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IPC offers summary of final SEC Conflict Minerals Regulation.

September 14, 2012

To help electronics manufacturers and suppliers make sense of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s 356-page final conflict minerals regulation, IPC has developed "Summary of the Final SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals." Seven-page document provides simplified explanation of the compliance process, as well as information on "phase-in" period implementation, audit standards and objectives, definitions of terms, conflict minerals report content, and disclosure requirements. Read More

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Ray LaHood announces $9.6 million grant for Orlando Airport.

September 14, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $9.6 million grant to rehabilitate runway and taxiway and to purchase aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle for Orlando International Airport. Runway 18R/36L rehabilitation project will extend useful life of pavement and provide for realignment and rehabilitation of Taxiway A, which is needed to meet FAA design standards. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle will replace current vehicle, which is too expensive to maintain. Read More

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Ray LaHood announces grant for Portland-Hillsboro Airport.

September 14, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $6.9 million federal grant for runway and taxiway improvements at Portland-Hillsboro Airport. This grant from FAA Airport Improvement Program will fund replacement of 20 year old pavement on Runway 2/20, and will also include moving a runway threshold to provide pilots with better views of intersecting runway. Taxiway C that runs parallel to runway will also be reconstructed and moved further from runway to enhance safety. Read More

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AMT and Deutsche Messe AG renew strategic partnership.

September 14, 2012

AMT announced extension of a strategic partnership with Deutsche Messe AG, which successfully delivered the first Industrial Automation North America event debuting at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Industrial Automation North America is Deutsche Messe’s first manufacturing event in the North American market and stems from a strategic alliance with AMT, the organizer of IMTS.
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BIO issues call for paper and panel submissions.

September 14, 2012

BIO invites leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and posters for the 2013 World Congress on Industrial Biotechology and Bioprocessing, June 16-19, 2013. Proposed papers and panels should address any in a range of topics, including biotechnology for climate change, advanced biofuels, energy from algae, microbial fuel cells, biopolymers, and renewable and chemical platforms, to name a few.  Read More

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Online Training Course prepares international delegates for duty.

September 13, 2012

Free multimedia training course, U.S. Delegates to International Activities: Roles and Responsibilities, is available for those planning to serve as delegates at ISO or IEC technical committee, subcommittee, working group, and other international standardization meetings. Available on StandardsLearn.org, course outlines requirements for participants in international standardization meetings and offers advice on preparing for roles and responsibilities of meeting participants. Read More

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ANSI Encourages Comments on ISO global water issues workshop.

September 13, 2012

On July 25-26, ISO held international workshop, "Global water challenges - How can ISO standards help?", focused on global water issues in Kobe, Japan. ISO's Implementation Task Force on Water, charged with integrating priorities set at workshop with ISO Council recommendations, will hold webinar in late September to further develop ideas discussed during workshop. ANSI encourages comments on ISO's water initiative to be sent by September 21, 2012. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Orders slow in July, positive for year.

September 13, 2012

Based on reports by companies participating in USMTO program, U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $449.69 million in July 2012. This number is down 2.3% from June and 10.5% compared with July 2011. With year-to-date total of $3,132.23 million, 2012 is up 5.4% compared with 2011. AMT President Douglas K. Woods pointed out typical order slow down cycle for July/August and expected order activity to "come back strong" in months following IMTS, which has 90,000+ registrants. Read More

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PMMI Announced New Board Members at annual meeting.

September 13, 2012

PMMI membership elected 7 members to PMMI Board of Directors, and Board of Directors chose its Executive Committee for 2013. PMMI Chairman Nick Wilson introduced slate of candidates for Board of Directors to membership and said "Every one of these individuals will bring perspective and insight to PMMI’s guiding body." While Board Members will serve January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016, Executive Committee members will serve one year terms from January 1 to December 31, 2013. Read More

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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