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IPC Commodities Report predicts rising price trend.

February 12, 2013

According to February 2013 edition of IPC Commodities Report for the Electronics Industry, all metals IPC tracks for electronics industry experienced double-digit percentage price decreases in 2012, with the exception of gold. After rally in second half of 2012, most prices now appear to be holding steady as markets await outcome of economic developments in Europe, the USA. and China. Forecast for 2013 is a moderate resumption of rising prices for most metals, with exception of nickel. Read More

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National Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 4, 2013.

February 12, 2013

During Manufacturing Day, manufacturers, educational institutions, and others are encouraged to host events that highlight importance of manufacturing to nation's economy and draw attention to many rewarding high-skill jobs in manufacturing fields. Co-produced by FMA, NAM, The Manufacturing Institute, and NIST's Hollings MEP, this year's celebration will feature open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness of modern manufacturing. Read More

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NTSB to Hold Forum on Positive Train Control.

February 12, 2013

To be held by NTSB on February 27, 2013, "Positive Train Control: Is it on Track?” will bring together experts to discuss technological, regulatory, and operational status of Positive Train Control (PTC). NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, noting that industry is preparing to make "substantial infrastructure investments," said that "this is a timely opportunity to engage in the dialogue and advocate for this important safety enhancement." Read More

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The Deck at AeroDef optimizes interaction among participants.

February 12, 2013

Scheduled for March 19-21, AeroDef® Manufacturing and Composites Manufacturing 2013 will feature "The Deck", a central area of the exposition floor designed for optimal interaction between aerospace and defense speakers, exhibitors, and attendees. Events that take place at The Deck include keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking events, and 1-on-1 meetings. Topics discussed are reflected throughout event, which includes conference and exposition floor arranged by 8 technology zones. Read More

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Guelph Food Technology Centre merges with NSF.

February 12, 2013

GFTC, a Canadian leader in food safety certification, training, quality, and technical solutions, has merged with NSF International, a global public health and safety organization with similar legacy in food safety and training. As a result, GFTC's current members and clients will benefit from broad array of NSF food safety training, auditing, and certification services that include seafood, organic, and global food safety certifications as well as support from NSF International. Read More

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NEMA Distribution Equipment Standard receives ANSI approval.

February 12, 2013

ANSI/NEMA KS 2-2013 Distribution Equipment Switch Application Guide, a User’s Reference, provides application information for proper selection, installation, and operation of distribution equipment switches up to 600 V. Switch selection and application for UL 98, UL 977, and UL 1429 have been updated in this edition. Standard can be downloaded at no charge, or hard copy may be purchased. Read More

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NAWC and U.S. Chamber of Commerce launch activation campaign.

February 12, 2013

NAWC and U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced launch of Water Is Your Business, an activation campaign designed to dramatically increase local dialogue - informed by facts - on critical need to address nation's decaying water infrastructure, and to mobilize communities to become actively involved in finding solutions to this challenge. U.S. EPA places cost of repairing, replacing, and upgrading aging water and wastewater infrastructure at more than $600 billion over next 20 years. Read More

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EPA provides tools for sustainable communities.

February 12, 2013

EPA released Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities report, which describes how low-income, minority, and tribal communities can employ smart growth strategies to clean up and reinvest in existing neighborhoods; provide affordable housing and transportation; and improve access to jobs, parks, and stores. Report also provides ideas on how smart growth practitioners can better meet needs of low-income residents as they promote development/redevelopment in underserved communities. Read More