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BIG M Event to show off advanced manufacturing technologies.

May 6, 2014

Scheduled for June 9–12, SME's THE BIG M Event will include Automation Alley's MSV Innovation Factory, featuring interactive displays highlighting the latest technologies from cutting-edge companies, including Altair, Autodesk, and Design Interactive Inc. MSV, which stands for modeling, simulation, and visualization, are tools and techniques revolutionizing virtually every industry by changing the way people do business. Read More

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EPA recognizes 7 university teams for environmental solutions.

May 6, 2014

At the 10th annual National Sustainable Design Expo, EPA announced 7 winning student teams of its People, Prosperity, and the Planet phase II awards for innovative and sustainable designs to help solve complex environmental problems. Selected from 35 competing teams following 2 days of judging by national experts, each award-winning team is recommended for a grant of up to $90,000 to further develop their design, apply it to real world situations, and bring it to the marketplace. Read More

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RIA recognizes Phoenix Award winners.

May 6, 2014

During the 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, RIA presented Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. ACR, Inc. of Wheeling, IL, received award for their efforts involving a gymnasium floor that was flooded and was able to be dried out instead of requiring total replacement. Sharp & Robbins Construction of Memphis, TN, received award for rebuilding a condominium building after a 200 sq-ft section of the brick façade fell off the side of the structure. Read More

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BIO announces a special pre-conference workshop.

May 6, 2014

Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include pre-conference workshop titled "U.S. Policy Outlook: From the RFS to Tax Reform to Farm Bill Implementation - What Lies Ahead for Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals?" Moderated by BIO president and CEO James Greenwood, workshop will discuss these issues and assess the threats and opportunities on the U.S. federal policy landscape for 2014. Read More

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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions becomes HI training partner.

May 6, 2014

Hydraulic Institute has announced that Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions is its first non-member to become an HI and Pump Systems Matter Training Partner to further advance energy savings within the Arkansas manufacturing sector. Training agreement with HI/PSM allows the company to further expand its resources in pump system assessment and optimization and help identify energy savings for different manufacturing facilities across Arkansas. Read More

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EPA seeks small businesses' input on lead paint.

May 6, 2014

EPA is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel as the agency considers steps to reduce lead-based paint exposure from renovation, repair, and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by section 402(c)(3) of Toxic Substances Control Act. SBAR Panel is being established pursuant to Regulatory Flexibility Act, and will include representatives from Small Business Administration, Office of Management and Budget, and EPA. Read More

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NEMA Publishes Two Standards in outlet box series.

May 6, 2014

ANSI/NEMA OS 1-2013 Sheet-Steel Outlet Boxes, Device Boxes, Covers and Box Supports and ANSI/NEMA OS 2-2013 Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes, Device Boxes, Covers and Box Supports we both published by NEMA. Regarding their respective types of outlet boxes (100 in.³ or less), both standards cover configurations as well as manufacturer specifications for materials, dimensions of openings, supports, cover screws, markings, and grounding provisions. OS 1 also covers corrosion protection. Read More

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PRIME School Initiative is recognized with 2 industry awards.

May 6, 2014

PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), SME Education Foundation's flagship educational program, earned award nominations from 2 industry associations in recognition of its impact among future generations of manufacturers. Specifically, PRIME was recognized by Great Lakes Manufacturing Council’s Talented Workforce Initiative and also selected as 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award winner. Read More