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Registration Opens for SBANE's CEO Dialogue Program.

July 28, 2014

Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) opened registration for CEO Dialogue Program, which acts as business owner's exclusive peer advisory group comprised of up to 10 C-Level peers who meet once a month to discuss business issues and business strategy in confidential space. With each meeting, every member of CEO Dialogue group can candidly share their business situations and goals while receiving honest feedback and insight from those who have been through similar experiences. Read More

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New NEMA Board Members come from GE Healthcare and Jarden.

July 28, 2014

NEMA elected Marcelo Mosci, President and CEO, U.S. and Canada Region, of GE Healthcare, and Tom Russo, President and CEO of Jarden Safety & Security, to its Board of Governors. Mosci's responsibilities span GE Healthcare's imaging, diagnostics, monitoring, information technologies, performance solutions, and life sciences offerings. During his 30-year career in life safety sector, Russo spent several years working with several companies and also started his own (Imaging Solutions LLC). Read More

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IPC PERM Council to address Pb-free concerns in electronics.

July 25, 2014

IPC Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council will meet in Toronto, Canada from July 22–24 to discuss lead-free conversion issues regarding safety, performance, reliability, and affordability of electronics in high-performance markets. To be hosted by Celestica, meeting will cover several specific topics and feature IPC President and CEO John Mitchell speaking to importance of government relations and advocacy to secure support for Pb-free reliability research. Read More

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Inaugural THE BIG M showcased future of advanced manufacturing.

July 25, 2014

SME's manufacturing event, THE BIG M, saw thousands of attendees, hundreds of conference sessions, and collaboration among 20+ partners. During this inaugural event, opportunities were available to manufacturing companies, professionals, leaders, and policymakers had opportunity to experience latest technologies, have industry-related conversations, and team up on initiatives. Highlights included AMP 2.0 national meeting and keynote by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Read More

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NEMA Application Guide covers ceramic suspension insulators.

July 25, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA HV 2-2014 Suspension and Post Type Insulators for Electric Power Overhead Lines General Use Information. HV 2 provides guidelines for proper use of insulators and suggestions for precautions to be taken against improper use. Latest edition was rewritten to include all suspension and post type high-voltage insulators as covered in ANSI C29 series of American National Standards. Read More

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Caterpillar and HUSCO Executives to co-chair IFPE 2017.

July 24, 2014

Philip McCluskey, System Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc., and Bob Mortensen, COO for HUSCO International, have been named co-chairs of the 2017 IFPE exposition and will lead the triennial show's management committee. Scheduled for March 7–11, 2017 and co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition, show is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. Read More

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Industry and Investors count on NREL's modeling tools.

July 24, 2014

Modelers at NREL develop and constantly improve data and algorithms to enhance the accuracy of risk assessments and performance modeling of renewable energy projects, whether they're at residential, commercial, or utility scale. Tools such as PVWatts and Solar Advisor Model help companies and researchers examine their particular circumstances, such as variables of their climate, incentives in their state, kW-hr rate in their locales, and neighborhood bank's interest rate. Read More

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U.S. Settlement with Minnesota Power will reduce emissions.

July 23, 2014

In a settlement with the U.S., Minnesota Power has agreed to install pollution control technology and meet stringent emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from company’s 3 coal-fired power plants located in Minnesota. Settlement will resolve claims that company violated New Source Review provisions of Clean Air Act by unlawfully constructing major modifications at its plants without obtaining required permits and installing and operating best available air pollution control technology. Read More

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CONEXPO Latin America holds successful exhibitor-info meeting.

July 23, 2014

CONEXPO Latin America conducted a well-attended exhibitor-information meeting in Santiago, Chile; construction equipment manufacturers and related industry companies learned details directly from show organizers about exhibiting at this event that is bringing the CONEXPO brand of quality and value to the region. Organizers discussed business conditions and opportunities in Chile and Latin America, and outlined how exhibitors can improve their business results by participating in this show. Read More

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EPA to award $2.1 million to revitalize urban waters.

July 23, 2014

EPA is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. Funding is through EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and surrounding land. Urban waters include canals, rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers, estuaries, bays, and oceans in urbanized areas. Read More

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SPE announces agenda for Flexible Packaging Conference.

July 23, 2014

Scheduled for October 19–22, 2014 Flexible Packaging Conference will co-locate with Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators. Technical conference agenda will consist of 6 sessions: Extrusion and Converting Technology; Processes and Materials for Package Appearance and Performance; Our Dynamic Industry: Innovation at Work; Design for Sustainability; Science of Sealing; and Biomaterials and Package Design. Read More

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SME Education Foundation awards scholarships to students at SCNC.

July 23, 2014

SME Education Foundation announced award winners in machining categories of 2014 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). Respectively, winners of gold, silver, and bronze prizes were Luc Bergeron, Cory Mailman, and Mohamed Rahim for Precision Machining-Post-Secondary School competition; Metika Olanriksupak, Trevor Fandrick, and Tyler Magri for CNC Machining competition; and Carl Bouvrette, Alex Hoelzli, and Jorn Peeters for Precision Machining competition. Read More

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Biotech Crop Varieties continue to be preferred by farmers.

July 23, 2014

According to USDA's Economic Research Service report, genetically engineered soybeans, cotton, and corn are the preferred choice of U.S. farmers because of their environmental, economical, and societal benefits. Scientific innovation and seed technology allow growers to produce reliable and abundant yields with less tilling of soil and fewer insecticide applications. These practices promote environmental sustainability, reduce on-farm fuel use, increase profit, and keep food costs affordable. Read More

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Velociti Named by ATA as part of its Featured Product program.

July 23, 2014

American Trucking Associations (ATA) proclaimed Velociti Inc., transportation and networking technology services firm, is part of ATA Featured Product program. In addition to calling Velociti "a key player," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves expressed pride in having them as part of ATA Featured Product program. Using their accumulated knowledge and expertise in various technology solutions, Velociti offers transportation technology deployment services to the trucking industry. Read More

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Researchers predict discomfort from LED streetlight glare.

July 23, 2014

Team of researchers from China and the Netherlands have developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lights. Using laboratory set-up to mimic visual conditions on the road, researchers created a model that can predict the level of discomfort experienced by drivers under various lighting conditions. Team reported their findings, which could guide streetlight placement and design, in The Optical Society’s open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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Congressman Glenn Thompson tours Chemcut Facility in PA.

July 23, 2014

As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5) visited IPC-member company Chemcut Corporation in State College, PA. Chemcut CEO and General Manager Richard Lies hosted tour of 110,000 ft² facility and led discussion of several important policy and regulatory issues. These included public-private partnerships for manufacturing innovation, export controls, tax policy, and science-based environmental regulation. Read More

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BIO Summit highlights importance of care and use of animals.

July 23, 2014

Scheduled for September 16–18, Livestock Biotech Summit will feature session titled "Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Biomedical Applications” which will include discussions on latest knowledge impacting care and use of livestock animals in research settings. During "Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Food Production" session, panelists will discuss what researchers, farmers, and organizations are doing to answer consumer questions about methods used to raise their food. Read More

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Solar Workshop addresses planning, regulating, and permitting.

July 23, 2014

As part of the Solar Outreach Partnership, the Centralina Council of Governments is hosting a free solar energy workshop, Wednesday, July 30, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Presenters will offer suggestions on how to improve and streamline the permitting process in ways that benefit the permitting authority, as well as solar installers and their customers. Morning session will cover Solar Codes and Standards and afternoon session will address Solar Permitting Process. Read More

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U.S. Team Takes Silver in 2014 International Rocketry Challenge.

July 22, 2014

Students from Creekview High School (Canton, GA) took silver medals in seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at Farnborough International Air Show. Sponsored by Raytheon, U.S. team won second place. Rockets had to reach 825 ft during 48–50 sec flight window, and payload of 2 raw hen eggs had to return to ground undamaged using 2 identical parachutes. Team posted top flight score of 9.88 and was 9 ft short of target altitude. Also, students were judged on rocket design presentation. Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting will host multiple presentations, discussions.

July 22, 2014

Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting from September 14–16 in Henderson, NV. Spread over 3 days, schedule includes technical papers, Tougheners for Composites panel discussion, 2 Regulatory Affairs presentations, annual Table Top Showcase, presentation of Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award, and Thermosets 101 Short Course. Attendees also benefit from networking opportunities throughout, including 2 receptions. Read More