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Information Center Launch promotes cyber security awareness.

March 19, 2009

AIA, in league with the Internet Security Alliance, is providing information and tools to help identify threats to a company's IT infrastructure. Various information resources on cyber security will be available to subscribers, including access to ISA's member content, daily/periodic e-bulletins on a range of subjects, as well as access to US-CERT portal. Latter includes a number of tools that let IT personnel collaborate and share security information. Read More

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AWWA to feature career fair at annual conference.

March 19, 2009

AWWA will host 5th annual Career Fair at ACE09 Annual Conference and Exposition on June 16th, 2009, in San Diego. Attendees will be included in resume book given to exhibiting companies and meet with and learn about more than 30 potential employers. Resumes must be submitted by May 1, 2009, and students can also register for full access to ACE, which will feature professional program with approximately 100 sessions and 17 in-depth workshops. Read More

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ASTM Committee recognizes Jane Rothert with Award of Merit.

March 19, 2009

Jane E. Rothert, quality assurance chemist at Illinois State Water Survey, Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, University of Illinois, has received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. Rothert was honored for outstanding service in developing standard test methods for Committee D22 on Air Quality. An ASTM member since 1986, is vice chair of Committee D22 and is secretary of Subcommittee D22.03 on Ambient Atmospheres and Source Emissions. Read More

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PMA Report shows diversification trend among manufacturers.

March 19, 2009

PMA Sales and Marketing Report shows that middle-market metalforming companies are shifting sales and marketing efforts in attempt to become more diversified, with best opportunities coming from defense/ordinance, aerospace, and health and medical markets. Metalforming companies project 11% of orders will come from new customers during next 12 months, and only 4% of participants forecast increase in automotive industry sales. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO highlights up-and-coming technologies.

March 19, 2009

IPC announced products that will be featured in Innovative Technology Center at 2009 IPC APEX EXPO(TM). They include MetalJet 6000 by Conductive Inkjet Technology, DEK PVP1200 Solar Metallization Screen Printer and DirEKt BGA Rx(TM) by DEK International, Hysol® 3800(TM) CSP/BGA Underfill and Multilcore® LF700(TM) Halide-Free, Lead-Free Solder Paste by Henkel Corporation, and Reflow Process Inspection by KIC. Attendees will have opportunity to view white papers, charts, and graphics of products. Read More

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ODVA chooses organization leadership for 2009-2010 term.

March 18, 2009

Collectively, ODVA's leadership will head up global organization, comprised of world's automation vendors, who develop, manage, and promote industry standards for open computer networks. Responsible for overall governance and strategic direction of organization, ODVA's Board includes directors based in Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. ODVA's Technical Review Board is responsible for oversight of ODVA's technical standards, including approval of enhancements to specifications for CIP Networks. Read More

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NAM VP decries U.S. export practices to house panel.

March 18, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President for International Economic Affairs, Frank Vargo, told a panel for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection that the U.S. is "missing the boat" when it comes to exporting manufactured products. He pointed out that the U.S. ranks last among the top 15 manufacturing nations, as its exports only accounted for 13% of the economy in 2008, limiting growth opportunities and endangering jobs. Read More

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ANSI reminds stakeholders to register for upcoming workshop.

March 18, 2009

Scheduled for April 8-9, Toward Product Standards for Sustainability workshop is organized by ANSI and EPA and will provide neutral venue where all stakeholders can engage in discussions that will support and facilitate development, promulgation, and use of standards to address sustainability issues related to products. Attendees can post brief documents that provide information concerning their organization's initiatives as they relate to product standards that address sustainability. Read More

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ASTM outlines building functionality/serviceability standards.

March 18, 2009

ASTM Standards for Whole Building Functionality and Serviceability: 3rd Edition contains 32 of the latest ASTM standards for defining the functional requirements and rating the capabilities of a building/facility. Six sections cover serviceability of an office facility, building floor area measurement, seismic risk assessment and probable maximum loss, single family attached/detached dwellings, energy evaluation/monitoring, and terminology. Read More

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ODVA's Conference focused on productivity in manufacturing.

March 18, 2009

Held on Feb 24, 25, and 26, ODVA's 2009 CIP Networks Conference and Annual Meeting of Members brought attendees from more than 50 companies and 12 countries to discuss latest techniques and innovations in manufacturing networking technologies. Event included 16 working meetings of ODVA members; technical track consisting of 18 papers on technologies and innovation related to ODVA technologies; training classes; an enabling technologies pavilion; and general session with keynote speakers. Read More

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ASTM Releases Standards addressing petroleum release sites.

March 18, 2009

ASTM Standards on Assessment and Remediation of Petroleum Release Sites: 2nd Edition offers up-to-date technical tools and guidance to address complex problems associated with the corrective action process when there is a release of petroleum into the environment. This book provides 5 specific ASTM International standards to help comply with federal and state environmental cleanup regulations for petroleum contamination. Read More

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SME unveils annual list of manufacturing innovations.

March 18, 2009

Announcing its annual Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture list, SME selected technologies such as high-speed sintering, buckypaper, synthetic gecko tape, micro-laser-assisted-machining, wireless power transfer, and personal fabrication. The 2009 Tech Watch List complements list and includes self-healing polymers and liquid lens imaging. Innovations on list will be showcased at 2009 SME Annual Conference on June 6-9, 2009, in Philadelphia. Read More

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ANSI TAG reaches consensus on social responsibility standard.

March 18, 2009

The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization Working Group on Social Responsibility (ISO SR) reached consensus among group members during its February meeting, held to review Committee Draft (CD) of ISO 26000, Social Responsibility and to develop official U.S. position on standard. ISO 26000 is intended to assist in ushering companies, government agencies, and other organizations toward a more sustainable global economy. Read More

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NAM Board of Directors opposes Employee Free Choice Act.

March 17, 2009

Citing the possible loss of 600,000 jobs within the first year, the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) adopted a resolution in opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act. The resolution states "employees should be guaranteed the freedom to join or not join a labor union, without coercion or intimidation." The resolution also criticizes arbitration provisions that might eliminate employers' ability to make critical economic decisions relating to jobs. Read More

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AWWA Seminar addresses water conservation management.

March 17, 2009

On May 6-7, 2009, AWWA will host Water Demand and Conservation Management: Planning, Policy, and Rates seminar, which will explore state-of-the-art water efficiency measures, practical tools, planning and implementation strategies, as well as rate and policy issues that help develop or manage conservation programs effectively. Presenters include Lloyd Hathcock, Director of Program Development for Niagara Conservation Corp and Paul Lander, Executive Director of Colorado WaterWise Council. Read More

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Budget Change may cripple multi-year transportation contract.

March 17, 2009

In letter which commended President Obama for his expressed support for significant increased investment in transportation infrastructure, 8 major transportation and construction organizations also warned that eliminating multi-year contract authority would undermine financing mechanisms for transportation. Predictability that contract authority provides is essential for states and local governments to make long term commitments to major transportation investment projects. Read More

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ASC announces webinars for April through June 2009.

March 17, 2009

Conducted via audio teleconference and Internet, ASC Webinars will include Fundamentals of Structural Sealant Glazing, which will provide basic understanding of use of silicone sealants for structural sealant glazing. Bonding Dissimilar Materials webinar will discuss surface preparation, adhesive types, and both joint design and process considerations. Bonding Difficult Substrates will focus mostly on surface preparation techniques in combination with select adhesives. Read More

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Capitol Hill Day to address key electronics industry issues.

March 17, 2009

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® urges its members to attend Capitol Hill Day events on May 6-7, 2009 at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C. There, IPC members will have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with lawmakers, express their concerns, and influence legislation. Top priorities are increasing and making permanent the current R/D tax credit as well as securing the appointment of a PCB Executive Agent within the DoD. Read More

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Webcast addresses issues relating to water shortages.

March 17, 2009

On Wednesday, April 8, American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host a webcast entitled, "Water Shortages: Finding a Solution." The focus will explore water reuse, aquifer storage and recovery, as well as how low inflow protocol strategies can help utilities during water shortages. In addition to Maeneen Klein of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, presenters will include Fred Bloetscher of Florida Atlantic University and Larry Schimmoller of CH2M HILL. Read More

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Trade Decline Acceleration signals need for economic action.

March 17, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) said that the accelerating decline of trade in manufactured goods, reflected in January 2009 trade data released by the US Department of Commerce, underscores the need for coordinated economic stimulation among trading partners. According to Frank Vargo, NAM Vice President for International Economic Affairs, manufactured goods export and import rates fell 20% from January 2008. Read More