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MCA Announces Members of 2013 Board of Directors.

March 1, 2013

Motion Control Association (MCA) announced its 2013 Board of Directors on February 21 during MCA Business Conference in Orlando, FL. John Hegel was named Chairman of the Board, and Bill Steury will serve as Vice-Chairman of MCA. Hegel, Steury, and Allai are joined on board by director Ray Butler, Vice President and General Manager, Kollmorgen. Other 2013 MCA Board members include Kyle Ahlfinger, Matt French, Dan Jones, Kevin McNicholas, John Payne, Ken Sweet, and Victor Swint. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices see increase in January 2013.

March 1, 2013

National construction material prices increased 0.7% in January, with year-over-year prices rising 1.3%, while nonresidential construction materials prices were up 0.6% for month and 0.8% during last 12 months. According to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu, this data "indicates that ABC’s prediction of increased volatility in 2013 after a period of unusually stable prices in 2012 is proving to be correct." Basu also predicted continued volatility for materials prices in 2013. Read More

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ASC Members Report shows progress on delivering value.

March 1, 2013

ASC 2013 Member Value Survey illustrates progress made in delivering value across programs and services. Benchmarked against 2010 survey, 5 of 6 categories show significant growth; networking remains at top despite dropping 3.3%. Other questions addressed effectiveness in providing education programs, disseminating useful information, facilitating/advancing science and technology, offering business development opportunities, and representing industry in government. Read More

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LIA Will be at Booth 1638 for AORN 2013.

March 1, 2013

Laser Institute of America (LIA), professional society for laser applications and safety, will be at Booth 1638 at AORN 2013 (March 2–7 in San Diego, CA). LIA Team will be available in exhibit hall with copies of revised ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care standard and will also be offering discounted registration opportunities for Medical Laser Safety Officer Training – Online. Visitors can also check out LIA's interactive training tool for medical laser users, Focal Points. Read More

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IPC honors Lockheed Martin and Intel Corporation.

February 28, 2013

During luncheon held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO®, IPC presented IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award to Lockheed Martin and IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award to Intel Corporation. Both awards honor contributions to the industry and support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. As one of the longest standing IPC members, Lockheed Martin celebrated its 50th anniversary with IPC in 2009, and Intel Corporation has been a member since 1980. Read More

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Standards cover 3D closed captioning and water filtration.

February 28, 2013

An American National Standard from Consumer Electronic Association, CEA 708.1-2012, Digital TV Closed Captioning: 3D Extensions, specifies signaling to allow CEA-708 caption services to be rendered with stereoscopic program content. To ensure filtration process is effective and results in safe drinking water, American Water Works Association released AWWA B101-2012, Precoat Filter Media. Revised ANS covers disposable filter materials used to precoat filters for water supply service applications. Read More

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AIA Congratulates Hagel on Secretary of Defense confirmation.

February 28, 2013

AIA offered congratulations to Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel on being confirmed by U.S. Senate to succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. After calling Hagel a proven American patriot, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey said, “We are confident he understands...that we must always give our brave men and women in uniform the training and equipment they need to prevail." Blakey added aerospace and defense industry looks forward to meeting with and working with Hagel as new secretary. Read More

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Study Finds Carbon Tax would hurt manufacturing growth.

February 28, 2013

Released by NAM and conducted by NERA Economic Consulting, Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax finds that levying carbon tax would impact millions of jobs and result in higher prices for natural gas, electricity, gasoline, and other energy commodities. Report says manufacturing output in energy-intensive sectors could drop by as much as 15.0%. According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, "A carbon tax will severely harm our ability to compete with other nations." Read More