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ITA announces Final Call for Papers for Titanium 2012.

April 18, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 7-10, TITANIUM 2012 offers full spectrum of information on latest business, technology, and market trends and developments in global titanium industry. Event provides forum for expert panel discussions, workshops, leading keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. Interested presenters may submit abstracts by e-mail for consideration by conference planning committee. Deadline to submit papers is May 1, 2012. Read More

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AMCA International receives A2LA Accreditation.

April 17, 2012

As of April 1, 2012, Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA) has been granted ISO 17025 Accreditation for both AMCA 540 and AMCA 500-L, Figure 5.11. AMCA is accepting testing applications for both immediately. AMCA laboratory's fulfillment of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements means laboratory meets both technical competence requirements and management system requirements necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results and calibrations. Read More

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Mark Core of Vermeer named as ICUEE 2013 Chair.

April 16, 2012

Mark Core, VP marketing and lifecycle management for Vermeer Corp, has been named chair of 2013 ICUEE (International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition), which will be held October 1-3, 2013 in Louisville, KY. Core leads show's managing committee, which represents cross section of industry volunteer company executives. Also, Tim Doucette, Marketing and PR Manager for Liebherr Construction Equipment Company, will serve as vice chair of ICUEE 2013 Management Committee. Read More

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ISO/IEC JTC 1 Launches Incubator Group to deal with ICT and WPT.

April 13, 2012

International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology, announced creation of Incubator Group on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) over Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Technologies. Chartered for one year, group will research ICT issues related to wireless power transfer. Intentions include establishing framework of ICT over WPT and developing harmonized vocabulary for WPT. Read More

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RIA recognizes industry leaders with Phoenix Awards.

April 13, 2012

RIA presented its highest honors for innovation in restoration and reconstruction at its Leadership Summit and Industry Expo. Innovation in Restoration award was shared between 8 different parties who collaborated to successfully restore the air traffic control tower at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. BELFOR USA of Exton, PA won Innovation in Reconstruction award for their work on the 100,000 ft² headquarters of UGI Corporation in King of Prussia, PA following an electrical fire. Read More

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Conference explores potential of flexible circuit technology.

April 13, 2012

Scheduled for June 12-14, IPC Flexible Circuits Conference will provide practical information on range of technical topics, along with business outlook for sector. Event will include basic-level and advanced-level workshops; keynote titled "The Future of Flexible Circuits Technology;" and discussions addressing challenges of technical marketing, flex vs. PCBs, as well as design, fabrication, and electrical analysis of high-speed flex. Special conference will spotlight technology's potential. Read More

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Committee C07 on Lime marks 100 years of standards development.

April 13, 2012

In addition to standards development meetings, Committee C07 on Lime will hold dinner on June 27 to mark anniversary, with speakers who will provide perspectives on C07 and its history. Symposium on "Lime: Building on the 100-Year Legacy of ASTM Committee C07," will be held on June 28, and will feature papers highlighting variety of lime uses. Coinciding with anniversary will also be release of ASTM compilation, "ASTM Standards for Limestone and Lime Products and Their Applications, 2nd Edition." Read More

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EPA to allow 15% renewable fuel in gasoline.

April 13, 2012

EPA approved applications for registration of ethanol in making gasoline that contains up to 15% ethanol - known as E15. For over 30 years, ethanol has been blended into gasoline, but law limited it to 10% by volume. Registration of ethanol to make E15 is significant step toward production, sale, and use in 2001 and newer gasoline-fueled cars/light trucks. To enable widespread use of E15, Obama Administration set goal to help fueling station owners install 10,000 blender pumps over next 5 years. Read More

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Recovery Transformer Program produces EHV replacement prototype.

April 13, 2012

As part of a consortium, EPRI has helped develop prototype transformer that can replace damaged/destroyed transformer in ~1 week, instead of several months, to prevent sustained power outages. Prototype is known as a Recovery Transformer (RecX) and located at CenterPoint Energy substation for testing. Goal of RecX Program is to increase resilience of USA's electric transmission grid by reducing recovery time associated with extra high voltage (EHV) transformer outages. Read More

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ANSI Meeting to address Energy Efficiency Standards Panel.

April 12, 2012

Hosted by ANSI, exploratory meeting on April 25 will examine need for potential ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Panel. Purpose of meeting is to gather input from stakeholders as to areas where ANSI standards panel would be most beneficial in coordinating U.S. approach to energy efficiency standardization activities. To accommodate broad participation, both in-person and webinar registration is available. Read More

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ANSI-HSSP Workshop to explore federal CBRNE standards strategy.

April 12, 2012

Workshop on CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives) Standards, hosted by ANSI-HSSP, will take place on May 31, 2012. It will provide overview of national strategy and status of related work being done in federal government. Specifically, workshop will focus on implementation of national strategy by private-sector stakeholders and include feedback from implementers. Also, there will be open discussion on how strategy impacts private-sector organizations. Read More

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ASTM Compilation covers uncertainty in fire standards.

April 12, 2012

Available in print and as e-book, STP 1541, Uncertainty in Fire Standards and What to Do About It, compiles 11 peer-reviewed papers on issues related to uncertainty in fire standards and how different parties incorporate uncertainty into their use of results from fire safety tests and calculations. Compilation also examines larger implications of different approaches and provides overviews of newest methods and approaches for handling uncertainty. Read More

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RIA Immediate Past President wins Martin L. King Award.

April 12, 2012

RIA presented Martin L. King Award to Frank Headen, CR, WLS, CMH, at its annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo. Given annually, award recognizes individual's exceptional service and dedication to restoration industry. Headen was involved in restoration efforts at the Pentagon and World Trade Centers following 9-11; NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center; and FBI Headquarters and Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Read More

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RIA Announces Winner of 2012 Golden Quill award.

April 12, 2012

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) awarded its 2012 Golden Quill award to Dale Sailer of Relias Services Group for his 2-part series on challenges restorers and insurers face when working together to close the gap between their industries. Presented annually at RIA Convention and Exhibition, articles are reviewed by panel of judges who present award based on degree of usefulness of information to readers; composition and clarity; and style or personality conveyed by author. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Orders continue to rise in 2012.

April 12, 2012

According to United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report, February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million. This total is up 9.3% from January and 35.2% compared with February 2011. AMT's report also breaks down U.S. manufacturing technology orders on regional basis for 5 geographic areas of USA. In comment, AMT President Douglas K. Woods said, "Manufacturing technology orders are off to their best start since 1998." Read More

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Experiment shows MRSA dies on antimicrobial copper surfaces.

April 12, 2012

Sponsored by International Copper Association and European Copper Institute, live webcast experiment demonstrated that Antimicrobial Copper effectively kills MRSA within 2 hours while it readily survives on stainless steel. When cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper also kills greater than 99.9% of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Read More

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NEMA commends Maryland law for CO detection in schools.

April 12, 2012

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) signed NEMA-backed legislation into law to require installation of carbon monoxide detectors in new and substantially remodeled public schools in the state. According to NEMA Government Relations Manager, Sarah A. Owen, enactment of law will help ensure that children, faculty, and support staff are protected from CO dangers while they are away from home. Read More

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SPE Scholarships are offered for automotive composites research.

April 12, 2012

Organizing committee for SPE® Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE) announced availability of two $2,000 USD scholarships for graduate-level research in polymer composites that has impact on ground transportation. Interested students should submit scholarship application form by July 1, 2012, and awards will be announced in August. Scholarships are funded by proceeds from previous SPE ACCE conferences and donations by SPE Composites and Automotive Divisions. Read More

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IPC and ECIA to work on component obsolesce guideline.

April 12, 2012

IPC and the Electronic Components Industry Association are planning to create an industry guideline for best practices of communicating component obsolescence. Document will address issues such as the time between announcement of manufacturer's intention to cease production of component and date component will no longer be manufactured; how component manufacturer should announce its intention to discontinue a component; and notification of estimated available quantity. Read More

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Keynote Speakers will examine automotive-plastics market trends.

April 12, 2012

Organized by Detroit Section of SPE®, 14th annual SPE® TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference will run from September 30 to October 3, 2012 and feature 5 keynote speakers. Keynote titles/subjects include "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040," "Innovative Concepts for Automotive Interiors," "Throwing Light On the Future: Mega Trends and their Ability to Shape Personal Mobility," "Global Polyolefins Overview," and "Less Polypropylene in Automotive Applications." Read More