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Keynote for THE BIG M will be delivered by Penny Pritzker.

June 10, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will keynote SME's inaugural THE BIG M, which will take place in Detroit, MI from June 9–12. Highlighting ideas, innovations, and technologies from across manufacturing industry, event will bring together professionals, manufacturers, and policymakers to discuss real-world solutions to accelerate manufacturing in communities across USA. Event will feature exhibits, conference sessions with manufacturing experts, company tours, and demonstrations. Read More

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NEMA Online Standards Store offers UI, packaging improvements.

June 10, 2014

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) online storefront for purchasing NEMA standards offers interface that facilitates interaction as well as robust search capabilities. Additionally, store features different ways to package standards; examples include multi-user PDFs and Print Plus PDF bundles. NEMA Assistant Vice President Paul Molitor commented, "We’re constantly trying to improve the standards purchasing process." Read More

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Known Crewmember Program continues to expand.

June 10, 2014

Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, Airlines for America, and the TSA announced expansion of the Known Crewmember program to include Tucson International Airport and El Paso International Airport, which are now KCM’s 50th and 51st locations. KCM is a risk-based security screening program that enables TSA officers to positively verify identity and employment status of airline crewmembers. Program enhances security and allows TSA to focus on travelers who present greater risk to aviation security. Read More

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Keenan Loubser joins IPC staff.

June 10, 2014

Keenan Loubser has joined IPC staff as senior director of certification programs. Loubser will oversee IPC's certification programs, maintain and build relationships with IPC training and certification centers around the world, and manage IPC’s certification team. With nearly 20 years of experience in information technology, training and certification on international level, Loubser most recently served as senior portfolio manager for certification and learning at Hewlett-Packard. Read More

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FAA proposes civil penalty against Atlantic Technical Systems.

June 10, 2014

FAA is proposing $76,000 civil penalty against Atlantic Technical Systems, Inc., for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. FAA alleges that on Nov 11, 2013, Atlantic Technical Systems offered three, 4 L containers of isopropyl alcohol to FedEx Corp. for shipment by air to Woodstock, IL. According to FAA, company did not declare hazardous materials, and shipment was not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, and in proper condition for shipment under regulations. Read More

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FAA proposes civil penalty against Hixwood Metal, Inc.

June 10, 2014

FAA is proposing $63,000 civil penalty against Hixwood Metal, Inc. of Stanley, WI for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. FAA alleges that on Aug 28, 2013, Hixwood Metal offered 5-gal container of Towerdraw industrial lubricant to UPS, Inc. for shipment by air to West Union, IA. According to FAA, company did not declare hazardous materials, and shipment was not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, and in proper condition for shipment under regulations. Read More

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AAMA Summer Conference hosted keynote on Universal Design.

June 10, 2014

Via her presentation at AAMA Summer Conference, Dr. Elizabeth Watson discussed designing for accessibility. Her keynote address specifically focused on importance of universal design and challenged attendees to take fresh approach. "Moving from ADA to Universal Design: A Road Map" showcased Watson's 24+ years of experience with individuals with disabilities. She noted minimum requirements of accessibility standards and ADA guidelines and promoted principles of Universal Design (UD). Read More

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NXP Semiconductors joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.

June 10, 2014

NXP Semiconductors N.V. is the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors, increasing company's existing membership to 'Promoter' level. NXP has long supplied microcontrollers and transceivers for smart homes, connected lighting, and energy efficiency applications based on ZigBee standards. NXP has also developed variety of ZigBee Certified platforms and reference designs for key markets including energy efficiency, connected devices, security, and health. Read More