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ASTM Invites Participation in SLAB recycling standards meeting.

November 21, 2012

Meeting on Dec. 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm will be held to discuss potential for developing standards for spent lead acid battery (SLAB) recycling. One mechanism to improve safety of SLAB recycling is to develop international performance standards that any facility can meet and any generator or handler of SLABs can require of their downstream processors. Neutral forum will allow private and public sectors to work together to develop consensus standards program. Read More

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Adapteva Joins EEMBC to participate in benchmark development.

November 21, 2012

Adapteva, provider of energy-efficient and scalable multicore microprocessor IP, has joined Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium's (EEMBC) Consumer subcommittee. Within said subcommittee, working groups are focused on developing mobile device benchmarks – especially regarding smartphone and tablet benchmarking as well as general-purpose Android-based applications. Membership will let Adapteva utilize such benchmarks as well as EEMBC CoreMark®. Read More

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Daniel E. Williams receives L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award.

November 21, 2012

Daniel E. Williams, Chief Engineer of Advanced Engineering with TRW Automotive Commercial Steering Systems, has been named winner of 2012 L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award from SAE International. At 2012 SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, held in Rosemont, IL, Williams presented his technical paper, "Multi-Axle Vehicle Dynamics." Award provides for annual lecture dealing with automotive ground vehicles for on- or off-road operation in commercial or military service. Read More

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ASTM 2013 Conference to focus on asbestos laboratory issues.

November 21, 2012

Taking place in Jacksonville, FL from January 31 to February 1, 2013 Michael E. Beard Conference: Asbestos Laboratory Issues will encourage presentation of recent work in field as well as allow open discussion of ideas and interpretation of data. Sessions will include Analysis of Soil, Vermiculite, Talc, and Other Media; QA, Training, and Interlaboratory Studies; Issues Between Laboratory and Field Operations; and Interaction between Labs and NVLAP, Auditors, and Government Agencies. Read More

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AMT's Tim Shinbara selected for NAMII Executive Committee.

November 20, 2012

Tim Shinbara, Technical Director at AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, has been selected as member of NAMII Executive Committee. Having a background in additive manufacturing technology, Shinbara has also worked in manufacturing technology research and development in aerospace and defense industries. Committee, tasked with developing criteria for selecting projects, will develop process of calling for and discovering new projects, and will provide support for NAMII Director. Read More

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Manufacturers urge policymakers to take action on fiscal abyss.

November 20, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after congressional leaders met with President Obama to discuss the fiscal abyss at the White House. According to Timmons, manufacturers need action on the fiscal abyss because they are already being squeezed by economic uncertainty. Policymakers have a responsibility to protect the American people and prevent the second recession in 5 years. Without action from the President and Congress, 6 million jobs will be lost. Read More

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FL and CA DOT Projects have been named best in USA.

November 20, 2012

At 5th annual America's Transportation Award competition, Florida DOT claimed People's Choice Award for A. Max Brewer Bridge Replacement project and California DOT earned judges' Grand Prize award for I-405/Sepulveda Pass–Mulholland Bridge Demolition project (Carmageddon). To support charity or academic scholarship program of choice, AASHTO presented $10,000 cash prizes to both DOTs in recognition of their outstanding projects. Read More

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AASHTO Report explores sustainable DOT practices and programs.

November 20, 2012

Leaner and Greener: Sustainability at Work in Transportation, issued by AASHTO's Center for Environmental Excellence in conjunction with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration, showcases ways transportation agencies are simultaneously cutting costs, helping environment, and strengthening communities. "FHWA is proud to work alongside all our partners to advance sustainable transportation practices," said FHWA Administrator Victor M. Mendez. Read More