National Safety Council has invited organizations from around the globe to apply for the 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award, which is given to an organization that integrates environmental, health, and safety management into core of its business operations and understands that this is critical to its triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit. Companies that demonstrate EHS and business excellence are eligible to share their approach by applying for this international honor. Read More
Beginning in February 2013, ICIS will produce NACD's Chemical Distributor magazine. It will be distributed to NACD membership on quarterly basis, and ICIS will enhance editorial and production elements while maintaining magazine's focus on issues pertinent to chemical distribution industry. Content will include insight and updates on key customer segments, market pressures, government programs and legislation/regulation, as well as general business matters. Read More
BSA is supporting U.S. military families through local charity in South Carolina called Operation Military Kids, which is part of the National Operation Military Kids initiative designated to provide support to children and youth of families that are impacted by global contingency operations. To make bearing industry contribution more significant, convention committee and Board of Directors are suggesting that each member company and participating manufacturer match BSA's contribution of $3,000. Read More
FAA solicited proposals to develop 6 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around USA. UAS introduction into national airspace will require ensuring privacy is appropriately protected. Accordingly, FAA is requesting public input into FAA efforts to ensure privacy questions surrounding pilot program are properly addressed. FAA's proposed privacy approach emphasizes transparency, public engagement, and compliance with existing law. Read More
National Biodiesel Board applauded launch of General Motors 2014 Chevrolet Cruze light-duty diesel passenger car, approved for use with 20% biodiesel blends (B20), at 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers Convention. In comment, National Biodiesel Board technical director Steve Howell said, combined efficiency of diesel engines with low-carbon nature of Advanced Biofuel positions new technology diesel engines to become clean and green technology of future. Read More
IPC announced winners of Best U.S. and International Papers of IPC APEX EXPO® 2013. Top honors in U.S. category went to "Double Reflow-Induced Brittle Interfacial Failures in Lead-Free Ball Grid Array (BGA) Solder Joints" by Julie Silk of Agilent Technologies. "Manufacturability and Reliability Screening of Lower Melting Point Lead-Free Alloys Containing Bismuth" by Polina Snugovsky, Ph.D., of Celestica Inc. was selected as best paper in International category. Read More
According to AMT, December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $499.43 million, which was up 17.8% from November but down 9.4% when compared to total of $550.99 million reported for December 2011. With year-end total of $5,705.58 million, 2012 was up 2.6% compared with 2011. These numbers and all data in this report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies participating in USMTO program.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revised its standard defining speed identification symbol for agricultural equipment. Specifically, ANSI/ASAE S584.3 JAN2013, Agricultural Equipment: Speed Identification Symbol (SIS), corrects transposed symbol in previous version. Read More