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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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New ASTM Subcommittee focuses on organic waste discharge.

March 20, 2013

Subcommittee D34.02 has been formed to develop proposed standards to analyze organic compounds discharged into sanitary sewers. Proposed standards developed by this subcommittee will deal with organic compounds that cause damage to treatment plants and whether such compounds will harm aquatic species or animals that feed on aquatic species. End results will help producers plan and develop products for those concerned with certain organic compounds in recycled waste products. 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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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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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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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