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IPC Names Winners of hand soldering world championship.

March 7, 2013

IPC APEX EXPO® hosted first IPC World Championship hand soldering competition on February 21. Contestants were challenged with building functional electronics assembly within 1 hr time limit. Fu Chunyan of Beijing Railway Signal Co. Ltd. in China won first place, second place went to Viengkeo (Gail) Sourivongs of Connecticut-based Imperial Electronic Assembly, and third place went to Wang He of China's Changchun Institute of Optics. Read More

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March Conference focuses on new trends in cybersecurity.

March 7, 2013

On March 19-21, 2013, NIST will host the 26th annual conference of the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association, which promotes cybersecurity awareness, training, and education. Key talks will include "How to Use the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework" and "How to Plan for Your Cybersecurity Workforce." Other sessions will focus on developing careers of existing workers in cyber arena and programs for expanding available pool of cyber-savvy employees. Read More

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NIST offers forensic science education and training webcasts.

March 7, 2013

On April 12, NIST will offer 1-day, 8-hr workshop on interpreting forensic DNA mixtures in casework. Second workshop, scheduled for April 30-May 1, will explore emerging trends in the forensic analysis of 3 types of designer drugs: synthetic cannabinoids, substituted cathinones, and novel hallucinogens. The Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference will take place on June 4-5. All events are free and viewable via live webcasts. Read More

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ANSI welcomes new members.

March 7, 2013

During February 2013, ANSI welcomed 23 new members. These organizations joined federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and well over 3.5 million professionals. Diverse constituency works together to strengthen competitiveness of businesses operating in global marketplace and to improve quality of life for all citizens by developing, implementing, and promulgating voluntary consensus standards and related conformance assessment systems. Read More

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AAMA announces certification extension.

March 7, 2013

During 76th Annual Conference, AAMA announced approval of AAMA 106-13, Interim Procedural Guide, which will provide documented, optional process to extend current, unexpired AAMA product certification to any edition of AAMA/WDMA(/CSA) 101/I.S.2(/A440), North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights for period of 2 years for products that have had no changes. Also during Annual Conference, AAMA celebrated 50 Years of Gold Label Certification. Read More

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AAMA recognizes member leadership during Annual Conference.

March 7, 2013

During 76th Annual Conference Awards Banquet, AAMA recognized contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions as they serve to further the industry as a whole. Recipients included: Pella Corporation; Rod Hershberger of PGT Industries; Scott Condreay of Sapa Extrusions; José Colón of Architectural Testing, Inc.; and Tracy Rogers of Quanex Building Products. Read More

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ACC's Monthly CAB suggests consumer confidence strengthening.

March 7, 2013

According to American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), U.S. economy continued to show slow expansion by increasing 0.6% over January on 3-month moving average (3MMA) basis. Year over year 3MMA showed 2.9% gain over February 2012, and February was CAB's seventh consecutive monthly gain. ACC's chief economist Dr. Kevin Swift noted, increase in chemical industry activity as "good sign for the overall health of the economy." Read More

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ANSI Signs MoU with Ontario for GHG accreditation program.

March 6, 2013

ANSI signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canadian province of Ontario in connection with Ontario Ministry of Environment’s greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting and GHG Verification Program. Through this MoU, Ontario and ANSI agree to cooperate in ANSI accreditation program for GHG validation and/or verification bodies (V/VBs). Program evaluates conformance of V/VBs against ISO International Standard ISO 14065. Read More