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Health and Fitness Technology to be seen at 2013 International CES®.

November 14, 2012

More than 215 exhibitors will showcase latest digital health and fitness technologies at 2013 International CES, to run Tuesday, January 8 through Friday, January 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sports and fitness devices will be featured at FitnessTech TechZone and FitnessTech Conference Track. In TechZone, tele-health systems, robotic aids, and diagnostic and monitoring equipment will also be shown, while Digital Health Summit will feature 5 speakers in health and life sciences field. Read More

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ANSI updates voluntary consensus standards document.

November 14, 2012

ANSI has released updated ANS Key Steps document containing rundown of steps involved in approval of voluntary consensus standards as American National Standards. New version features embedded links, giving stakeholders access to relevant forms and information. To qualify for ANSI accreditation, organizations must meet Institute's requirements for openness, balance, due process, and consensus in their standards development processes, as set-forth in ANSI Essential Requirements. Read More

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ANSI Industry Briefing to address Russia's acceptance into WTO.

November 14, 2012

Officially accepted into WTO in August 2012, Russia has made commitments to provide foreign companies with tools to prevent trade interference from non-tariff barriers. On November 16, ANSI will hold briefing to inform members of U.S. industry about implications of these commitments and gather feedback about standards, compliance, and market access priorities involving Russia. U.S. exports to Russia exceeded $8 billion in 2011, and are expected to rise with country’s membership in WTO. Read More

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Westfield Vo-Tech High School wins PRIME funding.

November 14, 2012

Manufacturing Technology Department at Westfield Vocational Technical High School, Westfield, MA, has been named a model school by SME Education Foundation through its PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing) program. As a PRIME school, Westfield Vo-Tech will receive funds totaling $35,000 for 3 years to support post-secondary scholarships, equipment upgrades, continuing education for instructors, and a STEM-based camp for middle school students. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2013 to offer 50 development courses.

November 14, 2012

Updates on industry concerns, challenges, and developments will be addressed in 50 IPC APEX EXPO® professional development courses, which will be offered in 2013 from February 17–18 and 21 at San Diego Convention Center. Each course, led by subject matter expert, runs for 3 hours. Specific issues will include those dealing with design, lead-free technology, materials, process improvement, solder joint reliability, and more. Courses will extend beyond theory to provide practical solutions. Read More

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Ulrich Turck Elected Chairman of Fieldbus Foundation's EMEA EAC.

November 13, 2012

Taking over for Jean-Marie Alliet, Ulrich Turck – Managing Director, Hans Turck GmbH and Co. KG and Turck Holding GmbH – has been elected as Chairman to Fieldbus Foundation's Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Executive Advisory Council (EAC) for next annual term of office. Fieldbus Foundation EMEA Operations VP Marc Van Pelt welcomed Turck to his new role, saying he looks forward to working with Ulrich on several FOUNDATION technology and marketing initiatives throughout EMEA region. Read More

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FAA Seeks Civil Penalty against Woodward, Inc. and subsidiary.

November 13, 2012

FAA is proposing $246,450 civil penalty against Woodward, Inc. and subsidiary HRT for allegedly failing to conduct requisite drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before transferring/hiring 12 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work. Additional allegations cover failure to include 6 individuals in random drug and alcohol testing pool; failure to administer return-to-duty drug test to one employee; and use of expired intoximeter bottle. Read More

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FAA seeks $205,250 civil penalty against Circor Aerospace, Inc.

November 12, 2012

FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $205,250 against Circor Aerospace, Inc., a Sylmar, CA-based aircraft repair station, for allegedly violating FAA drug and alcohol testing regulations. FAA alleges Circor failed to conduct required pre-employment drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before hiring 29 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work. FAA also alleges the company failed to include two individuals in its random drug and alcohol testing pool. Read More