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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments wane during 2012.

April 11, 2013

NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5 and T8 linear fluorescent lamps increased 2.1% and 15.1% in fourth quarter of 2012 to reach 156.8 and 103.1, respectively. However, index for T5 lamps posted annual reading of 159, a decline of 10.7% from 2011, while T8 lamps declined 14% during the year to reach index value of 99 for 2012. Shipments of T12 lamps showed largest annual slide, dipping by 18.6% to 50, half the level of 2006. Index for T12 lamps reached record low of 36.6, a decline of 1.1% during Q4. Read More

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MillerCoors joins as new corporate member of OMAC.

April 11, 2013

One of nation's top brewers, MillerCoors, has recently joined the Organization for Machine Automation and Control. OMAC’s two working groups, Packaging and Machine Tool, lead the way in producing industry consensus guidelines that help manufacturers reduce delivery times, be more efficient with available resources, and increase profitability. Read More

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International HERMES AWARD earned by Bosch Rexroth in 2013.

April 10, 2013

HERMES AWARD was presented to Bosch Rexroth at HANNOVER MESSE on April 7, 2013 for Open Core Engineering project, which unites previously separate worlds of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and information technology (IT). According to Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of Managing Board at Deutsche Messe AG, "The award-winning solution makes a major contribution to 'Integrated Industry' and will accelerate the trend towards networked industrial production." Read More

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Office of USTR Seeks Comment on proposed TTIP agreement.

April 10, 2013

Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued Request for Information (RFI), Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement, soliciting public comments regarding planned negotiations connected with creation of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement with European Union. All persons with input regarding agreement, including how it relates to U.S. interests and priorities, are encouraged to voice their views. Read More

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ANSI Joint Member Forum addresses smart cities initiatives.

April 10, 2013

On April 4, ANSI convened Joint Member Forum with subject matter experts from standards developing organizations, industry, government, and academia to discuss role that standards and conformance solutions play in contributing to national and international smart cities initiatives. In addition to review of current smart cities initiatives, meeting included overview of HUD’s programs across the country as well as domestic and international standards development initiatives underway on smart cities. Read More

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FAA extends tower closure date.

April 9, 2013

Last month, FAA announced it would eliminate funding for 149 federal contract air traffic control towers as part of agency’s required $637 million budget cuts under sequestration. FAA said today that it will delay tower closures until June 15, allowing agency to attempt to resolve multiple legal challenges to closure decisions. As part of tower closure implementation process, agency continues to consult with airports and operators and review appropriate risk mitigations. Read More

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Partnering, Presenting Companies announced for BIO convention.

April 9, 2013

BIO announced companies confirmed to present at 2013 BIO International Convention (April 22–25, Chicago, IL). Company presentations help organizations increase invisibility, attract partners, and pitch business objectives to global audience. Additionally, BIO Business Forum™ will host partnering meetings, workshops, and sessions geared to life science executives. This year's Business Forum features new Rare Disease Partnering Summit, with presentations from pediatric research institutions. Read More

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Participants Sought for pumping machinery dynamics review.

April 9, 2013

Under ANSI approval, Hydraulic Institute seeks qualified individuals to review Dynamics of Pumping Machinery. This new guideline describes and recommends means to appropriately evaluate pumping machinery construction attributes and relevant site characteristics to determine effects of dynamic performance on equipment life and reliability. Also, guideline describes and recommends levels of evaluation and validation commensurate with degree of equipment uncertainty and application risk. Read More