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ASABE withdraws tractor auxiliary PTO driveline standard.

November 10, 2010

ASABE has withdrawn standard ASAE S333.2, Agricultural Tractor Auxiliary Power Take-Off Drives since it is no longer applicable to modern agricultural and compact utility tractors and machinery, which operate at 2,000 rpm. Used in its place is ASAE S431.1, 2000-RPM Front and Mid PTO for Lawn and Garden Ride-on Tractors. Copies of withdrawn S333.2 standard are still available through ASABE for historical reference. Read More

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SAE reports on 2010 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.

November 9, 2010

SAE International's 2010 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, led by Oshkosh Corporation, was held October 5-6 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. It featured interactive panel discussions and technical sessions, as well as National Research Council Report: Assessment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles, presented by Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr. of Delphi Corp. Career fair and panel addressing military business needs were also held at event. Read More

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PMI meets with Congressional staff on 2 key issues.

November 9, 2010

During its 2nd-annual Legislative Advocacy Day, PMI met with key staff on Capitol Hill from 15 states to discuss importance of plumbing manufacturing industry and urge bipartisan support of passage of The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010, which includes HomeStar/WaterSense consumer rebate provisions. Based on EPA estimates, WaterSense-labeled products in every household would save U.S. 3 trillion gal of water/yr. Read More

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New ASME EA-2-2009 Standard is subject of free webinar.

November 9, 2010

Pump Systems Matter is offering free 1-hour webinar covering ASME EA-2-2009 standard "Energy Assessment for Pumping Systems," which sets requirements for conducting and reporting results of pumping system assessments. Entire pumping system, from energy inputs to work performed as the result of these inputs, is considered. Series of webinars is planned on multiple dates, including November 9, 2010, December 16, 2010, and February 2, 2011 at 2:00 Eastern. Read More

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FAQ Report Published about Tier 4 diesel emissions standards.

November 9, 2010

In collaboration with Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), 5 off-road equipment industry associations have published frequently asked questions (FAQ) report concerning Tier 4 technology. Tier 4 FAQ report is intended, according to DTF executive director Allen Schaeffer, to facilitate transition for those involved in off-road industry as new rules take effect. In addition to emissions tables, report includes technical graphics and other resources. Read More

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ASHRAE Winter Conference to address net-zero energy design.

November 9, 2010

ASHRAE's 2011 Winter Conference will include technical program addressing real cost of net-zero energy design, efficient use of energy, greening of industrial base, and other topics related to design, standards, codes, and professional skills. Several sessions examine how countries around the world have approached net zero, such as Cutting-Edge Japanese Technologies for Zero-Energy Buildings, Zero Energy Buildings around the World, and European Net-Zero Energy Activities and Buildings. Read More

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September Manufacturing Technology Consumption up 66.1%.

November 9, 2010

According to AMTDA, September U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $399.76 million, which was up 66.1% from August and up 156.8% when compared with total of $155.69 million report for September 2009. With year-to-date total of $2,090.27 million, 2010 is up 74.1% compared with 2009. These numbers and all data in report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies participating in United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption program. Read More

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RIA seeks projects for its Phoenix Awards.

November 8, 2010

RIA is still seeking entries for 2011 Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. Competition is open to RIA member firms as well as non-member firms who are active service providers in restoration and remediation industry. To be considered for eligibility, project must be at least 90% complete by December 2010. Projects must also involve personal or building property and residential or commercial buildings in areas of restoration and reconstruction. Read More

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ASTM Committee C07 on Lime invites papers for 2012 symposium.

November 8, 2010

Papers are invited for ASTM International symposium on Lime: Building on the 100-Year Legacy of ASTM Committee C07, which will be held June 28, 2012. Symposium will not only reflect on 100 years of dedicated work, but will also invite discussion on need for new work and possible revisions of old. Some topics will include physical and chemical characterization, sustainability, flue gas treatment technology uses, water treatment applications, mine reclamation, and soil stabilization. Read More

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Video Trailer of Revised ATS Program available for viewing.

November 8, 2010

TIA announced that a video trailer for their revised Certified Automotive Tire Service Program is available for viewing in their booth at Global Tire Expo - Powered by TIA/SEMA Show. Program is divided into 15 training modules ranging from torque and clamping force to TPMS relearn and diagnostic procedures. It also includes various resources from Rubber Manufacturers Association, Automotive Lift Institute, and Tire and Rim Association, as well as 2010 edition of TIA TPMS Relearn Chart. Read More

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PTDA to offer Leadership Development Conference.

November 8, 2010

Featuring Joe Ellers, the distribution and manufacturing industry's expert in training leaders, 2011 Leadership Development Conference develops skill sets that upcoming leaders need to manage people, processes, and relationships. Four interlocking sections include Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level; Managing Margins: A Joint Effort; Making Money Together: Profitable Distributor/Manufacturer Relationships; and Making Process Work for You: Sales Strategies for Today's Market. Read More

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ASTM Workshop to address periodic facade inspections.

November 8, 2010

On April 29, 2011, ASTM International Committee E06 is sponsoring workshop on Conducting Periodic Facade Inspections: A Discussion of the "How To." Objective is to provide baseline benchmark for facade inspectors to use as they perform mandated inspections and to share tips and techniques in performing inspection. Some topics will include Philadelphia facade ordinance; purpose and background to facade ordinances; identifying and responding to unsafe conditions; and addressing historic facades. Read More

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Transportation Officials and State DOTs win prestigious awards.

November 8, 2010

A handful of nation's leading transportation officials were recognized for outstanding achievement during AASHTO 2010 Annual Meeting. Awards acknowledged exemplary performance by individuals, project teams, and state transportation departments in areas of administration, environment, engineering, planning, design, operations, and maintenance. Read More

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Joint IPC and UBM Exhibition generates sales for exhibitors.

November 5, 2010

Electronics Midwest exhibition, held September 28-30, combined IPC's Midwest Conference & Exhibition and UBM Canon's Electronics Midwest show. Event generated 3,138 business opportunity meetings, many of which resulted in immediate on-site sales. "We sold all three machines we brought to the show," said Bob Black of Juki Automation Systems, leading them to increase their booth size for 2011. Attendee surveys show high satisfaction in technical quality and influence on future buying decisions. Read More

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TIA offers members Worker's Compensation insurace benefits.

November 5, 2010

TIA has partnered with Federated Insurance to offer members access to Workers Compensation Self-Insured Retention program, which can be coordinated with TIA member's risk management plan. Federated can also help TIA members implement programs such as return-to-work/light-duty, drug- and alcohol-free workplace, and enrollment in managed care networks. Since 2009, Federated Insurance has been recommended by TIA for Tire Dealer Shield property and casualty insurance program. Read More

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Manufacturers encouraged by newly elected Congress.

November 5, 2010

NAM welcomed newly elected members of 112th Congress, many of whom support pro-manufacturing agenda. According to NAM President and CEO John Engler, Congress needs to extend all tax cuts across the board and pass permanent R/D credit to increase innovation, which will immediately create jobs and grow economy. In June 2010, NAM launched "Manufacturing Means Jobs!" campaign and manufacturers call upon new Congress to endorse and publicly support this strategy. Read More

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AIA presents 2010 Worker Safety Excellence Awards.

November 5, 2010

Honeywell Aerospace won in category of Worker Safety Improvement, which is for most improved performance from 2008-2009 in reducing injury and illness rates. United Technologies Corporation was also first-time winner in Aircraft Manufacturing sector, reflecting leadership of its Sikorsky division. Award goes to company in sector that has lowest injury and illness rates as well as exemplary safety programs. Worker Safety Excellence Award in Aerospace Components sector went to Raytheon Company. Read More

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ISPE releases GAMP® Good Practice Guide: Calibration Management.

November 5, 2010

Scheduled for release on Nov 7, 2010, GAMPĀ® Good Practice Guide: Calibration Management, Second Edition has been updated to reflect changing regulatory expectations from USFDA. Guide describes principles of calibration and assists in setting up calibration management system, providing structured approach required to establish formal criticality assessment, management, documentation, and corrective actions vital to regulatory compliance. Read More

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TIA offers members new health insurance option.

November 5, 2010

Tire Industry Association has announced that TIA members are eligible to access HM Care Advantage, a selection of limited-benefit medical plans. With monthly individual premiums as low as $150 (when employer-paid), these indemnity plans are designed to help meet basic health care needs by providing fixed-payment amounts for unlimited physician office visits, insured prescription drugs, inpatient hospitalization, surgery, emergency care, and diagnostic testing. Read More

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Study on Flexible Circuits Industry forecasts growth in 2010.

November 5, 2010

Following decline in North American flexible circuit production of 2.3% in 2009 and 1% decline in North American sales growth, North American flexible circuit industry is predicting 9% sales growth in 2010. Survey-based study titled "Industry Analysis and Forecast for Flexible Circuits in North America" presents data and analysis on trends such as growth estimates and sales history, PCB forecast, number of fabricators, trends in materials, sales by product type, and U.S. imports and exports. Read More