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Association of Equipment Manufacturers elects 2013 officers.

November 23, 2012

AEM has elected Stuart Levenick, Group President of Caterpillar, Inc., as Chair and Richard Patek, President Telsmith Group VP Aggregate and Mining of Astec Industries Inc., as Vice Chair. Treasurer is Michael Haberman, President of Gradall Industries Inc., and Secretary is Dennis Slater, AEM’s full-time President. In addition, Robert Kolb of GEA Farm Technologies Inc. was chosen as AG Sector Board Chair and John Patterson of JCB Inc. was picked for CE Sector Board Chair. Read More

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NREL receives accolades from industry groups and DOE.

November 23, 2012

NREL and its employees have garnered awards from industry groups for advancing energy research as well as furthering lab's sustainable operating practices. Bryan Pivovar was named Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator by Electrochemical Society, while John Turner received Lectureship Award from Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry. Matt Keyser was honored by CO-LABS with Award for High Impact Research. Also, DOE presented NREL with Sustainability Award for Comprehensive Energy Management. Read More

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AEM Hall of Fame announces 2012 inductees.

November 23, 2012

AEM Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in the off-road equipment industry, and their legacy of innovation, service, and leadership. The 2012 inductees include John Deere, Pierre Bataille, and Wood Brothers - Keith, Leonard and Mervel. Inductees have been evaluated by independent panel of industry experts on 5 criteria: innovation, industry contributions, leadership, corporate citizenship/social responsibility, and sustainability. Read More

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Participants Sought to review pump standards.

November 23, 2012

Under ANSI's approval, Hydraulic Institute (HI) seeks qualified individuals to participate in review of 3 standards to be placed into stabilized maintenance. Said standards include ANSI/HI 6.1-6.5 Reciprocating Power Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation; ANSI/HI 6.6 Reciprocating Pump Test; and ANSI/HI 8.1-8.5 Direct Acting (Steam) Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation. Read More

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Next Gen Standards Professionals get glimpse of future careers.

November 21, 2012

During 2012 World Standards Week, 25 students, new faculty, and new professionals, along with numerous observers, gathered for workshop simulating experience of taking part in process of creating voluntary consensus standards. Workshop made use of standards simulation exercise, titled "Setting Standards: Exercise in Strategy and Cooperation in Standardization Process," provided by NIST. Hosted by ANSI, event was made possible by sponsorship of ASTM International, IEEE, and INCITS. Read More

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Frederick G. Wright selected as AASHTO Executive Director.

November 21, 2012

At annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, AASHTO's Board of Directors voted to approve Frederick G. "Bud" Wright to be 7th executive director of organization. Wright succeeds John Horsley, AASHTO's executive director since 1999 who is retiring February 1, 2013. Currently transportation consultant based in Alexandria, Virginia, Wright served as Executive Director of FHWA from 2001-2008 and, from 2001-2002, was FHWA program manager for safety. He is also member of ARTBA Board of Directors. Read More

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Facts About Modern Manufacturing is now available.

November 21, 2012

A collaboration between the Manufacturing Institute, MAPI, and NAM, 9th Edition of the Facts About Modern Manufacturing consists of a compilation of 65 slides and analysis presenting wide array of data for manufacturing sector. For example, every dollar in final sales of manufactured products supports $1.34 in output from other sectors. In December 2011, manufacturing employers paid $32.93/hr in wages and benefits, while all employers in economy paid approximately $30.44/hr. Read More

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Working Group Co-Chairs appointed to lead ANSI EESCC activity.

November 21, 2012

ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative has announced appointment of 8 working group co-chairs who will help lead development of EESCC standardization roadmap addressing energy efficiency in the built environment. Roadmap will identify what standards, codes, and conformance solutions are currently available, where gaps may exist, and what additional standardization activities may be needed to advance energy efficiency in the United States. Read More