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NTSB Webinar addresses rail transit investigation procedures.

April 17, 2014

Scheduled for April 30, 3-hour "Rail Transit Party Process Training" webinar will help current and potential participants in NTSB accident investigations better understand procedures and processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB. It will include a discussion of party members’ roles and responsibilities, interactions with NTSB, and media relations. Participants will have the opportunity to ask presenters questions via telephone and email. Read More

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A4A Congratulates Recipients of 2014 EMMC Nuts and Bolts Award.

April 17, 2014

At annual MRO Americas conference, 2 aviation industry experts received A4A Engineering, Maintenance, and Materiel Council (EMMC) 2014 Nuts and Bolts Award. Recipients were Dave Ramage, VP of Technical Operations at JetBlue Airways, and Joe White, who served as A4A Managing Director of Engineering and Maintenance before retiring in 2013. Award recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding service and achievements in engineering or maintenance fields within commercial aviation industry. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc.

April 17, 2014

FAA proposes $77,000 civil penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc. for alleged Hazardous Materials Regulations violations regarding November 8, 2012 shipment (via FedEx) to Bolingbrook, IL of leaking fiberboard box containing one pump bottle of flammable liquid styling spray and 3 aerosol cans of flammable gas hair spray. Purportedly, package was not declared to contain hazardous materials, and materials offered were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, or labeled. Read More

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NEMA publishes revised NEMA MG 1 Condensed Information Guide.

April 16, 2014

National Electrical Manufacturers Association published NEMA MG 1-2011 Condensed Information Guide for General Purpose Industrial AC Small and Medium Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor Standards. Condensing standard NEMA MG 1-2011 Motors and Generators, document has parts of original reprinted in entirety while others have been combined or abbreviated. Changes include Feb 2011 revision of Premium Efficiency Motor tables for medium motors adding efficiency values for 8-pole premium efficiency motors. Read More

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HI enters into Training Partner Agreement with ABB and Baldor.

April 15, 2014

Through Training Partner Agreement, Hydraulic Institute, ABB, and Baldor Electric Company will broaden educational opportunities for pump end-users, distributors, and consulting firms by developing co-branded educational and training programs and sponsoring technical webinars and e-learning courses focused on variety of pump topics. ABB and Baldor will also host Pump Systems Optimization course that is focused on reducing energy costs, maintenance, and downtime associated with pump operations. Read More

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Synthetic Biology breaks new ground on renewable chemicals.

April 15, 2014

During BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, May 12–15, 2014, executives from consumer product and renewable chemical companies will present recent achievements in synthetic biology and genomics research. Some Breakout Program Sessions will include: New Enzymes and New Chemical Pathways; Beyond Transgenics: Biotechnology Tools to Enhance Value; Public Perception for an Emerging Technology; and Fermentation Process Design and Separation Techniques. Read More

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EPA to work with ports to improve environmental performance.

April 15, 2014

EPA hosted "Advancing Sustainable Ports" summit to kickoff initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance, including improving local air quality, reducing carbon emissions, and addressing environmental justice issues. Program will also work with port authorities to develop emission measurement tools to better understand energy use and environmental impact. In addition, EPA will award $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at 6 U.S. ports. Read More

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Partnering System is Open for 2014 BIO International Convention.

April 14, 2014

One-on-One Partnering™ system is open for 2014 BIO International Convention®, which will take place in San Diego, CA from June 23–26. From June 24–26, companies will be able to initiate business contacts and schedule private meetings at convention. BIO's Scott Whitaker said over 28,000 meetings are expected to take place and cited BIO 2014 as providing "unparalleled opportunities to make the connections necessary for licensing, investment, collaboration and outsourcing deals." Read More

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A4A looks to transformational change in airline industry.

April 14, 2014

At Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 13th Annual Aviation Summit, entitled, "Navigating the True Costs of Flying," A4A joined member executives to identify major challenges facing the industry. President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio called for transformational change and leadership within government and the airline industry to push toward holistic National Airline Policy which expedites implementation of NextGen, reforms outdated ATC system, and rationalizes rising federal tax and regulatory burdens. Read More

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NTSB Recommendations address tractor-trailer safety.

April 14, 2014

NTSB issued recommendations urging NHTSA to take action to improve safety of tractor-trailers. In addition to eliminating blind spots, recommendations call on NHTSA to require that newly manufactured truck-tractors and trailers be equipped with side underride protection systems, and that revisions be made to improve rear underride guard standards. NTSB also recommends that NHTSA add information on trailer model year and vehicle identification numbers to its national database of fatal crashes. Read More

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SME Showcases Medical Manufacturing at Mfg4 event.

April 14, 2014

Produced by SME, Mfg4 will take place in Hartford, CT from May 6–8, 2014. Manufacturing professionals from aerospace, defense, medical, and MicroManufacturing industries will come together to gain knowledge, network, collaborate and share solutions. Industry leaders can explore applications and technologies improving medical industry. Medical Manufacturing Innovations and MicroManufacturing Conferences are co-located at event, and keynote speakers include Christopher Kaye and Peter Walsh. Read More

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Manufacturing Event focuses on collaboration, technology, talent.

April 14, 2014

Taking place in Detroit, MI from June 9–12, THE BIG M will highlight key manufacturing topics through exhibits, conference sessions featuring industry experts, company tours, and demonstrations. Event will, with regard to advanced manufacturing, cover innovation, digital factory, cybersecurity, new technology, talent, 3D printing, globalization, modeling, simulation, and sustainability. Additional highlights will include exhibit floor tech talks and Q&A sessions with industry experts. Read More

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HI and Pump Systems Matter announce rotodynamic pumps webinar.

April 14, 2014

Scheduled for April 24, 2014, Pump Acceptance Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps webinar will be led by Richard Rindy, Test Lab Manager with Weir Minerals North America. Webinar will cover various aspects of ANSI/HI 14.6–2011 standard, including terms and definitions; guarantee point and duty points for pump acceptance tests; permissible amplitude of fluctuation of measurement uncertainty; performance test acceptance grades and tolerances; and default test acceptance grades in appropriate situations. Read More

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IPC names winner of Hand Soldering World Championship.

April 14, 2014

During second IPC Hand Soldering World Championship at IPC APEX EXPO®, victors from  IPC hand soldering competitions in China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, German, and the U.S. were challenged with building a functional electronics assembly within 1-hour time limit. Completing in record time and with nearly perfect score, Brian Wade, CAMtek Inc. (U.S.), was crowned champion, earning $1,000 cash prize, new Metcal soldering station, and bragging rights as world’s best hand solderer. Read More

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Students head to Washington for largest rocket contest.

April 14, 2014

Hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country will advance to the national finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge. On May 10, TARC’s top 100 teams will travel to Great Meadow in The Plains, VA, outside of Washington, DC, to launch against fellow student rocketeers in the final fly-off. Teams must design and build a model rocket that can travel to exactly 825 ft and back within 48-50 sec while carrying 2 raw eggs that must return safely to ground undamaged. Read More

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NREL collaborates with U.S. Navy for energy savings.

April 14, 2014

In partnership with NREL, Naval Facilities Engineering Command demonstrated 8 energy efficient technologies at installations in Hawaii and Guam. Plug load control technology, which cuts power to devices plugged into outlets when they are not in use, were installed in 30 residences and 1 office building. Considerable savings were also achieved with residential retrofits, such as more efficient hot water heaters and air conditioners coupled with programmable thermostats and low-flow shower heads. Read More

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Copper Man of the Year Award honors Southwire's Stuart Thorn.

April 14, 2014

Copper Club named Stuart Thorn, president and CEO of NEMA member company Southwire, as 2014 Copper Man of the Year for outstanding achievement and contributions to copper industry. NEMA's Evan R. Gaddis extended "heartiest congratulations" to Thorn, acknowledging "the value that our members bring to the electrical industry." Citing Thorn's "exceptional leadership" at Southwire and within industry as whole, Copper Club's Arthur Miele marked Southwire's resulting growth and diversification. Read More

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Safety/Compliance Seminar underscores manufacturers' commitments.

April 14, 2014

AEM's annual product safety and compliance seminar, taking place in Chicago (Schaumburg), IL from April 29–30, offers industry forum by and for equipment manufacturers for discussion of critical issues involving design, manufacture, and use of their products. Seminar will feature "Standing the Test of Time: Product Safety that Endures" theme and offer 20+ focused sessions from basic safety-and-compliance-process best practices to latest regulations, standards, and technology. Read More

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG continues momentum with 2017 dates announced.

April 11, 2014

Scheduled for March 7–11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, CONEXPO-CON/AGG international exposition will be chaired by Richard M. Goldsbury, President Bobcat/Doosan North America and Australia/Oceania for Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, West Fargo, North Dakota. Goldsbury will lead triennial show's management committee, a group of volunteer manufacturers and other industry stakeholders who oversee show planning to ensure event meets industry needs. Read More

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ATA welcomes Rand McNally to Featured Product program.

April 11, 2014

ATA announced it was welcoming Rand McNally as the latest ATA Featured Product partner. In the program, Rand McNally will be offering its full product line of routing and mileage software, award-winning truck navigation, mobile fleet management devices, and electronic logging solutions. In addition, Rand McNally is the 2014 and 2015 exclusive sponsor of the Truck PAC Reception and Dinner at ATA's Leadership meeting and Management Conference & Exhibition. Read More