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Eight New Companies Join AIA, bringing membership total to 133.

September 24, 2010

With 175 associate members, AIA's total membership is 308 companies. This includes 8 companies, recently enrolled by AIA, that bring total of new regular member companies joining association this year to 31. New members added this month include AGC Aerospace and Defense; CERTON Software, Inc.; CIRCOR International, Inc.; Cubic Defense Applications, Inc.; Galactic Ventures, LLC; PRTM, LLC; Realization Technologies, Inc.; and Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corporation. Read More

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NASA awards IR Sounder contract for first JPSS spacecraft.

September 24, 2010

NASA, on behalf of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has awarded sole source contract to ITT Corporation for CrIS Cross-track Infrared Sounder instrument planned for flight on first Joint Polar Satellite System in 2014. CrIS will provide detailed atmospheric temperature and moisture observations for weather and climate applications. Under contract, ITT will manufacture, test, and deliver CrIS, support instrument integration on JPSS-1, and provide launch and post-launch support. Read More

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Comments Sought on Directory of US technical requirements.

September 24, 2010

ANSI is seeking public comments on database that will serve as directory of technical requirements - standards, technical regulations, conformity assessments - used in US market for 5 industry sectors: IT, telecom, petroleum, water purification, and construction equipment. Once complete, directory will help reduce duplicative and/or overly burdensome requirements for US industry in foreign markets. Development directory is being completed by ANSI under US-India SCCP. Read More

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SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress set for Oct. 5-6.

September 24, 2010

SAE International's Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, known as COMVEC, is being led by Oshkosh Corp and will feature technical sessions, seminars, and displays addressing engineering issues for commercial vehicles used in on-highway, off-highway, and military and defense applications. Event will also include panel addressing military business needs and panel of defense community senior executives that will discuss how engineering impacts military and defense businesses. Read More

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IPC, SMTA Host Conference on high performance cleaning/coating.

September 24, 2010

Taking place from November 16-18, High Performance Cleaning and Coating Conference will cover technological developments in cleaning and coating as applied to electronics assemblies. Workshops held on first day will provide knowledge of cleaning agent and cleaning equipment integration as well as practical conformal coating. Technical presentations on following day address topics of assembly cleaning, electrical failures, conformal coating, and Class 3 cleaning challenges. Read More

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MHEDA Journal analyzes data collection technology.

September 23, 2010

Third Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal features article by Cynthia Bellian, senior marketing communications manager for The Kennedy Group, about the similarities and differences between bar codes and RFID tags. Key considerations for determining which is best include nature of processes being optimized, nature of supply chain environment, impact on human capital, improvement yields, need for data accuracy, need for tracking, service life, and budgets. Read More

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Self-Adhesive Membranes Standard approved by ASTM committee.

September 23, 2010

To ensure product quality and performance for self-adhesive roofing membranes, ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing developed ASTM D7530/D7530M, Specification for Self-Adhesive Glass Fiber Fabric Reinforced Polymer Modified Asphalt Steep Slope Roll Roofing Surfaced with Mineral Granules. According to D08 member Husnu Kalkanoglu, standard "will help define short- and long-term product performance for fiberglass mat reinforced self-adhesive membranes." Read More

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BSA 2010 Fall Meeting to host record numbers of attendees.

September 23, 2010

Pre-registration for Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2010 Fall Meeting, taking place in Chicago, IL on September 27, includes 20% more distributors than manufacturers and participation of 9 new committee members since BSA's 2010 Annual Convention in May. BSA Fall Meeting enables committees to pursue their own agendas without distractions of broader programming. Attendees will also hear Suzanne Richer's presentation on "International Trade Issues Affecting the Bearing Industry." Read More

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Conflict Minerals Identification will impact entire supply shain.

September 23, 2010

According to chairman of IPC Government Relations Committee Mikel Williams, new reporting requirements on the use of conflict minerals being drafted by U.S. SEC "could have a significant impact on the entire electronics industry supply chain." Fern Abrams, IPC director of government relations and environmental policy, explained IPC is working to modify IPC-1752A, Materials Declaration Management, to address supply chain's need to exchange data on metals derived from conflict minerals. Read More

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ANSI Accessibility Exhibition to follow World Standards Day.

September 23, 2010

ANSI will hold Standards for Accessibility exhibition in Washington D.C. on September 24, 2010, in honor of 20th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act. Being held in conjunction with U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day on September 23, event will feature exhibits highlighting role that standards play in achieving universal access for all populations. Speakers will include James Shannon of NFPA, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), and Congressman James Langevin (D-RI). Read More

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ISEA Safety Standards offered via ANSI webstore.

September 23, 2010

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) standards collection is available via ANSI's webstore. From air purifying devices to first aid kits, ISEA standards promote workplace safety across range of industries. These safety standards address everyday activities as well as emergency situations, covering everything from one part of the body to overall safety of workers. Use of these guidelines is key to maintaining secure workplace. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers SPI's Resin Identification Code.

September 23, 2010

Developed by Society of the Plastics Industry in 1988, Resin Identification Code system provides means of sorting different types of plastics from household waste. RIC assigns numeral from 1-7 to piece of plastic to indicate type, and is now described in ASTM International standard, ASTM D7611, Practice for Coding Plastic Manufactured Articles for Resin Identification. ASTM D7611 will be useful for those who buy, sell, and trade waste plastics that have completed their originally intended life. Read More

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Glass Builders Certification Program introduced at AAMA show.

September 23, 2010

AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) professional certification program was introduced on September 15, during Window and Door Dealers Forum seminar at the 2010 GlassBuild America show. Program's coursework covers subjects such as performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements. Available credentials include Certified Fenestration Master, which requires completion of 50 hr of coursework, and Certified Fenestration Associate, requiring completion of 30 hr of coursework. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices edge higher in August.

September 23, 2010

According to Producer Price Index report, prices for construction materials edged up 0.2% in August and are 3.6% higher than 1 year ago. ABC Chief Economist, Anirban Basu says data support notion that nation's recovery in non-residential construction is beginning to stall. For 3 consecutive months, prices for softwood lumber, iron, and steel have been in decline, signaling lack of demand. Pricing power remains weak and there is little reason to believe prices will rise significantly in months ahead. Read More

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BIO Official comments on use of genetically engineered salmon.

September 22, 2010

FDA's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee hosted discussion about genetically engineered AquAdvantage® Salmon, which are engineered to reach market weight in half time of conventionally raised salmon. Evidence and testimony was presented by independent experts about salmon's safety, effectiveness, and environmental benefits based on data from 14 yr of scientific study. BIO's Jim Greenwood said organization is hopeful process will pave way for future technologies currently in pipeline. Read More

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Green Power Challenge aims to help prevent climate change.

September 22, 2010

U.S. EPA is initiating its national Green Power Community Challenge, which consists of year-long campaign to encourage use of renewable energy and fight climate change. To participate, local governments must join EPA's Green Power Partnership and use green power in amounts that meet purchase requirements. Local government must also conduct campaign to encourage local businesses and residents to collectively buy or produce green power onsite in amounts that meet EPA requirements. Read More

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NREL to support development of natural gas engines and vehicles.

September 22, 2010

NREL will partner with CEC and SCAQMD to invest up to $13.5 million to support development of natural gas engines and vehicles. As part of cost-shared projects, companies selected for awards will invest additional $8 million to support $21 million in total projects. Agency will oversee projects to develop efficient natural gas engines that meet or exceed 2010 emission standards, with focus on medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses that represent 22% of fuel used in on-road vehicles. Read More

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AEM announces 7 educational webinars.

September 22, 2010

Running 1 to 1 ┬Ż hours, AEM Educational Webinars cover economy, regulatory changes, healthcare reform, safety, and exhibition marketing. Webinars offer dynamic and engaging way for businesses to help employees learn useful information and interact with peers regardless of location. Series kicks off September 30 and can be viewed live or as recorded webcast after event. Read More

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Civil Aviation Growth Challanges addressed in AIA report.

September 21, 2010

Released by AIA, Civil Aviation Growth in the 21st Century: Meeting Capacity and Environmental Challenges identifies 2 most significant challenges facing civil aviation: safely expanding national airspace system capacity and addressing growing environmental/energy concerns. Report makes several policy recommendations toward timely implementation of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and also explores mutually supportive roles for government and industry. Read More

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ASTM Award of Merit honors Richard L. Nester.

September 21, 2010

Richard L. Nester of Wheeling-Nisshin Inc. received 2010 ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow from ASTM Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products. Honor was bestowed upon him for significant contributions to Committee A05 as well as development of product specifications and management of terminology for metallic-coated sheet. In addition to ASTM International, Nester is member of Association for Iron and Steel Technology and SAE International. Read More