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Manufacturing Engineering® Magazine announces editor in chief.

November 4, 2011

SME announced that Sarah A. Webster has been named editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, which provides technical information to more than 90,000 qualified manufacturing professionals. Webster most recently served as business and automotive editor at the Detroit Free Press, where she has worked for the past 8 years. She is credited with leading the newspaper's award-winning coverage of the unprecedented financial and automotive crisis in 2008-09. Read More

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EPA Takes Step to Cancel select mouse/rat control products.

November 4, 2011

After determining that safer rodent control products are now widely available, U.S. EPA is taking steps to cancel 20 mouse and rat control products that do not adequately protect people, particularly young people, from exposure to toxic chemicals. Products planned for removal from consumer market include those that contain most toxic and persistent active ingredients, products sold as loose bait and pellets, as well as any remaining products without protective bait stations. Read More

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ASHRAE Conference to feature in-depth Technical Program.

November 4, 2011

Technical Program at ASHRAE 2012 Winter Conference, which takes place in Chicago, IL from January 21-25, will feature current practices related to industry topics such as energy modeling, high performance buildings, and integrated design. Specifically, technical program will feature nearly 300 speakers throughout 9 technical paper sessions; 31 conference paper sessions; one poster session; 54 application-oriented, non-paper seminars; and 8 open discussion forums. Read More

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EPA announces winner of Energy Star building competition.

November 4, 2011

U.S. EPA announced that the University of Central Florida is the winner of 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. In its second year, competition featured teams from 245 buildings across the country in head-to-head battle to save energy, reduce costs, and protect people's health and environment. UCF's winning building was a parking garage on university's main campus where energy use was decreased by 63.2%. Together, competitors cut energy costs by $5.2 million. Read More

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FMA's NBT Announces Results of officer elections.

November 4, 2011

Nuts, Bolts, and ThingamajigsĀ® (NBT), charitable foundation of FMA, elected new officers at its recent meeting. Wyoming Machine, Inc. co-president Traci Tapani will serve as chairwoman; Hawkeye Industries, Inc. president/CEO Bryan Hawkins will serve as vice chairman; and Moraine Park Technical College dean, manufacturing technology, Marcia Arndt will serve as secretary/treasurer. Each has been elected to one year term. Read More

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AMCA announces board and executive committee for 2011-2012.

November 3, 2011

During AMCA 56th Annual Meeting, new AMCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors was announced. Victor C. Colwell, VP of Sales and Marketing, Loren Cook Company was inaugurated as AMCA International President, while outgoing President, Michael Barry of Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. was inaugurated as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Geoff Sheard of Flaktwoods, Ltd. was chosen for Treasurer, Patrick A. Cockrum of Pottorff was elected Secretary, and Tim Kilgore of Greenheck Fan was elected Director-at-Large. Read More

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Victor C. Colwell Elected President of AMCA International Inc.

November 3, 2011

Vic Colwell, VP of Sales and Marketing at Loren Cook Company of Springfield, MO, has been elected as 2011-2013 President of AMCA International. During his tenure, Colwell will focus on increasing acceptance of AMCA's standards in Asian and European regions as well as improving AMCA's relevance within North America. Other areas of focus will be educating young engineering students through AMCA's University Awareness Program and promoting AMCA's Fan Efficiency Grading Program (FEG). Read More

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Patent Search platform to be optimized for efficiency, usability.

November 3, 2011

STN partners, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) in U.S. and FIZ Karlsruhe in Germany, announced completely new STN will be phased into market beginning in 2012. In addition to project-oriented workflow, elements are to include combined text and structure queries, simultaneous query and results interaction, and real-time results analysis. Patent search professionals can still take advantage of features such as STN command line, search precision, and high-quality content. Read More

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BIO Hires CFO and Executive VP, Food and Agriculture.

November 3, 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood announced today 2 new hires to serve as part of BIO's senior management team. Joanne M. Duncan will join BIO on November 21, 2011 as chief financial officer (CFO) and vice president for finance and administration. Also, Dr. Cathleen Enright will be joining BIO on November 7, 2011 as executive vice president, Food and Agriculture. Greenwood commented "that the contributions they will make...will be substantial as we work to heal, fuel and feed the world." Read More

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Dr. Theodore Steinberg receives ASTM Professor of the Year Award.

November 3, 2011

Dr. Theodore A. Steinberg, professor of built environment and engineering in the School of Engineering Systems at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has received the 2011 Professor of the Year Award from ASTM International. A member of ASTM International since 1994, Dr. Steinberg has consistently promoted the value of ASTM standards and products in lectures, tutorials, and laboratory work during his career in academia. Read More

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ASTM Biofilm Standard focuses on efficacy of disinfectants.

November 3, 2011

ASTM International Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents has approved its fourth standard on biofilms: ASTM E2799, Test Method for Testing Disinfectant Efficacy Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Using the MBEC Assay. One subcommittee member responsible for this standard says it "describes how to grow biofilm in a 96-well microtiter device (MBEC Assay(TM)), then test the efficacy of disinfectants against the established biofilm." Read More

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Presidential Candidates at NAM Forum call for pro-growth policies.

November 3, 2011

After NAM-hosted forum for Republican presidential candidates in Pella, Iowa, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement in which he thanked each candidate for their participation. Timmons called this forum successful and expressed eagerness in "continuing the conversation through the election cycle and beyond" because of the need for pro-growth policies. As emphasized by Timmons, "We need leadership in Washington that will allow manufacturers to lead our economic recovery." Read More

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NEMA publishes watthour meter safety standard.

November 3, 2011

ANSI C12.10-2011 covers physical aspects of detachable and bottom-connected watthour meters and associated registers, including ratings, internal wiring arrangements, pertinent dimensions, and markings. Standard includes references to latest version of ANSI C12.1 and ANSI C12.20 for performance requirements. Dimensions and other relevant specifications have been coordinated with ANSI C12.7-2005 American National Standard Requirements for Watthour Meters Sockets. Read More

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FMA elects new members and officers.

November 3, 2011

At group's annual meeting, FMA elected George Bogan of Main Steel Polishing, Rob Clark of Clark Metal Products, Vivek Gupta of Texas Profab Corp., and Dan McLeod of Brenco Industries Ltd. to board of directors. All will serve 3-year terms. In addition, associate directors Lyle Menke of Peddinghaus Corp. and Jerry Ward of Metcam Inc. were appointed to 1 year terms. Also, current board member Dave Barber of The Wilmington Grill Co. was elected chairman. Read More

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Golf Tournament Raises $45,000 for packaging training/education.

November 2, 2011

As announced by PMMI, 2011 Education and Training Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 at Paiute Golf Resort on September 25, raised $45,000 to support packaging and processing industry education through student scholarships and continuing education efforts that support PMMI member companies. PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska said this year's event brings money raised by biennial tournament to over $400,000. Read More

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Microchip demonstrates concept of MRAM for biomolecules.

November 2, 2011

Researchers from NIST and University of Colorado Boulder have developed a low-power microchip that uses combination of microfluidics and magnetic switches to trap and transport magnetic beads. Featuring 2 adjacent lines of 12 thin-film magnet switches called spin valves, chip offers the possibility for random access two-dimensional control and a memory that lasts even with the power off. It may have applications in biotechnology and medical diagnostics. Read More

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Agile ALM Connect Conference scheduled for March 26-29.

November 2, 2011

Agile ALM Connect conference will focus on connecting latest software development tools, Agile methods, and people across application lifecycle. It will explore interaction between development and DevOps; foundations and methodologies for continuous delivery and continuous integration; mobile development lifecycle; and integration between Test Management, Quality Management, Release Management, and Build Management. Call for papers is open and deadline for submissions is Nov 11. Read More

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Board of Directors endorses IPC's long-term strategy.

November 2, 2011

During final meeting in 2011, David Bergman, IPC Vice President of International Relations, reported on status of IPC's international activities. IPC has offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing, and Suzhou China and plans to increase its presence in additional cities in 2012. According to IPC Board Vice Chairman Steve Pudles, expansion into areas with significant electronics manufacturing is critical to IPC's effectiveness in the future. Read More

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One Day Course to focus on pump systems optimization.

November 2, 2011

Scheduled for December 6, 2011, Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings course will teach participants to identify energy savings opportunities, determine where to focus efforts in their organization, and improve pump systems efficiency and operating costs. Participants will also learn how to create an Energy Conservation Initiative Action Plan and will earn 7 PDH credits. Read More

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ANSI and SAS to hold globalization and standardization seminar.

November 2, 2011

To encourage more active industry participation in international standardization and address common issues related to globalization and standardization, ANSI has partnered with Shanghai Association of Standardization to organize international seminar on Nov 16. Presentations will focus on influence of WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement on global trade and China's efforts to implement agreement, and case studies on role of standardization in facilitating innovation and economic development. Read More