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BSA Presents Andy Nations with Lifetime Achievement Award.

May 17, 2013

Andrew Hall Nations, President and CEO of B&D Industrial (aka Bearings & Drives), received BSA's Lifetime Achievement Award at 2013 Annual Convention, which took place May 4–7 on Hilton Head Island, SC. After growing up and filling multiple positions within his family's company, Nations acquired degree in finance from University of Georgia and managed various acquisitions and record growth. Nations has been an active BSA participant since 1974. Read More

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AASHTO Praises Senate Passage of 2013 WRDA.

May 17, 2013

Senate approved Water Resources Development Act of 2013, which provides for conservation and development of USA's water and related resources while establishing flood protection for communities. In comment, AASHTO's Bud Wright lauded Senate for its bipartisan support and said "This vital piece of legislation touches every American...because it covers everything from the ports, to safe drinking water, and the infrastructure used to move people, goods, and ultimately, America's economy." Read More

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Environmental Product Declaration Program will focus on sealants.

May 16, 2013

ASTM will collaborate with industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) across 90+ supported industry markets, including sealants. Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) will partner with ASTM International to raise awareness of this effort, educate industry on value of Type III EPDs, and proactively engage industry in developing Product Category Rules (PCRs). In addition to other facets, ASTM's will and guide process forward as PCRs begin to develop foundation for LCA on sealants. Read More

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Fire Protection Engineer named Service to America finalist.

May 16, 2013

Daniel Madrzykowski, a NIST fire protection engineer with 25-year track record of conducting research that saves lives and improves effectiveness of fire-fighting techniques, has been named as a finalist for 2013 Service to America Medals. A registered professional engineer, Madrzykowski has conducted studies on fire suppressants, gas and oil well fires, effects of sprinkler systems on temperature and toxic concentrations of fire gases, fire incident simulations, and fire-fighting methods. Read More

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NIST Researchers Honored with Authur S. Flemming Awards.

May 16, 2013

As announced by The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, 5 NIST researchers – Gretchen Campbell, Kathryn Beers, Michal Chojnacky, Leticia Pibida, and Joel Ullom – stand among 13 federal employees being honored with 2012 Arthur S. Flemming Awards. Award recognizes exceptional young employees within federal government to educate public about contributions made to USA by young civil servants. Read More

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IPC and CALCE seek technical papers for Tin Whiskers symposium.

May 16, 2013

IPC and Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering at the University of Maryland have issued call for papers for 7th International Symposium on Tin Whiskers. Expert presentations are sought on full range of tin whiskers theory and practice in every market sector. Content of presentations should be non-commercial in nature and cover case histories, theories of tin whisker growth, experiments and results, risk evaluation methods, and risk mitigation strategies. Read More

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Auto Engineered Polyolefins Conference names keynote speakers.

May 15, 2013

Taking place from October 6–9 of 2013, 15th-annual SPE® TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference will feature keynotes highlighting trends facing automotive-plastics market. Speakers will include LMC Automotive senior VP Jeff Schuster, Chrysler Group LLC Head of Interior Design Klaus Busse, IAC senior director of advanced engineering/material development Dr. Rose Ryntz, Advanced Composites, Inc. president and CEO Seiji Oshima, and Borealis AG global OEM manager Thomas Wagner. Read More

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March U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders see 30% gain.

May 15, 2013

According to AMT, March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $507.91 million, which was up 30.4% from February and 3.2% when compared with total of $491.96 million reported for March 2012. With year-to-date total of $1,278.05 million, 2013 is down 5.0% compared with 2012. These numbers and all data in this report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders program. Read More