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ASTM recognizes Ronald E. Holsinger with achievement award.

September 29, 2010

Ronald E. Holsinger, proficiency sample program supervisor at AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory, has received A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award for significant contributions to Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. Holsinger is secretary of Committee D18 and works on several D18 subcommittees. A graduate of University of Pittsburgh, Holsinger spent 17 years as a high school math and science teacher before beginning his career in construction materials testing at AASHTO in 1990. Read More

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ASTM Sensory Evaluation Standard will cover instrument test methods.

September 29, 2010

Proposed standard ASTM WK29225, Guide for Design and Execution of Sensory-Instrumental Correlation Studies, will help consumer goods developers and manufacturers evaluate their products to ensure quality, consumer satisfaction, and marketing success. Specifically, this standard will assist in creation of instrument test methods likely to provide meaningful results and that can be correlated with valid sensory evaluation results. Read More

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ANSI October Caucus to feature Deputy Commissioner for Foods.

September 29, 2010

Next monthly ANSI Caucus Luncheon, to be held October 8, 2010, will feature guest speaker Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods for FDA. Caucus will be held from 11:45am to 1:30pm at National Press Club in Washington, DC. Named to position on January 13, 2010, Taylor is first individual to hold position, which was created along with new Office of Foods in August 2009. He is nationally recognized food safety expert and has served in high-level positions at FDA and USDA. Read More

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U.S. Standards Community celebrates World Standards Day 2010.

September 29, 2010

More than 260 members of standards and conformity assessment community gathered in Washington DC for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2010, which focused on the theme Standards for Accessibility. During event, Marsha K. Mazz of United States Access Board received 2010 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award, while Roger Vernon Bostelman of NIST and Joseph Bocchiaro III of InfoComm International won first and second place prizes for World Standards Day Paper Competition. Read More

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ANSI Annual Report details 2009-2010 activities.

September 29, 2010

Solutions through Collaboration, ANSI's 2009-2010 Annual Report, informs stakeholders of ANSI's key initiatives, accomplishments, and financial activities over past year. According to S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO, ANSI has worked "in close cooperation with our members, stakeholders, and partners to meet top national and global priorities." He also noted enthusiasm for further collaboration during coming year pertaining to various issues. Read More

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PMMI offers interactive learning experience at PACK EXPO.

September 29, 2010

At PACK EXPO International, PMMI will launch The Amazing Packaging Race, sponsored by Nordson Corporation, to provide packaging students with opportunity to fully explore show floor and interact with exhibitors and attendees, all while learning and interacting with new technologies. Premise of race is for packaging students to visit participating exhibit booths and complete tasks of varying difficulty to earn points. Each member of winning team will receive an iPad®. Read More

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Accelerated Laboratory Aging approved by ASTM tire committee.

September 29, 2010

Responding to Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act, ASTM Committee F09 on Tires has developed ASTM F2838, Practice for Accelerated Laboratory Aging of Radial Passenger Car and Light Truck Tire Through Load Range E for the Laboratory Generation of Belt Separation. Primary prospective users of this standard will be tire and vehicle manufacturers, testing organizations, and tire regulatory organizations. Read More

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Accreditation Board offers guidance for PS-Prep program.

September 29, 2010

Having previously issued requirements, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board invites certification bodies to submit applications for accreditation for Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Certification (PS-Prep) program. Independent ANAB accreditation, available for certification bodies that conform with ISO/IEC 17021, includes review of documented processes and procedures, on-site assessment, and witnessing conducted audit of organization seeking certification. Read More

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Protective Coatings Compilation covers application, inspection.

September 29, 2010

Available in print and E-book versions, ASTM Standards for Protective Coating Application and Inspection features research on protective coating application and inspection for nuclear power industry - specifically power plant, field, and shop applications. Compilation includes 67 ASTM standards total, covering topics such as physical properties of applied paint films, physical properties of liquid paints and paint materials, and industrial protective coatings. Read More

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GAWDA's Online Magazine spotlights training issues.

September 29, 2010

Intended to teach distributors how to optimize employee effort, Welding and Gases Today's Fourth Quarter issue features cover story that focuses on training. Included articles examine how to build salespeople from ground up, how to make e-learning effective for traditionally hands-on audiences, and tips for engaging top performers. Training Success Stories feature and several other pieces on issues affecting family businesses are also included. Read More

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AMT applauds enactment of Small Business Jobs Bill.

September 29, 2010

AMT supports President Obama's signing of the Small Business Jobs Act, and according to Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT, this single piece of legislation includes numerous provisions that will build on momentum created at IMTS to spur manufacturers to make investments necessary to improve competitiveness. Temporary tax incentives included in this law will help release pent-up demand for new products and export promotion support will enable more companies to explore new markets. Read More

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IPC Opens Office, Manufacturing Training Facility in India.

September 29, 2010

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® opened its first office in South Bangalore, effectively extending its training and knowledge-based resources and services to Indian electronics manufacturing facilities on local level. IPC India, wholly-owned subsidiary of IPC, will be under leadership of Managing Director Mr. Akshinthala Vijayendra, whose initial focus will be on bringing additional training, conferences, and services to India. Read More

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FDA cGMP Modernization to affect food industry.

September 29, 2010

Introduced in 1969 and revised in 1986, FDA cGMP regulations are in midst of modernization initiative. Some significant modernization opportunities likely to affect food manufacturers include requirements for training for supervisors and workers, written allergen control plans, and written environmental pathogen control plans. GMA's Manufacturing Excellence Conference brings experts to share insights on modernization opportunities and potential impact initiative may have on food manufacturing. Read More

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Agenda for Upcoming HSSP Plenary now available.

September 29, 2010

Scheduled for Nov 9-10, 2010, ANSI-HSSP Plenary provides opportunity for homeland security, emergency preparedness, and business continuity communities to discuss current issues and challenges, strategic approaches, recent successes, and future outlooks. This year's meeting will focus on Aviation Security Standardization, Borders and Maritime Security Standardization, Conformity Assessment Systems, Global Supply Chain Security Standardization, and Crisis Management Standardization. Read More

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NEMA Standard addresses exit sign visibility testing.

September 29, 2010

NEMA standard EM 1, 2010 Exit Sign Visibility Testing Requirements for Safety and Energy Efficiency, establishes high performance category for internally illuminated exit signs that goes beyond former ENERGY STAR® requirements and existing CSA/UL standards for said products. This standard forms basis of emerging NEMA Premium Exit Sign program, which will be based on performance rather than energy efficiency alone. Read More

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New Edition of Standards Collection is suited for hydrogeologists.

September 29, 2010

ASTM Standards for Determining Subsurface Hydraulic Properties and Groundwater Modeling: 3rd Edition features research available for determining subsurface hydraulic properties and groundwater modeling. Included ASTM International standards, some developed with help of U.S. government agencies such as EPA, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Navy, provide vital resource for hydrogeologists and other professionals in geoenvironmental and geotechnical fields. Read More

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NEMA Reaffirms Commitment to energy-efficient lighting.

September 29, 2010

NEMA's Lamp Section reaffirmed its commitment to public policies that encourage energy-efficient lighting, including provisions of Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007). EISA lighting provisions set phased-in, performance-based, technology-neutral standards that start in 2011 in CA and nationally between 2012 and 2014. They will continue to provide consumers with choice of energy-efficient lighting products, including high-efficiency halogen, CFLs, and LED products. Read More

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International Medal awarded to Dr. Viacheslav N. Shishov.

September 28, 2010

Dr. Viacheslav N. Shishov, senior researcher at A. A. Bochvar All-Russia Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) in Moscow, Russia, was awarded the William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal from ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys. Shishov received this medal for his contributions to understanding and significance of irradiation-induced microstructural changes in Zr-Nb alloys used in nuclear reactors. Read More

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Dr. Brady R. Cox receives C.A. Hogentogler Award from ASTM.

September 28, 2010

Brady R. Cox, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Arkansas, has received C.A. Hogentogler Award from ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. Cox was honored along with his co-authors Kenneth H. Stokoe and Ellen M. Rathje for their paper, "An In Situ Test Method for Evaluating the Coupled Pore Pressure Generation and Nonlinear Shear Modulus Behavior of Liquefiable Soils," which was published in the Geotechnical Testing Journal in 2009. Read More

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ASA Industrial Piping Division honors Donald R. McNeeley.

September 28, 2010

Executive Council of ASA's Industrial Piping Division announced that Donald R. McNeeley, president and CEO of Chicago Tube and Iron Corporation, has been selected to receive IPD Award of Excellence, which was established to honor member for achievement specifically related to industrial and mechanical PVF segment of PHCP-PVF industry. Dr. McNeeley is also a professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering, and has served as chairman of Metals Service Center Institute. Read More