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EPA Reaches Agreement to stop harmful flea/tick collar production.

March 20, 2014

Agreement to cancel flea and tick pet collars containing propoxur has been reached between U.S. EPA, Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc., and Wellmark International. Under cancellation agreement, manufacturers are allowed to continue to produce said pet collars until April 1, 2015 but will not be allowed to distribute them after April 1, 2016. Agreement was reached as result of EPA's risk assessment regarding risks to children from exposure to pet collars containing propoxur. Read More

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MAVERICK Technologies joins MESA as Platinum Keystone Sponsor.

March 19, 2014

MAVERICK Technologies, the largest independent systems integrator in North America, has joined MESA as a Platinum Keystone Sponsor, which is the highest level of annual sponsorship. MAVERICK wants to help companies learn about true system integration and the value that they can achieve through effective MES utilization. According to Mike Yost, MESA president, MAVERICK brings an expertise and perspective that will strengthen the voice of the MESA community. Read More

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NEMA Announced Publication of 3 motor and generator standards.

March 19, 2014

As part of its MG (motor and generator) series, NEMA published NEMA MG 2-2014, Safety Standard for Construction and Guide for Selection, Installation and Use of Electric Motors and Generators; NEMA MG 3-1974 (R1995, R2000, R2006, R2012), Sound Level Prediction for Installed Rotating Electrical Machines; and NEMA MG 10-2013, Energy Management Guide for Selection and Use of Fixed Frequency Medium AC Squirrel-Cage Polyphase Induction Motors. Read More

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A4A urges Congress to level the playing field.

March 19, 2014

Testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security, A4A President and CEO Nicolas E. Calio addressed the critical role airlines play in driving economic growth and job creation across the U.S. and globally. Calio urged members of the Committee to address fundamental tax, regulatory, and infrastructure challenges, which negatively impact the industry’s long-term viability and global competitiveness. Read More

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SPE announces dates and deadlines for gala and competition.

March 19, 2014

Automotive Division of SPE® announced that its 44th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala will be held Nov 12, 2014 at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI. Winning part nominations, submitted by Sept 10, 2014, and the teams that developed them will be honored during evening that celebrates automotive plastics innovation. This year’s theme is Plastics Pay Off, emphasizing balance of design efficiency and savings in tooling costs while meeting or exceeding customer expectations for vehicles they buy. Read More

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EPA Grants help reduce children's exposure to pesticides.

March 19, 2014

EPA announced 3 grants to facilitate integrated pest management practices in schools. IPM helps prevent pests from becoming a threat by addressing underlying causes that enable pests to thrive in schools. These actions, such as repairing water leaks, adding weather stripping to windows, and installing door sweeps, reduce pesticide use and treatment costs as well as water and energy costs. Grants will go to Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, University of Arizona, and Michigan State University. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces 2013 Young Engineer of the Year.

March 18, 2014

Hydraulic Institute has recognized Lucian Dobrot, Senior Product Engineer, TACO, Inc. as Young Engineer of the Year. Award was established to recognize the efforts and contributions of young pump engineers from member companies and Standard Partners who have made a significant impact within their current position and have also contributed to the advancement of the work of the Hydraulic Institute. In addition to his committee participation, Lucian has been active within HI since 2009. Read More

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SME Event demonstrates continued strength of US manufacturing.

March 18, 2014

From May 6–8, 2014, industry professionals will gather together at the Mfg4 – Manufacturing 4 the Future event to gain knowledge, network, collaborate, and share solutions. New this year, is the addition of the co-located MicroManufacturing and Medical Manufacturing Innovations conferences. Technologies to be exhibited include: additive manufacturing, automation, finishing and coating, fabrication, micromanufacturing, precision machining and tooling, quality, and more. Read More