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ANSI announces dates for World Standards Week 2016.

November 4, 2015

ANSI has announced that World Standards Week 2016 will be held Oct 24–28 in Washington, DC. ANSI-hosted event is designed to inspire open dialogue about developments and challenges related to standardization and conformity assessment, highlighted in multiple keynote speaker sessions and conferences. ANSI’s Leadership and Awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, October 26, 2016 and U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day will be held on Thursday, October 27. Read More

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PTDA Presents Wendy B. McDonald Award to Elizabeth Moon.

November 4, 2015

PTDA Foundation presented 2015 Wendy B. McDonald Award to Elizabeth Moon of Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation. In her acceptance speech, Moon called her career at Kaman "the perfect job" and described her career progression from receptionist at local distributorship to director of purchasing for global company. She also advised other women in that field to heed advice of Wendy B. McDonald and credited her for paving the way through the world of industrial distribution. Read More

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Possible Wreckage of El Faro located in >15,000 feet of water.

November 4, 2015

Search team aboard USNS Apache found wreckage of one vessel believed to be cargo ship El Faro, which went missing October 1 during Hurricane Joaquin. Towed by Apache, Orion side-scanning sonar system detected images of said vessel at 1:36 pm ET on October 31 during fifth of 13 planned search line surveys. To confirm this finding, specialists on Apache will use CURV 21, deep ocean remotely operated vehicle, to survey wreckage as soon as November 1. Read More

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NASA awards contract to United Launch Services LLC.

November 4, 2015

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the agency's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M) mission. Mission will launch in October 2017 aboard an Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. TDRS-M will join other TDRS spacecraft of the NASA Space Network, which provides voice, data, video, and telemetry services for low-Earth orbiting satellites. Read More

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Manufacturers Welcome Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House.

November 4, 2015

In his statement on Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) confirmation as the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons commended Ryan's personal integrity and praised him as being "one of the absolute best." Timmons, addressing manufacturers' concerns, noted that agreement with Ryan on every issue was not likely but that he could be counted upon to respond to concerns and priorities of NAM's member companies and America's manufacturing workers. Read More

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NREL Innovation improves safety of electric vehicle batteries.

November 4, 2015

NREL recently patented the Internal Short Circuit device to enhance lithium-ion battery designs by testing effects of latent internal short circuit and related escalating temperatures, which can lead to thermal runaway. Built into battery being tested, NREL tool is capable of replicating naturally occurring internal short without tampering with cell exterior. Device can produce all 4 types of shorts: electrode to electrode, electrode to cathode, electrode to anode, and cathode to anode. Read More

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NAM applauds Senate passage of CISA.

November 4, 2015

NAM Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued statement on Senate passage of S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. CISA will bring a much-needed cybersecurity framework between the government and private sector, without granting the government any new authority to monitor or censor private networks. NAM appreciates the hard work Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) put into advancing this viable cybersecurity legislation. Read More

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ANSI Welcomed 11 New Members in October 2015.

November 4, 2015

Members who joined ANSI in October 2015 included AEP Industries, Inc.; Gotion; Hines Industries; International Association for Six Sigma Certification, LLC; Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc.; North American Crossbow Federation; Roka Sports, Inc.; Sabic Innovative Plastics US LLC; SICK AG; The Cook and Boardman Group; and Verizon Communications. ANSI's constituency works together to strengthen competitive businesses and improve quality of life for all citizens. Read More

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CSA Group Opens New Laboratory in Irvine, California.

November 3, 2015

Occupying 38,000 ft², newly opened CSA Group laboratory in Irvine, CA offers testing and certification services. Areas of specialized testing and certification include IT equipment, medical devices, laboratory and industrial equipment, lighting products, as well as fuel burning and electric appliances. In addition to evaluating and testing products to North Americas and international standards, facility also offers U.S. Field Evaluation services and Field Sanitation Evaluation services. Read More

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ASC Publishes Growth Study conducted by Ducker.

November 3, 2015

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), in partnership with Ducker Worldwide, published "Grow the Vertical-Voice of the Customer Research”  as part of ASC's Growth Objective. The Growth initiative provides ASC members information, trends, and market info that drives growth opportunities in key sub-segments within Transportation. Collected data helps members better understand market drivers, key applications from end-user perceptions, challenges, and estimated utilization for fastening/sealing. Read More

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IPC Findings show continued North American PCB sales growth.

November 3, 2015

September findings of IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program show continuing sales growth and normalizing book-to-bill ratio. Total North American PCB shipments increased 3.3% compared to September 2014. YTD shipment growth reached 0.3%, and PCB shipments were up 12.1% compared to previous month. PCB bookings decreased 2.0% compared to September 2014; YTD order growth declined to 5.2%. Orders were down: 7.4% compared to previous month. Read More

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API develops pipeline safety management standard.

November 3, 2015

In response to a recommendation from the NTSB, American Petroleum Institute has developed American National Standards Institute/API Recommended Practice 1173, Pipeline Safety Management Systems for the pipeline industry, which exceeds Safety Board’s recommendation. API, which represents commercial concerns throughout the oil and natural gas industry, also addressed safety culture and other safety-related issues in the new recommended practice. Read More

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AIA says House passage of budget deal is good for America.

November 3, 2015

In statement, AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher said AIA is relieved and thankful that the House has passed legislation lifting the Budget Control Act caps for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Deal provides additional $50 billion for base defense spending over next two years and substantial increases in Overseas Contingency Operations funding. These are significant increases providing badly needed funds and some measure of stability to the Department of Defense. Read More

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ATA Names HireRight as first Corporate Partner.

November 3, 2015

American Trucking Associations (ATA) recognized HireRight as first ATA Corporate Partner for its long-term commitment. After citing HireRight's 30-year history of helping trucking industry find appropriate drivers, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves expressed pride in seeing HireRight continue on as Endorsed ATA Featured Product provider and ATA's first Corporate Partner. HireRight has long worked with ATA to improve data sources and background screening process. Read More

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Researchers increase efficiency of perovskite solar cells. .

November 3, 2015

Scientists at NREL have demonstrated a way to significantly increase efficiency of perovskite solar cells by reducing the amount of energy lost to heat. Theoretical limit of how much solar energy perovskite cells can convert to electricity if hot-carriers are utilized could climb from about 33% to 66%. Paper on the discovery, "Observation of a hot-phonon bottleneck in lead-iodide perovskites," was published online in the journal Nature Photonics, and will also appear in January print edition. Read More

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ASTM Petroleum Committee honors work of David Forester.

November 2, 2015

ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants has presented its Lowrie B. Sargent Award to David Forester, Global Products Development at Fuel Quality Services Inc. Committee recognized Forester for his outstanding service and leadership contributions, particularly as chairman of Subcommittee D02.14 on Stability and Cleanliness of Liquid Fuels. He is credited with helping grow D02.14 from a small group formed in 1998 to one of the largest subcommittees. Read More

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NREL Growth Forum to feature 30 clean energy startups.

November 2, 2015

On November 3–4, 30 clean energy companies will gather in Denver to present their clean energy business cases to panel of investors and industry experts at NREL's Industry Growth Forum. Event will also offer organized networking opportunities and will present a program that highlights clean energy technology and business developments with comprehensive agenda featuring thought leaders who will address the most important topics in the industry today. Read More

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IPC congratulates Congressman Paul Ryan.

November 2, 2015

In statement, IPC President and CEO John Mitchell congratulated Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on his election to position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. Speaker Ryan has proven himself to be an effective leader of the House Committee on Ways and Means and an informed supporter of the electronics manufacturing industry. IPC members urge Speaker Ryan and his colleagues to remember that a healthy electronics manufacturing industry is critical to the economy and national security. Read More

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Cybersecurity Legislation Passed by Congress moves to conference.

November 2, 2015

By 74-21 vote, Senate passed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S 754). If enacted into law, legislation would let businesses voluntarily and securely share information about cybersecurity attacks with federal agencies without jeopardizing customers' personal information. In response, NEMA's Kevin J. Cosgriff applauded this "important first step" taken by Congress but noted that "there is more work to be done to protect against cyber- and physical-threats" and offered support. Read More

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Fly Safe Campaign aims to prevent Loss of Control accidents.

October 30, 2015

Organized and implemented by FAA and general aviation (GA) group, #FlySafe national safety campaign intends to educate GA community on how to prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents. Current topic, regarding survival, stresses importance of being equipped with appropriate equipment and being able to use proper techniques. Tips for pilots span areas of knowledge, discipline, and planning: seatbelt operation/placement, equipment upgrades, dress, roadway layouts, and flight plan filing. Read More