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ASTM Workshop looks at regulatory trends in plumbing products.

February 18, 2013

Taking place in Indianapolis, IN on April 17, Workshop on Legislative and Regulatory Trends in Plumbing Products will provide attendees with overview of current regulatory and legislative trends in plumbing products industry. Workshop is sponsored by ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys and will feature presentation by Paul Patton, senior product development manager, research and development, Delta Faucet Co. Online registration is open but closes April 10. Read More

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State of the Union Address prompts response from NAM.

February 15, 2013

In response to President Obama's State of the Union address, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said that "Manufacturers welcomed the President’s remarks on immigration reform and STEM education, which show a true commitment to developing the skilled workforce desperately needed." Timmons also favorably noted announcement of negotiations towards free trade agreement with EU and called to attention need for action on comprehensive tax reform that will benefit manufacturers. Read More

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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