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IPC APEX EXPO 2014 was largest in 5 years.

May 5, 2014

Drawing 8,068 electronics manufacturing professionals from 47 countries, IPC APEX EXPO® saw 14% increase in registrations to technical programs and near-record participation levels in IPC's Standards Development Committee meetings. Event took place in Las Vegas, NV and host sold out exhibition with 443 exhibitors encompassing 137,700 ft² net. More than 80% of 3,801 attendees identified themselves as key buyers or influencers. In 2015, IPC APEX EXPO will move to San Diego, CA (Feb 24–26, 2015). Read More

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EPA Announces Top 100 Organizations using renewable energy.

May 2, 2014

U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership updated its list of Top 100 organizations choosing to use electricity from such clean, renewable sources as wind and solar power. Top 10 partners appearing on this list include Intel Corporation; Kohl’s Department Stores; Microsoft Corporation; Whole Foods Market; Google Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Staples; Apple Inc.; City of Houston, Texas; and U.S. Department of Energy. Read More

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North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio turns positive in March 2014.

May 2, 2014

March findings from IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program shows return to positive territory. Total North American PCB shipments increased 4.8% from March 2013, strengthening year-to-date shipment growth to -0.8%. Compared to February, PCB shipments rose 18.9%. PCB bookings continued to be negative at -5.5% year over year, while year-to-date order growth improved to -6.9%. Order growth increased 20.9% over February, and book-to-bill ratio strengthened to reach 1.01. Read More

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Research Discovery opens up lens fabrication technology.

May 2, 2014

Leveraging capability of clear liquid droplet to bend light and act as lens, process developed by researchers can be used create inexpensive, high-quality lenses for such applications as in-field disease detection, scientific research in lab, and optical lenses and microscopes for education in classrooms. Process is described in "Fabricating Low Cost and High Performance Elastomer Lenses using Hanging Droplets," which appears in Biomedical Optics Express. Read More

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Pharma EXPO grows to meet industry demand.

May 1, 2014

Pharma EXPO will be co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, which takes place November 2–5 in Chicago, IL. Exhibition and event will proffer solutions and insights addressing success in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, medical device, and biotech industries. Over 160 solutions providers have committed to showcase their innovations for improving and enhancing pharmaceutical lifecycle. Together, shows are expected to attract 50,000 attendees and 2,000+ technology supplier-exhibitors. Read More

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Ashley Easterby of Network Restorers wins Martin L. King Award.

April 30, 2014

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) presented Ashley Easterby with Martin L. King Award for his multiple achievements. These include creating strong network by convincing restorers in Australian market they would mutually benefit by working together, establishing Internet-based job management system, expanding service offerings to include TPA that administers multiple-area restoration claims for carriers, and establishing training academy. Read More

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RIA Announces Winner of 2014 Golden Quill award.

April 30, 2014

At 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, Restoration Industry Association (RIA) awarded 2014 Golden Quill award to Chuck Violand of Violand Management Associates for his 2-part article, "Overcoming Stage II Stall." In response, Violand said he was "truly honored" and that he appreciated the award as well as "the opportunity to help build strong, successful businesses in our industry." Golden Quill will be renamed "Patricia L. Harman Golden Quill Award" beginning in 2015. Read More

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AEM Announces Winners of safety materials promotion.

April 30, 2014

AEM announced winners of promotion conducted as part of safety outreach from exhibit booths at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 and 2014 AED Summit & CONDEX trade show. Promotion aimed to raise awareness for AEM's industry-consensus safety materials program, and winners received iPads and iTunes gift cards to download AEM safety manual eBooks. Winners were John Mason of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Tom Viskniskki of Sullivan-Palatek Compressors. Read More