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TRIB to Give Away Retreaded Tires at Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 14, 2013

Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is renewing its "Spot The Retreads" competition at Mid-America Trucking Show, which takes place March 21–23 in Louisville, KY. Participants who correctly identify range of new and retreaded tires will be entered into daily drawings for sets of 8 commercial truck tires, which will be retreaded on participants' own casings. With seven sets of retreaded tires to be won, total value of said tires to be given away during show exceeds $10,000. Read More

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Draft Agenda Has Been Released for March NESCC meeting.

March 13, 2013

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC) released draft agenda for March 28, 2013 meeting in Washington, DC. This includes status reports from NESCC Task Groups on welding, construction speed, electric cable, and concrete repair; review of 2012 action items; and discussion of new action items. Participants will also consider possible updates to NESCC charter and hear reports on HDPE piping systems use as well as on ASTM's roadmap for bolstering commercial nuclear power. Read More

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LIA Organizes Conference at LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2013.

March 13, 2013

Laser Institute of America (LIA) will be at booth No. W3-3706 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre from March 19–21 for LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA. To promote continuous innovation in laser processing and development of laser application market, LIA will be co-organizing eighth International Conference on Laser Processes and Components (LPC). LPC conference will focus on topic of Advanced Lasers and Automated Laser Processing Technology. Read More

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ANSI opens nominations for Leadership and Service Awards.

March 13, 2013

ANSI has announced Call for Nominations for 2013 Leadership and Service Awards. Presented in conjunction with World Standards Week, awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs and have consistently demonstrated commitment to their industry, their nation, and the enhancement of the global standards system. Read More

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Power Management Software aids system design.

March 13, 2013

Providing optimized capabilities for power system design, engineering, and operations, ETAP Power Simulator and ETAP Real-Time™ Power Management System v12.0 offer variety of features and functions, including Interharmonics, Arc Flash Sequence-of-Operations, DC/AC Arc Flash Viewer, and Auto-Connect One-Line Diagram. Program also provides Cable Armor and Cable Sheath Thermal Calculation. Available in multiple languages, software is equipped with import/conversion tools and real-time web browser. Read More

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Proposed Standard addresses inactivation of enveloped viruses.

March 13, 2013

ASTM International Committee E55 on Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products is developing proposed standard that will document set of process steps that can reproducibly inactivate or remove any potential retrovirus in new biological products, particularly antibodies and antibody-like compounds. Once approved, ASTM WK39883, Practice for Process of Inactivation of Enveloped Viruses Using Detergent, will benefit producers of biological drug substances and their patients. Read More

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AIA Welcomes Steps Taken toward export control reform.

March 12, 2013

AIA welcomed announcement of formal notification to Congress of first tranche of impending revisions to U.S. Munitions List, calling action "a critical step toward implementation of comprehensive export control reform." AIA went on to commend Obama Administration's "commitment to common sense reform of our export control system" and urged Congress to review and approve necessary changes. AIA is committed to working to see reforms continue and expand to benefit economy and national security. Read More

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Survey shows manufacturers' concerns over health care costs.

March 12, 2013

According to quarterly survey by NAM and IndustryWeek, rising health care and insurance costs is manufacturers’ top concern followed closely by political uncertainty and unfavorable business climate. Manufacturers overwhelmingly support comprehensive immigration reform at 68.4%, which explains manufacturing’s advocacy efforts in the current debate in Washington. More than 75% of survey respondents said that foreign-born workers are an integral part of the production process. Read More