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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 ½ 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

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Award of Merit honors work of Jerald L. Glatz.

September 21, 2010

Jerald L. Glatz, VP of Florida operations for Burke Flooring, received 2010 ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from ASTM Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings for his work in development and maintenance of flooring standards and related test methods. ASTM member since 1992, Glatz has over 39 years of experience in rubber, plastics, and resilient floor industries and participates in several committees and subcommittees. Read More

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BIO Investor Forum to feature plenary sessions, roundtables.

September 21, 2010

Taking place October 5-6 in San Francisco, CA, 9th Annual BIO Investor Forum will feature Plenary and Business Roundtable program designed to offer, according to BIO's Alan Eisenberg, opportunities to examine financial and strategic business issues affecting life science investment decisions and opportunities in 2011 and beyond. Experts slated to participate will also provide insights into financing opportunities suited to biopharmaceutical industry. Read More

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SME to acquire all outstanding shares of Tooling U.

September 21, 2010

Substantial resources of SME's certification products, in-person training, and webinar offerings will be combined with Tooling University's online training platform and more than 400 courses to provide global manufacturing community with comprehensive source of manufacturing knowledge. SME will invest in additional online courses and a more interactive interface to support all levels of employees from machinist and shop-floor worker to manufacturing engineers and management personnel. Read More

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FEMA Post Hole Digger Safety Council issues safety message.

September 21, 2010

FEMA Post Hole Digger Product Safety Council offers important safety message that details importance of safety in assembly, operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of this equipment. Several tips are listed to keep operators and bystanders safe, including only using shear bolts or auger retaining bolts specified by manufacturer, remaining in tractor seat while digging, and not operating digger unless all shields and guards are in place. Read More

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ASHRAE 2011 Winter Conference to be held in Las Vegas.

September 21, 2010

With theme of "A Safe Bet: Zero-Energy Design," ASHRAE 2011 Winter Conference will take place Jan 29-Feb 2 and will be held in conjunction with AHR Expo®, which will run from Jan 31-Feb 2. Event will include over 200 Professional Development Credits as well as Continuing Education Units, which can be applied toward Professional Engineering license. Conference will also feature 90 technical programs, 300 speakers, 6 Professional Development Seminars, and 14 Short Courses. Read More

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Manufacturers welcome new members of trade advisory group.

September 21, 2010

President Obama appointed 5 NAM members to Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, tasked with providing advice to Administration on trade matters. Members include NAM Chairman Michael Campbell; Pamela G. Bailey, Grocery Manufacturers Assoc.; Michael Decker, FedEx; Robert McDonald, Procter and Gamble; and John Surma, US Steel. These leaders are highly qualified to provide counsel to Administration on how to boost nation's exports over next 5 years. Read More

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NAM supports extended bonus depreciation.

September 21, 2010

Dorothy Coleman, NAM Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy, issued statement supporting extended bonus depreciation and enhanced expensing in Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, which passed Senate by vote of 61-38. According to Coleman, these critical tax incentives will stimulate business investments in machinery and equipment and enable manufacturers of all sizes to contribute to economic recovery and job growth. Read More

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BIO Initiative aims to improve US science education.

September 21, 2010

Launched in communities this fall in 10 states, Scientists in the Classroom initiative will train and deploy scientists from 40 companies to collaborate with teachers and students on laboratory projects in high schools. Interactive web portal will match scientists and teachers from around nation and facilitate exchange of classroom content. Also, monthly interactive webcasts will feature scientists as expert commentators and information providers. Read More

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Deadline for NHA Conference Papers extended to September 26.

September 21, 2010

To ensure receipt of quality submissions, NHA has extended their deadline for papers for NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo until 11:59 pm ET on September 26, 2010. Those interested, by submitting 500-word abstract, have the chance to share their work with key industry stakeholders, government officials, and decision-makers in hydrogen and fuel cell R/D during this annual event, which offers 3 days of presentations, demonstrations, exhibits, awards, and networking opportunities. Read More

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Memorandum of Understanding Announced between OPC, MTConnect.

September 21, 2010

OPC Foundation and MTConnect® Institute have announced joint Memorandum of Understanding under which both will cooperate in developing standards called MTConnectOpcUa. These standards will offer companion specifications to ensure interoperability and consistency between MTConnect specifications and OPC specifications as well as manufacturing technology equipment, devices, software, or other products that implement those standards. Read More

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RIA makes webinars available for purchase.

September 20, 2010

Packaged as "RIA Double Takes," webinars are recordings from 2009 through June 2010 and can be purchased from RIA's online store. While not every webinar is available, there are over 23 covering variety of topics such as media blasting for architectural restoration, Spanish language training in the workplace, winning government contracts, discrimination in the workplace, mold clean up recommendations, business etiquette, and hard floor maintenance. Read More

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RIA Fall Conference will focus on science of restoration.

September 20, 2010

Focusing on building science and its relationship to restoration and reconstruction, RIA Fall Conference will be held October 5-8 in New Mexico. Session topics will address evaluating building materials for restorability, value of builder/damage repair contractor collaborations, as well as damage evaluation and restoration of non-conditioned spaces. Also, post-conference workshop will review how to analyze 5 stages of critical incident management path in addition to incident life cycle. Read More

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Show Within a Show features construction-focused technology.

September 20, 2010

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 (March 22-26 in Las Vegas, NV) will feature IT and Business Solutions Pavilion, which will concentrate on construction-focused technology and business services providers. Sponsored by AGC, Pavilion offers attendees environment for business discussions and product demonstrations. Areas of featured solutions and products will include technology and BIM, building products and systems, green and sustainable, and business/industry practices. Read More

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NIST finalizes initial Smart Grid Cyber Security guidelines.

September 20, 2010

NIST's first Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security include high-level security requirements, framework for assessing risks, evaluation of privacy issues at personal residences, and additional information to help businesses protect modernizing power grid from attacks, malicious code, and cascading errors. Three-volume set of guidelines is intended to facilitate organization-specific Smart Grid cyber security strategies focused on prevention, detection, response, and recovery. Read More

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AIA Disruptive Technologies Report weighs gains vs. losses.

September 20, 2010

According to Disruptive Information Technologies: Leveraging the Benefits, Avoiding the Pitfalls, new information technologies must be harnessed with appropriate standards and procedures to avoid losing classified/proprietary information. Report offers recommendations to help aerospace and defense industry embrace various technologies - cloud computing, social networking, personal mobile devices - and also explains steps AIA can take to help protect crucial information. Read More

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Power Adapters no longer eligible for Energy Star label.

September 20, 2010

As a result of major success in moving external power adapter market towards more sustainable energy efficiency, effective Dec 31, 2010, adapters will no longer be eligible for Energy Star label. Adapters were originally added to Energy Star program in 2005 to address energy waste across variety of products powered by them. Energy use associated with adapters nationally is estimated to be 12 billion kWh less/year than it would have been had their energy performance stayed where it was in 2005. Read More