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ASTM Sustainability Standard develops invasive plant listings.

May 23, 2013

Proposed standard STM WK40773, Practice for Invasive Plant Listing, will describe criteria and procedures by which to develop invasive plant list for specific geographic region and as foundation for creating such lists to support building codes and related applications. Being developed by Subcommittee E60.01 on Buildings and Construction, standard takes "an important step forward" in preventing the spread of invasive plants" according to E60.01 member Susan Gitlin. Read More

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HI announces Young Engineer of the Year for 2012.

May 22, 2013

Hydraulic Institute recognized and honored A. Bruce Ticknor, Director of Engineering, National Pump Company as their first recipient of their Young Engineer of the Year award. Limited to engineers under age 40, award was established to recognize efforts and contributions of young pump engineers from member companies and Standard Partners who have made a significant impact within their current position and have also contributed to advancement of the work of the Hydraulic Institute. Read More

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ASC to foster Environmental Product Declaration development.

May 22, 2013

ASTM will be collaborating with industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations across 90+ industry markets they support, including sealants. ASC will partner with ASTM to raise awareness of this effort, educate industry on value of Type III EPDs, and engage industry in developing Product Category Rules. ASTM's role will be to bring diversification to stakeholders involved on PCR development team, and guide process forward as PCR begin to develop foundation for Life Cycle Assessments. Read More

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WESTEC 2013 offers free registration through May 31.

May 22, 2013

Produced by SME, WESTEC will return to Los Angeles Convention Center Oct 15-17, 2013. Event gives manufacturers a forum to find cutting-edge equipment, explore advanced technologies, and learn innovative new production methods to help grow their businesses. Attendees will have opportunity to see more than 400 interactive, dynamic, and innovative exhibits. Participants can also hear groundbreaking keynote speakers, participate in panel discussions, and attend informative workshops. Read More

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PTDA welcomes 10 new members.

May 22, 2013

PTDA has accepted membership of Applied Power Solutions; National Precision Bearing Group of Mechatronics Inc.; Western Bearing & Auto Parts, Ltd.; and American Roller Bearing Company. Also added year-to-date are Congress Drives; Curtis Machine Company, Inc.; Eaton – Airflex Products; Helix Linear Technologies, Inc.; I.M.A., Ltd.; and Rubber Tree Systems, LLC. Founded in 1960, association represents over 178 power transmission/motion control distribution firms and 180 manufacturers. Read More

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ANSI Chairman Pauley has been inducted into Hall of Distinction.

May 22, 2013

University of Kentucky (UK) College of Engineering named James T. Pauley, senior VP of external affairs and government relations at Schneider Electric USA and chair of ANSI's Board of Directors, to its Hall of Distinction based on his career achievements and outstanding character. Established in 1992, Hall of Distinction, recognizes past graduates to encourage similar success among current students. Pauley graduated in 1986 with bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Read More

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IPC Land Pattern Tool has library of over 5,000 components.

May 22, 2013

Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and PCB Libraries, Inc. have added PCB Libraries Footprint Expert land pattern calculation tool, with library of more than 5,000 components, to IPC-7351B. Library documentation conforms to engineering rules established within standard, while tool can automatically output land patterns into various CAD formats. Updates and PCB library tools support users of IPC-7351, Generic Requirements for Surface Mount Design and Land Pattern Standard. Read More

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ANSI EESCC Workshops to cover energy efficiency standardization.

May 22, 2013

Consisting of 5 workgroups, ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) will hold workshops in Washington, DC on June 4, 11, 18, and 20 and July 25, from 10:00am to 4:00pm EST. Meetings will begin gap analysis and roadmapping phases of standardizing energy efficiency in built environments. Interested stakeholders must register by Tuesday, May 28. First draft of roadmap is expected by October 2013, with final version anticipated for publication by mid-2014. Read More