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NEMA Publishes Standard on single-ended metal halide lamps.

May 13, 2013

On behalf of American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), NEMA published ANSI/ANSLG C78.43 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Single-Ended Metal Halide Lamps. This standard, to ensure interchangeability and safety, poses physical and electrical requirements for single-ended metal halide lamps operated on 60 Hz ballasts. Also, standard provides basis for electrical requirements for ballasts and ignitors as well as lamp-related requirements for luminaires. Read More

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Siemens PLM Software Grants help prepare students.

May 13, 2013

Siemens PLM Software and SME Education Foundation have grants available for academic licenses of PLM software. Institutions that receive grant will have access to unlimited seats of any Siemens’ PLM software bundle, free center-based training, discount online learning, free upgrades, and technical support. Students can use software to acquire skills in simulation, robotics, manufacturing, facilities planning, and product data management to ultimately help fill the skill gaps in high-demand fields. Read More

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USDA and EPA Release Report on honey bee health.

May 13, 2013

Released by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. EPA, scientific report on honey bee health states that there are multiple factors – including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition, and pesticide exposure – contributing to honey bee colony declines. Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe called this "a complex problem" and affirmed EPA's commitment to continuing to work with USDA, researchers, beekeepers, growers, and public to address this challenge. Read More

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EPA to Award Over Half Billion to NY/NJ areas impacted by Sandy.

May 13, 2013

U.S. EPA will provide grants of $340 million to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and $229 million to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for improvements to wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This funding will give both states capacity to reduce risks of flood damage and increase resiliency of wastewater and drinking water facilities as to withstand effects of severe storms similar to Sandy. Read More

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ASQ Joins SMLC to help foster smart manufacturing development.

May 10, 2013

ASQ has joined Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), a public-private partnership developing testbeds and training for next generation manufacturing technology platforms. Subject experts from ASQ hope to assist SMLC develop workforce training, tools, and innovations to implement breakthrough smart manufacturing technologies. While indirectly involved in SMLC initiatives for months, ASQ recognizes SMLC efforts align with ASQ's long standing role in manufacturing. Read More

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Harvard University recognizes EPA renewable energy program.

May 10, 2013

EPA's RE-Powering America's Land Initiative was recognized as one of the Top 25 Innovations in American Government by Harvard University. Started in 2008, initiative encourages development of renewable energy on potentially contaminated lands, landfills, and mining sites. Since RE-Powering’s inception, more than 70 renewable energy projects have been installed. These early projects represent over 215 MW of installed capacity, which could power approximately 35,000 homes. Read More

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Construction Spending Report shows nonresidential spending slip.

May 10, 2013

According to May 1 construction spending report by U.S. Census Bureau, nonresidential construction spending declined 2.9% in March. Year-over-year total nonresidential construction spending is down 1.2%, and total nonresidential construction spending stands at $555.08 billion on annual basis. Respectively, private and public segments registered monthly declines of 1.5% and 4.5% in construction spending. Residential construction spending was up 0.7% for month and 17.8% year-over-year. Read More

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RIA announces 2013 officers and board.

May 10, 2013

During the 68th Annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo in Las Vegas, RIA introduced its executive committee and board of directors. Executive committee includes Samuel J. Bergman as President, Scott Stamper as 1st Vice President, Chuck Violand as Vice President, Jonathan Miko as Secretary, Michael Goldberg as Treasurer, and Frank L. Headen as Immediate Past President. Read More