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AEM Commends President's Focus and chides lack of policies.

February 22, 2013

In his statement regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, AEM President Dennis Slater agreed with the need to create jobs and grow USA's economy but pointed out "a glaring absence of focus on policies that could immediately create jobs and provide certainty to our economy." Slater noted failure to mention Keystone XL pipeline approval plans and also brought up long-term farm bill as well as shortcomings of short-term stimulus funding. Read More

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Dr. Robert Furey receives honorary membership award from ASTM.

February 22, 2013

ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants presented Robert Furey with George V. Dyroff Award of Honorary Committee Membership in recognition of outstanding achievement in and contributions to field of petroleum products and lubricants. Member of ASTM and Committee D02 since 1979, Furey began his professional career at General Motors in Warren, MI in 1969. Outside ASTM International, Furey is member of American Chemical Society and SAE International. Read More

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NIST, DOJ Form Commission to develop forensic lab guidelines.

February 22, 2013

NIST and U.S. DOJ announced forming of National Commission on Forensic Science, which will develop policy recommendations for Attorney General. Considering guidance on practices for federal, state, and local forensic science laboratories developed by NIST-administered groups of forensic science practitioners and academic researchers, commission will be responsible for developing guidance concerning intersections between forensic science and courtroom and developing policy recommendations. Read More

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NIST's Boulder Lab achieves LEED Gold certification.

February 22, 2013

Despite any need to meet special requirements for its research mission, Precision Measurement Laboratory (PML) at NIST campus in Boulder, CO received LEED Gold certification. Features that led to this rating include estimated overall building design that is 37% more efficient than that of standard building of same size, reduced water use via low-flow fixtures and natural irrigation, efficient lighting fixtures, variable-speed chillers, and project's use of recycled content (over 30%). Read More

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USA, EU Organizations will collaborate on standards alignment.

February 22, 2013

At their meeting in Dublin, European Standards Organizations CEN, CENELEC, and ETSI, along with ANSI, agreed to maintain and intensify collaboration with concern to aligning their standards. This effort is seen as necessary in order to facilitate trade in both goods and services between Europe and USA and will become increasingly important as EU and USA are about to begin negotiations on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Read More

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IPC honors volunteers for their contributions.

February 22, 2013

During IPC APEX EXPO® at the San Diego Convention Center, IPC presented Committee Leadership, Distinguished Committee Service, and Special Recognition Awards to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and the industry by lending their time and expertise through IPC committee service. More than 140 awards were presented. Read More

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HOUSTEX 2013 will highlight new technologies in manufacturing.

February 22, 2013

Along with 200+ exhibitors of latest production machinery and specialized technologies, HOUSTEX 2013 will feature 72,000+ ft² of interactive technology, keynote presentations, and free technical education on show floor. Laser Learning Lounge and creative student designs will also be present. Presented by SME, event will take place February 26–28 in Houston, TX and let manufacturers compare latest technologies, discuss industry trends, and find solutions for immediate use in their business. Read More

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Webinar to Cover acceptance testing for rotodynamic pumps.

February 22, 2013

Pump Systems Matter and Hydraulic Institute have announced first Pump Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps webinar of 2013 will be held on March 11 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT and be led by Richard Rindy, Test Lab Manager, Weir Minerals North America.  Webinar will cover scope of Rotodynamic Pumps for Hydraulic Performance Acceptance Tests (ANSI/HI 14.6) Standard and include various aspects of that standard. Advance registration is required and all registered participants will receive 1 PDH Credit. Read More