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Venice Municipal Airport receives $7.1 million grant.

September 13, 2012

Venice Municipal Airport in Venice, FL will receive $7.1 million dollar grant intended for runway repairs, runway safety area upgrades, and taxiway construction. Specifically, this grant will let airport reconstruct Runway 4/22 and allow for improvement of runway safety area to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. Taxiway project will provide recommended separation between runway and taxiway. Read More

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FAA Announces Grant to improve safety at Kotzebue, AK airport.

September 13, 2012

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $15.5 million will enable Ralph Wien Memorial Airport in Kotzebue, Alaska to expand runway safety areas (RSAs). Specifically, project will entail improving RSAs at both ends of Runway 9/27, which is longer of said airport's 2 runways. Efforts involved include shifting 5,900 ft runway 200 ft to east, moving lagoon channel, removing portion of hill, and creating new sea wall to protect west end of runway. Read More

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Article Shows Military Methods can improve business planning.

September 12, 2012

Fall 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today features GAWDA Convention speaker James D. Murphy sharing business leadership strategies. Specifically, Murphy explains how businesses can benefit from using a Red Team. Red Team is described as necessary means to overcoming overconfidence bias and groupthink theory. Comprised of outside individuals not involved in planning process, Red Team can look at plan critically and objectively to expose flaws/weaknesses in tactical planning process. Read More

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October ANSI Caucus will feature Robert Adler of U.S. CPSC.

September 12, 2012

ANSI Caucus Luncheon, to be held October 4, will feature Robert Adler, commissioner at U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Adler was appointed to CPSC by President Barack Obama in August 2009. Prior, he served as professor of legal studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Adler taught courses in business law and business-government relations, among other topics, and also conducted academic research on product safety, product liability, and commercial law. Read More

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Motors Shipments Climb in second quarter of 2012.

September 12, 2012

According to NEMA's Motors Shipments Index, demand for motors increased for third straight quarter during 2Q 2012 with increase of 5.3% from previous quarter. Since bottoming out in 2Q 2009, during depths of the Great Recession, index has climbed cumulative 53% and topped its pre-recession high for 5 straight quarters. While strong growth was also shown in fractional and integral horsepower motor segments, manufacturing sector only benefited from weak annualized gain of 1.4%. Read More

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Filament Lamp Selection Guide focuses on roadway, area lighting.

September 12, 2012

NEMA has published ANSI C136.1 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Filament Lamps-A Guide for Selection. Used to aid in proper selection of filament lamps for use in roadway and area lighting equipment, guide includes updated reference documents and modernized terms in line with current industry terminology. Information covered can also be found in American National Standards ANSI C136.4, ANSI C136.5, ANSI C136.6, and ANSI C136.11. Read More

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Indianapolis International Airport to receive FAA AIP grant.

September 12, 2012

Indianapolis International Airport will receive $3.2 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant intended for construction of de-icing containment facility. As announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, these investments help support economic growth as we enhance our nation's airports. Linings of both systems will be replaced, allowing for better efficiency on field. Existing storm water system is operating at full capacity. Read More

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IPC and Raytheon Partner Together to advance HDI technology.

September 12, 2012

To help companies gain most from HDI (high density interconnect) technology, Raytheon is sponsoring "IPC HDI Conference: Advancements in Materials, Processes and Applications." Event will take place October 24-25 in Los Angeles, CA and feature Peter Gould's keynote, "The Raytheon HDI Roadmap," as well as other speakers presenting on HDI-related topics. In addition to two 3 hr workshops, conference will offer tabletop exhibits that let attendees talk with HDI technology suppliers. Read More

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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