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Winter Meeting highlights big data and conflict minerals.

February 26, 2014

In addition to the regular committee meetings, the 2014 Winter Meeting also featured presentations addressing 3 important current business issues: Benchmarking, Conflict Minerals, and Big Data. According to post-meeting evaluation, 100% of attendees said meeting met or exceeded their expectations. Although all attendees pursued full agendas in BSA committees, many rate the opportunity to meet and network with others in the industry as a top priority for attending. Read More

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Rocket Contest engages students' STEM-focused skill sets.

February 26, 2014

More than 700 student teams are preparing for the 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge, a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math. This year's competition challenges each team to design and build a model rocket that can travel to height of 825 ft and back within 48–50 seconds. Each rocket must also deploy 2 identical parachutes carrying 2 raw eggs that must return to ground undamaged. Read More

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PTDA Foundation establishes Wendy B. McDonald Award.

February 26, 2014

To honor the memory of Wendy B. McDonald, PTDA Foundation has established the Wendy B. McDonald Award. "Mrs. Mac" served over 60 years as a leader in her family-owned international industrial distribution company, BC Bearings Engineers Limited, which was acquired by Motion Industries, Inc. Award acknowledges a woman who has established herself as a critical contributor to her company's success and has affected positive change within the power transmission/motion control industry. 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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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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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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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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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