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Record Numbers Seen at 2014 International CES.

January 17, 2014

As announced by CEA®, 2014 International CES® featured record 2 million net square feet of exhibit space which housed 3,200+ exhibitors. More than 150,000 industry professionals attended, including over 35,000 of whom came from outside U.S. According to CEA's Gary Shapiro, "One-third of the world’s population interacted with CES in some way." Major tech breakthroughs and product launches were seen across 15 product categories and 25 market-specific TechZones. Read More

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NIMS issues record number of credentials.

January 17, 2014

NIMS announced that it awarded 13,888 industry-recognized credentials last year to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs in the metalworking industry. This represents a 58.8% increase from 2012. NIMS has developed skills standards ranging from entry-level to master-level that cover breadth of metalworking operations. Institute certifies individuals' skills against these national standards via credentials that companies can use to recruit, hire, place, and promote workers. Read More

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PTDA welcomes 10 new members.

January 16, 2014

PTDA has welcomed 10 new members in the third and fourth quarters of 2013. Distributor members include Capitol Bearing & Hydraulics; Carleton Industrial Supply Ltd.; Controls & Electric Motor Co.; Emco, Inc.; and Hei-Tek Automation, LLC. Manufacturer members include Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies; Martin Engineering; Monarc Industries; and Ringspann Corporation. In addition, PTDA welcomed associate member Mayflower Marketing, a consulting company for distributors and manufacturers. Read More

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Environmental Reporting Standards for Concrete have been revised.

January 16, 2014

Used for developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for concrete, Product Category Rules (PCR) v1.1 improves upon previous release by expanding required environmental impacts that must be reported in EPD. Also, scope of said document includes all countries that use similar standards referenced in PCR for evaluating and producing concrete. ASTM International and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) have adopted PCR for use in their respective EPD programs. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Richard Sutherlin.

January 16, 2014

Richard C. Sutherlin, manager of technical services at ATI Wah Chang, Albany, OR, has received the 2013 H.R. "Russ" Ogden Award from ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys. A graduate of the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology of the University of Montana, Sutherlin was recognized for contributions to development of applications for reactive and refractory metals to be used in corrosive environments, with specific focus on zirconium, titanium, and niobium. Read More

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ASTM Committee awards scholarship to Rensselaer student.

January 15, 2014

Chelsea Ehlert, a graduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received the Mary R. Norton Memorial Scholarship from ASTM Committee E04 on Metallography. Award encourages female college seniors or first-year graduate students to pursue study of physical metallurgy or materials science, with emphasis on relationship between microstructure and properties. Ehlert is pursuing a doctorate in materials engineering; her thesis will focus on electrochemistry topics and battery research. Read More

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Rate of Drug Approvals are lower than previously reported.

January 15, 2014

Nature Biotechnology has published peer-reviewed paper co-authored by BIO Industry Analysis and BioMedTracker, highlighting results of a study showing that overall success rate for drugs moving through clinical trials to FDA approval from late 2003 to the end of 2011 is near 1 in 10, while reports from earlier years showed rate of drug approvals to be 1 in 5 to 1 in 6. Study also shows that large molecule drugs are twice as successful in gaining approval compared to small molecule drugs. Read More

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ASC promotes Armstrong and Carter.

January 15, 2014

ASC promoted Malinda Armstrong to Director of Meetings and Expositions, and Jessica Carter to Senior Manager, Web Services. For the past 17 years, Malinda Armstrong has been an important part of the ASC staff team, holding positions focused on finance, administration, expositions, sponsorships, and meetings management. Since joining ASC in 2011, Jessica Carter has moved quickly to evolve both of the Council’s websites into award-winning connection points for both industry and member companies. Read More