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IPC International Technology Roadmap takes new directions.

March 28, 2013

The 2013 IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections marks a shift that is occurring throughout the electronics industry: more cooperation and information sharing. One significant change is a greatly expanded section on printed electronics focusing on more realistic opportunities and challenges of the technology. Another change can be found in the environmental section, transformed and renamed the "stewardship" section.  Read More

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Spot the Retreads Contest promotes benefits of retreaded tires.

March 28, 2013

Aided by several of their member companies, TRIB displayed selection of new and retreaded tires for Spot the Retreads contest at Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. Over course of 3 days, booth saw 250+ attendees take part in said challenge; less than 10% correctly identified all retreaded tires. After show, 7 winners received set of 8 retreaded tires on their casings. Booth, contest, and media coverage helped reach end users and spread word about benefits of retreaded tires. Read More

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HANNOVER MESSE to see unprecedented level of participation.

March 28, 2013

On April 8, HANNOVER MESSE 2013 will open with lead theme of "Integrated Industry," signaling strong focus on future of manufacturing. IT-supported production – the next stage in evolution of manufacturing – will take center stage. As Russia is the official Partner Country of this year’s fair, more than 160 Russian companies will showcase technologies and services. HANNOVER MESSE is where manufacturers will find the right technologies and partners to reduce risk exposure and build competitiveness. Read More

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BSA Program will look at success factors in 2013 recovery.

March 28, 2013

On May 5 at BSA's 2013 Annual Convention, Dr. Bruce Yandle will deliver keynote to business program. Yandle's presentation, "America's Uneven Prosperity: What's Hot and What's Not," will examine global economy and then focus on situation for U.S. economy. Considerations for what's hot, what's not, and what's critically important to success of bearing distributors will consider industries, regions, and states. Also, Yandle will deliver forecasts for U.S. sectors, regions, and industries. Read More

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Economist notes cautious optimism for recovery.

March 28, 2013

During AAMA's 76th Annual Conference, economist Dr. Esmael Adibi discussed continued growth of U.S. housing market, namely the expected 3.5% increase of home prices in 2013. However, he notes overall economic growth will remain weak. NAHB reported nearly 16% increase in new-home sales for January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 437,000 units. In addition, Adibi is forecasting significant increase in housing starts, from 765,000 units in 2012 to 968,000 units in 2013. Read More

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World Standards Day focuses on standards in everyday life.

March 27, 2013

This year’s U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day – Standards for a World at Work and Play – will focus on how standards bring confidence to businesses, governments, and consumers, impacting reliability from farm to table, manufacturer to retailer, and workplace to home. Developed by collaborative bodies that act as forums for the public and private sectors to come together for a common good, standards evolve to meet the changing needs of a world at work and play. Read More

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GS-51 Standard proves good for professional laundry industry.

March 27, 2013

Designed to address environmental impacts of laundry care products used in institutional and industrial settings, GS-51 Standard helps laundry industry reduce their environmental footprint and adopt more sustainable practices. Standard covers more than 20 product categories including detergents, prewash products, spot removers, laundry additives, and fabric care products. GS-51 helps protect workers' health, meet performance requirements, and reduce fuel, transportation, and storage needs. Read More

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American Infrastructure gets disappointing report card.

March 27, 2013

In its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, American Society of Civil Engineers gave infrastructure conditions a D+. According to AEM President Dennis Slater, the grade reflects a critical need for long-term infrastructure investment. State of America’s infrastructure has become both an economic and safety issue, with 1 in 9 bridges rated as structurally deficient, and highway congestion costing the economy an estimated $101 billion in wasted time and fuel annually. Read More