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ASTM/NIBS Workshop to address building science education.

February 13, 2014

Scheduled for April 6, ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America will include presentations from speakers representing universities in Canada and U.S. recognized as subject-matter experts in Building Science education, training, and curriculum development. Topics will include overview of building science education as it currently exists in North America, followed by review of graduate-level curricula available in building science and how it can be developed and refined. Read More

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Industry Resource fosters creation of high-performance teams.

February 13, 2014

Introduced by Tooling U-SME, Competency Framework lets companies combat talent shortages and strengthen workforce performance while providing clear development pathways and career growth opportunities for their employees. Tool offers competency models in 9 manufacturing functional areas and is made up of 60+ defined job role competency models, each of which outline knowledge and skill objectives for job roles in production, technician, lead technician/technologist, and engineer levels. Read More

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Publication covers viscosity and rheology of in-service fluids.

February 13, 2014

STP 1564, Viscosity and Rheology of In-Service Fluids as They Pertain to Condition Monitoring, is available from ASTM International. Publication includes 11 peer-reviewed papers covering topics such as: Grease Working and its Role in Consistency Trending; Die-Extrusion Method for Comparing Changes in Grease Consistency and Flow Characteristics; Start-Up Viscosity of In-Service Engine Oils at Low Temperatures; and Application of Sensors for In-Situ Measurements of In-Service Grease Rheology. Read More

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W.R. Grace pays toward cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

February 13, 2014

Under bankruptcy plan of reorganization, W.R. Grace & Co. paid over $63 million to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at 39 sites in 21 states contaminated by asbestos and other hazardous substances. Payment includes $54 million for EPA and another $9 million to other federal agencies, including US Department of Interior and US Army. Company continues to be responsible for all sites it owns or operates and for any additional sites that were not known or resolved under earlier settlements. Read More

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Project Lead The Way President to deliver keynote at Summit.

February 13, 2014

AMT announced that Vince Bertram, President, Project Lead The Way, will deliver keynote address on Sept 8, opening day of Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014, the largest trade show in the Americas, drawing more than 100,000 visitors. Smartforce Student Summit gives students first-hand, interactive view of manufacturing technology, in addition to promoting careers in the industry. Bertram's keynote address is titled "Building America’s Future: Students, STEM, and the Global Economy." Read More

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Farm Bill will create new manufacturing opportunities.

February 13, 2014

BIO thanked Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on final passage in the Senate of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. Brent Erickson, EVP of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, noted, "The Farm Bill’s energy programs are now open to renewable chemical technologies that create new manufacturing opportunities and jobs while improving U.S. economic competitiveness." Read More

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Tri-State signs agreement with NextEra Energy Resources.

February 13, 2014

Under 25-year power purchase agreement, NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary will construct, own, and operate the 150 MW Carousel Wind Farm in eastern Colorado, and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. will purchase entire output and associated environmental attributes of wind farm. When project begins commercial operation, facility will provide affordable electricity to Tri-State's 44 member cooperatives across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Read More

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EPA's WaterSense H2Otel Challenge aims to encourage water savings.

February 13, 2014

WaterSense H2Otel Challenge will help agency partners and other organizations encourage hotels to use best management practices that save water and money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Hotels across country will pledge to ACT (assess, change, and track) their water. To help hotels make operational changes and meet growing customer demand for green lodging, EPA will initiate series of educational webinars on February 13, 2014 and provide free tools based on online guide. Read More