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Manufacturing Education receives support from Alcoa Foundation.

February 26, 2014

As community-based approach to manufacturing education, PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) received supporting pledge of $220,000 from Alcoa Foundation. PRIME is part of SME Education Foundation's commitment to addressing shortage of advanced manufacturing and technical talent in USA. This funding will continue to support PRIME programs at Esperanza High School (Anaheim, CA) and Hawthorne High School (Los Angeles, CA) as well as 2 others schools in Southern California. Read More

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Melissa Meyer selected for New Face of Engineering Program.

February 26, 2014

SME Education Foundation nominated Melissa Meyer for Collegiate Edition of 2014 New Faces of Engineering Program. As senior at University of Wisconsin in Madison, Meyer maintains 3.4 GPA in Geological Engineering program. She has studied nuclear engineering at Technical University of Munich, Germany and received Shell Undergraduate Research Fund Grant. Program recognizes exemplary undergraduate engineering students; winners receive scholarships from $500–$1,000. Read More

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Proposed Measures protect farm workers from pesticide exposure.

February 26, 2014

U.S. EPA announced proposed revisions to Worker Protection Standard in order to protect farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure. Increased training and signage will inform farm workers about protections they are afforded under law and will help them protect against pesticide exposure. Workers and others near treated fields will be protected from pesticide overspray and fumes, and children under 16 will be legally barred from handling all pesticides. Read More

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PTDA Foundation Vanguard Campaign raises $156,000.

February 25, 2014

To help Industrial Career Pathway initiative founded by PTDA Foundation, 47 organizations and individuals have accepted the invitation to fund the Vanguard Campaign. These companies are taking a leading role in the movement to drive talented workers to key positions of sales and customer service in industrial distribution. Funding from Vanguard contributors helps ICP get in front of future workforce through participation at career fairs, job fairs, technical tradeshows, and social media channels. Read More

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PTDA 2014 Canadian Conference gathers key PT/MC decision makers.

February 25, 2014

Registration is open for PTDA 2014 Canadian Conference, which will take place June 5–7 in Québec City, Québec and unite key decision makers of Canadian Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) industry. Attendees can meet channel partners at Welcome Reception/Industry Showcase, which features tabletop exhibits from PTDA's manufacturer members, and attend education sessions presenting celebrated achievers who will share information designed to strengthen business in Canadian market. Read More

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Kraków prepares for EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School.

February 25, 2014

EPMA-organized 2014 Summer School program will be making its first appearance in Kraków, Poland, June 16–20, courtesy of the Cracow University of Technology. Five-day residential course is one of the best ways to learn about powder metallurgy and related sectors for students and engineers new to the PM industry. Topics to be covered include Manufacture of Metal Powders, Metal Injection Molding, Modeling, Sintering, and Hot Isostatic Pressing. Online registration is now open. Read More

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NTSB Calls on Metro-North to address recorders, speed signs.

February 25, 2014

Issuing safety recommendations to Metro-North Railroad, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for use of inward and outward facing audio and image recorders as well as installation of approach permanent speed restrictions signs along right-of-ways. These safety recommendations stem from information learned during ongoing investigation into December 1, 2013 derailment of Metro-North passenger train in Bronx, NY. Read More

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NEMA supports accelerated "single window" for trade.

February 25, 2014

NEMA welcomed President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will accelerate implementation of system to facilitate international trade in goods that meet U.S. safety, efficiency, and environmental standards. System is known as the "single window" and is administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Expected to be fully implemented by 2016, International Trade Data System will allow traders to make single electronic report and relevant data will be distributed to appropriate federal agencies. Read More