebration of World Water Day.

March 26, 2009

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognizes the international observance of World Water Day, which occurred on March 22, 2009. It serves to highlight the importance of freshwater and advocates sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year's theme, "Transboundary waters: shared waters, shared opportunities," addresses challenges raised by 250+ lake and river basins that cross country boundaries worldwide. Read More

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Robotics Awards honor industry pioneers from US and Japan.

March 26, 2009

During 40th International Symposium on Robotics, two industry pioneers received 2009 Engelberger Robotics Award. Dr. Robin Felder of University of Virginia School of Medicine received award for Leadership, honoring his accomplishments spanning more than two decades of research on automating clinical and pharmaceutical laboratories. Receiving award for Technology Development, Shigeo Hirose of Tokyo Institute of Technology has been developing and researching robotics technology for over two decades. Read More

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ATA Coalition opposes bill sunsetting aviation alliances.

March 25, 2009

Air Transport Association of America (ATA) urged the administration to oppose HR 831, which would sunset existing international airline alliances. This could destroy important service and public benefits, such as competitive fares and new routes, by withdrawing previously granted rights for carriers to participate in alliances. Also, arbitrarily terminating antitrust immunity will have a harsh impact on airline employees and ripple across the travel and tourism industry. Read More

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ASHRAE launches commissioning certification program.

March 25, 2009

Suited for individuals given commissioning role who may not have a building HVAC/R background, ASHRAE's Commissioning Process Management Professional certification recognizes those with optimal knowledge of the entire building commissioning process. It launches in June and is designed to help acknowledge those people who are capable of assuring that building systems and equipment are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to operational needs. Read More

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ASTM International issues Award of Merit.

March 25, 2009

Dr. Jack S. Brenizer Jr., J. Lee Everett Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and chairman of the nuclear engineering program at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, was given ASTM's Award of Merit. It, in addition to the accompanying title of fellow, was awarded in recognition for contributions to ASTM standards activities, which included technical and administrative leadership as well as contributions to Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing. Read More

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CR Certification was given to 11 professionals by RIA.

March 25, 2009

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) recently recognized 11 professionals with the Certified Restorer (CR) certification. This is the highest recognition in the cleaning and restoration industry, given to professionals engaged in property damage restoration. Those who achieve CR status have completed intensive educational requirements, authored formal papers/reports on approved professional subjects, and demonstrated their knowledge/commitment to RIA Code of Ethics. Read More