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Symposium discusses good, bad, and ugly sides of growth.

November 9, 2015

On November 14, 2015, Inland Empire Chapter of APICS will host Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium titled Growth: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Expert panelists will share tips, watch-outs, and challenges with attendees and provide ideas and relate experiences on the topic. Manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain professionals will walk away with specific ideas to help their companies grow and build a network of resources to help them build their business. Read More

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EPA awards $4 million in grants for drought research.

November 9, 2015

EPA is awarding $4 million to four institutions to conduct research to combat effects of drought and extreme events on water quality in watersheds and at drinking water utilities. These grants will provide innovative strategies for protecting water quality and public health during periods of drought. Grant recipients include Clemson University; Water Research Foundation, University of Colorado at Boulder; Public Policy Institute of California; and University of Utah. Read More

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Manufacturers welcome long-term highway bill passage.

November 9, 2015

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after the House passed a well-funded, long-term highway bill, which includes critical language to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank. According to Timmons, the vote paves the way for modernizing America’s aging infrastructure, reauthorizing a critical trade resource and catching up to compete with the rest of the world. Manufacturers’ success depends on the ability to transport goods and products to consumers and reach new markets. Read More

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Tractor Standard focuses on falling object protection devices.

November 9, 2015

Project by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will initiate national adoption of ISO 27850:2013, Tractors for agriculture and forestry — Falling object protective structures — Test procedures and performance requirements. In addition to advancing applications where overhead protection of agricultural tractors is necessary, adoption of ISO 27850 will further harmonize national and international standardization. Read More

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ANSI Standard addresses electrical rigid steel conduit.

November 9, 2015

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C80 published ANSI C80.1-2015 American National Standard for Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit. Standard establishes requirements for electrical rigid steel conduit for use as a raceway for wires or cables of an electrical system. Raceway systems (conduit, fittings, and enclosures) are relied upon to provide mechanical protection for circuit conductors and to carry potentially dangerous fault currents. Read More

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Healthcare Publication relays Baldrige Award recipients' stories.

November 9, 2015

Fall 2015 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management, published by American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), features accounts and commentary by leaders of U.S. health care organizations that have used Baldrige Excellence Framework to transform their organizations into national role models for performance as recipients of the Baldrige Award in recent years. Publication highlights stories of 2014 Baldrige Award recipients in healthcare sector as well as commentary. Read More

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AASHTO Encourages Congress to pass multi-year transportation bill.

November 9, 2015

AASHTO congratulated U.S. House of Representatives members for passing bipartisan, multi-year Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015. STRR Act now heads to House and Senate Conference Committee to reconcile it with Senate's Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, which was approved in July. "Congress has an opportunity to build muscle for the American economy," said AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright. Read More

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White Paper addresses cybersecurity for medical imaging.

November 9, 2015

Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, a division of NEMA, published NEMA/MITA CSP 1-2015 Cybersecurity for Medical Imaging. White paper addresses how cyber threats pose a significant risk to patient safety, clinical and business continuity in the practice of medical imaging, and why a combination of people, processes, and technologies is required to mitigate these risks. Paper was developed for the medical imaging industry by MITA Cybersecurity Taskforce, Medical Imaging Informatics Section. Read More

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NIST seeks comments on project to protect privacy online.

November 9, 2015

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in partnership with National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office, is seeking comments on new project focused on protecting privacy and security when reusing credentials at multiple online service providers. The document, Privacy-Enhanced Identity Brokers, describes technical challenges of adding privacy-enhancing technologies to existing products/services, and technical controls needed to address inherent privacy risks. Read More

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NREL Growth Forum brings together clean energy innovators.

November 9, 2015

NREL's Industry Growth Forum attracted more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, technologists, and thought leaders. Two-day forum highlighted clean energy technology and business developments. In addition to hearing business case presentations from 30 clean energy companies, participants were engaged by comprehensive lineup of speakers, in-depth panel discussions, and facilitated networking opportunities. At conclusion, 3 companies were honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards. Read More

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ASHRAE extends deadline for Call for Papers for IAQ 2016.

November 6, 2015

Call for papers for the IAQ 2016 Conference, "Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices," co-organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, has been extended until Nov 30, 2015. Scheduled for Sept 12–14, 2016, conference will focus on current and emerging definitions of indoor air quality and how they are – or could be – implemented in government policies and in standards for the design and operation of buildings and other indoor environments used worldwide. Read More

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ASABE Adopts ISO Standard for testing auto-guidance systems.

November 6, 2015

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announced publication of ASABE/ISO 12188-2:2012, Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry — Test procedures for positioning and guidance systems in agriculture — Part 2: Testing of satellite-based auto-guidance systems during straight and level travel. Facilitating manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide, this adoption further harmonizes national and international standardization. Read More

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MESA International opens Cybersecurity Working Group.

November 6, 2015

Open to global manufacturers and solution providers, Cybersecurity Working Group will clarify technology-related information businesses must deal with today while providing practical guidance, specifically as it pertains to manufacturing or production-related operation. Some potential topics include: comparing/contrasting manufacturing security with IT security; guidelines for managing cybersecurity programs in manufacturing; and case studies of past manufacturing cybersecurity incidents. Read More

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USNC announces IEC's Edison and 1906 Award winners.

November 6, 2015

Eight recipients were chosen for the Thomas A. Edison Award which recognizes exceptional achievement, dedicated service, and significant contributions to IEC through effective management of their committees of currently active TC/SC Officers and officers of the IEC Conformity Assessment Systems and their subsidiary bodies. Additionally, 36 USNC members have been selected to receive the IEC 1906 Award in recognition of their noteworthy contributions to IEC and the electrotechnical industry. Read More

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NIST seeks comments on guide to help manage IT assets.

November 6, 2015

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence invites comments on a draft practice guide designed to help financial services companies monitor and manage IT hardware and software assets more securely and efficiently. Developed in collaboration with 10 technology  vendors,  IT Asset Management (Special Publication 1800-5a) demonstrates how commercially available technologies can be used to track location and configuration of networked devices and software across organization. Read More

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Touchless 1-Pixel Laser Tracker Probe advances spatial metrology.

November 6, 2015

Pixel Probe, a recent invention within NIST CTL, features in 2015 Autumn Journal of the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference. Used with laser tracker, this spatial metrology probe allows resolution to 25 microns without physical contact. Three machine vision cameras project single pixel to one location in space that defines touch-less probe. Benefits derived from this probe will provide data from objects difficult or extremely challenging to measure using existing tracker probes. Read More

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Fall Training Workshop focuses on understanding ISO/IEC 17065.

November 6, 2015

Personnel Certification Accreditation workshop, taking place in Washington, D.C. from November 19–20, will present concepts defined in ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services. This course will highlight requirements and benefits as well as provide insight into why this standard became international benchmark for product certification. Also, course will provide information attendees need to initiate self-assessment process. Read More

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Wohlers to contribute column to 3D Metal Printing magazine.

November 6, 2015

Set to launch early in 2016, 3D Metal Printing magazine welcomes Terry Wohlers as a regular columnist. President of Wohlers Associates, Inc., Wohlers is an industry consultant and analyst who provides technical and strategic consulting on additive manufacturing and rapid product development. He will author his column in 3D Metal Printing along with associate consultants Ian Campbell and Olaf Diegel. Read More

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EPA requires ASARCO to cut toxic emissions.

November 6, 2015

Settlement with ASARCO requires company to spend $150 million to install new equipment and pollution control technology to reduce emissions of toxic heavy metals at a large copper smelter in Hayden, AZ. Company will also fund local environmental projects valued at $8 million, replace diesel locomotive with cleaner model for $1 million, and pay $4.5 million civil penalty. Air pollutants should be reduced by at least 8.5 tons/year, and PM emissions are expected to be reduced by 3,500 tons/year. Read More

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ASABE Revises Standard focused on v-belt and v-ribbed belt drives.

November 6, 2015

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announced completion of ASAE S211.6, V-Belt And V-Ribbed Belt Drives for Agricultural Machines. Last revised in 1998, this standard has been updated to reflect current industry technology as well as harmonize content with Association for Rubber Product Manufacturers and ISO standards. Read More