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NIST continues to recognize ANSI as accreditor.

September 9, 2010

ANSI is pleased to announce that NIST has extended its recognition of ANSI as accreditor of Telecommunications Certification Bodies for an additional 2 years. ANSI's continued recognition as accreditor is granted under NIST-National Voluntary Conformity Assessment System Evaluation program, which helps federal agencies organize product certification and related activities for ensuring that products or processes comply with U.S. or foreign requirements included in trade agreements. Read More

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Educational Courses address key standards, accreditation issues.

September 9, 2010

NYC courses will take place October 5 for those considering becoming ANSI-accredited standards developer, October 6 for exploring processes and operating procedures of ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO, and October 7 for obtaining insight/advice on successful ISO committee management. Held in Washington, DC, accreditation workshops will introduce stakeholders to international standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 (October 7-8) and American National Standard ASTM E2659-09 (September 23-24). Read More

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NTMA/PMA Fair to help OEMs find job shops in U.S.

September 9, 2010

Scheduled for Oct 29, 2010, NTMA/PMA Contract Manufacturing Purchasing Fair connects U.S. and foreign OEMs with leading U.S. manufacturers to source precision components and tooling. Event will highlight export concepts as well as NTMA/PMA Reshoring Initiative, a non-protectionist, efficient way to reduce U.S. imports, increase net exports, and create jobs. Going local can reduce company's total cost of ownership while bringing U.S. manufacturing jobs back home. Read More

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NASA Equipment Demonstration to be held in Arizona desert.

September 9, 2010

NASA's Research and Technology Studies, or Desert RATS, will make its 13th trip to desert to test rovers, habitats, and robots that could be used in future exploration missions. Media day for tests will be held on September 15 and media must be pre-registered and have letter of assignment on company letterhead. NASA will demonstrate 2 rovers, simulated habitat, 2 heavy-lift rover platforms, portable communications terminal, and geology sample collection tools. Read More

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AIA supports White House transportation investment.

September 9, 2010

AIA strongly supports President Obama's proposals for investment in nation's transportation infrastructure, particularly the effort to modernize nation's air traffic control system. Economic analyses show that federal investment in NextGen airborne infrastructure has potential to create more than 150,000 direct and indirect jobs in near term. AIA looks forward to working with administration to identify which aviation infrastructure investments bring most immediate economic benefit. Read More

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AASHTO Official supports proposal for transportation investments.

September 9, 2010

John Horsley, Executive Director of AASHTO, says agency is supportive of President Obama's proposal to immediately invest $50 billion to rebuild roads, expand high speed rail, and rehabilitate airport runways. "If Congress wants to pass legislation investing in our transportation infrastructure, the states stand ready to put those dollars to work," said Horsley. AASHTO January 2010 survey of states showed 9,800 ready-to-go projects valued at nearly $80 billion. Read More

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BIO India Conference showcases growing Indian biotech industry.

September 9, 2010

On Sept 21-22, BIO will host first BIO India International Partnering Conference, which will bring together biotech and pharmaceutical companies from North America, Europe, and Asia to explore business opportunities with India's emerging biotech sector. Presentations by top Indian, U.S., and European biotech companies with innovation-led R/D programs will anchor event. Plenary sessions will include unique deal structures and financing innovations, as well as IP panel focusing on technology transfer. Read More

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EPA picks state capitals to create models of Green design.

September 9, 2010

U.S. EPA committed to help capital cities of 5 states pursue green development that includes cleaning up and recycling vacant lands, providing greater housing and transportation choices, and reducing infrastructure and energy costs. Through its Greening America's Capitals program, EPA will fund private sector experts to provide sustainable design assistance to Boston, MA; Jefferson City, MO; Hartford, CT; Charleston, WV; and Little Rock, AR. Read More

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Welding Magazine Article examines need for indemnification agreements.

September 8, 2010

Third Quarter issue of Welding and Gases Today features Michael Degan's article, Fume Trial Win Underscores Need For Indemnification Agreements, which focuses on what a recent welding fume litigation decision means for distributors. According to author, positive start to this year underscores that welding fume lawsuits will continue to be prosecuted and are not going away anytime soon. Degan also stresses importance of indemnification agreements and additional insured endorsements. Read More

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GAWDA Edge highlights accountability of Bear Bryant.

September 8, 2010

With college football season underway, GAWDA Edge magazine turns to legendary football coach Bear Bryant for advice. August issue features article written by Larry Johnson entitled "The Wisdom of Bear Bryant," which explains how accountability was a major part of Bryant's success. According to Johnson, Bryant's strategy on and off the football field can be used in the workplace. For managers in the gases and welding industry, this team-first mentality can yield positive results. Read More

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Proposed Standard addresses medical equipment on aircraft.

September 8, 2010

Proposed standard ASTM WK27973, Specification for Environmental Performance of Medical Equipment for Use on Fixed and Rotary-Wing Aircraft, addresses effect of medical equipment on aircraft and effect of aviation environment on medical equipment. Proposed standard will allow manufacturers to design safe medical equipment for the aeromedical environment. Also, certification agencies will be able to recognize and/or adopt standard and encourage its use. Read More

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ISPE Risk-MaPP Conference to take place in Washington DC.

September 8, 2010

ISPE Risk-MaPP 2010 Conference, Dedicated Facilities, Cross Contamination and the Risk-MaPP Approach, will feature North American launch of ISPE Baseline® Guide: Risk-Based Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Products (Risk-MaPP), on October 4-5, 2010. Attendees will receive copy of guide as well as registration to webinar, "Risk-MaPP: What is it and Why You Need It!" Conference will also cover 2 case studies of Risk-MaPP implementation. Read More

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Journal Article focuses on developing workplace safety program.

September 8, 2010

The Third Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal features article by David Hermann, safety director at Wisconsin Lift Truck, about why and how to develop a workplace safety program. According to Hermann, the best way to mitigate worker risk level is to minimize risk taking. Training employees helps them identify hazards and avoid risks altogether. Read More

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iPad App offers live streaming video from NASA Television.

September 8, 2010

Available at Apple App Store, NASA App HD provides interactive map with links to all agency's field centers, quick links to feature stories and launch schedules, scrolling alerts banner, and NASA Featured link. Landing page features solar system, where users can learn more about our neighborhood, the universe, and NASA missions. App also enables users to experience and search updated, higher resolution NASA Image of the Day and Astronomy Picture of the Day collections. Read More

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Comprehensive Education Program adds value to PACK EXPO.

September 8, 2010

PMMI, sponsor and producer of PACK EXPO trade shows, is collaborating with several influential industry groups to bring extensive education program to this fall's PACK EXPO International 2010. More than 35 sessions from 5 associations will give packaging and processing professionals insight into trends, strategies, and innovations from across entire production supply chain. Read More

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Rail Car Specs approved for high-speed rail initiative.

September 8, 2010

According to AASHTO officials, approval of first specifications for high-speed rail cars marks historic milestone in America's quest for better and faster intercity passenger rail service. Next Generation Equipment Committee's approval of specs for bi-level coach, baggage, dining, and business class rail cars elicited response from AASHTO committee members, who noted not only mobility enhancements but new job opportunities as well. Read More

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ASTM Committee at work on proposed arthroplasty standards.

September 8, 2010

ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices is developing 2 proposed standards for field of arthroplasty. ASTM WK28231 will provide information compiled from clinically successful elbow devices that includes materials, design philosophies, and surface finishes. ASTM WK28559 covers general test methods for chemical, biocompatibility, mechanical, and preclinical assessments of implantable devices with metal-on-metal articulation intended to replace hip joint. Read More

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SPE ACCE Keynote Address to be given by Anthony Dodworth.

September 8, 2010

Antony Dodworth, principal research manager at Bentley Motors Ltd., will give keynote address at 10th annual SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE). "The Birth of the T35 Sports Car: It Took Courage to Release from the Familiar and Seemingly Secure to Embrace the New" will examine work on this new vehicle, which is scheduled to launch in 2016. Of note will be new materials intended to replace traditional steel monocoque body shell. Read More

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AEM President responds to President Obama's Infrastructure Bank.

September 8, 2010

According to AEM President Dennis Slater, America's equipment manufacturing industry applauds President for recognizing vital importance of infrastructure investment to long-term strength and competitiveness of the country. While President's plan for an Infrastructure Bank and increased capacity in infrastructure system is an important step, Congress has the opportunity to act now on transportation reauthorization that will address safety and quality issues and result in immediate job creation. Read More

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NIBS Annual Meeting scheduled for December 6-10.

September 8, 2010

NIBS 2010 Annual Meeting, to be held in conjunction with Ecobuild America, will offer opportunity for participants to learn about Institute activities and to catch up on latest innovations in sustainable practices, building information modeling, and high-performance building design. In addition to board, council, and committee meetings, event will include buildingSMART alliance(TM) Conference, FEDCon® 2010: The Market Outlook Conference on Federal Construction, and Advanced Materials Symposium. Read More