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NEMA Position Paper addresses light source color rendition.

November 20, 2015

Illuminating Engineering Society recently published TM-30-15 IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition. NEMA has responded to document with NEMA LSCR-PP 1-2015 Light Source Color Rendition. Position paper addresses aspects of color quality and recommends thorough vetting process. It also cautions about the inclusion of fidelity metrics in regulations that would limit customer options. Read More

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NPE2015 sets records for number of exhibitors.

November 20, 2015

According to final data, NPE2015 attracted 2,029 exhibitors over 1,128,200 net sq-ft of exhibit space, exceeding previous records of 2,009 exhibitors and 1,041,000 net sq-ft set in 2000. Registered attendance for NPE2015 was 65,810—19% greater than 3 years ago. Registrants came from 23,396 unique companies—22% more than the 19,198 companies at NPE2012—representing a substantial increase in buying potential. Nearly 44% of exhibiting companies and 26% of registrants came from outside the U.S. Read More

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Guidelines address use of aluminum in Green buildings.

November 20, 2015

Aluminum Association released Aluminum in Green Buildings: A Guide to Green Building Development and Certification with Aluminum Products. Guide features information on aluminum's unique properties for use in building and construction, as well as data on metal's life-cycle characteristics and environmental performance. Guide will assist architects, designers, and engineers in understanding how aluminum contributes to green building development and achieving various certifications. Read More

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Registration Is Open for 2016 WERC conference.

November 20, 2015

Registration is open for Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC) 39th Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals. Scheduled for May 15–18, 2016 in Providence, RI, conference will feature educational sessions with subject matter experts sharing industry-specific ideas for actionable strategies to improve processes and operations in various topic areas and industries. Registration also includes off-site facility tours, networking, and Solutions Center. Read More

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ASTM Roofing Committee honors Rob Haddock with Cash Award.

November 20, 2015

Consultant Rob Haddock of the Metal Roof Advisory Group Ltd. and Metal Roof Innovations Ltd. has received the Carl G. Cash Award from ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing. Committee noted Haddock’s distinguished research contributions, outstanding publications, dedication and leadership to advancing building envelope technology, and particularly performance of metal roofing systems. He has served on ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings since 1990. Read More

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ANSI invites comments on new ISO field of activity.

November 20, 2015

ISO has submitted updated proposal for new field of activity on consumer warrantees and guarantees. Work item proposal notes that the standard is intended for use by producers or sellers of goods and services to offer best practices and requirements for effective warranties and guarantees when these are provided with their goods and services. Proposal has been updated to reflect content related to other countries and online shopping. Comments are due by end of business day Dec 4, 2015. Read More

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SPI Reveals New Logo and Tagline for NPE.

November 20, 2015

SPI unveiled its new modernized NPE logo and announced its new tagline, "The Plastics Show," for NPE. Updated to better align with innovative nature of NPE, logo features modern colors and updated creative elements while remaining true to brand-recognized globe and banner aspect. According to SPI President and CEO William Carteaux, these changes align with continuing to attract more end markets so that they better understand material of plastics and its applications. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover wide spectrum.

November 19, 2015

Revised ANSI/ASAE EP282.21993 (R2013) provides data and guidelines to assist in designing emergency ventilation, feeding, watering, and lighting systems for livestock and poultry for unexpected events that may require temporary emergency ventilation. ANSI/ASTM F30132013 provides test method to determine undisturbed in-place bulk-density, moisture content, and unit weight of topsoil and blended soil growing mediums using Core Displacement Method. Read More

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New Funding awarded to support Wisconsin manufacturers.

November 19, 2015

As part of a multiyear effort to make the most of its federal investment in U.S. manufacturing, NIST has awarded a new cooperative agreement for the Hollings Manufacturing Partnership center in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity, Inc., will receive approximately $4 million for the first 15 months of a 5-year agreement to work with partners to help small and medium-sized manufacturers develop new customers, expand into new markets, and create new products. Read More

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FAA Proposes $200,000 Civil Penalty against Detroit's WCAA.

November 19, 2015

FAA proposes $200,000 civil penalty against Detroit's Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) for failing to maintain safe airfield conditions during November 2014 storm. This relates to allegations of failing to follow FAA-mandated Snow and Ice Control Plan (SICP). Allegedly, various DTW airfield surfaces became unsafe and WCAA failed to limit air carrier operations to portions of airfield where they could safely occur. WCAA has 30 days from receipt of FAA's enforcement letter to respond. Read More

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NREL Research honored with R&D 100 awards.

November 19, 2015

Technology developed by NREL has been honored by R&D Magazine as a winner of an R&D 100 award as well as an Editor's Choice award. Jianping Yu's research into using a strain of cyanobacteria to produce bioethylene won both awards in the category of Mechanical Devices/Materials. Finalist in same category, SunStop was developed by NREL's Robert Tenent and Tim Snow. Flexible film can be affixed to interior side of existing window and connected wirelessly to controller to reflect heat and light. Read More

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FAA Works with Middle East to promote aviation safety.

November 19, 2015

During his Dubai Air Show visit, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta met with government and industry aviation representatives from Middle East and other regions. Huerta focused on how FAA can work collaboratively with other nations on such key issues as air traffic management, safety oversight, airport expansion, and manufacturing. Along with use of safety- and efficiency-related NextGen technologies, Huerta noted use of safety data to spot trends and mitigate problems. Read More

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American Trucking Associations announces trucking award winners.

November 19, 2015

American Trucking Associations, on November 7, announced winners of 2015 Excellence in Trucking Security Award and 2015 Excellence in Trucking Claims and Loss Prevention Award. While former went to ABF Freight System, latter went to Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. for less-than-truckload carrier and Roehl Transport of Marshfield, Wis. for truckload carrier. When evaluating for these awards, size of fleet, staff, and program budget relative to company's successful experience are considered. Read More

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EPA recognizes waste reduction efforts.

November 19, 2015

EPA recognized waste reduction accomplishments of 29 participants in and endorsers of EPA’s WasteWise program and EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. These collaborative initiatives apply sustainable materials management practices to decrease wasted food and municipal and industrial wastes in the United States, leading to economic and environmental improvements. EPA provides tools, resources, and support to help participants establish baselines, set objectives, track progress, and realize goals. Read More

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FABTECH 2015 celebrated manufacturing strength and innovation.

November 19, 2015

FABTECH 2015 welcomed more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and total of 43,836 attendees from over 90 countries. In event’s largest and most successful installment yet, attendees were able to learn from and interact with manufacturing’s best by visiting over 730,000 square feet of exhibits, special events, and keynote presentations, as well as by participating in educational sessions, an industry night networking event, and welding competitions. Read More

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ANSI-HDSSC Report looks at all-hazards incidents progress.

November 19, 2015

ANSI Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative (HDSCC) released meeting report that highlights updates from Roundtable on InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB) Standards Needs, which was held on March 26 in Washington, D.C. Report outlines roundtable participants' discussions of IAB priorities and identification of relevant standards, areas of need, as well as status of domestic and international activities. Read More

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Seminar covers test procedures for packages labeled by weight.

November 19, 2015

Scheduled for Nov 16-20, 2015, NIST Handbook 133 "Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods" - Basic will focus on requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight, and ice glazed procedures. Read More

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LeRoy Burcroff and Sean Hickey to lead PTDA in 2016.

November 19, 2015

During PTDA Industry Summit, PTDA elected its 2016 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council. LeRoy Burcroff, vice president sales, Bearing Service Inc., will become PTDA’s president. Burcroff has been active in PTDA since 1995 and has been a member of PTDA Board of Directors since 2010. Sean Hickey, president, Lafert North America, will assume duties of PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2016. He has served on Council since 2010 and has been an active PTDA member for more than 16 years. Read More

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NEMA publishes white paper on series ratings.

November 19, 2015

NEMA ABP 5-2015 Series Ratings applies to molded case circuit breakers that are designed to protect rated conductors and in particular, ones that may be used in series-rated system. White paper shows why it is important to understand how the short circuit interrupting ratings are assigned to a combination of two or more overcurrent protective devices which are connected in series, and in which the rating of the downstream device(s) in the combination is less than the series rating. Read More

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King Gee recognized for professional achievement.

November 19, 2015

AASHTO is pleased by the induction of King W. Gee, AASHTO's director of Engineering and Technical Services, into esteemed National Academy of Construction. Gee earned a bachelor's and master's degrees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. His successful 35-year career with the Federal Highway Administration included multiple senior level positions. He has been recognized twice with the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award for his leadership and accomplishments. Read More