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SEI Executive to Deliver Keynote at 2013 General Assembly.

March 11, 2013

Lin Rong, vice chief engineer for Sinopec Engineering Incorporation (SEI), will offer insights on FOUNDATION™ fieldbus projects in China at Fieldbus Foundation 2013 General Assembly, which will be held in Shanghai from March 12–15. Rong has 26+ years of professional engineering experience on large-scale petrochemical projects and was named councilior of China Instrument and Control Society in 2011. He holds Bachelor of Chemical Process Automation degree from Zhejiang University. Read More

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Video details advancement of passenger rail in America.

March 11, 2013

In new Transportation TV video, FRA Administrator Joe Szabo details 2 major agreements that he says will lead to manufacture and purchase of more than 100 new passenger rail cars in the U.S. Under first agreement, submitted by Sumitomo Corporation of America and Nippon Sharyo, bi-level passenger rail cars will be manufactured at newly established plant in New Rochelle, IL. Second agreement, led by Caltrans, involves purchase of domestically produced passenger rail cars by 5 state DOTs. Read More

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Inaugural IPC ESTC takes holistic product development approach.

March 11, 2013

Aimed at creating new framework for technology interchange and innovation for entire electronics industry, IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference and Exhibition (ESTC) in Las Vegas, NV will feature technical conference from May 20–23 and exhibition from May 21–22. Tapping expertise of 70+ industry elite who constitute IPC ESTC program committee, event will touch on all phases of product lifecycle and engage experts and industry in dialogue to identify and address system challenges. Read More

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Keynote Luncheon to feature Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars.

March 11, 2013

Forbes magazine has published list of most awe-inspiring rising stars in science and healthcare, all under age 30. BIO’s President and CEO, Jim Greenwood will join these rising stars for Keynote Luncheon at 2013 BIO International Convention. Participants include: Laura Deming, 18, Partner, Longevity Fund; Joshua Sommer, 24, Executive Director, The Chordoma Foundation; Adina Mangubat, 25, Chief Executive, Spiral Genetics; and Isaac Kinde, 29, MD-PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Read More

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Breakout Session Program announced for BIO's 2013 World Congress.

March 11, 2013

To be held in June in Montreal, Canada, BIO's 10th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will offer breakout program featuring 7 tracks and 40+ sessions that emphasize commercialization in industrial biotech. BIO's Brent Erickson, commenting on breakout program, said featured speakers, global biofuel and renewable chemical company executives and managers, will highlight how biorefineries are producing new employment opportunities and jump-starting economic development. Read More

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Marrone named VP for National Security and Acquisition Policy.

March 11, 2013

Christian P. Marrone has joined AIA as Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy, bringing to the association extensive budget policy experience from both Defense Department and private sector. In his years of policy experience, Marrone has worked with and supported DOD’s leadership on many issues and priorities AIA’s members care most about, including budget, key acquisition programs, overall program, management and acquisition policy efficiencies, and cybersecurity. Read More

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NAM Says February Employment Report is stronger than expected.

March 11, 2013

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturers added 14,000 additional workers in February. NAM chief economist Chad Moutray called this "a good start" and said yet more work needs to be done. According to Moutray, policymakers should continue to focus on making business environment "as pro-growth as possible," and manufacturers need policies to compete better globally. If that occurs, said Moutray, achieving average job growth of 20,000 each month should be obtainable. Read More

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Biomass Analysis Tool combines speed and precision.

March 8, 2013

Intended for biofuels industry, High-Throughput Analytical Pyrolysis (HTAP) tool from NREL facilitates and accelerates task of determining cell wall chemistry to find plants with ideal genes. Screening tool can analyze hundreds of biomass samples per day and provide early look at genotypes most worth pursuing. NREL scientists integrated autosampler, pyrolyzer, and molecular beam mass spectrometer to make HTAP, which analyzes samples as small as 4 mg in 2 min. Read More

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Nanoelectronics Event focuses on semiconductor industry's future.

March 8, 2013

To be held at NIST's campus in Gaithersburg, MD from March 25–28, 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics will feature theme of how semiconductor industry can create next generations of nanoscale computing technology. Highlights include 3 successive keynote addresses by Mike Mayberry, Naga Chandrasekaran, and Gyeong-Su Park. Also, speaker Tom Theis will deliver address on long-term strategies to replace today's transistors. Read More

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BSA Convention Program includes important industry updates.

March 8, 2013

Business program on May 5 at Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2013 Annual Convention will begin with BSA Update presented by Jack Simpson, who will focus on bearing industry's growth from distributor perspective and include data from BSA's Annual Distributor Report Survey. Additionally,  American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) chair Pete Eich will present update on growth in bearing industry from perspective of ABMA. Read More

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NIST IT Leaders are honored with 2013 Federal 100 Awards.

March 8, 2013

Three members of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory were named to 2013 list of top 100 government, industry, and academic leaders in the federal government IT community. Award recognizes individuals who are making a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency's mission. Recipients include Jon Boyens, senior IT security specialist; Jeremy Grant, senior executive advisor for identity management; and Adam Sedgewick, senior IT policy advisor. Read More

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Global Motion Control Shipments contract in 2012.

March 8, 2013

According to statistics released by Motion Control Association, global shipments for motion control products fell by 1% in 2012. Alex Shikany, MCA Director of Market Analysis, says 2012 MCA results were in large part a reflection of shocks to the global economy, such as the Eurozone crisis. According to Jeff Burnstein, President of MCA, economic indicators are good moving into 2013, and polls of member companies show optimism that shipments will increase over next 6 months. Read More

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Sponsorship Packages Available for World Standards Week 2013.

March 8, 2013

ANSI has announced sponsorship opportunities for World Standards Week (WSW) 2013, which is scheduled for September 30 through October 4 in Washington, DC. There are 4 tiers of sponsorship packages available: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Break Sponsors. Depending on sponsorship level, benefits include complimentary admission to WSW events, distribution of promotional materials to attendees, color print and web advertising, and premier signage.

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Standards help keep people healthy during American Heart Month.

March 8, 2013

ASTM F2106-12, Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Motorized Treadmills, sets down procedures and lists equipment needed for effective evaluation of stability, endurance, and overheating risks of treadmills. ANSI/AAMI BP22:1994 (R2011) helps manage health of patient’s cardiovascular system by establishing guidelines for use of transducers to measure blood pressure through catheters or direct vascular puncture. Read More

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Property Industry Conference is scheduled for March 17, 2013.

March 8, 2013

Focusing on contents restoration after fire and water damage, Property Industry Conference will take place March 17 in Boston, MA before PLRB/LIRB Conference. There will be 2 panel discussions: one comprising insurance representatives and second composed of restoration professionals. Panelists will be asked questions on contents restoration, and attendees will be asked to offer input on contents of update to RIA Fire Damage Standard that will begin development later in 2013. Read More

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U.S.-Made Construction Equipment Exports grew 13% in 2012.

March 7, 2013

According to U.S. Commerce Department data AEM uses in global markets reports for its members, exports of U.S.-made construction equipment topped 13% in 2012 for total of $26.7 billion. AEM noted that this gain follows 43% growth in 2011 and 28% growth in 2010 after 2009's recession-based decline of 38%. AEM VP and construction sector leader Al Cervero said, "...it's more important than ever for our lawmakers to enact job-creating export and manufacturing policies." Read More

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IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for January 2013.

March 7, 2013

IPC announced January 2013 findings from its monthly North American PCB Statistical Program, in which Total North American PCB shipments were down 1.1% from January 2012 and bookings decreased 4.0% year over year. Month-to-month growth rates were not available in January due to change in IPC's survey sample as of the first of the year. Strengthening for second consecutive month, book-to-bill ratio crossed into positive territory in January and stands at 1.01. Read More

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Senate introduces important workforce training bill.

March 7, 2013

Manufacturing Institute President Jennifer McNelly issued statement in response to senate's introduction of the AMERICA Works Act, which would help address severe skills gap facing U.S. manufacturers. As manufacturing environment rapidly advances, skills and competencies of workforce must keep pace. Industry-recognized certifications, such as those in NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System, help individuals access skills and competencies they need for manufacturing jobs today. Read More

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TRIB to Exhibit at TMC Transportation Technology Exhibition.

March 7, 2013

Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will be an exhibitor at Technology and Maintenance Council's (TMC) Transportation Technology Exhibition, which takes place in Nashville, TN from March 11–14. TRIB will show large-screen version of retread plant tour video as well as distribute copies of 16-page color brochure, "Understanding Retreading," and materials from TRIB members that cater to transportation industry. Event features educational sessions and technology tradeshow. Read More

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BIO Super Sessions to highlight state of industry.

March 7, 2013

The 2013 BIO International Convention will feature 6 diverse Super Sessions highlighting pressing industry topics such as the state of the industry, emerging R&D initiatives between public and private sectors, future of biotechnology under the Affordable Care Act, and future of deal-making and global innovation. Taking place April 22-25 in Chicago, convention also features industry's largest partnering event, hosting record breaking 25,000+ partnering meetings in 2012. Read More