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TRIB Members address passenger tire retreading.

April 12, 2013

TRIB Members around the world were sent short survey asking their thoughts and plans regarding Passenger Tire Retreading. According to their response, the top 3 drivers for passenger tire retreading growth include cost savings compared to new tires, growing export markets, and environmental benefits. Top 3 drivers for tire retreading decline include low-cost/quality new tires, public perception/education, and size proliferation. Read More

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AIA Says Repealing Sequestration will aid USA security, economy.

April 12, 2013

AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey called upon Congress and President Obama to use upcoming budget cycle to reverse sequestration budget cuts. Specifically, AIA desires elimination of sequestration caps and enactment of "predictable and stable budgets" for DOD, FAA, NASA, and NOAA. Doing such, according to Blakey, "is essential to provide a sufficient level of investment in infrastructure, R&D and acquisition of assets to support our national security and economy." Read More

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HID Lamp Shipment Indexes remain on decline.

April 11, 2013

During 2012, NEMA's High Intensity Discharge lamp shipment indexes declined for second consecutive year. Mercury vapor lamps declined 9.6% to index value of 44 signifying that shipments during 2012 were 44% of the 2006 base level. Index for sodium vapor lamp shipments fell 6.2%, landing at 75, and metal halide lamps posted index reading of 80, declining by 4.9% for the year. Relative market shares for each HID lamp type were essentially unchanged with respect to previous year. Read More

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments wane during 2012.

April 11, 2013

NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5 and T8 linear fluorescent lamps increased 2.1% and 15.1% in fourth quarter of 2012 to reach 156.8 and 103.1, respectively. However, index for T5 lamps posted annual reading of 159, a decline of 10.7% from 2011, while T8 lamps declined 14% during the year to reach index value of 99 for 2012. Shipments of T12 lamps showed largest annual slide, dipping by 18.6% to 50, half the level of 2006. Index for T12 lamps reached record low of 36.6, a decline of 1.1% during Q4. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

April 11, 2013

Hydraulic Institute has recognized and honored David McKinstry, SVP - Engineering and Special Projects, Colfax Fluid Handling, as its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. David has spent over 25 years working with the Institute, striving to develop standards, establish effective processes, and educate pump community not only in North America, but globally as well. During his time as VP of Technical Affairs, he was the driving force behind the creation of all ANSI/HI pump standards. Read More

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MillerCoors joins as new corporate member of OMAC.

April 11, 2013

One of nation's top brewers, MillerCoors, has recently joined the Organization for Machine Automation and Control. OMAC’s two working groups, Packaging and Machine Tool, lead the way in producing industry consensus guidelines that help manufacturers reduce delivery times, be more efficient with available resources, and increase profitability. Read More

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ASTM presents Honorary Membership Award to Janet Lane.

April 11, 2013

ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants presented George V. Dyroff Award of Honorary Committee D02 Membership to Janet Lane, a consultant based in Haddonfield, NJ. Lane has filled several roles on Committee D02 since she joined ASTM in 1989. A specialist in testing and quality assurance of petroleum products and lubricants, Lane was an advanced research associate and program leader in Analytical Science Laboratory at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering for 32 years. Read More

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ANSI accredits DOT Quality Services.

April 11, 2013

ANSI has announced first accreditation of U.S. certification body offering certification under ISO 3834 – Quality Requirements for Welding. ISO 3834 provides method for manufacturers or fabricators to demonstrate that they have met relevant quality requirements related to welding. Illinois-based DOT Quality Services was also certified to offer certification in connection with welding of metallic materials, including arc welding and resistance welding. Read More

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BIO World Congress highlights industrial biotech in Canada.

April 11, 2013

During BIO 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, industry leaders, government officials, university researchers, and venture capitalists will convene to facilitate networking and business partnerships. Featured plenary sessions will include: Global Outlook on Industrial Biotechology; Feeding Next Generation Biorefineries in 2013; and Feeling the Heat of the Biofuels Boom. Event will take place June 16-19 in Montréal, Canada. Read More

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World Standards Day Committee announces paper competition.

April 11, 2013

The 2013 World Standards Day Paper Competition has been announced by U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee and paper competition’s sponsor, SES – The Society for Standards Professionals. Theme for this year's competition, "Standards for a World at Work and Play," reflects many ways that standards function as tool to bolster consistency, repeatability, dependability, and excellence in wide variety of technologies and fields. Papers are due by August 3. Read More

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LIA Promotes Work Safety during 2013 NAOSH and OSHP in May.

April 11, 2013

During annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week from May 5-11 and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day on May 8, LIA will join with thousands of people and businesses worldwide in raising awareness of importance of being safe at work. NAOSH 2013 theme is "Safe Workplaces for All," and activities are scheduled throughout North America. Preliminary Bureau of Labor Statistics report showed 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in 2011. Read More

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ANSI Joint Member Forum addresses smart cities initiatives.

April 10, 2013

On April 4, ANSI convened Joint Member Forum with subject matter experts from standards developing organizations, industry, government, and academia to discuss role that standards and conformance solutions play in contributing to national and international smart cities initiatives. In addition to review of current smart cities initiatives, meeting included overview of HUD’s programs across the country as well as domestic and international standards development initiatives underway on smart cities. Read More

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International HERMES AWARD earned by Bosch Rexroth in 2013.

April 10, 2013

HERMES AWARD was presented to Bosch Rexroth at HANNOVER MESSE on April 7, 2013 for Open Core Engineering project, which unites previously separate worlds of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and information technology (IT). According to Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of Managing Board at Deutsche Messe AG, "The award-winning solution makes a major contribution to 'Integrated Industry' and will accelerate the trend towards networked industrial production." Read More

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Office of USTR Seeks Comment on proposed TTIP agreement.

April 10, 2013

Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued Request for Information (RFI), Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement, soliciting public comments regarding planned negotiations connected with creation of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement with European Union. All persons with input regarding agreement, including how it relates to U.S. interests and priorities, are encouraged to voice their views. Read More

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Participants Sought for pumping machinery dynamics review.

April 9, 2013

Under ANSI approval, Hydraulic Institute seeks qualified individuals to review Dynamics of Pumping Machinery. This new guideline describes and recommends means to appropriately evaluate pumping machinery construction attributes and relevant site characteristics to determine effects of dynamic performance on equipment life and reliability. Also, guideline describes and recommends levels of evaluation and validation commensurate with degree of equipment uncertainty and application risk. Read More

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FAA extends tower closure date.

April 9, 2013

Last month, FAA announced it would eliminate funding for 149 federal contract air traffic control towers as part of agency’s required $637 million budget cuts under sequestration. FAA said today that it will delay tower closures until June 15, allowing agency to attempt to resolve multiple legal challenges to closure decisions. As part of tower closure implementation process, agency continues to consult with airports and operators and review appropriate risk mitigations. Read More

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Settlement with Dominion Energy reduces harmful pollution.

April 9, 2013

Department of Justice and U.S. EPA announced that Dominion Energy has agreed to pay $3.4 million civil penalty and spend approximately $9.8 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve Clean Air Act violations. Settlement will result in reductions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter by more than 70,000 tons per year, across 3 of utility’s coal-fired power plants, located in Kincaid, IL, State Line, IN, and Somerset, MA. Read More

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RIA Announces Workshops to precede 2013 Leadership Summit/Expo.

April 9, 2013

RIA will provide 3 courses on April 23, 2013 preceding 68th Annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo in Las Vegas, NV (April 23–25, 2013). These workshops are to include Estimating for Contents Restoration, led by Lori Young; RIA’s Mold Refresher Course, led by Michael Pinto; and hands-on review of Xactimate 27.5 features, led by Brad Williams. These workshops are optional and require additional fee. Read More

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ASTM Honors Dr. Ochoa for composite materials contributions.

April 9, 2013

Ozden Ochoa, Ph.D., received Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials for her technical and humanitarian leadership. Presented every 2 years at Committee D30 spring symposium, award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions in research, engineering, or teaching technology of composite materials. Ochoa's research contributions have resulted in 200+ journal and proceeding publications, technical reports, and one book. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute seeks reviewers for updated standard.

April 9, 2013

Hydraulic Institute, under approval of ANSI, is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in review process for draft of updated standard, American National Standard for Pumps – Controlled-Volume Metering Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation. ANSI/HI 7.1-7.5 applies to reciprocating positive displacement pumps typically used for injection of chemical additives, proportional blending of multiple components, or metered transfer of single liquid. Read More