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Keynote Speakers, Presentations announced for EASTEC 2011.

April 22, 2011

To be held in West Springfield, MA from May 17-19, EASTEC 2011 will feature several keynote speakers. Joe Presing, manager of strategic manufacturing for Pratt and Whitney, along with Paul Faughnan, technology manager and manufacturing engineer, will present "The Trends Driving Jet Engine Manufacturing." Also, Micro Engineering Solutions LLC president and CEO Donna Bibber will present "Advances in Micromanufacturing Technology for the Medical Device Industry." Read More

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RIDOT Director discusses transportation project funding methods.

April 20, 2011

Two-Minute State DOT Update Video features Michael Lewis, director of Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and chairman of AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction. He discuses steps Rhode Island is taking to fund essential transportation projects during lean economic times as well as what else must be done. Other talking points include steps being taken to ensure investments made by RIDOT are used efficiently and effectively. Read More

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IPC Elects Four Members to its Board of Directors.

April 20, 2011

IPC Board of Directors Nominating and Governance Committee presented one candidate for re-election and 3 new candidates for election at IPC Annual Meeting. All 4 candidates were elected as board directors and will serve 4-year terms, spanning April 2011 through April 2015. Board directors are Shane Whiteside, COO of TTM Technologies; Bhawnesh Mathur, CEO of Epic Technologies; Ray Sharpe, CEO of Isola S.a.r.l; and Mark Wolfe, VP of quality supply management for Phoenix International Corp. Read More

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NREL Partnership helps consumers find vehicle charging stations.

April 20, 2011

NREL, Google Inc., and more than 80 leading organizations in electric vehicle deployment will collaborate to provide accurate and up-to-date information on the locations of electric vehicle charging stations. The partnership, GeoEVSE Forum, links Google's mapping technologies with industry leaders that are installing charging stations in communities across nation. Data generated through partnership will be housed on DOE's online Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center. Read More

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Biennial HOUSTEX Expo showcases technological innovation.

April 20, 2011

Taking place April 18-20, HOUSTEX Advanced Manufacturing Expo showcases advanced machines, tools, production systems, and innovations. It attracts manufacturing professionals in established as well as emerging industries, exposing attendees to information and technologies that help cut costs, work lean, promote quality, and boost customer satisfaction. Expo will feature keynote presentation by David Lee, PhD as well as Show Floor Technology Insight Sessions with 20+ topics. Read More

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ANSI releases updated agenda for Joint Member Forum.

April 20, 2011

Scheduled for April 20, 2011, Joint Member Forum meeting will feature guest speaker Deborah Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness. Ms. Wince-Smith will provide keynote address on "21st Century Manufacturing for an Innovation Economy," which will examine how, through innovation, the U.S. can maintain a high-income economy against rising competitive capabilities worldwide. Also, Bryan Seal of OSHA will provide an update on OSHA's Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Read More

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World Standards Week 2011 has sponsorship opportunities available.

April 20, 2011

Sponsorship opportunities are available for World Standards Week (WSW) 2011, which will be held October 11-14 in Washington, DC. By sponsoring WSW, organizations will gain exposure to U.S.- and European-based executives from range of industries, organizations, and government agencies. Benefits, depending on sponsorship level, include complimentary admission to WSW events, distribution of promotional material to attendees, color print and web advertising, and premiere signage. Read More

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ASHRAE Conference is themed Sustainability Knows No Borders.

April 20, 2011

Focused on Sustainability Knows No Borders theme, 2011 ASHRAE Annual Conference will feature keynote speaker Rob Waldman, technical tours, as well as instructor-led training opportunities. Conference Technical Program, beginning June 26 and ending June 29, will feature Engineering Tools track, which seeks to keep up with development in energy modeling and building information modeling programs. Additional tracks include Refrigeration, HVAC Systems, Professional Skills, and Commissioning. Read More

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FAA announces changes to controller scheduling.

April 20, 2011

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced changes to air traffic controller scheduling practices that will allow controllers more time to rest between shifts. Controllers will have a minimum of 9 hours off between shifts and will no longer be able to swap shifts unless they have at least 9 hours off between last shift. Additionally, controllers will no longer be able to switch to an unscheduled midnight shift following a day off. Read More

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AEM Honored for international trade promotion efforts.

April 20, 2011

U.S. Department of Commerce's "Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade" was awarded to AEM in recognition of its work with the department to promote U.S. export development as well as create opportunities for U.S. businesses through trade. Presenting this award, Suresh Kumar called AEM "an outstanding example of how our collaborative partnering efforts are enhancing export opportunities for U.S. construction and agricultural equipment suppliers." Read More

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ASTM Committee A01 presents Award of Merit to Michael Gold.

April 20, 2011

ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Alloys presented Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow to Michael Gold of Gold Metallurgical Services LLC, North Benton, OH. Gold was honored for his significant service to Committee A01 in the standardization of steel plates for boiler and pressure vessels, castings for special applications, and steel forgings for wrought fittings. A graduate of Yale University, Gold has been a member of ASTM International since 1979. Read More

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Smart Grid Test Scheme revealed at World Meter Design Congress.

April 20, 2011

Smart Grid Interoperable and Conformant (SGIC) testing scheme was unveiled at World Meter Design Congress. Management scheme for testing practices is compatible with existing global requirements placed on testing bodies by ISO and Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. With this scheme in place, stakeholders will come together under NEMA's management to identify points of interoperability in Smart Grid standards as well as design test specifications that make sense to all parties. Read More

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Chemical Research Tool allows users to create synthetic pathways.

April 20, 2011

With SciPlanner(TM) interactive workspace, SciFinder® Research Tool enables scientists to identify synthesis options for designing best research pathways. Researchers can visualize and consolidate preferred reaction strategies in single place and combine them with references, structures, reactions, and substances. Users can also create reports to share reaction pathways for assignment, distribution, and presentation to colleagues. Read More

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BIO opposes House Judiciary Committee's patent reform bill.

April 20, 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released statement regarding the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, which passed House Committee on the Judiciary. According to Greenwood, BIO has consistently praised House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of a patent reform bill similar to the bill adopted by Senate. Given the addition of Goodlatte supplemental examination amendment, BIO has no choice but to oppose floor consideration of the bill until this issue is repaired. Read More

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SIIA and OpSource partner to host cloud computing conference.

April 20, 2011

SIIA, in partnership with OpSource, will host annual ISV cloud computing conference, All About the Cloud, from May 23-26 at Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Executives from Red Hat, Intuit, Microsoft, and NetSuite will present at conference to evaluate trends and business opportunities in growing cloud computing marketplace. Topics such as security, mobility, social media, integration, platforms and infrastructure, monetization, and role of cloud computing in government will be covered. Read More

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EPA seeks public comment on stormwater discharge permit.

April 19, 2011

U.S. EPA is releasing for public comment a draft permit that will help improve nation's waterways by regulating discharge of stormwater from construction sites, which can contain sediment and pollutants. Some proposed modifications of Construction General Permit include requirements for electronic notice of intent processes, sediment and erosion controls, natural buffers or alternative controls, soil stabilization, pollution prevention, and site inspections. Read More

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ASHRAE funds undergraduate net zero energy project.

April 19, 2011

Through ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant, undergraduate students in their senior year at University of Oregon are developing a toolkit to help better understand impacts of building construction related to net zero energy targets. Toolkit will include a building air tightness testing system as well as an infrared camera to detect moisture, missing or defective insulation, structural shortcomings, HVAC problem areas, sources of heating and cooling loss, and plumbing blocks. Read More

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MHEDA Journal Online features customer service theme.

April 19, 2011

In its 2nd Quarter issue, The MHEDA Journal Online features articles focusing on customer service. The Customer Convention theme is explored via several articles about customer-centric topics. In addition to customer service information, issue also features article about potential dangers involved with Web 2.0, overview of tax consequences involved with selling business, and guide to companies exhibiting at MHEDA Exhibitors' Showcase on May 2 at MHEDA's Convention. Read More

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Gases and Welding Distributors take active role with suppliers.

April 19, 2011

Spring 2011 issue of Welding and Gases Today features article titled "All Suppliers Are Not Created Equal," by Gary Moore, a distribution industry veteran. Moore advises distributors to schedule planning meetings yearly or bi-annually with supplier top management, during which distributors can follow several action steps to manage supplier relationships. According to Moore, a distributor's primary initial focus should be on relationships with their most important "A" suppliers. Read More

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EPA proposes stronger toxic emissions standards.

April 19, 2011

U.S. EPA proposed stronger standards that require PVC production facilities to reduce emissions of harmful toxics, such as dioxin and vinyl chloride, to improve air quality and protect people's health. Standards would give facilities the flexibility to choose the most practical and cost-effective control technology or technique to reduce their emissions. Facilities would also need to monitor emissions at certain points in PVC production process to ensure that standards are met. Read More