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NEMA Commends Officials for Denver City Energy Project.

November 7, 2014

NEMA commended Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer Cary Kennedy, and Environmental Health Executive Doug Linkhart for their successful launch of Denver City Energy Project. As NEMA Policy Director for High-Performance Buildings, Patrick Hughes said "Cities around the country should follow Denver's lead." He cited focus on "common sense energy efficiency policies" that conserve energy while creating local construction/manufacturing jobs. Read More

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ASTM becomes an AIA CES Registered Provider.

November 7, 2014

ASTM has become an approved American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System Provider, enabling architects to benefit from ASTM education courses focusing on construction and performance of buildings. ASTM courses will be listed in the AIA Course Directory, as well as in the CES Provider Connection newsletter. AIA CES-approved courses enable architects to fulfill AIA continuing education requirements and maintain state licensure. Read More

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Inaugural Ottawa Briefing draws leaders to Parliament Hill.

November 6, 2014

Leaders of Canadian equipment industry convened at nation’s capital for AED's inaugural Ottawa Briefing. Meeting featured remarks by Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister; panels on infrastructure, energy, tax, and workforce policy; discussion about provincial road construction programs; and preview of 2015 Canadian federal elections. Conference reflects continuing evolution of AED’s Canadian public policy program and commitment to raise industry’s visibility in Canada. Read More

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SME #MFGis Campaign showcases manufacturing truths and good times.

November 6, 2014

Launching with "#MFGis generational" theme, SME's #MFGis campaign will create awareness of career opportunities and dispel industry myths via students, educators, professionals, and companies defining manufacturing through storytelling, social media, and multimedia. Submissions from individuals/organizations are encouraged to share stories of how manufacturing impacts their lives or what manufacturing means to them. Each quarter, SME will announce new themes or topics for story submissions. Read More

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PTDA honors Kevin McCloskey with Warren Pike Award.

November 6, 2014

PTDA has named Kevin McCloskey, Category Manager, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, the 24th recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry. Award was established in 1984 to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, continuous, long-term support of PTDA and the PT/MC industry, and is only presented when an individual’s achievements merit this prestigious recognition. Read More

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EPA releases sustainability and climate change plans.

November 6, 2014

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather, and temperature extremes. These Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans coincide with fifth anniversary of President Obama’s 2009 Executive Order on Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, which set aggressive energy, climate, and environmental targets for agencies. Read More

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AeroDef Manufacturing 2015 explores flexible manufacturing.

November 5, 2014

During 2015 AeroDef Manufacturing Conference + Exposition, Michael Maher of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will deliver keynote speech on the potential of flexible manufacturing for aerospace. Concept of flexible manufacturing is gaining interest among aerospace manufacturers who are seeking ways to maximize capacity when demand is low, as it is now in the defense sector, and drive down production costs when demand is high, as it is now in the commercial sector. Read More

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EPA Provides NODA pertaining to Clean Power Plan.

November 5, 2014

As part of its outreach since Clean Power Plan, EPA is making additional information and ideas available for public comment. This notice of data availability (NODA) seeks to ensure interested parties are aware of issues/ideas raised by stakeholders so everyone can consider them as they formulate their comments, which are due December 1, 2014. Separately, EPA is proposing goals to reduce carbon pollution in areas of Indian Country and U.S. Territories where fossil-fuel power plants are located. Read More