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U.S. Settlement with Minnesota Power will reduce emissions.

July 23, 2014

In a settlement with the U.S., Minnesota Power has agreed to install pollution control technology and meet stringent emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from company’s 3 coal-fired power plants located in Minnesota. Settlement will resolve claims that company violated New Source Review provisions of Clean Air Act by unlawfully constructing major modifications at its plants without obtaining required permits and installing and operating best available air pollution control technology. Read More

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Velociti Named by ATA as part of its Featured Product program.

July 23, 2014

American Trucking Associations (ATA) proclaimed Velociti Inc., transportation and networking technology services firm, is part of ATA Featured Product program. In addition to calling Velociti "a key player," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves expressed pride in having them as part of ATA Featured Product program. Using their accumulated knowledge and expertise in various technology solutions, Velociti offers transportation technology deployment services to the trucking industry. Read More

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SME Education Foundation awards scholarships to students at SCNC.

July 23, 2014

SME Education Foundation announced award winners in machining categories of 2014 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). Respectively, winners of gold, silver, and bronze prizes were Luc Bergeron, Cory Mailman, and Mohamed Rahim for Precision Machining-Post-Secondary School competition; Metika Olanriksupak, Trevor Fandrick, and Tyler Magri for CNC Machining competition; and Carl Bouvrette, Alex Hoelzli, and Jorn Peeters for Precision Machining competition. Read More

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Congressman Glenn Thompson tours Chemcut Facility in PA.

July 23, 2014

As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5) visited IPC-member company Chemcut Corporation in State College, PA. Chemcut CEO and General Manager Richard Lies hosted tour of 110,000 ft² facility and led discussion of several important policy and regulatory issues. These included public-private partnerships for manufacturing innovation, export controls, tax policy, and science-based environmental regulation. Read More

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Researchers predict discomfort from LED streetlight glare.

July 23, 2014

Team of researchers from China and the Netherlands have developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lights. Using laboratory set-up to mimic visual conditions on the road, researchers created a model that can predict the level of discomfort experienced by drivers under various lighting conditions. Team reported their findings, which could guide streetlight placement and design, in The Optical Society’s open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting will host multiple presentations, discussions.

July 22, 2014

Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting from September 14–16 in Henderson, NV. Spread over 3 days, schedule includes technical papers, Tougheners for Composites panel discussion, 2 Regulatory Affairs presentations, annual Table Top Showcase, presentation of Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award, and Thermosets 101 Short Course. Attendees also benefit from networking opportunities throughout, including 2 receptions. Read More

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U.S. Team Takes Silver in 2014 International Rocketry Challenge.

July 22, 2014

Students from Creekview High School (Canton, GA) took silver medals in seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at Farnborough International Air Show. Sponsored by Raytheon, U.S. team won second place. Rockets had to reach 825 ft during 48–50 sec flight window, and payload of 2 raw hen eggs had to return to ground undamaged using 2 identical parachutes. Team posted top flight score of 9.88 and was 9 ft short of target altitude. Also, students were judged on rocket design presentation. Read More

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Kevin J. Cosgriff to lead NEMA.

July 21, 2014

As of August 4, Kevin J. Cosgriff will take office as president and CEO of NEMA. Cosgriff, a former vice admiral in the U.S. Navy, comes to NEMA after serving as Senior VP of International Business and Government for Textron Systems Corporation, a position he held from 2010 to 2013. According to NEMA Board of Governors Chairman Chris Curtis, Cosgriff is a proven leader with a command of policy issues important to NEMA members and has great business acumen for the manufacturing environment. Read More