During 2014 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings: Team Challenge, more than 5,500 buildings nationwide are going head-to-head to reduce their energy use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut in half the amount of energy they waste over the next 20 years, competition specifically targets wasted energy in commercial buildings, and will motivate businesses to improve energy efficiency, reduce harmful carbon pollution, and save money. Read More
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announced adoption of ASABE/ISO 12140:2013, Agricultural machinery — Agricultural trailers and trailed equipment — Drawbar jacks, as well as withdrawal of corresponding standard ASAE S485.3, Implement Mounted, Screw-Type Jacks, on which the ISO 12140:2013 is based. These actions promote harmonization of national and international standards, facilitating manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide. Read More
Taking November 2–5 in Chicago, IL (co-located with PACK EXPO International), Pharma EXPO 2014 will provide solutions medical device manufacturers can use to enhance efficiency, speed, and time to market as well as ensure regulatory compliance. Event is expected to draw 2,000+ exhibitors and 50,000+ attendees. Pharma EXPO will also serve as destination for educational programming and idea exchange between pharmaceutical and other manufacturing industries. Read More
Programming and registration for second annual CES Unveiled Paris have been announced by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Scheduled for October 22, 2014 in Paris, France, event will feature press conference on CES with announcements from CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro, consumer technology trends presentation debuting regional and global research from CEA’s Dr. Shawn DuBravac, and panel discussion on disruptive innovation. Tabletop networking exhibition will also take place. Read More
Designed to help communities prepare for, deal with, and recover from floods, EPA's Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies such as conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches, such as installing rain gardens to manage stormwater. Checklist is part of a new report, Planning for Flood Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Vermont: Smart Growth Approaches for Disaster-Resilient Communities. Read More
ATA unveiled the 2014 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week logo and announced it has opened a new online store for NTDAW merchandise. NTDAW merchandise incorporates the logo from the new Trucking Moves America Forward image movement. NTDAW celebration banner and tumbler are also being offered through ShareLink™, a program that highlights the power of collaborative buying. The more celebration banners and tumblers purchased, the lower the price is for all participating. Read More
SPE posted position of managing director with Gros Executive Recruiters. Position will combine tasks of current commercial director and current managing director, and be based at SPE headquarters office. SPE international CEO Willem De Vos said whoever fills managing director position "will play a key role in SPE’s strategy of reaching out more effectively to a vast North American audience of young industry people who stand to benefit from what our organization has to offer."
Under IPC’s Validation Services Program, RayVal Technologies Co. Ltd., an electronics manufacturing services company in Suzhou, China, successfully underwent an intensive audit based on two of electronics industry’s foremost manufacturing standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. Facility is now listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. Read More