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USNC Seeks Nominations for IEC Young Professionals Workshop.

March 20, 2013

Electrotechnology and standardization professionals are encouraged to submit U.S. participant nominations by April 30 for Young Professionals 2013 Workshop, which brings together international candidates from IEC National Committees at beginning of their electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment careers. Program aims to cultivate national involvement in international arena, strengthen technology transfer future, and encourage participation in standardization/conformance. Read More

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BSA 2013 Convention to feature "Never Fly Solo" presentation.

March 20, 2013

Air Force Academy graduate, decorated F-16 fighter pilot, and top sales producer Robert "Waldo" Waldman will deliver "Top Gun Leadership: Never Fly Solo" at BSA 2013 Annual Convention, "We’re All in This to Win," which takes place May 4–7 in Hilton Head, SC. Waldman founded his own peak performance firm, Wingman Consulting, and teaches organizations and individuals how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces 2012 Standards VIPs.

March 20, 2013

During 2013 Annual Meeting, Hydraulic Institute announced 2012 Standards VIP recipients. VIP program recognizes individual HI members who go above and beyond in their contribution to development of ANSI/HI Pump Standards, guidelines, and education/training programs. New Standards VIPs as well as those who achieved the next milestone level of VIP service were honored. Honorary pins are distributed for first year of VIP service and every fifth anniversary thereafter. Read More

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Manufacturers urge protection of Medicare Part D.

March 20, 2013

NAM led national coalition of manufacturers, patients, healthcare providers, and seniors in letter to congressional leaders urging that Congress preserve Medicare Part D in its current successful form. Proposals have been offered to allow Department of Health and Human Services to intervene in price negotiations. According to NAM VP of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger, it makes no sense to allow government interference in one of the only federal programs that comes in under budget every year. Read More

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ISPE Drug Shortage Survey due by March 20.

March 19, 2013

ISPE announced that the deadline is approaching for pharmaceutical professionals and companies to participate in Society’s global survey on drug shortages. ISPE launched Drug Shortage Initiative in support of the pharmaceutical industry and global health authorities’ efforts to understand and address the complex and critical issue of drug shortages. Survey is designed to collect data on technical, scientific, manufacturing, quality, and compliance issues that may have resulted in drug shortages. Read More

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RIA's Free Webinar covers new market trends in robotics.

March 19, 2013

Scheduled for March 21 from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT, New Market Trends: Aerospace, Semiconductors and Mobile Robots webinar will describe new opportunities for robots, vision, and automation in the aerospace industry as it gathers commercial momentum. Trends and acceleration in the manufacture of semiconductor-based products will be discussed including the benefit derived from past standards, and how they help to manufacture new innovations at a rapid pace. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard to measure properties of SRFRs.

March 19, 2013

Proposed standard, ASTM WK39691, is being developed to measure basic physical properties of sediment retention fiber rolls, known as SRFRs, which are used to inhibit migration of sediment that has been displaced and carried by flowing water. Once it has been approved, proposed standard will be used by manufacturers to perform and document quality control in manufacturing process, as well as by end users who will rely on test results to assess specification conformance. Read More

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NAM Board Member named to U.S. Manufacturing Council.

March 19, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after NAM Board member and Kennametal Inc. chairman, president, and CEO Carlos Cardoso was appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Manufacturing Council. Timmons called Carlos Cardoso "a leader in the drive for pro-growth manufacturing policies" and said he "will be an excellent addition to the U.S. Manufacturing Council," citing his experience as executive as well as his qualities as innovator and a problem solver. Read More