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ANSI Board names volunteer leaders for 2011.

December 8, 2010

ANSI Board of Directors has announced new members and officers for term beginning January 1, 2011. Arthur E. Cote, P.E., supported by NFPA, was re-appointed for third and final one-year term as ANSI's chairman of the Board. Sharon K. Stanford of American Dental Association will serve her first term as vice chair. Belinda Collins, Ph.D. was re-elected for second and final 2-year term, and Laura E. Hitchcock and James A. Thomas will continue in their respective positions. Read More

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Public Comment Period on China's RoHS open until Dec 20, 2010.

December 8, 2010

In line with WTO's Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, China has formally notified the WTO of proposed revisions to Chinese legislation guiding use of toxic and hazardous materials in electronic and electrical products. ANSI Manufacturer Member Roundtable in China has published an English translation of the Chinese document for full members. ANSI encourages interested U.S. stakeholders to submit comments regarding proposed changes and their potential impact on U.S. companies. Read More

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ANTEC Speaker Dr. Young Kim to discuss organic electronics.

December 8, 2010

Dr. Young Kim, a polymer scientist specializing in applications of plastics in electronics, will address plenary session at SPE ANTEC® 2011 conference, which will be held May 1-5. Dr. Kim will speak on topic Paradigm Shift Towards Organic Electronics. While advantages of organic electronics compared to conventionally used inorganics are numerous, Dr. Kim will review critical issues he confronted in striving to apply polymers as electronic materials, including chemical and physical stability. Read More

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Fabricators Conference explores ways to grow business.

December 7, 2010

To be held March 2-4, FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 6th Annual Metal Matters in March will offer knowledge, skill development, inspirational ideas, and networking opportunities with which to improve operations and build strategic partnerships for business growth. Program will feature industry-specific keynote addresses, peer-facilitated roundtables, and tabletop exhibits as well as creative workshops, networking events, and award presentations. Read More

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EPA Enforcement Report shows pentalies yield reduced pollution.

December 7, 2010

Accoding to its own annual enforcement and compliance results regarding fiscal year 2010, US EPA took enforcement and compliance actions that required polluters to pay more than $110 million in civil penalties and commit to spend estimated $12 billion on pollution controls, cleanup, and environmental projects. These actions, when completed, will reduce pollution by more than 1.4 billion pounds. Enforcement ensures accountability regarding environmental law. Read More

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Nonprofit Group Sought to manage space station research.

December 7, 2010

Independent, nonprofit research management organization is being sought to develop and manage US portion of the International Space Station. In addition to stimulating uses of station as national laboratory and maximizing US investment, selected organization will capitalize on unique venue of orbiting laboratory as national resource as well as develop and manage diversified research and development portfolio based on US needs for basic and applied research in various fields. Read More

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Infotech Enterprises Executive named to AEM Board of Directors.

December 7, 2010

AEM has named Tony Hughes of Infotech Enterprises in Bartonville, IL to AEM Board of Directors. Hughes is Senior Account Manager-Strategic Accounts for the company and is also 2011 Chair of AEM's Associate Member Group. AEM directors help set guidelines and operating policies of the association, which covers service areas such as technical and product safety support, equipment statistics and market information, public policy representation, and trade shows. Read More

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NFPA Educational Classroom Kits demonstrate fluid power.

December 7, 2010

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is offering fluid power classroom exercise kits, designed as introduction to NFPA Fluid Power Challenge for 8th graders to solve engineering problem using hydraulics and pneumatics. Kits include lifter, which shows linear and rotary motion; rotational arm that demonstrates rotation; and clamp that shows linear movement. They require scissors and wood glue for assembly and provide activity for fluid power chapters in two Project Lead the Way curriculums. Read More

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EPA issues next step for greenhouse gas permitting programs.

December 7, 2010

EPA is moving forward with plan to call on certain states to update their Clean Air Act implementation plans to cover greenhouse gas emissions. These changes will ensure that, beginning in January 2011, the largest industrial GHG emissions sources can receive permits. EPA has identified 13 states that need to make changes to their plans, allowing them to issue permits that include GHG emissions. They include: AZ, AR, CA, CT, FL, ID, KS, KY, NE, NV, OR, TX, and WY. Read More

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FPSA, Messe Düsseldorf Partner to promote PROCESS EXPO.

December 7, 2010

FPSA-announced alliance with Messe Düsseldorf GmbH will increase international reach of PROCESS EXPO. As stated by FPSA Chairman Scott Scriven, "With seven international subsidiaries and 68 foreign representatives worldwide supporting Messe Düsseldorf in 127 countries, PROCESS EXPO will have unprecedented access to new markets," he added. Messe Düsseldorf will contribute to booth space sales as well as promote attendance to global food processors. Read More

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IPC Conference to address manufacturing quality and reliability.

December 7, 2010

Cosponsored by Hungarian Electronics Association, IPC Conference on Quality, Reliability and Acceptability for Electronics Manufacturing will be held in Budapest, Hungary on Feb 22-24, 2011. Some conference topics will include Importance of IPC Standards in Quality and Reliability; State of the Hungarian Electronics Industry; Environmental Regulations Impacting PCBs and Electronics Assembly; Common Solder Joint Problems; and Minimizing Defects in the Assembly Process. Read More

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NACD presents 2010 Distributor and Achievement awards.

December 7, 2010

Bruce Whetter, President of Americhem Sales Corporation, was named 2010 Distributor of the Year. Whetter was commended for his commitment to the mission and goals of Association and consistently promoting benefits of NACD and Responsible Distribution(TM). Lifetime Achievement Award went to Don and Betsey Witteman of Dorsett and Jackson, Inc. Active in Association for over 30 years, Don served on many NACD Committees, and together with Betsy, helped organize Western Region Meeting since the 1980s. Read More

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Badges, RFID Technologies increase conference efficiency.

December 6, 2010

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2011, attendees and exhibitors will be able to exchange business information through lead-retrieval system. Barcodes on badges replace previously used, separate swipe card, while RFID booth traffic analysis will communicate attendee needs and interests to show management and exhibitors. AEM notes that this change of technology promotes show management efficiency concerning badge process and also enhances green initiatives by reducing waste. Read More

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Protective Coatings Conference to focus on green technologies.

December 6, 2010

Addressing environmentally responsible protective coatings solutions, SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT will take place January 31 through February 3 in Las Vegas, NV. Trade show and technical conference goals include providing guidance regarding eco-conscious coating technology and green regulation compliance. Special exhibit hall, technical program, and networking events will highlight currently available, environmentally responsible protective coatings solutions. Read More

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AASHTO Praises proposal for infrastructure improvement, jobs impact.

December 3, 2010

John Horsley, AASHTO Executive Director, praised National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform on releasing its final proposal that includes recommendation to increase per gallon gas tax by 15 cents between 2013 and 2015 to support essential transportation infrastructure improvements. Citing highway and transit system safety as well as job creation, Horsley was also pleased that this report emphasized "vital link between transportation and balancing the federal deficit." Read More

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NAM Official comments on fiscal commission report.

December 3, 2010

Commenting on National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform's final report, NAM's John Engler said, "The commission's report provides a good starting point for developing policies that will strengthen our economy and overall competitiveness." Engler also stressed need to address fundamental tax and entitlement reform without undermining U.S. competitiveness and economic growth. He also said manufacturers are ready to work with policymakers to enforce America's global competitiveness. Read More

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Symposium to address sustainable geotechnical construction.

December 3, 2010

Scheduled for Feb 2-4, 2011, International Symposium on Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction will provide forum for exchange of ideas on current research nationally and internationally on use of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials in geotechnical construction. Both geoenvironmental and geomechanical issues will be covered as well as life cycle assessment, impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, and energy consumption. Read More

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FAA Raises Mexico's Safety Rating from Category 2 to 1.

December 3, 2010

Based on November review of Mexico's civil aviation authority, US Department of Transportation's FAA has deemed Mexico compliant with international safety standards set by International Civil Aviation Organization. Under leadership of Secretary Juan Molinar and Director General Hector Gonzalez Weeks, Mexico made significant progress and has been upgraded to Category 1. FAA will continue to provide technical assistance to support and maintain changes made to civil aviation authority. Read More

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Modified Bitumen Membrane Standard targets roof coatings.

December 3, 2010

ASTM International standard ASTM D7120, Guide for Evaluation and Preparation of Roof Membranes for Coating Application, provides how-to information to consultants and contractors for assessing condition of roof to be coated as well as recommendations on preparing roof for coating. As chair of several task groups within subcommittee responsible for ASTM D7120, Carter Slusher noted that its use will promote energy savings, environmental preservation, and sustainability. Read More

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NACD Annual Meeting to focus on core values for businesses.

December 3, 2010

NACD members will meet in La Quinta, CA, for association's 39th Annual Meeting, which focuses on NACD's strategic plan of: Advocacy, Responsible Distribution, and Member Value. Event will include review of mid-term elections by political experts Pat Buchanan and Mark Shields, and address of economy and markets by Alan Beaulieu. Dr. Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeny will give presentation, The Psychology of the Sports Champion, while Jay Rifenbary will talk about no excuse leadership. Read More