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Advance Registration is open for PTDA 2014 Industry Summit.

August 25, 2014

During PTDA's 2014 Industry Summit titled Imagine, more than 550 delegates representing 240 PTDA distributor and manufacturer companies are expected to conduct business and learn latest tips on operating successfully in B2B sphere. Summit will open with keynote speaker Mike Ditka, and will include MD-IDEX Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange, which brings together distributor and manufacturer executives for discussions on market strategies to mutually benefit each other and end-users. Read More

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Congressman Mo Brooks visits STI Electronics in Alabama.

August 25, 2014

As part of an effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues that impact the electronics manufacturing industry, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL-5) met with senior executives and employees of IPC-member company, STI Electronics in Madison, AL. Rep. Brooks’ visit was part of IPC’s "Meet the Policymakers" program, through which IPC government relations staff arrange opportunities for IPC members to host elected officials at company locations. Read More

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Forum Outcomes focus on adding value to supply chain.

August 25, 2014

During ASC's Sustainability Forum in July, 81 attendees came together to discuss information and data shared by 19 speakers. Regarding innovation, attendees agreed that ASC should develop educational tools, including short courses and webinars, focused on all aspects of sustainability. Regarding information sharing, attendees agreed that ASC should develop proactive communications tools that illustrate positive role adhesives and sealants have on sustainability. Read More

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International CES Startup Exhibits grow by 50%.

August 25, 2014

Eureka Park Marketplace at 2015 International CES® will feature exhibits from 300 startups and is expected to span 35,000 net sq ft of exhibit space, up 59% from 22,000 net sq ft at 2014 CES. Along with startups in beginning stages of development, Eureka Park also will host more established, mid-stage startup companies looking to expand their growth. University Innovations, a Marketplace showcasing developments emerging from leading educational institutions, will be floored within Eureka Park. Read More

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Specification addresses finishes applied to PVC profiles.

August 25, 2014

AAMA has released AAMA 663-14, Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles. Specification establishes minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in windows, doors, and skylights. Document lets consumers know that finish applied to their AAMA-certified windows has been done properly and in accordance with standards AAMA intended. Read More

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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit coming in 2017.

August 22, 2014

Boards of Directors of NIBA—The Belting Association and PTDA have announced that the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will be held in the fall of 2017. Joint meeting will offer members more opportunities to connect with new people who have new ideas to share. Securing top caliber speakers with relevant content, and providing takeaway value for all attendees at all management levels, is possible because of the combined budgets and volunteer expertise of both associations. Read More

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Con-way's Langenhahn named National Truck Driving Grand Champion.

August 22, 2014

Jeffrey Langenhahn, Con-way Freight professional truck driver based in Plover, WI, was named 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships. ATA President and CEO Bill Graves applauded all competitors "for their achievements and dedication to safety" and specifically congratulated Langenhahn on his "superior driving skill and commitment to safety." Langenhahn's driving skills and transportation and safety knowledge topped 426 other professional drivers. Read More

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Advanced Manufacturing Expo highlights 3D printing technology.

August 22, 2014

SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo, co-located with RAPID Canada Conference & Exposition and Medical Manufacturing Innovations, has confirmed more than 6,000 sq-ft in exhibitor space featuring Canadian companies representing many major players in 3D printing/scanning, advanced, and medical manufacturing world. AMExpo’s Opening Keynote Speaker Jason Lopes, lead systems engineer for Legacy Effects, will discuss how 3D printing/scanning have enabled creation of Hollywood’s amazing special effects. Read More