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NEMA publishes roadway and area lighting equipment standard.

February 11, 2014

NEMA published ANSI C136.41-2013 For Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment–Dimming Control Between an External Locking Type Photocontrol and Ballast or Driver. Standard describes methods of light level control between external locking type photocontrol (or similar device) and dimmable ballast or driver for street and area lighting equipment. Mechanical, electrical, and marking requirements are established for dimming, locking type photocontrols, and mating receptacles. Read More

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AIA Makes Announcement for 2014 Board appointees.

February 11, 2014

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) appointed Michael T. Strianese, Chairman and President and CEO of L-3 Communications, as Chairman of AIA's Board of Governors for 2014. David L. Joyce, President and CEO of GE Aviation, will serve as Vice Chairman for 2014. Reappointments include Marion C. Blakey as President and CEO and Ginette C. Colot as Secretary-Treasurer. Additionally, there were 15 members named for Executive Committee for 2014 and 57 members for Board of Governors for 2014. Read More

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NFPA Creates Fluid Power Industry Forum at IFPE 2014.

February 11, 2014

Serving as gathering place for NFPA members and other IFPE attendees, NFPA's booth (S81730) at IFPE 2014 will be available for meetings between industry colleagues and customers. Reception will be held March 5 at 5:00 pm, and booth will be open to help attendees learn about NFPA's activities in support of its strategic plan's focus on workforce, technology, and inclusiveness. On March 6 NFPA will host 2014 International Fluid Power Summit and International Statistics Committee meeting. Read More

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EPA Awards Near $9 Million for work on improving water quality.

February 11, 2014

At 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants to 4 research institutions for innovative and sustainable water research to manage harmful nutrient pollution. These grants support sustainable water research and demonstration projects consistent with strategy for managing nutrients and active community engagement throughout research process. Read More

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North American PCB Sales for 2013 end slightly below 2012.

February 11, 2014

December 2013 findings of North American PCB Statistical Program show sales ended year at -1.9% compared to 2012 and that book-to-bill ratio improved slightly to 0.92 but remains below parity. North American PCB shipments increased 2.2% from December 2012, and sales were up 6.6% over prior month. North American PCB bookings, which fell to -8.0% year over year, reduced yearly order growth to -1.1% below 2012. December bookings grew 17.7% over prior month. Read More

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Indiana Legislation ensures safe access to biosimilars.

February 10, 2014

BIO and Indiana Health Industry Forum commend Indiana State Senate for passing legislation designed to create pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Legislation ensures transparency and communication between patients and their treatment teams. Policies outlined in the identical SB 262 align with BIO’s principles on biologic substitution, therefore BIO and IHIF support passage of this bill as it moves along for consideration by the Indiana House of Representatives. Read More

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Aerospace/Defense Manufacturing Podcasts address important issues.

February 10, 2014

Executive Insights Series, panel discussions on fundamental manufacturing issues, will be previewed in podcasts posted in advance of AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014. Panels include "Sequestration: OEM and Supplier Perspectives," "Cyber Security and Counterfeit Parts & Materials: An Escalating Global Challenge for Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers," and "3D Modeling in Manufacturing: The Changing Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain and the Digital Innovation Imperative." Read More

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MEDC joins with THE BIG M to help move manufacturing forward.

February 10, 2014

Michigan Economic Development Corporation is partnering with THE BIG M Event, enabling attendees to experience the future of manufacturing, including Additive Manufacturing, Sustainability, 3D technology, and Cybersecurity. Representatives of virtually every industry will gather to discuss innovation, technology, and expansion of manufacturing in the State of Michigan. Both MEDC and SME view the long-term success of Michigan’s automotive industry as critical to the state and national economy. Read More