By upgrading to more energy-efficient motors, facility managers can improve equipment reliability, increase productivity, and reduce downtime. Working with government and industry-based motor experts, CDA has created comprehensive 3-part Motor Management Program. Part 1 involves creating a motor inventory and developing repair and replacement guidelines. CDA, in conjunction with WSU Energy Extension Office, also offers hands-on training and assistance to develop motor management plans. Read More
U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson sentenced Mark Jeffrey Glover to 30 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, and his company, Discount Computers, Inc., a $2 million fine with $10,839 in restitution to Michigan landlord, for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services. DCI was also sentenced for storing and disposing of hazardous waste without a permit. Glover pleaded guilty to charges on his behalf and that of his company in October 2012.
U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Unified Government of Wyandotte Co. and Kansas City, KS, has agreed to settlement to address unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater. Settlement requires Unified Government to implement improved operation and maintenance programs for its sewer system, perform initial work to address sewer overflows, and implement improved Storm Water Management Plan. Read More
According to figures released by the Valve Manufacturers Association as part of its annual market forecast, shipments for U.S. industrial valve industry will grow 3%, increasing to nearly $4.3 billion. Increase marks fourth consecutive year of growth following recession, and exceeds industry’s previous 10-year peak in 2008. The membership is optimistic too, according to recent VMA monthly economic survey, which showed that 85% of membership expects 2013 to be better or equal to 2012. Read More
In response to members’ needs for support in global supply chain verification, IPC announces appointment of industry veteran Randy Cherry as director of its new validation business unit. Working closely with IPC’s technical team, Cherry will take a leadership role in developing and implementing new validation services around IPC standards. Unit will provide audit, inspection, testing, and advisory services to suppliers throughout entire electronics industry. Read More
AEM announces 2013 AEM Hall of Fame program, honoring those who have invented, built, and led off-road equipment industry. Hall of Fame highlights industry's rich legacy of progress and its critical role in economic prosperity and quality of life. Nomination form includes 5 short essay questions covering criteria candidates will be evaluated on: innovation, industry contributions, leadership, corporate citizenship/social responsibility, and sustainability. Online nominations will open in April. Read More
AFS will convene Corporate Sponsors Open Meeting and Reception at 2013 AFS Spring Conference on May 7 at 5:00 pm in VII White Pelican Bay room at Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul hotel. Representatives are welcome from AFS Corporate Sponsors and any non-Sponsor guest seeking to learn more about AFS. Two new programs to drive end-users to Corporate Sponsors and added emphasis on air filtration during 2013 will be highlighted along with added emphasis on air filtration and coalescing. Read More
Supporting 2013 Adhesion Society Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award, ASC presented plaque and $1,000 grant to Edwin Chan, Ph.D., a scientist within National Institute of Standards and Technology Polymer Division in Gaithersburg, MD. Award recognizes emerging research talent that focuses on properties of adhesion. Chan received award for investigation of polymer gels and of the adhesive response of structured soft material surfaces. Read More