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Welding and Gases Today details impending driver regulations.

March 15, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a number of new regulations applicable to delivery truck drivers. GAWDA's Government Affairs and Human Resources Legal Consultant, Richard P. Schweitzer, Esq., breaks down proposed regulations that will affect distributors in coming years in article titled, "Drivers Still Face A Host Of New Regulations," which appears in Welding and Gases Today magazine. Read More

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GEMI Releases 2 Tools for local and oil/gas water management.

March 15, 2012

Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) Local Water Tool(TM) (LWT) and GEMI LWT(TM) for Oil and Gas tools are compatible with World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Water Tool© (GWT) and IPIECA Global Water Tool for Oil and Gas, respectively. All of these tools are mutually compatible and provide best practices and water risk assessment for sustainable water management at global, regional, national, and local levels. Read More

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SPE Calls for Nominations for Automotive Innovation Awards.

March 14, 2012

Automotive Division of SPE® issued its annual call for parts and vehicle-engineering team nominations for 42nd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Nomination forms are due September 1 of 2012; vehicles must be available for commercial sale on/before November 1, 2012. Competition categories include body exterior, body interior, chassis/hardware, environmental, Hall of Fame, materials, performance and customization, process/assembly/enabling technologies, powertrain, and safety. Read More

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TRIB to Give Away Retreaded Tires during 2012 trucking show.

March 14, 2012

Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is expanding "Spot The Retreads" competition at Mid-America Trucking Show, which takes place March 22-24 in Louisville, KY. Visitors to booth 13036 can enter to try and correctly identify range of new and retreaded tires. Participants who correctly identify all tires will be entered into daily drawings for sets of 8 commercial truck tires to be retreaded on participants' own casings. Total value of all prizes exceeds $10,000. Read More

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EXPO PACK Mexico 2012 takes Green support to new levels.

March 14, 2012

During EXPO PACK México 2012, The Sustainability Pavilion will join established programs including EXPO PACK Verde and AMEE Conference. Sustainability Pavilion provides starting point for attendees seeking sustainable solutions for materials, containers, and equipment as well as solutions to reduce waste, environmental impact, and carbon footprints. It supplements EXPO PACK Verde program, which helps identify exhibitors showing packaging/processing solutions that support green solutions. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute recognizes Fred Walker for his contributions.

March 14, 2012

Fred Walker, VP Engineering, Weir Floway, Inc., was recognized by Hydraulic Institute for his technical leadership and contributions in creation of ANSI/HI Standards. Mr. Walker was Chair of committee which produced Rotodynamic Pumps for Assessment of Applied Nozzle Loads, ANSI/HI 9.6.2-2011. New standard contains explanatory information regarding criteria for pump nozzle loading allowances and includes more detail regarding material requirements for pump casings and hold-down bolts. Read More

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ANSI's Roy Swift speaks at National Credentialing Summit.

March 14, 2012

Roy Swift, Ph.D., ANSI's senior director of personnel credentialing accreditation programs, was a featured speaker and panelist at National Credentialing Summit. Titled Paving the Way Ahead, summit brought together stakeholders to examine licensing and credentialing in private sector and to discuss what can be done to help U.S. veterans use military experience to qualify for civilian jobs. Dr. Swift provided keynote presentation on value that accreditation adds to credentialing process. Read More

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ANSI opens nominations for 2012 Leadership and Service Awards.

March 14, 2012

Presented in conjunction with World Standards Week, 2012 Leadership and Service Awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs and have consistently demonstrated commitment to industry, nation, and enhancement of global standards system. Nominations are due by June 29, and recipients will be chosen from list of nominees by awards committee comprised of officers of ANSI Board of Directors. Read More