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RIA Announces Winner of 2014 Golden Quill award.

April 30, 2014

At 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, Restoration Industry Association (RIA) awarded 2014 Golden Quill award to Chuck Violand of Violand Management Associates for his 2-part article, "Overcoming Stage II Stall." In response, Violand said he was "truly honored" and that he appreciated the award as well as "the opportunity to help build strong, successful businesses in our industry." Golden Quill will be renamed "Patricia L. Harman Golden Quill Award" beginning in 2015. Read More

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AEM Updates Safety Manuals with illustrative graphics.

April 30, 2014

AEM updated its Roller Compactor and Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals with pictorial graphics, included in AEM Pictorial Database, that conform to ISO and ANSI standards. These graphics reinforce manual safety text and harmonize with current machine safety sign and manufacturer manual practices. As industry-consensus safety documents, manuals provide safety information to operators but not as substitute for manufacturer manuals. Read More

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EPA honors winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge.

April 30, 2014

EPA announced winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. Winners include: University of Florida, Gainsville, FL; Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. Read More

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PRIME School Initiative is recognized with 2 industry awards.

April 30, 2014

SME Education Foundation’s flagship educational program, PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), has earned award nominations from two industry associations. PRIME was recognized by the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council's Talented Workforce Initiative which identifies the most imaginative and effective solutions for building the region’s pool of manufacturing talent. PRIME was also selected as a 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award winner. Read More

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NEMA Publishes RT 1-2014 to enhance radiation therapy treatments.

April 29, 2014

NEMA, on behalf of Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), published NEMA RT 1-2014 Gating Interface, which is intended to enhance safety and effectiveness of radiation therapy (RT) treatments. RT 1 provides key technical information to developers for synchronizing equipment with patient's breathing and other movements during cancer treatment. Also, standard defines technical fail safe provisions to improve interoperability among various manufacturers' devices. Read More

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FAA Announces Operational UAS Test Site and grants 2-year COA.

April 29, 2014

First of 6 test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than 2 ½ months ahead of deadline. FAA provided North Dakota Department of Commerce team with Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to begin using Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains UAS Test Site. Team plans to begin flight operations during week of May 5, and goals include checking soil quality and crops status as well as collecting safety-related operational data. Read More

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IPC crowns hand soldering competition winner.

April 29, 2014

At National Electronics Week 2014 in Birmingham, England, 20 competitors showed off their hand soldering skills during IPC hand soldering competition. Andrew Smith, Custom Interconnected Ltd., took first place with score of 167 out of a possible 176. He took home a cash prize of £300 and earned a spot at IPC Hand Soldering WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Helen Reynolds of Custom Interconnected Ltd. came in second with score of 157 and Mark Smith of CSM Electronics Ltd. took third place with score of 150. Read More

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ISO Standard addresses pressure regulator testing.

April 29, 2014

ISO 19973-4:2014 provides test procedures for assessing reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators by testing, using general test conditions and calculation method from ISO 19973-1. Standard applies to manually adjustable and remote-piloted pressure regulators, both relieving and non-relieving, but does not apply to pressure regulators that have a permanent bleed. Standard also specifies test equipment and failure criteria for tests to assess reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators. Read More

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BIO announces Cleantech Investor Session speakers.

April 29, 2014

During BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, May 12-15, 2014, a selective group of CEOs and COOs from emerging industrial biotechnology will present new technologies, accomplishments, and business cases. According to Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of BIO's Industrial & Environmental Section, Clean Tech Investor Sessions will help facilitate investment opportunities for emerging companies while granting investors a first-hand look into some of the most cutting-edge technology. Read More

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Announcement by RIA names 2014 Officers and Board of Directors.

April 29, 2014

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) introduced its executive committee and board of directors at 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo. Executive committee includes President Scott Stamper, 1st VP Chuck Violand, VP Mark Springer, Secretary Jack White, Treasurer Larry Holder, and Immediate Past President Samuel J. Bergman. Duncan Bennett, Michael Goldberg, Scott Jones, Bill Loveland, John Rybski, and Dale Sharp will serve as at-large directors. Read More

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SME's Mfg4 Event to feature cutting-edge technologies.

April 29, 2014

Scheduled for May 6–8, 2014, Mfg4 will enable manufacturing professionals to collaborate, network, and share solutions. Event will highlight more than 45 product categories and technologies – everything from additive manufacturing and 3D printing to precision machining and tooling to micromanufacturing. This year, Marubeni Citizen Cincom will introduce a new high precision 20 mm Swiss style lathe that incorporates a B axis offering greater flexibility for a multitude of applications. Read More

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Settlement with Lowe's protects public from lead pollution.

April 29, 2014

Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that contractors minimize lead dust from renovation activities, as required by Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. Company will also pay $500,000 civil penalty, which is the largest ever for violations of RRP Rule. Settlement stems from violations, discovered by EPA inspectors, of RRP Rule’s recordkeeping and work practice standards at private homes. Read More

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SME Mfg4 Event to offer STEM-focused student program.

April 29, 2014

At Mfg4 event in Hartford, CT (May 6–8), SME and SME Education Foundation will offer program for middle and high school students interested in manufacturing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Said student program will feature access to show floor; tour at TRUMPF in Farmington, CT; presentations; and hands-on activities. Two SME Education Foundation PRIME schools in Massachusetts will  have students attending both days as mentors and escorts. Read More

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NTSB Safety Seminar looks at general aviation accidents.

April 29, 2014

On May 10, 2014 in Ashburn, VA from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, NTSB will present seminar highlighting lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. NTSB is partnering with other organizations committed to enhancing GA safety – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, FAA, and Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) – that will also be participating. Attendees will be able to meet and ask questions of presenters. Read More

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SPE to co-locate conference with AIMCAL conference.

April 29, 2014

SPE will draw on strong synergies between extrusion and web converting by co-locating its Flexible Packaging Conference with the Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators. Scheduled for Oct 19-22, 2014, event will consist of 4 tracks: AIMCAL’s Web Coating, Vacuum Web Coating, and Web Handling sessions, and SPE’s FlexPackCon. Both groups have issued a call for papers, with abstracts due by May 17. Read More

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EPA Announces Winner of Energy Star National Building Competition.

April 29, 2014

Claiborne Elementary School (Baton Rouge, LA) won annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, in which teams attempt to obtain greatest reduction in energy use, by nearly halving energy consumption. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy congratulated all competitors and finalists "for their dedication to reducing emissions and carbon pollution, and for their leadership in increasing energy efficiency to combat the impacts of our changing climate.” Read More

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Deal Secures SciFinder Access for Prague Consortium researchers.

April 28, 2014

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) announced 5-year agreement for SciFinder® with Prague Consortium and Czech Academy of Science institutes. Terms of said agreement ensures faculty, staff, students, and other researchers at member institutions in Czech Republic's capital can access research exclusive to SciFinder. Christine McCue of CAS remarked that "This agreement will enable consortium members to advance their research initiatives by making faster, more informed decisions." Read More

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Association to hold Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA.

April 28, 2014

Scheduled for June 24–27, 2014, A&WMA's 107th Annual Conference and Exhibition is built around the theme "Navigating Environmental Crossroads." It will feature technical program with more than 400 presentations covering variety of topics from air quality and climate change to waste utilization and renewable energy. Event will also include 70 technical and student posters, more than 100 exhibitors, social tours and networking events, professional development courses, and a student program. Read More

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Standard addresses roadway and area lighting equipment.

April 28, 2014

NEMA has published ANSI C136.12-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment— Mercury Lamps—Guide for Selection. Standard covers selection of mercury vapor lamps recommended for use in roadway and area lighting equipment. It may be purchased in electronic or hardcopy format on NEMA website. Read More

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AEM North American Pavilions help companies stand out.

April 28, 2014

Exhibit space is available in North American pavilions organized by AEM at 3 upcoming international expositions: bC India, a BAUMA CONEXPO show; BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA; and CONEXPO Latin America. Pavilions offer companies hassle-free exhibit experience and opportunity to be located with other U.S. and Canadian exhibitors in central location with prominent country signage. Small to mid-size and new-to-market companies can gain market exposure, potential distribution sources, and direct sales. Read More