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Legal Issues Forum to focus on incorporation by reference.

September 12, 2012

To explore issues surrounding incorporation by reference of voluntary consensus standards into government regulation, ANSI will hold Legal Issues Forum, Incorporation by Reference, Reasonable Availability, and Copyright, on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Following introductory remarks from ANSI's president and CEO, John Cooney will deliver keynote address. Later, interactive roundtable discussion on issues related to incorporation by reference will be moderated by Emily Bremer. Read More

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ASTM Symposium will look at zirconium in nuclear industry.

September 12, 2012

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys, 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry will be held February 3-7, 2013 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. This event will provide forum for exchanging new information on fabrication, testing, development, and characterization of traditional and new zirconium-based materials in nuclear industry. Online registration closes January 30. Read More

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FAA Announces Grant to reconstruct Van Nuys Airport runway.

September 12, 2012

Announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, $18.4 million FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant will be used to reconstruct and repave primary runway at Van Nuys Airport. Construction, which encompasses rehabilitation of entire 8,000 ft long primary runway, is expected to begin in early 2013 and take 9 months to complete. Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said "This grant will ensure the airport will continue to operate safely and efficiently." Read More

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SAE and HDMA to host Off-Highway Dialogue conference.

September 11, 2012

On October 1, SAE International and Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association will host the inaugural Off-Highway Dialogue at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Conference will focus on market trends and analysis of heavy equipment industry from global perspective. This will include exploring present market conditions for agricultural, mining, construction, and industrial equipment supplier industry, as well as looking at future of industry over next 5 years. Read More

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Industrial Control Equipment Demand weakened in 2W 2012.

September 11, 2012

At 3.3% above its level one year ago and 48% above its level observed in mid-2009, NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index decreased 3% (quarter-to-quarter) during 2Q 2012. Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives Index, as broader measure of industrial controls demand, also declined slightly (1.3%) during 2Q 2012. This follows 10.2% gain in 1Q 2012. On year-over-year basis, index climbed at 4.6% rate. During 2Q, manufacturing sector showed annualized gain of 1.4%. Read More

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NEMA Implores 2012 Candidates to save energy and lives.

September 11, 2012

In its public statement to 2012 Presidential and Congressional candidates, NEMA outlined proposals for secure, energy-efficient, and healthy future. Topics included creating policies that incentivize utilities to invest in Smart Grid technologies and energy storage; broadening FERC transmission siting authority; promoting high performance buildings with ESPCs and tax incentives; and protecting access to medical imaging through policies that improve health, save lives, and lower costs. Read More

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Agenda Announced for inaugural OPC Technology Summit.

September 11, 2012

OPC Foundation published its program agenda for OPC Technology Summit, which will take place October 16-18, 2012 in Orlando, FL. Event is open to OPC Foundation members as well as non-members and showcases OPC technology, including next-generation OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). According to OPC Foundation's Thomas Burke, program will show how OPC UA is "revolutionizing data and information exchange." Features will include keynote address from Sanaz Browarny and other presentations. Read More

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FAA AIP Grant announced for Dayton International Airport.

September 11, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $4.8 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to expand apron area around terminal of James M. Cox Dayton International Airport. Once finished, project will ensure clear line of sight between control tower and aircraft movement area near terminal. FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant will specifically fund removal of Concourse D building as well as rehabilitation and expansion of apron area around terminal. Read More

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Machine Vision Sales increased 3% in second quarter.

September 11, 2012

According to AIA's Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report, total machine vision sales in North America rose 3% compared to 2Q 2011. Sales of machine vision systems rose 2% year-over-year, while component sales saw 10% increase. Paul Kellett, Director of Market Analysis for AIA, said "industry experts do not expect an ongoing improvement," citing 53% of experts surveyed as expecting flat sales and 37% believing sales will decrease in next two quarters. Read More

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ITA Announces Dates and Location for TITANIUM EUROPE 2013.

September 11, 2012

International Titanium Association (ITA) will organize and host TITANIUM EUROPE 2013 Conference and Expo, which will take place March 5-7, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. While providing insights into European titanium industry, event will also serve as networking venue for business executives. According to ITA president Michael Metz, this European forum is expected to "attract producers, distributors, designers and fabricators from all parts of the world." Read More

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EPA Awards aid USA's small drinking water, wastewater systems.

September 11, 2012

U.S. EPA awarded nearly $15 million in funding to provide training and technical assistance to small drinking water and wastewater systems, those serving fewer than 10,000 people, as well as private well owners. Promoting sustainability while supporting EPA's mission to protect public health and environment, funding will help provide tools needed to improve small system operations and management practices. Largest award, nearly $7 million, went to National Rural Water Association. Read More

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ANSI-IREC Program issues first 3 accreditations.

September 11, 2012

ANSI, coordinator of U.S. voluntary standardization system, and Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced 3 certificate-awarding entities have been accredited under ANSI-IREC pilot accreditation program for personnel training/education programs within energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. ANSI-IREC accreditation was awarded to CA-based CalCERTS, NC-based CleanTech Education, and WI-based Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Read More

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Conference Will Explore latest developments in ERP software.

September 11, 2012

As announced in Precision Metalforming Association's (PMA) flagship publication, MetalForming magazine, The Manufacturing ERP Experience will provide information on industry's leading enterprise-resource-planning (ERP) software systems for small- to mid-sized manufacturing companies. This conference is scheduled for October 3-4, 2012 in Cleveland, OH. Along with software demonstrations, program will feature variety of case-study and keynote presentations. Read More

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FAA AIP Grant helps extend Fort Worth Alliance Airport runways.

September 11, 2012

As announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, $10 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant has been offered as part of multi-year project to extend runways at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Grant will pay for continued work to extend each of Alliance's 2 runways to 11,000 ft. Expected to be completed in 2016, this project has been underway for several years and involves relocating nearby state highway and railroad. Read More

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Top 10 USA Transportation Projects compete for national awards.

September 10, 2012

Along with AAA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AASHTO announced top 10 finalists in 2012 America's Transportation Awards competition. Projects by CA, FL, IA, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, NV, and VA state transportation departments are competing for America's Transportation Awards' Grand Prize as well as People's Choice Award. Latter will be decided via popular vote of general public during period of September 10 through October 19. Individuals may vote up to 10 times per day for projects. Read More

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Presenting Companies Announced for 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum.

September 10, 2012

BIO announced private and public companies that will be presenting at 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum, which will take place October 9-10, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. Companies were chosen via competitive screening process with input from BIO and event's advisory committee. With focus on venture-stage growth and emerging public companies as well as those poised to join growth watch list in 2013, international investor forum explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. Read More

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Grant to Help Puerto Rico Airport upgrade electrical system.

September 10, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $8.1 million grant for upgrading electrical system at José Aponte de la Torre Airport in Ceiba, Puerto Rico to meet current and future demands as well as comply with Puerto Rico Electrical Power Agency's electrical grid requirements. This project is part of ongoing effort to convert former military airfield to civilian use. According to LaHood, "Investing in our nation's airports promotes economic growth." Read More

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ASTM approves effectiveness test for wet extraction systems.

September 10, 2012

ASTM F2828, Test Method for Assessing Carpet Cleaning Effectiveness in Terms of Visual Appearance Change When Cleaned with a Wet Extraction Cleaning System, was developed by Subcommittee F11.35 on Extractor Cleaners, part of ASTM International Committee F11 on Vacuum Cleaners. With consumer in mind, standard provides meaningful prediction of in-home cleaning performance, and will also aid manufacturers in development of better-performing cleaning products over time. Read More

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ANSI seeks comments on International Workshop Agreement.

September 10, 2012

Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology has submitted proposal for new International Workshop Agreement regarding ISO 9001:2008, Quality management systems - Requirements. ISO 9001:2008 sets down rules for organizational quality management systems that are intended to be applicable to variety of groups and companies. ESMA has offered to serve as secretariat for proposed IWA, which would work to set new guidelines for use of ISO 9001:2008 by policing organizations worldwide. Read More

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ANSI Welcomed 15 New Members during July 2012.

September 10, 2012

In July 2012, ANSI welcomed 15 new members. These organizations join one federation that represents 125,000+ companies and over 3.5 million professionals. ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia stated that these new members will gain access to information and BI not available anywhere else as well as build relationships that empower them with voice and influence over standardization and conformity assessment decisions that directly affect their business. Read More