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Sonia Bain receives ASTM Award of Merit.

July 11, 2013

Sonia Bain, supervisor of refining, analytical, and development at Marathon Petroleum Co., has been honored with Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow by ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. A member of ASTM International since 1986, Bain was cited for her outstanding contributions in the development of standards related to liquid fuels within Subcommittees D02.A0 on Gasoline and Oxygenated Fuels and D02.D0 on Hydrocarbons for Chemical and Special Uses. Read More

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Manufacturing Engineering Media honors 30 rising stars.

July 11, 2013

Manufacturing Engineering Media, a subsidiary of SME, has announced its inaugural "30 Under 30" listing of the brightest young stars in manufacturing and STEM fields. Summary of winners is included in July issue of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, which is dedicated to workforce development challenges facing manufacturing. Special issue also features articles on progress being made to address nation’s skilled workforce shortage and efforts underway to recruit women into manufacturing careers. Read More

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USA Construction Industry added 13,000 jobs in June.

July 10, 2013

According to July 5 report by Department of Labor, USA's construction industry unemployment rate fell to 9.8% for first time since September 2007 with the addition of 13,000 jobs in June. Industry has added 190,000 jobs, 3.4% increase since June 2012. Every major category of construction experienced gains in employment. Across all industries, USA added 195,000 jobs as private sector expanded by 202,000 jobs and public sector shrunk by 7,000 jobs. Read More

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Gene Marks Will Deliver Keynote at IPC TMRC.

July 10, 2013

Columnist, author, and small business owner Gene Marks will present opening keynote at IPC Technology Market Research Conference (TMRC), which will take place September 25 and feature "The Next Generation: Creating the Electronics Industry of the Future" theme. Keynote, "Economic, Political and Other Key Trends: 10 Things Happening Today That Will Affect Your Business Tomorrow," will examine how economy, Washington, and technology affect businesses. Read More

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NEMA Releases Training Materials aid fire, life safety workers.

July 10, 2013

NEMA Signaling Protection and Communications Section announced release of application guides and manuals on fire detection, emergency communication, and life safety. Presented in easy-to-understand and use format, documents are based on national fire and life safety codes and standards. Numerous advances are taking place in fire detection, notification, and life safety, and these documents address them while also providing overview of basics. Read More

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EPA warns against use of refrigerant substitutes.

July 10, 2013

U.S. EPA is warning homeowners, propane manufacturers and sellers, home improvement contractors, and air conditioning technicians of potential safety hazards related to the use of propane or other unapproved refrigerants in home air conditioning systems. At this time, EPA has not approved use of propane refrigerant or other hydrocarbon refrigerants in any type of air conditioner. Use of these substances poses potential fire or explosion hazard for homeowners and service technicians. Read More

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CSE Brings Solar Initiatives to Intersolar North America.

July 9, 2013

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) announced it will exhibit at Intersolar North America conference and trade show, which will take place July 8–11 at in San Francisco, CA. In addition to promoting its R&D services, CSE will be showcasing 2 major initiatives intended to accelerate solar adoption in USA. Discussion will cover research project to develop plug-and-play solar PV systems as well as results from PV Durability Initiative (PVDI). Read More

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EPA and Department of Commerce launch online reference tool.

July 9, 2013

Developed as joint venture between EPA and U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit offers stakeholders in other countries a broad perspective on U.S. approach to specific environmental issues. Interactive web-based resource combines EPA expertise on solving environmental challenges with ITA's catalog of U.S. providers of related technologies. It includes interactive menus, search functionality, and adaptive formatting for mobile use. Read More