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AEM Continues Push for Ex-Im Bank reauthorization.

June 30, 2014

AEM joined National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce in signing letter to Members of Congress urging reauthorization of U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) before its charter expires on September 30. Citing declining equipment exports, AEM president Dennis Slater said Ex-Im Bank reauthorization is "key to improving export shipments along with congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority" as well as completion of specific trade agreements. Read More

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SME Congratulates Dean L. Bartles on 2014 Martin K. Starr award.

June 27, 2014

SME congratulated its Vice President and Fellow, Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME, on receiving one of two 2014 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Awards from Production and Operations Management Society. SME President Michael F. Molnar, FSME, CMfgE, PE, commended Bartles' recognition by saying "His contributions to the field of production and operations management have clearly helped to advance manufacturing." Read More

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IPC Standards and Technology Division sees leadership change.

June 27, 2014

After 7 years of leading IPC's division of standards and technology, Dave Torp is stepping down. IPC President and CEO John Mitchell called Torp's contributions to growing and improving IPC standards activity "significant” and, on behalf of IPC Board of Directors and staff, thanked him for his "work, dedication and vision.” David Bergman, IPC vice president of international relations, will serve as interim vice president of standards and technology. Read More

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HI to offer Lunch and Learn Summer School Special.

June 27, 2014

During July and August, users can choose from list of webinars, then organize 16-20 employees and/or customers into training session group to attend webinar at specific time and date at HI’s group site licensing rate plus an additional discount. Some choices include: Variable Speed Drives, Introduction to Mechanical Seals, Slurry Pumps, Power Plant Pumps, and Rotodynamic Pumps: Guidelines for NPSH Margin Webinar. Lunch and Learn special also includes HI’s e-Learning Pump Fundamental Courses. Read More

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NEMA publishes reinstated dry type transformer standard.

June 27, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA ST 20-2014 Dry Type Transformers for General Applications, which applies to single-phase and polyphase dry-type transformers for supplying power, heating, and lighting circuits, and designed to be installed and used in accordance with National Electrical Code®. Standard also covers transformers with or without accessories having ratings of 1.2 kV class, 0.25–4,000 kVA. NEMA ST 20 specifically addresses sound levels for these types of transformers. Read More

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WA State Senator Liias named BIO Legislator of the Year.

June 27, 2014

BIO selected Senator Marko Liias as 2014 Legislator of the Year. In comment, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said Liias' work and leadership on critical issues "enabled biotech companies to bring life-saving and life-enhancing technologies to market." Chris Rivera, President of Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, called Liias "a champion of Washington’s biotechnology industry" and "an invaluable resource for the biotechnology community." Read More

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Colonial Circuits is First to be Certified under IPC-1071 QML.

June 26, 2014

IPC's Validation Services Program awarded IPC-1071 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Colonial Circuits Inc. This full-service printed board manufacturer's facility underwent audit based on IPC-1071, Best Industry Practices for Intellectual Property Protection in Printed Board Manufacturing. Colonial Circuits met requirements for Level 3 status under QML certification program, advanced level for military, government, and commercial IP, and is now listed as IPC-trusted source. Read More

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Marion C. Blakey addresses USA Today's article.

June 26, 2014

According to AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, USA Today story, "Unfit for Flight" ignores overwhelming evidence of improving general aviation safety in a misguided effort to paint aerospace manufacturers in a bad light. Going back through 5 decades of accident data significantly distorts the marked decline in both fatal and non-fatal accidents that occurred from 1999 to 2011, with fatal accidents falling 24% and non-fatal accidents falling 29% over that time period. Read More