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NBT announces 2013 national manufacturing camp grant winners.

January 17, 2013

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, The Foundation of the FMA, announces winners of its 2013 manufacturing camp grant awards. Ten grants, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 were awarded by NBT to community and technical colleges offering day camp experiences that introduce young people ages 12 to 18 to careers in manufacturing and engineering. Major sponsors of these camps are the CNA Foundation of Chicago and San Francisco-based Corenet, Inc. Read More

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NREL Research Fellow named fellow of American Physical Society.

January 17, 2013

Howard Branz, a solar energy scientist at NREL, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society for seminal research on thin film silicon: defects, metastability, growth processes, nano-structuring, and solar cells. Branz is recognized worldwide for his research in nano-structured anti-reflection silicon, solar hydrogen production and defects, and diffusion in semiconductors. He and his National Center for Photovoltaics team won R&D 100 Magazine Award in 2010 for black silicon. Read More

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ANSI Announces 2013 forum and committee leadership.

January 17, 2013

ANSI announced leadership of its member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees for 2013. ANSI Member Forums represent voice of their respective membership segments, providing venue for dialogue on global standards and conformity assessment issues. Policy-setting committees and councils provide strategic direction for defined program areas. Each ANSI Program Oversight or Standing Committee is responsible for operational aspects of particular ANSI program or service. Read More

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders are up 4.8% from 2011.

January 17, 2013

According to AMT, November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $421.83 million. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 11.0% from October and down 8.5% when compared with total of $460.86 million reported for November 2011. With year-to-date total of $5,212.17 million, 2012 was up 4.8% compared with 2011. Read More

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Registration is Open for [MC2 2013 MTConnect conference.

January 17, 2013

Registration is open for second [MC2 2013 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference, which will be held in Cincinnati, OH on April 10 and 11. In addition to promoting benefits and implementation of MTConnect, conference showcases commercially available products that utilize said standard. MTConnect Institute's David Edstrom said conference will build upon inaugural 2011 event, which hosted industry thought leaders, 175 attendees, speakers, hands-on labs, and 24 exhibitors. Read More

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NACD announces ChemEdge 2013 Conference and Trade Show.

January 17, 2013

Formerly known as Operations Seminar and Trade Show, ChemEdge Conference and Trade Show has been increasing in value for over 20 years and the new name reflects a broader and enhanced educational program now available to NACD members. ChemEdge is a primary vehicle for educating key employees on operations and logistics, regulatory compliance, and responsible distribution, as well as broader topics such as human resources, finance, customer service, and purchasing. Read More

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EPA finalizes revisions to Clean Air Standards.

January 17, 2013

In compliance with settlement agreements, EPA finalized revisions to standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment. Final revised rule will reduce capital and annual costs of original 2010 rules by $287 million and $139 million, respectively, while reducing harmful pollutants, including 2,800 tons/year of hazardous air pollutants; 36,000 tpy of CO; 2,800 tpy of particulate matter; 9,600 tpy of nitrogen oxides; and 36,000 tpy of VOCs. Read More

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STEP Awards recognize women in manufacturing.

January 17, 2013

The Manufacturing Institute, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, University of Phoenix, and Deloitte announced recipients of first Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards, which honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of manufacturing industry, from factory-floor to C suite. Awards are part of larger STEP Ahead initiative launched to examine and promote the role of women in manufacturing. Read More