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Industry Growth Forum brings together energy innovators.

November 8, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy's NREL 25th Industry Growth Forum attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, and policymakers to Denver. Two-day forum highlighted clean energy industry technology and business developments. In addition to hearing business case presentations from 30 clean energy companies, including 8 Colorado companies, attendees participated in comprehensive agenda of in-depth panel discussions and networking opportunities. Read More

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SME Receives DOE Grant to focus on energy conservation.

November 8, 2012

SME was granted $292,000 from U.S. Department of Energy to partner SME Student Chapters with 24 Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) at U.S. universities, providing hands-on industry experience. IAC assessments focus on industrial energy conservation techniques through energy audits and assessments of manufacturers, and grant broadens program to assess manufacturing processes for energy savings. Starting 2012, SME will partner with 6 universities and expand incrementally over 3.5 years. Read More

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NEMA to Hold U.S. TAG Secretariat for IEC TC120 EES Systems.

November 8, 2012

NEMA has been selected to hold Secretariat of U.S. Technical Advisory Committee (TAG) to IEC TC120 Electrical Energy Storage (EES) Systems, which was created to accelerate integration of renewable energy as well as enable more reliable and efficient supply of electrical energy. This TAG will present consensus U.S. opinions in development of international energy storage standards and coordinate work of U.S. experts who will serve at international level. Read More

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ASTM develops roadmap for updating nuclear power standards.

November 8, 2012

ASTM developed Roadmap in Support of Commercial Nuclear Power to provide practical set of plans for updating ASTM nuclear energy standards in conjunction with Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative. Ultimate goal of roadmap is to ensure safe and economical source of electricity now and in the future. Priorities for commercial nuclear energy include encompassing objectives of NESCC Task Group on Standards Prioritization and building on results of ASTM survey and June 2011 workshop. Read More

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NAM President says it's time for Americans to come together.

November 8, 2012

In his statement regarding 2012 election results, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said "manufacturers continue to stand ready to work with President Obama" and noted how he talked about manufacturing throughout his campaign as he had during his first term. Areas requiring collaboration, as noted by Timmons, included exports, strengthening workforce, preparing Americans for jobs in modern manufacturing, pro-growth energy and tax policies, and "common-sense regulation." Read More

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AASHTO and ASTM Agreement benefits road construction.

November 8, 2012

Signing of an Agreement on Standards between AASHTO and ASTM International solidifies coordination between two organizations working in common interest of highway construction, safety, maintenance, and sustainability in the United States and around the world. According to AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley, this agreement will help organizations to avoid duplication of effort and streamline the process, saving both time and resources. Read More

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PTDA launches new website.

November 8, 2012

Located at www.ptda.org, PTDA's redesigned website includes powerful search tools that enable users to find relevant industry information and locate distributors and manufacturers throughout North America and beyond. While some industry-specific content is accessible only to members, much of the information—such as guidelines and formats—is publicly available with a few additional steps. Featuring mobile-friendly design, site is accessible from tablets and cell phones. Read More

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ANSI welcomes 12 new members.

November 7, 2012

In October, ANSI welcomed 12 new members: Alliance Data Systems; Appleton Papers; Crane Operator Certification Authority; Early Warning Services; Elixir Centre for Bio Environmental Quality Standards Certification; GPM Global; International Medical Equipment Service, Inc.; MC Miller Co., Inc.; Navigant Consulting Inc.; Saint-Gobain RD Center; and Secant Medical, Inc. These organizations joined federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and over 3.5 million professionals. Read More