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NACD announces RDP Mentoring Program.

April 10, 2009

Designed to provide insight and expertise to NACD members from professionals well-versed in RDP, Responsible Distribution ProcessSM Mentoring Program will be lead by Doug Kutz, from NACD's Affiliate company, Chemical Distribution Excellence. Kutz is a consultant to chemical industry on regulatory compliance, costs control measures, and logistics, and has been in chemical distribution industry working for 2 full-line Midwest chemical distributors for last 30 years. Read More

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MCA urges participation in the robots/vision conference.

April 10, 2009

As a full partner in the International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show and Conference, MCA encourages motion control companies to give presentations, exhibit, and/or attend this event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from June 9-11, 2009. Topics for sessions, seminars, and panel discussions MCA hopes to offer include those focusing on green technology, integrated safety controls, and developments in motion control standards. Read More

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MCA seeks speakers for conference sessions.

April 10, 2009

Agenda is set for upcoming International Robots, Vision, and Motion Control Show and Conference in Rosemont, IL, June 8-11, 2009. Speaking slots remain in following sessions: Motor Technology Advances, Drive Technology Advances, Motion Control Communications, and Safety Issues in Motion Control. Read More

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Conference Attendance reflects growing interest in Hydrogen.

April 10, 2009

Held in Columbia, SC from March 30 to April 3, 2009, the NHA Conference and Hydrogen Expo attracted 2,000 public visitors in addition to the 700+ registered attendees. This number, nearly two times that of previous years, reflects interest in alternative fuels. While the theme focused on potential growth for the hydrogen industry, there were more products available for sale than in previous years. Participants were also introduced to the next generation of industry professionals. Read More

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IPC Honors Best Papers at IPC APEX EXPO(TM) 2009.

April 9, 2009

Selected through ballot process by the event's Technical Program Committee, "Validated Test Method to Characterize and Quantify Pad Cratering under BGA Pads on Printed Circuit Boards" by Mudasir Ahmad of Cisco Systems, Inc. took US Best Paper honor. Dr. Polina Snugovsky, of Celestica International Inc., won the International Best Paper award for "Rework Process Window and Microstructural Analysis for Lead-free Mirrored BGA Design Points." Read More

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ANSI Standards address louver blinds and biometric technology.

April 9, 2009

ANSI/WCMA A101.1-2008 Standard expands requirements of WCMA's Commercial Item Description 1029, which describes commercial 1 and 2 in. horizontal slat venetian blinds. Using durability, pull force, pull apart, rigidity, and flexibility tests, standard lists minimum requirements for such devices. ANSI INCITS 442-2008, Information technology - Biometric Identity Assurance Services defines set of biometric services used for identity assurance that are performed over services-based framework. Read More

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Automation Federation appoints committee chairs.

April 9, 2009

Automation Federation Chair, Kim Miller Dunn, announced appointment of H. L. "Leo" Staples Jr. as Chair of Automation Federation Energy Committee and Stephen R. Huffman as Chair of Automation Federation Government Relations Committee. Staples is a Compliance Management Leader in Power Supply Services division at OGE Energy Corp. and serves as 2009 ISA POWID Symposia General Chairman. Huffman is VP-Strategic Accounts at Mead O'Brien, Inc. and served as ISA President in 2007. Read More

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South Florida ADS-B Infrastructure provides boost to nation.

April 9, 2009

According to AIA President and CEO, Marion Blakey, advanced air transportation technology deployed in South Florida, is a significant milestone and remarkable accomplishment for NexGen and everyone involved. ADS-B technology allows pilots and controllers to see radar-like displays with accurate traffic data from satellites, with real-time updates that do not degrade with distance or terrain. It also provides access to weather services, terrain maps, and flight information services. Read More

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ANSI welcomes 14 new members in March 2009.

April 9, 2009

New members to ANSI join federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and over 3.5 million professionals. Among the 14 new members are Health and Safety Institute, Megatech Control Ltd, DEL-JEN, Inc., Pericore, Inc., and Juniper Networks. Under the Institute's umbrella, this diverse constituency works together to strengthen the competitiveness of businesses operating in the global marketplace and to improve the quality of life. Read More

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NAM Official urges expansion of domestic energy resources.

April 9, 2009

NAM member Jeff Uhlenburg urged U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to move forward with Five Year Lease Plan to expand access to natural gas and oil resources on outer continental shelf. At first of four hearings scheduled by Minerals Management Service, Uhlenburg noted direct link between availability of domestic energy supplies and manufacturing employment over last few years. Written comments on MMS proposal will be accepted until September 23, 2009. Read More

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Statistical Program tracks worldwide EMS financial metrics.

April 9, 2009

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® launched its Global EMS Statistical Program, used to measure and track financial metrics quarterly for the worldwide electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry. Aggregate results, along with analysis of trends and indicators, will be published in quarterly reports only for companies participating in the program. Deadline for survey responses as well as participation in the 2009 program is April 29. Read More

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ANSI Seeks Comments on SAC-proposed ISO measures.

April 9, 2009

ANSI invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments by May 1, 2009 on SAC's (Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China) proposal for new field of ISO technical activity on criteria for calculating and assessing economic benefits of electricity-saving measures. Proposal indicates intention to develop single standard within ISO Project Committee that will address methods for determining electricity savings and economic benefits of electricity-saving measures. Read More

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IPC Webcast addresses environmental challenges.

April 9, 2009

"The Top Five Environmental Issues That Impact Your Business," has been announced as the first hour-long segment in the IPC Executive Webcast Series, which is comprised of 9 courses designed to cover challenges unique to management in difficult economic climate. It will take place on April 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm CT and be presented by Ken Rivlin, who will offer working knowledge of current environmental regulations critical to ensuring companies meet government compliance standards. Read More

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MHEDA 2009 Exhibitors Showcase is sold out.

April 9, 2009

Scheduled for May 2-6, MHEDA 2009 Annual Convention features theme of "Powerful Positioning" and will give material handling equipment professionals opportunity to spend 4 days learning, networking, and discovering resources on how to maintain position of strength, determination, and resilience for their company. Event will include 15 presentations, networking roundtable session, and Exhibitors' Showcase featuring over 90 companies that provide goods and services. Read More

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NEMA publishes ANSI C12.22 Protocol Specification.

April 9, 2009

Advancing interoperability among communications modules and meters, ANSI C12.22 Protocol Specification for Interfacing to Data Communication Networks describes process of transporting C12.19 table data over variety of networks. C12.22 uses AES encryption to enable strong, secure Smart Grid communications, including confidentiality and data integrity, and it is also fully extensible to support additional security mechanisms industry may require in future. Read More

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AASHTO to hold 2nd annual transportation awards competition.

April 9, 2009

America's Transportation Awards are sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce using volunteer judges to select winning projects that are delivered on time, on budget, and with innovative management. John Horsley of AASHTO said that 41 projects from 28 states were entered last year and demonstrate efforts for economic recovery. Regional winners will be announced this summer and finalists will compete for Grand Prize and People's Choice Award. Read More

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NEMA CEO explains smart-grid standards save time and money.

April 9, 2009

NEMA President, CEO Evan Gaddis, testified to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on March 3, 2009 as to the status of and obstacles to smart-grid implementation for electric manufacturing. While Gaddis said technologies are available today that are not being deployed due to uncertainty over cost recovery and standards, he also offered a look-before-you-leap mentality, saying "If we get grid standards in place before we start building, we will save time and money." Read More

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ASTM details standards for snow skiing safety.

April 9, 2009

ASTM International Committee F27 has created standards such as F1063 and F1064 that deal with ski/binding/boot systems. F27 has promulgated standards that promote ski safety by normalized dimensions and properties for skis and ski-boots, methods for testing ski equipment systems, rental and retail ski shop practices, recommended binding release values, and ski binding test devices. Since inception as Subcommittee F08.14, there has been a 50% decrease in overall incident/injury rate. Read More

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IEC/ISO win Emmy award for MPEG-4 AVC standard.

April 9, 2009

At ceremony in Las Vegas on January 7, 2009, IEC and ISO were awarded Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for work in development of MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) standard. This is 2nd such award for MPEG-4 AVC standard given to IEC/ISO, which won Emmy in 1996 for JTC 1/SC 29 international standardization of JPEG, MPEG-1, and MPEG-2. Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards were launched in 1948 to honor development and innovation in broadcast technology. Read More

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ANSI invites members to join Committee on Education.

April 9, 2009

ANSI has issued call for all interested members to join Institute's Committee on Education, which oversees all Institute initiatives related to standards and conformity assessment education and outreach. Members of CoE are currently developing long-term strategy and subsequent action steps for university faculty outreach to promote integration of standards and conformity assessment into engineering and technology, business, public policy, and law school curricula. Read More