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ASABE adopts, with deviations, international standard on pick-up balers.

March 19, 2012

ASABE document, ANSI/ASABE AD4254-11:2010, Agricultural machinery-Safety-Part 11: Pick-up balers, was adopted to clarify the North American position related to baler guarding and pick-ups. It further harmonizes national and international standardization to facilitate manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide, while recognizing areas North American practices differ from those described in ISO 4254-11:2010, Agricultural machinery-Safety-Part 11: Pick-up balers. Read More

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Emily DeRocco announces departure from Manufacturing Institute.

March 19, 2012

As President of The Manufacturing Institute, Emily DeRocco focused on addressing critical skills gap and building an educated and skilled workforce to fill American manufacturing jobs. During her tenure, NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System was developed and deployed. In 2008, DeRocco chartered first national Education Council to manufacturers, and most recently, DeRocco was named to Higher Ed Working Group of President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Read More

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ANSI Healtcare Infomation Webinar addresses security risks.

March 19, 2012

On March 21, ANSI, The Santa Fe Group/Shared Assessments Program Healthcare Working Group, and Internet Security Alliance will host webinar to help healthcare organizations assess security risks and build business case to better secure protected health information. Participants will hear from experts who will highlight strategies for healthcare organizations and findings from report titled, The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security. Read More

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NAM Urges Senators to support Export-Import Bank amendment.

March 19, 2012

NAM President and CEO urged senators to support amendment offered by Senators Cantwell (D-WA), Johnson (D-SD), Graham (R-SC), and Shelby (R-AL), which will reauthorize Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) and increase its lending limit. To support its critical role in helping manufacturers' export to new markets and keep up with global competition, Timmons noted that Ex-Im supports near 290,000 export-related jobs and that over 85% of its transactions directly benefit small business exporters. Read More

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Statement by AIA shows supports for Cantwell-Graham amendment.

March 19, 2012

According to AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, Export-Import Bank "runs the risk of losing its important ability to help American companies export" without passage of Cantwell-Graham amendment. This bipartisan amendment would reauthorize Export-Import Bank through September 30, 2015 and increase its lending authority cap, allowing it to continue its financing efforts which directly support 290,000+ U.S. jobs and could contribute towards deficit reduction. Read More

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ASTM Concrete Committee names Steven E. Parker as chairman.

March 19, 2012

ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has named Steven E. Parker, North American sales and marketing manager at CHRYSO Inc., Rockwall, TX, as its new chairman. A member of ASTM since 1993, Parker is also chairman of Subcommittee C09.95 on Coordination. Prior to assuming his role with CHRYSO in 2008, Parker was VP/general manager at Trinity Materials Inc. in Ferris, TX, and VP of aggregate development and technical services at RMC Mid-Atlantic LLC in Greenville, SC. Read More

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SME Unveils its annual innovations list.

March 19, 2012

Recognizing that advancement in how things are made is critical to manufacturing success, SME announced its 2012 list of "Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture." New and emerging technologies on this list, as selected by SME Innovation Watch Committee, are already used in manufacturing settings and have shown successful implementation. Also, "Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture" will be featured session track at SME Annual Conference. Read More

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BSA publishes industry brief on wind power.

March 16, 2012

Educational Services Committee has released BSA Industry Brief: Wind Power, which details use of bearings in growing wind turbine industry. It begins with Equipment and Application Overview, then goes on to detail essential parts of wind turbine and identifies particular bearing requirements for each part. Topics covered include How Wind Turbines Work, The Main Shaft, Gear Box, Generator, and Pitch and Yaw. Special attention is paid to Operations and Maintenance and Recommended O/M Practices. Read More