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Tom Brokaw to deliver keynote at BIO International Convention.

March 23, 2015

Legendary television journalist and author Tom Brokaw will deliver keynote address at 2015 BIO International Convention®, June 15–18 in Philadelphia, PA. Tom Brokaw has spent his entire celebrated journalistic career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau. He has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys, and lifetime achievement recognition. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read More

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NEMA Publishes transformer-rated meter test switch/plug standard.

March 20, 2015

Published by NEMA, ANSI C12.9-2014 Standard for Test Switches and Plugs for Transformer-Rated Meters encompasses dimensions and functions of meter test switches used with transformer-rated watt hour meters in conjunction with instrument transformers as well as test plugs used in conjunction with test switch. This edition includes specifications for test jacks used in conjunction with test switches to ensure proper and safe operation. Read More

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Upgraded MFGDAY.com Website offers more resources.

March 20, 2015

Partners responsible for producing Manufacturing DaySM at the national level announced the refresh of its website, MFGDAY.com. Users can now sign up to host events, find MFG DAY® events in their areas, and learn more about sponsorship opportunities through the updated interactive site. With user-friendly links to social media channels, scholarships, and success stories, potential participants, manufacturers, educators, and students can better collaborate and access important industry resources. Read More

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Motor Efficiency Regulation Webinars explain DOE revision impacts.

March 20, 2015

NEMA Motor & Generator Section will host webinars, Scheduled for April 16 at 2 pm EST and April 20 at 10 am EST, related to U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) motor regulation taking effect June 1, 2016. DOE amended Section 431 of federal energy code covering efficiency of electric motors, and NEMA Motor & Generator Section's Energy Management Committee Chairman Rob Boteler and Immediate Past Chairman John Malinowski will explain impact of said amendment to end-users and OEMs in USA. Read More

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Vinyl Saves Lives Project to benefit American Red Cross.

March 20, 2015

Vinyl (PVC) industry and its leaders have selected American Red Cross International Services to benefit from week-long "Vinyl Saves Lives" project and demonstration during NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase (March 23–37 in Orlando, FL). Project will ask showcase's 60,000 attendees to support American Red Cross in its fight against Ebola and demonstrate how vinyl serves as critical component in manufacture of hundreds of medical products and therefore saving lives. Read More

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Silicon Photonic Switch to be presented at OFC 2015.

March 19, 2015

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have developed a novel silicon photonic switch, which is the largest-scale and lowest-energy loss switch reported to date. It features switching time of sub-micro seconds and broad bandwidth of hundreds of nanometers. Measuring 1 x 1 cm, switch has 50 input and 50 output channels, for total of 2,500 switching elements. Researchers will present switching innovation on March 23, 2015 during Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition. Read More

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ASC Partners with NAM for June 2015 congressional Fly-In.

March 19, 2015

ASC will join National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM) Manufacturing Summit as sponsor and invites members to participate. NAM Fly In enables ASC members to join 400+ business leaders as they advocate on behalf of pro-manufacturing policies with both Legislative and Administration level officials. This first official ASC Fly-In is part of ASC's Long Range Plan tied to Unified Industry Voice strategy. NAM Manufacturing Summit will be held June 2–3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Read More

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HST '15 to feature hands-free radioactivity detection unit.

March 18, 2015

Attendees at the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security will have the opportunity to see a new hands-free portable radioactivity detection unit that is carried in 22-lb backpack and doesn't depend on wand. Scheduled for April 14–16, 2015, event will bring together leading researchers and innovators working on technologies designed to deter and prevent homeland attacks, protect critical infrastructures and people, mitigate damage, and expedite recovery. Read More

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AASHTO introduces plan to reduce roadway fatalities.

March 17, 2015

AASHTO has joined the National Strategy on Highway Safety Toward Zero Deaths effort, which was created by a steering committee cooperative that includes numerous organizations committed to reducing annual U.S. traffic fatalities from more than 33,000 to zero. TZD Plan provides organizations in fields of engineering, law enforcement, education, and emergency medical services with initiatives and safety countermeasures designed to save lives. Read More

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IPC crowns winner of Hand Soldering World Championship.

March 17, 2015

IPC's Hand Soldering World Championship at IPC APEX EXPO® drew 8 victors from competitions in China, Europe, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the U.S. Participants were challenged with building a functional electronics assembly within 1-hour time limit. Completing championship round with a nearly perfect score of 247 points out of 248, Min Seok Kim, Samsung Thales Company Limited (Korea), was crowned champion, earning $1,000 cash prize and Metcal MX5210 soldering station. Read More

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EPA Announcement names 70 Energy Star manufacturing plants.

March 17, 2015

As announced by U.S. EPA, 70 manufacturing plants in 29 states achieved Energy Star® certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. These manufacturing plants collectively saved record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by >8 million metric tons. Energy Star certified plants are independently verified on an annual basis to have reached the top 25 percent of energy performance for their industries nationwide. Read More

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NREL's PE-Licensed Engineers commit to sustainability.

March 17, 2015

Latest class of Professional Engineers at NREL has been around the world, helping soldiers, airmen, and indigenous peoples save energy while saving taxpayer dollars. Nationwide, about 20% of engineers earn their PE license, gained only after several years of work under the eyes of a veteran engineer, studying for hundreds of hours, and passing a series of two 8-hour tests. Four NREL engineers included Colton Heaps, Rachel Romero, Michael Sheppy, and Lars Lisell. Read More

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NREL Tool finds small battery systems offer attractive ROI.

March 16, 2015

NREL has used the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool to confirm that energy storage for demand-charge management can deliver attractive economic benefits. Analysis paired recent utility rate structures with historic data on solar photovoltaic electricity generation and commercial facility loads to evaluate 6,860 unique scenarios. Results revealed that, in absence of incentives, small battery systems reducing peak demand by 2.5% offer the most attractive return on investment. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces 2015-2016 Directors, Officers.

March 16, 2015

Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced its 2015–2016 Board of Directors and Officers. George Harris will serve as Chairman of the Board, while John White will serve as HI President and remain as HI Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Other officers include Michael S. Cropper as VP, Technical Affairs; Bob Hendricks as VP, Member Services; Jeff Bredeson as HI VP, Knowledge and Education. Robert K. Asdal, HI Executive Director, continues to serve as HI Secretary/Treasurer. Read More

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ANSSC Webinar looks at sustainable infrastructure rating system.

March 16, 2015

ANSI Network on Smart and Sustainable Cities (ANSSC) will host webinar on Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System, which is administered by Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), from 2:00 to 3:30 pm EDT on March 25th. Featured speaker will be ISI vice president for public education Denise Nelson. Participation is open to individuals who have joined the ANSSC, representatives of local governments, and experts in sustainable urban infrastructure planning and development. Read More

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Safety Forum will spotlight best practices and key updates.

March 16, 2015

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) annual Product Safety & Compliance seminar, taking place in St Louis, MO from April 20–22, will feature opening keynote by Delphi's technical director of automated driving, Serge Lambermont, who will explain connections between innovative product development and safety. Special presentations also include product safety from executive management’s perspective and achieving product safety value regardless of company size. Read More

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IPC Study addresses labor shortage in electronics industry.

March 16, 2015

Based on data from 107 U.S. and Canadian electronics manufacturers and extensive secondary research, IPC Study of the North American Labor Pool for Electronics Manufacturing assesses causes of the shortage of qualified labor for electronics manufacturing, and offers solutions. Report uncovers what is driving recruitment challenges, including public perceptions of the industry, dynamics of supply and demand growth, job candidate expectations, and manufacturers’ constraints. Read More

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EPA Selects 20 Communities for Brownfields AWP grants.

March 16, 2015

To revitalize communities and strengthen local economies via cleanup and reuse of Brownfields sites, U.S. EPA selected 20 communities in 16 states to receive ~$4 million in Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) grants. Up to $200,000 will be awarded to foster work with communities on Brownfields planning and reuse in conjunction with community assets: housing, recreation and open space, employment, education and health facilities, social services, transportation, infrastructure, and commerce. Read More

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General Microcircuits earns Qualified Manufacturers Listing.

March 16, 2015

IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to General Microcircuits, Inc., an electronics manufacturing company based out of Mooresville, NC. GMI met or exceeded the electronics industry’s Class 2 testing requirements for dedicated service electronic products. As a result, company is now listed as an IPC trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. Read More

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AIM Summit 2015 to feature keynote by Gil Cargill.

March 13, 2015

Bringing together executives and leaders in automatic identification and data capture (ADC) industry, AIM Summit 2015 in San Diego, CA will feature "Sales Mistakes CEOs Make & How to Avoid Them" as presentable by Cargill Consulting Group, Inc founder and CEO Gil Cargill. Other renowned industry experts scheduled to present include Bill Parnell, President & CEO of Data logic ADC, Inc, and Michael Lizard, industry analyst and President of International RFID Institute. Read More