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SDSU offers tours of animal research facilities.

September 8, 2014

To kick off 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, South Dakota State University, South Dakota Biotech Association, and select Brookings firms will provide attendees the opportunity to tour the campus and select facilities at no cost. Summit will highlight latest advances in livestock biotechnology, address societal concerns surrounding care and use of agricultural animals in both biomedical applications and food production, and explore value of intellectual property to animal biotechnology. Read More

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NEMA publishes American National Standards for Electric Lamps.

September 8, 2014

ANSI C78.50-2014 defines physical and electrical characteristics of LED lamps included in it. Specifically, standard provides lamp space drawings and electrical features of 2 highly anticipated LED lamp designations: MRX16 and PAR16. ANSI C78.79, a re-designation of ANSI C79.1, describes a system of nomenclature that provides designations for envelope shapes used for all electric lamps. This revision adds solid state lighting category and includes, as a new envelope shape, the MRX. Read More

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AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard now available.

September 8, 2014

AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard provides end-users with more OEM equipment data and more convenient access, which allows them to better manage and analyze information across fleets. Standard expands original AEMP Telematics Standard to include 19 data fields (with fault code capability). Data is accessed via Application Programming Interface with standardized server-to-server communication protocols. Secure internet protocol allows for manufacturer protection of proprietary information. Read More

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AAMA Fall Conference Registration is still open.

September 8, 2014

Registrations are being accepted for American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference on September 14–17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. Exhibitor spots for Supplier Product Display are also available. Speakers will include Michael Hodgson (ConSol founder), Dick Doyle, as well as Sherwin-Williams representatives Kathy Andersson and Eric Crosby. Also, attendees can test their knowledge via game show to win discounts for FenestrationMasters™ courses and exams. Read More

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MESA International Awards recognize 4 outstanding contributors.

September 8, 2014

Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International announced Darren Riley (Apriso), Mike James (ATS), John Southcott (Brock Solutions) and David Frede (GE Intelligent Platforms) as winners of its 2014 Outstanding Contribution to MESA awards. According to MESA International president Mike Yost, "These four volunteers exemplify what it takes to move a community forward for the benefit of all" and commended their time and expertise. Read More

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Settlement Mandates Fine and Action from Trans Energy Inc. in WV.

September 8, 2014

Via its settlement with U.S. EPA, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), and Department of Justice, Trans Energy, Inc. will restore portions of streams and wetlands at 15 sites in West Virginia polluted by unauthorized discharge of dredge or fill material. Trans Energy will pay $3 million penalty, to be divided equally between federal government and WVDEP, and also implement program to ensure future compliance with Section 404 of Clean Water Act and applicable state law. Read More

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CEA announces Press Day schedule for 2015 International CES®.

September 8, 2014

Open exclusively to registered CES media, Press Day will showcase 2015 CES exhibitor press conferences with major product and company news from 8 AM–5 PM on Monday, January 5, at Mandalay Bay. Press Day will also feature a full line-up of exhibitor Power Sessions, 30-minute press conferences for companies looking to break their news quickly and directly to CES media. Full schedule of Power Sessions will be posted to Press Events section of CESweb.org. Read More

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U.S. settles with Costco to cut emissions nationwide.

September 8, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corporation, the nation’s second largest retailer, has agreed to cut emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas chemicals from refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide. In settlement announced by U.S. EPA and DOJ, Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean Air Act violations and improve refrigerant management at 274 stores at an estimated cost of $2 million over the next 3 years. Read More

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PTDA welcomes 7 new members.

September 8, 2014

PTDA recently welcomed 7 new member companies. Distributor members include Creswell Richardson of Chattanooga, TN and Powerhouse Industrial Supply Inc. of Springdale, AR. Manufacturers include Berliss Bearing Co. of Livingston, NJ; Donghua USA Inc. of Glendale Heights, IL; and Radicon USA of Elk Grove Village, IL. In addition, Coughlin Insurance Services of Larchmont, NY and DK Industrial LLC of Walpole, MA joined PTDA as associate members. Read More

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Safety Recommendations address loss of helicopter engine power.

September 5, 2014

Recommendations made to U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Coast Guard by NTSB included identifying and developing systems and procedures to mitigate risk of ingestion of raw gas discharges as well as subsequent implementation by fixed offshore oil platform operators. Recommendation to American Petroleum Institute included finalizing API Recommended Practice 2L revisions to address venting of raw gases as risk to turbine-powered helicopters operating near fixed offshore oil platforms. Read More

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IPC releases F revisions of electronics assembly standards.

September 5, 2014

With F revisions, IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount components, new criteria for P-style and solder-charged Butt/I SMT terminations, and change to void criteria for BGAs. Also, enhancements have been made to language within documents to provide ease of use and clarity. Read More

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HI Executive Director Retirement sparks search for replacement.

September 4, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced planned retirement, effective June 30, 2015, of Robert K. Asdal, who has served as HI Executive Director since February 1, 1991. HI Board Chairman Dennis Wierzbicki complemented Asdal's "ceaseless energy, enthusiasm and ideas" that helped continually grow HI programs and services. Continuing, Wierzbicki noted that "a worthy successor" is currently being sought via work with search committee and board. Read More

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EPA releases 3 final chemical risk assessments.

September 3, 2014

EPA released final risk assessments for specific uses of 3 chemicals found in common household products. Risk assessment for Dichloromethane, which is widely used in paint stripping products, indicates health risks to both workers and consumers who use these products, and to bystanders in workplaces and residences where DCM is used. Risk assessments for antimony trioxide used as a synergist in halogenated flame retardants, and HHCB uses as fragrance ingredient in products did not show concerns. Read More

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GE sponsors Food Safety Summit Resource Center.

September 3, 2014

PMMI has announced that GE's Intelligent Platforms business is a sponsor of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014. GE will present 3-part series of educational sessions, "The Top 10 Ways Software Can Help Assure Food Safety," which will take place November 3, 4, and 5. Read More

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U.S. settles with DuPont to resolve Clean Air Act violations.

September 3, 2014

U.S. EPA and Department of Justice announced settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company at its Belle, West Virginia facility for 8 alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and Jan 2010. Several releases posed a significant risk to people or the Kanawha River, and one DuPont worker died after exposure to phosgene. DuPont will pay $1.275 million penalty and will take corrective actions to prevent future releases to resolve alleged violations. Read More

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LEWA-Nikkiso and HI enter training partner agreement.

September 3, 2014

Hydraulic Institute has entered Training Partner Agreement with LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc., a manufacturer of diaphragm metering and process diaphragm pumps. Partnership allows organizations to leverage high quality, co-branded educational and training programs designed for pump end-users, distributors, and engineering consulting firms. As part of Training Partnership, both companies will sponsor technical webinars and e-learning courses as well as host growing Pump Systems Optimization course. Read More

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Advisory Board Formed for M.Lab21 education initiative.

September 3, 2014

Advisory board for collaborative M.Lab21 Initiative comprises founding members SME and 3D Systems, key collaborator America Makes, as well as representatives and support from Intel, GE, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, and NIST. Through this board's formation, SME and 3DS hope to create integrated ecosystem of hardware, software, and training programs that foster digital literacy and empower next generation with digital craftsmanship skills. Read More

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North American PCB Business reflects normal seasonal slowdown.

September 3, 2014

July findings from IPC's North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program show total North American PCB shipments down 2.3% from July 2013, leaving year-to-date (YTD) shipment growth flat at -0.6%. Compared to June, PCB shipments were down 13.0%. PCB bookings decreased 6.3% compared to July 2013, putting YTD order growth rate at -6.1%, and order growth declined 14.4% compared to June. North American PCB book-to-bill ratio remained at parity at 1.00. Read More

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IPC Coordinates Congressman's Visit to Creation Technologies.

September 3, 2014

Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) met with senior executives and employees of IPC member-company Creation Technologies in its Wheeling, IL prototyping and manufacturing facility. Coordinated by IPC, this meeting aimed to foster first-hand comprehension about issues impacting electronics manufacturing industry. Creation President and CEO Bhawnesh Mathur thanked Congressman Schneider for his visit and support of Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act. Read More

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CEA announces exhibitors for CES Unveiled Paris.

August 28, 2014

CEA® announced list of exhibitors for its second annual CES Unveiled Paris, an industry event for credentialed members of the press, consumer electronics industry analysts, investor community, and tech industry influencers. Scheduled for Oct 22, 2014, event will feature press conference with announcements from CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro, consumer technology trends presentation, panel discussion on disruptive innovation, and tabletop networking exhibition. Read More