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AMT elects new board of directors and officers.

March 18, 2013

On March 8, AMT elected its 2013-2014 officers and directors at its Annual Meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii. R. Stephen Flynnis, President of Optical Gaging Products, Inc., was elected Chairman while Kevin Kilgallenhas, President and Owner of Mid Atlantic Machinery was named First Vice Chairman and Treasurer. In addition, Jerry Rexis, President of Hegman Machinery, LLC, was chosen for Second Vice Chairman and Brian J. Papkeis, President of Mazak Corporation, was picked for Secretary. Read More

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NREL's HPC Data Center is optimized for energy efficiency.

March 18, 2013

Working with industry leaders to track technology advances and develop holistic approach to data center sustainability, scientists and researchers at NREL developed high performance computing (HPC) data center dedicated solely to advancing energy systems integration, renewable energy research, and energy efficiency technologies. Petascale HPC uses warm-water liquid cooling and achieves annualized average power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.06 or better. Read More

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EPA Announces Cities with most Energy Star buildings in USA.

March 18, 2013

EPA released list of U.S. metropolitan areas with most Energy Star® certified buildings in 2012. "“Through their partnership with EPA, the owners and managers of Energy Star certified buildings are helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving on utility bills," said EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe. Top 4 were, in order, Los Angeles, CA; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; and New York. Other cities included Houston, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Boston, MA; and Philadelphia, PA. Read More

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SPE to Honor Achievements of industry leaders at Antec® 2013.

March 18, 2013

At SPE ANTEC® 2013, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honor 4 distinguished individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the plastics industry. Dr. Benny Freeman will receive SPE's International Award for lifetime achievement, while Tim G. Taylor, Dr. Robert Y. Lochhead, and Dr. Robert R. Gallucci will be respectively honored with Business Management Award, Education Award, and Research/Engineering Technology Award. ANTEC 2013 will take place April 22–24 in Cincinnati, OH. Read More

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NEMA Reactivates Standard for polyphase induction motors.

March 18, 2013

NEMA reactivated and published ANSI/NEMA C50.41 American National Standard Polyphase Induction Motors for Power Generating Stations. Standard applies requirements to polyphase induction motors intended for use in various power generating stations, including those with horizontal or vertical construction and frame size larger than NEMA 440 series as well as squirrel-cage, single speed or multispeed, and form wound types. Standard is offered in hard and electronic copies. Read More

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Standards help keep consumer data safe.

March 15, 2013

Developed to bolster creation of systems that process, manage, and transmit electronic health records, ISO 18308:2011 serves an important consumer protection function by setting down requirements for EHR systems. ANSI X9.8-1:2003 provides basic principles for determining minimum required security measures for international PIN management, as well as PIN protection techniques in online environment. IEC/TS 62045-1 Ed. 1.0 en:2006 covers privacy protection measures for consumer multimedia equipment. Read More

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IPC Study Shows Increase in compensation for executives.

March 15, 2013

Reporting on data from 41 North American electronics manufacturing companies, IPC Executive Compensation Study for the North American Electronics Industry 2011–2012 enables comparison of firm's compensation levels and HR policies and practices to other companies in industry. Data is presented on executive base salaries, bonuses, and other forms of compensation/benefits. Covering 12 key executive positions, study reports results by company type, industry segment, region, and company size. Read More

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RIA Announces Speakers, Session Topics for 2013 convention.

March 15, 2013

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) will hold its 68th Annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo from April 23–25, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to several keynote addresses and presentations from key industry leaders, there will be education sessions covering topics – from emerging restoration technologies and legal issues in today's work environment to creating successful sales teams; networking events; and RIA Dinner and Awards Banquet. Read More