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ASTM Weathering Committee names Joe S. Robbins III chairman.

March 14, 2012

Joe S. Robbins III, CEO of Arizona Desert Testing LLC, has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee G03 on Weathering and Durability, which oversees 32 international standards related to durability and performance of organic/inorganic nonmetallic materials, components, and combined assemblies subjected to various environments. Robbins, who joined ASTM in 1984, works on several G03 subcommittee and chairs Subcommittee G03.02 on Natural and Environmental Exposure Tests. Read More

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Nonresidential Construction Spending slips in January.

March 14, 2012

According to March 1 report by U.S. Commerce Department, total nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.8% in January to $566.4 billion. However, total nonresidential construction spending was up 7.9% from January 2011. Private nonresidential construction spending was down 1.5% for the month, but was 16.6% higher than one year ago. In addition, public nonresidential construction spending was down 0.1% for January, but was up 0.4% from same time last year. Read More

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ASABE revises agricultural equipment standard.

March 14, 2012

Revised standard, ANSI/ASAE S279.16, Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways, corrects an inconsistency in the equation for measuring spectrophotometric color values of fluorescent materials. An additional change was also made to clarify nonreflective fluorescent material verses fluorescent material. Read More

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PowderMet2012 to highlight latest powder metallurgy trends.

March 14, 2012

Sponsored by Metal Powder Industries Federation and APMI International, PowderMet2012 will highlight latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy processes, products, and applications. Conference technical program will feature over 150 technical presentations by authors from over 30 countries. Opening general session will include keynote presentation, "America's New Auto Industry," as well as overview of annual MPIF State-of-the-Industry Report. Read More

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PACK EXPO to include Food Safety Summit Resource Center.

March 14, 2012

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO family of trade shows, and BNP Media, a B-to-B media company and organizer of the Food Safety Summit, announces that the Food Safety Summit Resource Center will be featured at PACK EXPO International 2012, Oct 28-31. Subject matter experts and speakers will address breakthroughs, challenges, and solutions in food safety, as well as latest information on Food Safety Modernization Act. Read More

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ISPE issues guidance for clinical trials comparator management.

March 14, 2012

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Comparator Management is the pharmaceutical industry's first-ever resource for comparator processes such as product sourcing and blinding. Guide identifies good practices for making sourcing decisions, including how to set up a good sourcing team. It also explains risks involved with ineffective comparator methods, and provides companies with strategies for avoiding costs, delays, and potential case study inaccuracies that might result from faulty comparator management. Read More

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AAMA Ratifies 2012 Board and fills affiliated association seat.

March 13, 2012

At AAMA 75th Annual Conference, AAMA membership ratified 2012 Board of Directors slate. Jerry Heppes will fill affiliated association seat formerly held by Phil James of National Glass Association. Additionally, officers of AAMA 2012 Board of Directors will include Steve Fronek as Chair, Rod Hershberger as Vice Chair, and Gary Pember as Treasurer. Architectural, Residential, and Supplier Representatives were also named, along with Ex-Officio Members and Affiliated Association Representative. Read More

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International Team Excellence Award Finalists announced for 2012.

March 13, 2012

ASQ announced that 32 global teams from 9 countries have been named finalists in 27th annual International Team Excellence Awards process. These teams, representing broad spectrum of industries - manufacturing, service, education, health care, and government - will be part of quality impact sessions and live case study presentations taking place May 21-23 at ASQ's annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Anaheim, CA. Read More