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Hunter Technology Corp hosts visit by Congressman Mike Honda.

January 22, 2015

As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-17) met with executives and employees of Hunter Technology Corp in Milpitas, CA. Issues discussed included Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act, of which Rep Honda was co-sponsor. Honda also toured the facility and met with staff to discuss current manufacturing industry state as well as how recent legislative moves will enhance it. Read More

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ASTM International announces leadership succession plan.

January 22, 2015

ASTM International's future leadership was decided at October meetings of ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. Katharine E. Morgan, current ASTM vice president of technical committee operations, will succeed ASTM president James A. Thomas. To ensure smooth transition for ASTM members and customers, Morgan will assume ASTM executive vice president position on March 1, 2015 and work closely with Jim Thomas until his retirement on February 1, 2017. Read More

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EPA Finance Center helps improve water infrastructure, resiliency.

January 22, 2015

Launched by U.S. EPA as part of White House Build America Investment Initiative, Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center will help communities across USA improve their wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater systems via financing methods and building resilience to climate change. EPA's center will serve as a resource for those seeking to address water infrastructure needs with limited budgets and help explore public-private partnerships and innovative financing solutions. Read More

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OSHA and LIA renew alliance to protect workers.

January 21, 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed an alliance with Laser Institute of America to help protect workers from exposure to beam and non-beam laser hazards in industrial, construction, medical, and research workplaces. During 5-year alliance, participants will provide annual training on the Best Practices Seminar on Laser Safety, develop a Webinar training program based on the seminar, and distribute laser safety guidance products at safety conferences and exhibits. Read More

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China Delegation visits ASTM headquarters.

January 21, 2015

A group from the China Association of Machinery Industry for Environmental Protection visited ASTM headquarters for a training session on Dec. 15. Delegation, which included representatives from manufacturers of environmental monitoring and sampling equipment located throughout China, learned about ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality and its Subcommittee D22.03 on Ambient Atmospheres and Source Emissions. Read More

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Tooling U-SME outlines case for investment in human capital.

January 21, 2015

Committed to raising awareness of the importance of human capital to ensure sustainability of manufacturers in the long-term, Tooling U-SME is introducing a new white paper, People Power: Human Capital Drives Manufacturing Competitiveness. Paper highlights research demonstrating importance of human capital for meeting business objectives; industry best practices in training and development; and case studies from world-class companies. Read More

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Kosovo Delegate begins training at ASTM.

January 21, 2015

As delegate from Kosovo Standardization Agency (AKS), Astrit Hasani visited ASTM headquarters from December 2–4, 2014 for orientation and training. Hasani is head of quality infrastructure division of Ministry of Trade and Industry in republic of Kosovo, and ASTM signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AKS in 2013. Read More

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SME Education Foundation calls for scholarship applicants.

January 21, 2015

SME Education Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for 2015-16 academic year. Wide variety of scholarships offered provides financial support to students pursuing careers in manufacturing, manufacturing technology, or closely related fields of study. SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students related to SME members. Endowed scholarship can award up to $70,000 to winning student. Read More