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Tooling U-SME Conference to address workforce development.

July 19, 2013

Hosted by Tooling U-SME, third annual tuXperience will focus on how best to train workforce of today and tomorrow. Showcasing successful, integrated training programs used by top manufacturers, tuXperience will feature nationally recognized training experts and breakout Q&A sessions with current Tooling U-SME customers. Conference will show how companies are strategically aligning their training programs to overcome workforce issues while maximizing bottom-line impact. Read More

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ANSI partners with Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.

July 18, 2013

Through Memorandum of Understanding, ANSI and Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council agree to establish a strategic partnership in support of the enhanced recognition of credible standards and eco-labels associated with sustainable purchasing activities. ANSI will provide guidance and related expertise to SPLC in support of this mission, while SPLC will coordinate communications with its members regarding relevant ANSI activities and provide additional support. Read More

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ANSI Co-Hosts Roundtable on standards and innovation.

July 18, 2013

In conjunction with World Standards Cooperation (WSC) and U.S. Library of Congress, ANSI co-hosted roundtable meeting — The Role of Standardization in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship — on June 26–27, 2013 to examine issues related to standards and innovation. Event brought together stakeholders to discuss ways to promote dialogue and collaboration between standards organizations and colleges and universities, among other related issues. Read More

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National Robot Safety Conference will be in Indianapolis.

July 18, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 14-16, 2013 at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis, 25th National Robot Safety Conference focuses on the new American Robot Safety Standard, ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012, the first update to the standard since 1999. Key issues to be addressed include risk assessment, machine safety controls, practical industrial robot safety, robot user case studies, and primer on functional safety. Special exhibitor expo featuring leading robot safety products will be held on Oct 15. Read More

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PM Industry in North America points to continued growth in 2013.

July 18, 2013

According to comments made by Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) President Matthew Bulger at PowderMet2013, PM industry started 2013 with confidence after continued growth in 2012. Metal powder producers, equipment makers, and PM parts companies, notably fabricators of metal injection molded (MIM) parts, reported increases in sales for 2012. Industry has regained growth momentum, and 2013 is expected to repeat of last year's modest but positive gains. Read More

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MPIF announces Distinguished Service Awards.

July 18, 2013

Established in 1968, Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award recognizes North American individuals who have worked minimum of 25 years in the PM industry and whose long-term contributions and achievements deserve special recognition. The 2013 winners include: Susan M. Abkowitz, Robert T. Beimel, Russell A. Chernenkoff, Mark S. Greenfield, Paul A. Hauck, Roger Lawcock, Gilles L'Espérance, Michael E. Lutheran, Nicholas T. Mares, James J. Oakes, Richard Pfingstler, and Joseph T. Strauss. Read More

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Pharma EXPO provides pharmaceutical manufacturing solutions.

July 18, 2013

In May, PMMI and ISPE announced the debut of Pharma EXPO, a new show providing total solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturing. Now, PMMI and ISPE report strong support for show from leading pharmaceutical/medical device solution providers. Show's exhibitors will be suppliers of packaging, processing, and other supply chain technologies. Pharma EXPO will debut and co-locate with PACK EXPO International 2014, scheduled for November 2–5 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Read More

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Shell Oil to spend over $115 million to reduce air pollution.

July 18, 2013

Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships have agreed to resolve alleged violation of the Clean Air Act at a large refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, TX by spending at least $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes, and by paying $2.6 million civil penalty. Shell has also agreed to spend $1 million on a state-of-the-art system to monitor benzene levels at fence line of refinery and chemical plant, making data available to public through website. Read More