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Trade Show Executive Magazine gives top honors to CEA.

September 26, 2012

CEA announced that it was awarded "The Most Innovative Organization" by Trade Show Executive magazine. The magazine also granted the International CES recognition as "The Most Green Initiatives by Show Management" for strides in "greening" the 2012 International CES®. Initiatives that lead to CEA being named most innovative organization in the tradeshow industry included successful launch of the Eureka Park TechZone at the 2012 CES, as well as CES' new Entertainment Matters program. Read More

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Manufacturing Day highlights economic importance, opportunities.

September 25, 2012

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Manufacturing Institute announced they will serve as co-producers for first annual Manufacturing Day, which will take place on October 5 to highlight importance of manufacturing to U.S. economy and showcase available jobs. Manufacturers across USA will be invited to participate in Manufacturing Day as sponsors, hosting open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events. Read More

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EPA adds 12 hazardous waste sites to National Priorities List.

September 25, 2012

U.S. EPA is adding 12 hazardous waste sites that pose public health and environmental risks to the National Priorities List for cleanup under Superfund program. EPA is also proposing to add another 8 sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up most complex, uncontrolled, or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. For each of the 20 sites announced, EPA has received letters of concurrence from state officials supporting NPL listing. Read More

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ASABE to revise ISO standard for front-mounted PTOs.

September 25, 2012

ASABE has initiated a project that will consider enhancements to ANSI/ASABE AD8759-1:1998 JUN2012, Agricultural wheel tractors – Front-mounted equipment – Part 1: Power take-off and three-point linkage. Changes being sought would permit Type 1 PTOs with 35 mm diameter, 540 rpm, and anti-clockwise rotation as viewed from front of tractor. They would also specify same anti-clockwise rotation for Type 2 and Type 3 PTOs; the rotation orientation that dominates globally. Read More

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ASTM sponsors workshop on tissue engineering scaffolds.

September 25, 2012

ASTM workshop, "Standards and Measurements for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: What Do We Have? What Do We Need?," will be held May 21, 2013. Purpose of workshop is to identify highest priority items for future standards work for scaffolds for TEMPs. Event will bring together government, academia, and industry to discuss how standards for tissue engineering scaffolds are currently being used by the community and what opportunities exist for developing new scaffold standards. Read More

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ASTM Approves Standard for determining crude oils corrosivity.

September 25, 2012

ASTM Subcommittee G01.05 on Laboratory Corrosion Tests has approved ASTM G205, Guide for Determining Corrosivity of Crude Oils. This standard provides methodologies for evaluating crude oils under conditions normally occurring in oil and gas production, storage, and transportation in pipelines. Examined methods/properties within this standard include emulation of oil and water, wettability of pipeline surface, and corrosivity of water phase in presence of crude oil. Read More

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ASABE Standard to address irrigation sprinkler auditing.

September 25, 2012

ASABE has initiated project to develop standard for evaluating landscape irrigation sprinkler and emitters and invites those with relevant interest and expertise to participate in its development. Tentatively titled S626, Evaluating and Measuring the Performance of Emission Devices in Landscape Irrigation Systems, document will standardize repeatable methods for evaluating sprinkler and emitter installation and measuring performance. Read More

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IPC Symposium to focus on understanding environmental compliance.

September 25, 2012

To help electronics manufacturers understand recent changes and trends in environmental regulations and customer requirements, IPC will hold symposium, "It's Not Easy Being Green: Regulations and Industry Trends Update," on October 30–31, 2012 in CA. Attendees will gain up-to-date information on global regulations and customer requirements that affect all links in supply chain. Experts will share perspectives on and experiences with various directives, regulations, and rules. Read More