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PMMI to Introduce Center for Trends and Technology at PACK EXPO.

March 20, 2013

Center for Trends and Technology (CTT): Improving Production through Innovation, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program, will be featured on PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 show floor. CTT will offer learning sessions and dynamic displays that showcase such trends as network security, line integration, secure remote monitoring, cloud computing, and manufacturing convergence. Visitors will then be shown where to see said solutions in action on show floor. Read More

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Online Career Center launches on PMMI's website.

March 20, 2013

As announced by PMMI, PackProJOBS provides online career center for job seekers and employers in packaging and processing. Solution is powered by JobTarget and intended to bring together different supply chain segments. According to PMMI's Maria Ferrante, "It will reach well beyond our membership to serve our members' customers as well." Job seekers can use PackProJOBS at no charge, and employment marketplace distinguishes itself in several ways. Read More

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ANSI releases draft agenda for Joint Member Forum.

March 20, 2013

ANSI's 2013 Joint Member Forum will focus on issues related to smart cities under theme of "Making Smart Cities Smarter with Standards and Conformance." Event will include discussion of various smart cities initiatives in the U.S. and abroad, as well as topics related to smart cities standards. Four days of spring member meetings will also include Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee meeting, Company Member Forum meeting, and Organizational Member Forum meeting. Read More

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BIO selects Senator Menendez as Legislator of the Year.

March 20, 2013

According to Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ, New Jersey is among the most bio-intensive regions in the U.S. and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has been an invaluable resource for the bioscience community within the state and the industry at large. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said Senator Menendez has been a proponent of issues critical to nation’s biotech industry, as exemplified through his sponsorship of High Technology Small Business Research Incentives Act. Read More

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Updated Standard covers retrofit window installation.

March 20, 2013

AAMA 2410-13, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame covers installation of retrofit windows in detached 1- and 2-family dwellings and townhouses not more than 3 stories above-grade in height. Standard includes updated definition of residential dwellings as defined in AAMA 2400-10 and current building codes. Details were also added for proper shimming and sealing of replacement window to existing window frame. Read More

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EPA announces membership of Great Lakes Advisory Board.

March 20, 2013

U.S. EPA announced, on behalf of 16 federal agencies, the membership of the first advisory board to support implementation of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Board will provide advice and recommendations to EPA Administrator, who serves as chair of federal Interagency Task Force. EPA considered candidates from broad range of interests including business, agriculture, foundations, environmental justice groups, youth organizations, academia, and state, local and tribal representatives. Read More

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Exhibitor Education Meeting increases ROI.

March 20, 2013

On May 15-16, AEM will host exhibitor education meeting to help companies prepare for successful show presence. Agenda includes session on specific needs of smaller exhibitors, "lessons learned" panel of experienced exhibitors, and What’s New presentation on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, IFPE, and Las Vegas. Session topics also include new marketing tools and pre-show promotion ideas, marketing with technology, understanding buying decisions of attendees, quality lead generation, and strategies to cut costs. Read More

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NCAA Ruling on Pole Vault Collars cites ASTM Standard.

March 20, 2013

ASTM International standard F2949, Specification for Pole Vault Box Collars, has been cited in ruling promulgated by National Collegiate Athletic Association to make pole vaulting safer. Approved by NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel, rule is student athlete safety proposal which calls for padding around pole vault boxes that meets requirements of ASTM F2949. Padding is to be installed by December 1 wherever NCAA competition takes place. Read More