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IPC APEX EXPO to include more than 80 standards meetings.

February 15, 2013

During IPC APEX EXPO®, February 16-22, hundreds of experts from around the world will discuss electronics manufacturing standards in more than 80 standards meetings. Facilitated by representatives from OEMs, PCB manufacturers, EMS providers, design firms, and other organizations, IPC committees establish benchmarks for excellence in printed board design, as well as assembly and joining processes and product reliability and testing. Read More

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Gold Mining Companies must correct reporting violations.

February 15, 2013

U.S. EPA settled with 3 gold mining companies, all subsidiaries of Barrick Gold Corporation, for failing to correctly report toxic chemical releases and waste management activities as required by Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Barrick Cortez, Inc.; Barrick Gold US, Inc.; and Homestake Mining Company will pay $278,000 total in penalties and spend additional $340,000 to conduct environmentally beneficial project as well as audit/correct TRI reports for 2005–2011. Read More

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Automate 2013 reaches record number of attendees.

February 15, 2013

Automate 2013 was attended by record 10,975 people across U.S. and 55 countries. Total exhibitors were up 17%, while show attendees and conference participants were up 62% and 10%, respectively. More than 75 industry experts gave presentations, including keynote speakers Steve Forbes and Henrik Christensen. According to post-show survey, Automate is becoming primary trade show in the field for many people, as about 50% of Automate attendees do not attend any other automation-related trade show. Read More

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NAM launches growth agenda for manufacturing resurgence.

February 15, 2013

NAM released A Growth Agenda: Four Goals for a Manufacturing Resurgence in America, which sets a roadmap for economic growth and enhanced competitiveness. Agenda will ensure that: the U.S. will be the best place in the world to manufacture and attract direct foreign investment; manufacturers in the U.S. will be world’s leading innovators; U.S. will expand access to global markets; and manufacturers in the U.S. will have access to the workforce that the 21st-century economy demands. Read More

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TITANIUM EUROPE 2013 to cover fabrication advances.

February 15, 2013

Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels of titanium experts will discuss these industry-critical subjects at TITANIUM EUROPE 2013, hosted by International Titanium Association. Conference will take place March 5-7, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. Read More

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Free Courses foster international standardization participation.

February 14, 2013

ANSI is offering 2 webinar education courses, free of charge for eligible constituents, to bolster effectiveness of U.S. participation in international standardization activities. Course 205, ISO Secretariat Operations: Taking the Secret out of the Secretariat will assist stakeholders in becoming fluent in all aspects of successful ISO committee management. Course 208 is titled The Operating Procedures of U.S. TAGs to ISO: Strengthening the U.S. Voice in International Standardization. Read More

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DDC FPO Billing Services are available to ATA members.

February 14, 2013

American Trucking Associations has added DDC FPO's freight billing services as featured product through ATA Business Solutions. "Through this partnership," according to DDC FPO President Art Zipkin, "we can help [ATA members secure an efficient and profitable future." Freight process outsourcing (FPO) – digitization, capture, and processing of bills of lading, invoices, and other documents – allows fleets to hand off back office responsibilities and focus on their core business. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses piping systems using recycled resins.

February 14, 2013

ASTM WK39632, Specification for 3–24 Inch Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings with Recycled Resins, will provide assurance regarding quality of HDPE corrugated pipe using recycled resins. Proposed standard includes requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, perforations, and pipe stiffness. Once approved, standard will be used by manufacturers to produce pipes made from recycled materials for end users such as excavation/drainage contractors and farmers. Read More