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AEM Hall of Fame announces 2013 inductees.

November 12, 2013

AEM announces 2013 inductees into AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in off-road equipment industry, and their legacy of innovation, service, and leadership. Inductees include Dipl.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Helmut Claas of CLAAS KGaA mbH; Ray O’Connor of Topcon Positioning Group; and Friedrich W. Schwing, Sr. of Schwing GmbH. Their vision and hard work have been critical to advancing global economic and social prosperity. Read More

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Rimrock Corporation becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator.

November 12, 2013

RIA announced that Rimrock Corporation has received RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, Rimrock completed rigorous process which included on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria. According to Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA, the Certified Robot Integrator program strengthens the overall integrator channel and allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Read More

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Federal Facilities earn Energy Star CHP Award.

November 12, 2013

EPA recognized two federal facilities with ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power Award for their highly efficient CHP systems, which increase reliability of electricity supply while reducing carbon pollution. National Archives and Records Administration CHP system achieved an operating efficiency of 72%. Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany CHP system, using renewable landfill gas to produce energy that supports essential base operations, saves approximately $1.3 million annually in energy costs. Read More

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Judge Rules on RIA vs. ThermaPure, TPE Associates, Hedman.

November 12, 2013

In January 2013, Restoration Industry Association (RIA) filed suit in U.S. District Court against David Hedman and ThermaPure to invalidate patents held by ThermaPure, TPE Associates, and Hedman. Defendants argued that since they had never sought to enforce those other patents and there is no indication at this time that they have attempted to enforce them, those counts should be dismissed. Judge James V. Selna agreed and dismissed all patents from case except U.S. Patent No. 6,327,812. Read More

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AEM, Compliance & Risks partner on EU REACH initiative/newsletter.

November 11, 2013

AEM and Compliance & Risks today announced launch of EU REACH Executive Brief. This newsletter will keep equipment manufacturers informed about REACH regulations that apply to machinery imports to Europe. Customized specifically for off-road equipment manufacturing industry, content  includes news of changes and scheduled changes, upcoming deadlines and analyses from industry experts, as well as case studies and feature articles from peer companies. Read More

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Spring Leaders Conference builds executive leadership skills.

November 11, 2013

In Las Vegas, NV from March 2–4, 2014 PTDA Spring Leaders Conference will help attendees realize their maximum leadership potential in order to keep up with pressures of power transmission/motion control marketplace. Event will begin with committee meetings for PTDA volunteers, which will be followed by General Education Session open to leaders from PTDA member companies. March 4 Leadership Development Conference will help executives hone management and relationship-building skills. Read More

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ASTM Precast Concrete Products Committee will meet in December.

November 11, 2013

During December 2013 ASTM Committee Week, December 10 meetings of ASTM International Committee C27 on Precast Concrete Products will focus on standards development work for stormwater management and other related products. Along with proposed ASTM standards WK26951, WK24908, WK30222, WK36628, and WK39909, work will continue on standards for retaining wall modular block units, precast concrete burial vaults and grave liners, and concrete box sections. Read More

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Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn elects Marc McConnell president.

November 11, 2013

During 63rd Annual Fall Convention (October 21–25 in Indianapolis, IN), Marc McConnell of Art's Way Manufacturing Co. was elected as Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association's 61st President. In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of Art's Way Manufacturing Co., McConnell has served on Association's Board since 2007 and will host Association's 2014 Spring Management Clinic in San Antonio, CA (April 6–9) as well as 2014 Fall Convention in Las Vegas, NV (November 4–7). Read More