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ATA State of Industry Address cites strength, notes dangers.

October 21, 2015

At American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said carriers had a "pretty good" year in 2015 and postulated that 2016 "is looking as good if not slightly better" depending on Congressional action regarding necessary legislation. Graves cited "disarray within the House of Representatives" and noted completion of long-term highway bill and annual appropriations process as imperative to addressing important items to trucking industry. Read More

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NEMA publishes nonshielded cable standard.

October 21, 2015

NEMA published ANSI/NEMA WC 71 ICEA S-96-659-2014 Nonshielded Cables Rated 2,001–5,000 V for Use in the Distribution of Electric Energy. Standard applies to materials, constructions, and testing of 2,001 through 5,000 Volt nonshielded power cables having insulations of thermoplastic polyethylene, cross-linked polyethylene, or cross-linked rubber. Last published in 1999, document is for users and producers of insulated cable. Read More

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AIA President and CEO addresses mergers and consolidation.

October 21, 2015

AIA President and CEO Dave Melcher made a statement on DOD comments regarding mergers and consolidation. "While we understand Undersecretary Kendall’s broad concern regarding the impact of defense industry consolidation on competition, we feel consolidation is occurring as a natural result of decades-long trends in defense acquisition. Consolidation is market-driven and enhances the efficiency with which we deliver the world’s best equipment to the American warfighter." Read More

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AAMA Names Diana Hanson as new regulatory affairs manager.

October 20, 2015

Coming with association experience as founding member of North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), Diana Hanson joins American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) as its regulatory affairs manager. She presented at International Code Council hearings while with NADRA, which is experience that will aid her in codes-related work she will provide for AAMA. Hanson also has experience in legal field as paralegal and technical writer. Read More

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FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Republic of Nicaragua.

October 20, 2015

As announced by FAA, Republic of Nicaragua complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards. Recently granted Category 1 status is based on June 2015 FAA assessment of safety oversight provided by Nicaraguan Institute of Civil Aviation (INAC). With International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Category 1 rating, Republic of Nicaragua's air carriers can establish service to USA and carry code of USA carriers. Read More

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Safe Use of Lasers Outdoors Standard available for pre-order.

October 20, 2015

Revision of ANSI Z136.6 Safe Use of Lasers Outdoors was created to update, clarify, and streamline an already established, recognized standard to better reflect today’s outdoor laser operator’s needs. Standard is a necessary tool for anyone operating a laser system in an open-air environment. Newly revised document provides guidance for safe use of potentially hazardous lasers and laser systems (180 nm to 1 mm), where establishment of open beam paths is necessitated. Read More

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New AASHTO Institute increases finance options awareness.

October 20, 2015

Launched by AASHTO, BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence will serve as education and training component of U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Transportation Investment Center. Tasks of this new institute will include educating and training state departments of transportation about transportation financing, and live webinar on November 4 will feature public-private partnership that is replacing 558 structurally deficient bridges in Pennsylvania. Read More

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SOUTH-TEC inspires and challenges future talent.

October 20, 2015

High school and postsecondary students and educators will have the opportunity to experience manufacturing hands-on during SOUTH-TEC manufacturing event, taking place Oct 27–29. Event hosts more than 400 industry-leading companies and addresses trends and issues important to southeast region. Day three will feature SME’s Bright Minds program that includes a "Manufacturing Playground," keynote speakers, young professional Career Pathway chats, and tour of participating exhibitors on show floor. Read More

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EPA's SmartWay honors green leaders in freight industry.

October 19, 2015

EPA announced the 2015 winners of the SmartWay Excellence Awards for retailers, manufacturers, and logistics companies. Awards honor top performing SmartWay partner companies that demonstrate how businesses can shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air all while saving on fuel costs as they move goods across America. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emissions of over 60 million metric tons of carbon pollution while saving over $20 billion in fuel costs. Read More

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Die Casting Industry Event continues record-breaking growth.

October 19, 2015

North American Die Casting Association's Die Casting Congress & Exposition, held in Indianapolis, IN from October 5–7, saw record-breaking attendance; more than 2,500 attendees and 202 companies showcased technology, research, and services available to die casting industry. According to NADCA President Daniel Twarog, "A sold out floor and record attendance at the Congress sessions proves that the industry is extremely prosperous and forward thinking." Read More

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IREC Creates Solar Career Map to enhance workforce education.

October 19, 2015

Providing information regarding solar-energy occupations, IREC's "Solar Career Map" describes jobs across USA, maps progression between them, and identifies necessary experience and credentials. November 5 webinar (2:30 to 4 pm ET) will introduce Solar Career Map for those vested or interested. Those who attend will understand how to access the Map's interactive features, apply ideas about leveraging the Map effectively, and using the Map with internal and external audiences. Read More

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PTDA welcomes six new members.

October 19, 2015

PTDA, the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel, recently welcomed 6 new member companies. Distributor Members include C.E.M. Supply Inc. of Coldwater, MI; Exim Engineering Inc. of Anaheim, CA; and Malloy of Sioux Falls, SD. Manufacturer Members include Delta Products of Durham, NC and Syntron Material Handling, LLC of Saltillo, MS. In addition, supplyFORCE of King of Prussia, PA has joined PTDA as an Associate Member. Read More

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ANSI Trip to Bejing focused on China standardization reform.

October 19, 2015

On his trip to Beijing, China from September 21–24, ANSI vice president of international policy Joseph Tretler met with Administrator Tian Shihong and other senior leadership at SAC, IGRS Alliance, and Beijing AQSIQ. Trip emphasized U.S.-China cooperation in ISO and afforded opportunities to network with ANSI members and partner organizations based in China. While abroad, ANSI engaged in discussions with SAC on rollout of standardization reform in China. Read More

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ANSI Visit to Beijing emphasizes US-China cooperation in ISO.

October 19, 2015

ANSI and the Standardization Administration of China held workshop in Beijing on U.S. and Chinese approaches to participation in the International Organization for Standardization. Both ANSI and SAC serve as their countries’ member bodies to the international organization. In recent years, China has significantly increased its participation in ISO. As a result, ANSI and SAC have strengthened their commitment to coordinating on technical proposals and policy positions where appropriate. Read More

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Santorum to participate in manufacturing forum.

October 19, 2015

As presidential candidates focus their attention on importance of manufacturing to the economy, NAM has announced that former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) will join NAM 2016 Presidential Candidates Forum on Manufacturing. Moderated by "The PBS NewsHour’s" Judy Woodruff, forum will provide candidates the opportunity to discuss their positions on issues critical to manufacturing in the U.S. Forum will take place before manufacturers and workers at Vermeer Corporation’s headquarters in Pella, IA. Read More

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ANSI announces new 2016 sponsorship opportunities.

October 16, 2015

Available at $1K, $2.5K, and $5K levels, sponsorship opportunities support ANSI Network on Smart and Sustainable Cities, a forum for information sharing on domestic and international standards activities. Sponsorship provides means of reaching diverse audience of experts in smart cities technology and urban infrastructure planning and sustainable development. Benefits range from recognition in news items and marketing materials, to rotating banner ads and promotional links on ANSI web properties. Read More

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Annual Global Pipeline Award has been won by ROSEN Group.

October 16, 2015

Pipeline Systems Division of ASME, during Rio Pipeline Conference, presented ROSEN Group of Switzerland with 2015 Global Pipeline Award, which recognizes outstanding innovations and technological advances in pipeline transportation field. ROSEN won for RoMat PGS - ILI solution for Pipe Grade Determination, which uses adapted electromagnetic sensor technology to determine yield strength and ultimate tensile strength in pipe joints. Read More

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Student Paper Competition looks at "A World without Standards.".

October 16, 2015

As part of ongoing efforts to spread awareness among postsecondary students of strategic significance of standards and conformance, ANSI, in conjunction with its Committee on Education (CoE), announced fifth annual student paper competition. Competition calls for submissions that exemplify 2016 theme, "A World without Standards." Entries are due by 5:00 pm ET on April 29, 2016 and must be written and submitted by enrolled college or university student(s). Read More

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ASHRAE Publication addresses cold climate challenges.

October 16, 2015

ASHRAE's "Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide" provides information on issues commonly faced by designers in arctic and subarctic climates. In addition to cold-climate considerations in HVAC calculations and system design, book’s chapters cover sustainability, controls, building design, and commissioning. Book also includes appendix with 7 case studies of buildings located in cold and extreme cold climates. These buildings are leaders in their field with regard to efficiency and design. Read More

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NAM and KCCI announce manufacturing partnership.

October 16, 2015

National Association of Manufacturers and the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced their new partnership to promote and strengthen opportunities for manufacturing innovation and trade growth between the United States and South Korea. NAM, KCCI, and members therein participated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at a U.S.-Korea Business Innovation Partnership event in Washington, D.C. Read More