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Proposed ASTM Standard helps evaluate concrete floor systems.

November 13, 2014

Proposed standard ASTM WK47030 will cover evaluation of concrete slab system that is intended to be covered with resilient flooring. It features review of concrete floor slab design and construction documents to ensure compatibility with specified floor covering and adhesive manufacturers' requirements. Depending on when review required by ASTM WK47030 is conducted, results could affect design criteria before construction, eliminating conflicts that would cause problems later. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute Launches eStore and standards sale.

November 13, 2014

In mid-October, Hydraulic Institute (HI) launched its redesigned, mobile-ready, online store at eStore.Pumps.org. Navigation system facilitates location of pump standards, guidebooks, and educational products, while keyword searches and category filtering offer additional means to find content. Within store, each publication is described in detail with sample content and table of contents. Visitors can also read product reviews and offer reviews of their own. Read More

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DOE recognizes Cummins for deep energy retrofit.

November 13, 2014

As part of Administration’s effort to increase energy efficiency nationwide through Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, DOE recognized Cummins Inc., for demonstrating leadership in reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, NY. Plant has been undergoing its largest infrastructure upgrade in more than 40 years. Company proceeded with phased, whole-building energy and infrastructure improvement project—setting aside $5.1 million for energy efficiency projects. Read More

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PTDA Presents Inaugural Award honoring Wendy B. McDonald.

November 13, 2014

Established by PTDA Foundation, Wendy B. McDonald Award acknowledges one woman who has established herself as critical contributor to her company's success and affected positive change within power transmission/motion control industry. First recipient of this award is Pat Wheeler of Motion Industries (Canada). In her acceptance speech, Wheeler said award's namesake was her idol and mentor for paving the way to feel confident enough to accomplish all she has within her 34 year career. Read More

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PTDA 2014 Industry Summit themed "Imagine".

November 13, 2014

Nearly 600 power transmission and motion control representatives from over 250 PTDA member companies attended PTDA 2014 Industry Summit, which included keynote by Mike Ditka, titled "ACE—Attitude, Character and Enthusiasm." In this year's The Beaulieu Report, Alan Beaulieu predicted a growing economy, peaking in 2016, but noted a recession is probable for 2019. Philippa Gamse’s workshop, "Bricks to Clicks," advocated talking to customers, reviewing analytics, and defining measurable outcomes. Read More

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EPA and DOE release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for car buyers.

November 13, 2014

With 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, consumers can choose the most fuel-efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that meet their needs. Guide provides best-in-class lists, which include multiple market segments, from 2-seaters to large pickup trucks. Consumers will find broad range of information that can be helpful while shopping for a new vehicle — including an estimated annual fuel cost for each vehicle. Guide also includes greenhouse gas rating (from 1–10) for each model. Read More

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SME to feature key manufacturing technologies at FABTECH.

November 12, 2014

During FABTECH 2014, SME will showcase key manufacturing technologies, host industry experts, and allow companies to test their workforce readiness at its booth, B4947. SME will have 4 technology stations featuring 3D printing, lasers, robotics, and workforce development. Each station will have either a live demonstration or an interactive component. Industry experts will speak about hot manufacturing topics, such as additive manufacturing and lasers. Read More

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ASTM publishes Product Category Rules for cement industry.

November 12, 2014

ASTM has partnered with Slag Cement Association to develop new Product Category Rules for slag cement. PCR establishes criteria for developing Environmental Product Declaration for slag cement used in concrete, mortar, and other construction applications. Demonstrating company’s commitment to sustainability, quality, and responsibility, EPDs show businesses the real environmental impact of product over course of its lifetime and help differentiate product in the marketplace. Read More