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ANSI Welcomes 7 New Members in March 2013.

April 3, 2013

In March 2013, ANSI welcomed AGS Devices Ltd.; The Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade; Equalitas Certifications Limited; NANA Development Corporation; National Association of Manufacturers; Sodexo, Inc.; and VMWare as new members. ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia said members gain access to information and BI not available anywhere else and can build relationships that empower them with voice and influence over standardization and conformity assessment decisions. Read More

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EPA SAB Announces Panel to review hydraulic fracturing research.

April 3, 2013

U.S. EPA's independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) announced formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. Comprising 31 independent experts, this panel will peer review EPA's 2014 draft report of results for its national study on potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Leading up to peer review, SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA research in open and transparent manner. Read More

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Research Management Environment serves scientists worldwide.

April 3, 2013

Along with strategic investment in colwiz, Ltd. (colwiz), American Chemical Society (ACS) announced launch of ACS ChemWorx. This research collaboration system is designed to integrate all facets of researcher's work life. Every step – from forming initial concept, to exchanging documents and literature references with network of global collaborators, to assembling resulting research findings with coauthors – can be performed within secure and interoperable environment. Read More

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AAMA launches Facebook page.

April 3, 2013

Dedicated to AAMA Scholarship Program and Partner Program, Facebook page will be a resource for AAMA members and prospective applicants to receive exclusive information regarding both programs. Page will also provide another avenue for AAMA to stay connected with members, as well as prospective applicants and previous years’ award winners. Facebook launch is the third phase in establishing AAMA’s social networking presence, following LinkedIn® discussion groups and launch of Twitter account. Read More

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RIA Webinar will explore robotics fundamentals.

April 3, 2013

National Robotics Week: Fundamentals of Robotics webinar, due to take place April 11, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EDT, will describe different kinds of robots, their suitability for various applications, and integration methodologies. Also, webinar will feature proven solutions that will illustrate cell design with precise and fast real-time multitasking coordination of conveyors, racks, bins, and peripheral equipment. Read More

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EPA and DOE recognize 2013 Energy Star Partners of the Year.

April 3, 2013

EPA and DOE are recognizing 118 awardees for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment. Recipients of the 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Sears Holdings Corporation, PepsiCo, JC Penney, Food Lion, USAA Real Estate, Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, and Toyota. These organizations are showing how energy efficiency improvements save money by saving energy – cutting energy waste, creating jobs nationwide, and protecting air and water. Read More

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Registration Opens for 2013 Hydraulic Institute Technical meeting.

April 3, 2013

Registration is open for 2013 Hydraulic Institute (HI) Technical meeting (June 26–28 in Lincolnshire, IL). Event provides venue for interested members to volunteer their expertise and join technical committees that create ANSI/HI Standards, technical guidelines, and reports for pumps and pumping systems.  Nearly 30 committees will meet, and other highlights will include pump knowledge workshops, Department of Energy and technical affairs updates, and structured authoring training session. Read More

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CDA provides motor management best practices.

April 2, 2013

By upgrading to more energy-efficient motors, facility managers can improve equipment reliability, increase productivity, and reduce downtime. Working with government and industry-based motor experts, CDA has created comprehensive 3-part Motor Management Program. Part 1 involves creating a motor inventory and developing repair and replacement guidelines. CDA, in conjunction with WSU Energy Extension Office, also offers hands-on training and assistance to develop motor management plans. Read More

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Michigan Computer Company sentenced for counterfeiting.

April 2, 2013

U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson sentenced Mark Jeffrey Glover to 30 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, and his company, Discount Computers, Inc., a $2 million fine with $10,839 in restitution to Michigan landlord, for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services. DCI was also sentenced for storing and disposing of hazardous waste without a permit. Glover pleaded guilty to charges on his behalf and that of his company in October 2012.
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EPA Settlement aims to improve sewer and stormwater systems.

April 2, 2013

U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Unified Government of Wyandotte Co. and Kansas City, KS, has agreed to settlement to address unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater. Settlement requires Unified Government to implement improved operation and maintenance programs for its sewer system, perform initial work to address sewer overflows, and implement improved Storm Water Management Plan. Read More

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Valve Shipments to grow 3% in 2013.

April 2, 2013

According to figures released by the Valve Manufacturers Association as part of its annual market forecast, shipments for U.S. industrial valve industry will grow 3%, increasing to nearly $4.3 billion. Increase marks fourth consecutive year of growth following recession, and exceeds industry’s previous 10-year peak in 2008. The membership is optimistic too, according to recent VMA monthly economic survey, which showed that 85% of membership expects 2013 to be better or equal to 2012. Read More

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Randy Cherry named director of new validation business unit.

April 2, 2013

In response to members’ needs for support in global supply chain verification, IPC announces appointment of industry veteran Randy Cherry as director of its new validation business unit. Working closely with IPC’s technical team, Cherry will take a leadership role in developing and implementing new validation services around IPC standards. Unit will provide audit, inspection, testing, and advisory services to suppliers throughout entire electronics industry. Read More

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AEM Hall of Fame Nominations open in April 2013.

April 2, 2013

AEM announces 2013 AEM Hall of Fame program, honoring those who have invented, built, and led off-road equipment industry. Hall of Fame highlights industry's rich legacy of progress and its critical role in economic prosperity and quality of life. Nomination form includes 5 short essay questions covering criteria candidates will be evaluated on: innovation, industry contributions, leadership, corporate citizenship/social responsibility, and sustainability. Online nominations will open in April. Read More

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AFS Spring Conference to host Corporate Sponsors Open Meeting.

April 1, 2013

AFS will convene Corporate Sponsors Open Meeting and Reception at 2013 AFS Spring Conference on May 7 at 5:00 pm in VII White Pelican Bay room at Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul hotel. Representatives are welcome from AFS Corporate Sponsors and any non-Sponsor guest seeking to learn more about AFS. Two new programs to drive end-users to Corporate Sponsors and added emphasis on air filtration during 2013 will be highlighted along with added emphasis on air filtration and coalescing. Read More

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ASC supports Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award.

April 1, 2013

Supporting 2013 Adhesion Society Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award, ASC presented plaque and $1,000 grant to Edwin Chan, Ph.D., a scientist within National Institute of Standards and Technology Polymer Division in Gaithersburg, MD. Award recognizes emerging research talent that focuses on properties of adhesion. Chan received award for investigation of polymer gels and of the adhesive response of structured soft material surfaces. Read More

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HART Communication Foundation announces new president and CEO.

April 1, 2013

HART® Communication Foundation's Board of Directors appointed Ted Masters as President and CEO. With origins in process control and instrumentation, Masters worked in leadership roles with both instrumentation and systems companies and served as president with Elcon Instruments. Masters brings executive-level experience in predictive analytics and smart devices. HART's Mark Schumacher complemented Ted's "leadership capability, technology expertise, and commitment to excellence." Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for February 2013.

April 1, 2013

According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, total North American PCB shipments were down 10.2% in February 2013 from February 2012, and bookings decreased 9.2% year over year. Year to date, PCB industry shipments were down 5.7% and bookings were down 6.7%. Compared to previous month, PCB shipments in February decreased 6.5%, but bookings increased 1.1%. Book-to-bill ratio for North American PCB industry continued to strengthen in February, reaching 1.06. Read More

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Symposium covers effects of radiation on nuclear materials.

April 1, 2013

Scheduled for June 12-13, 26th Symposium on Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials will provide forum for exchange of ideas on recent research results concerning effect of radiation on materials used in nuclear fission and fusion applications. Special emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of the selection of materials for use in nuclear applications and on techniques used to demonstrate their continued structural integrity during extended operational lifetimes. Read More

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 conclude successful run.

April 1, 2013

Held March 19-21, co-located 2013 World of Asphalt Show and Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy and Expo had sold-out show floor covering record 123,600 net sq ft of space taken by more than 385 exhibitors. Near-record registered attendance topped 6,000, with registrants coming from all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces, and 50 other countries. Attendees purchased record 8,400+ tickets for shows' education programs, including AGG1 Academy and People, Plants and Paving Training Program. Read More

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Global Vision Standards Update details quarterly progress.

April 1, 2013

Key highlights regarding AIA Standards included within Global Vision Standards Update include release of USB3 Vision v1.0 in conjunction with Automate 2013 in January, Camera Link HS™ IP Core committee release of v1.1 update to IP Core Solution, and release of PFNC v1.1 on AIA web site. Other mentions include Spring International Vision Standards Technical Committee Meeting (April 15–19), PlugFest (April 17), and upcoming article highlighting vision standards in Assembly Magazine. Read More