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Karen McConnell and Linda Woody receive IPC Presidents Award.

March 6, 2013

Karen McConnell, Northrop Grumman, and Linda Woody, Lockheed Martin, earned IPC Presidents Awards for their contributions to IPC and electronics industry. Karen McConnell is currently a member of IPC Designers Council and serves on IPC’s 2-30 Terms and Definitions Committee as well as 5-21f Ball Grid Array Task Group. Linda Woody has served on 21 IPC committees, chaired 2-18d Printed Board Declaration Task Group, and currently serves as Chair of 2-18e Assembly Technology Declaration Task Group. Read More

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ANSI Releases Events Schedule for World Standards Week 2013.

March 6, 2013

ANSI announced its full schedule of events for World Standards Week (WSW) 2013, which will be held September 30 through October 4. Multiple meetings and forums will be held on varying topics. Other events include networking luncheon, new member orientation, awards dinner, and U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) 2013. Registration ends September 27, 2013. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Concrete Standard will provide resistivity test.

March 6, 2013

ASTM WK37880, Test Method for Measuring the Surface Resistivity of Hardened Concrete Using the Wenner Four-Electrode Method will be used to quantify the resistivity of concreting materials that are widely used for construction around the world. Resistivity is a material property that quantifies degree to which an object prevents passage of electrical current. Intrinsic material property is independent of specimen size, so it is the useful quantity for characterizing concrete mixture. Read More

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Manufacturers call for robust trade agenda.

March 5, 2013

NAM International Economic Policy Committee Chairman, Executive Committee Member, and Ball Corporation Chairman David Hoover issued statement on the Obama Administration’s trade agenda. According to Hoover, strong and robust exports are critical to competitiveness of manufacturers in the U.S. Action is needed to ensure successful results as soon as possible in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and in new talks with the European Union. Read More

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BIO International Convention will host Orphan Disease Forum.

March 5, 2013

Taking place in Chicago, IL from April 22–25, 2013 BIO International Convention will feature Orphan Disease Forum. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood called this forum "an important program which fosters dialogue amongst industry and patients, ultimately benefiting an increasingly diverse population." Convention will also feature partnering event that fosters opportunities for companies to initiate business contacts in friendly environment and schedule meetings prior to convention. Read More

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BIO praises U.S. Senate for passing PAHPRA.

March 5, 2013

BIO lauds Senate for passing H.R. 307, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA) by unanimous vote. According to BIO's President and CEO Jim Greenwood, "the bipartisan legislation provides needed clarity for the regulatory process for medical countermeasures at the FDA and strongly encourages the agency to work with product sponsors to develop regulatory management plans, provide technical assistance, and help solve regulatory and scientific issues." Read More

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HI Names Arnold Sdano as 2012 Member of the Year.

March 5, 2013

Hydraulic Institute (HI) bestowed 2012 Member of the Year award upon Arnold Sdano at 2013 Annual Meeting. Selected by HI Board of Directors for distinguishing himself by level and intensity of his involvement with HI and for advancing HI's technical work, Sdano has been active participant in HI for 21+ years and instrumental in shaping direction of future standards work within HI. Sdano has also been leader and contributor on many standards and guideline writing committees. Read More

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Mazak Manufacturing Scholarship targets Cincinnati students.

March 5, 2013

As part of its commitment to building tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce, Mazak has provided $24,000 to SME Education Foundation for creation of Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship. It is available for students entering or currently attending Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH, and who are pursuing a degree in engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology. Students may apply by accessing SME Education Foundation’s online scholarship application. Read More