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FAA celebrates completion of SFO Recovery Act projects.

August 31, 2010

FAA marked completion of $14.5 million in runway projects funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that will ensure continued safety for flights at San Francisco International Airport. In addition to leveling out 2 runways that tend to settle over time because of ground conditions, work included paving both runways with asphalt concrete, reconstructing sections of runways, upgrading lighting systems with energy-efficient LED lighting, and re-painting runway markings. Read More

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John R. Logar receives Peter D. Hedgecock Award.

August 31, 2010

ASTM International Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications has presented John R. Logar with Peter D. Hedgecock Award for his outstanding contributions to development of radiation processing standards. Logar is manager of Sterilization, Science and Technology at Ethicon Inc., a Johnson and Johnson company, in Somerville, N.J. Logar's professional work focuses on sterilization of medical devices, which includes radiation processing and dosimetry. Read More

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Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop scheduled for Feb 16-17.

August 31, 2010

During third annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop 2011, industry specialists from around the world will apply cladding and rapid manufacturing to today's manufacturing challenges. Topics will include laser cladding for aerospace, automotive, DOD heavy equipment, oil and gas, and power generation, as well as cladding techniques for component repair and general manufacturing. Event will also cover research, development, and international applications of additive manufacturing. Read More

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Medical Laser Safety Package promotes regulatory compliance.

August 31, 2010

Medical Laser Safety Package provides one resource for all necessary information and references pertinent to any laser safety officer working in medical field. In addition to program intended to help medical laser safety officers train their staff, package includes ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities standard document and Class 4 laser safety sign. Together, materials contribute to making laser safety programs satisfactorily compliant. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for July 2010.

August 31, 2010

According to IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were up 23.9% while bookings increased 34.4% in July 2010 from July 2009. Flexible circuit shipments in July 2010 were up 38.2%, and bookings were up 28.8% compared to July 2009. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, industry shipments in July 2010 increased 25.2% from July 2009, as orders booked increased 33.9% from July 2009. Combined industry book-to-bill ratio in July 2010 was 1.11. Read More

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Presentations Sought for mechanical testing history workshop.

August 30, 2010

Presentations are sought for ASTM International Workshop on History of Mechanical Testing, which will be held November 16, 2011 in Tampa, FL. Workshop scope covers development of mechanical testing procedures and standards, and papers in 4 different areas are requested: historical framework, history of various mechanical test methods, significant individuals, and significant failures/case studies. Interested parties must submit 300-500 word preliminary abstract by October 30, 2010. Read More

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Workshop Presentation Sought on determining wax content, WAT.

August 30, 2010

Presentations are being sought for workshop on determination of wax content and wax appearance temperature of crude oils, which will be held June 21, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. General objective of said workshop is to provide technical forum for presentations and discussions pertaining to current research and practices relating to determination of wax content and wax appearance temperature (WAT) of crude oil. Forum will also provide future direction and suggest new standards. Read More

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Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants. are subject of ASTM Symposium.

August 30, 2010

Sponsored by ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, symposium on Testing and Use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants will be held Dec 6, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. General objective of symposium is to provide details on current research efforts to advance use of bio-based and other environmentally acceptable lubricants, and to develop new and improved environment test methods. Read More

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ASA Members continue with small growth in July.

August 30, 2010

For third consecutive month, ASA members reported 3.3% improvement in per-workday revenues during month of July in 2010 compared to July 2009. Year-to-date values for plumbing, heating and pipe, valve, and fitting distributors are still behind last year by 0.2% and 17.4% compared to 2008. As there was one less workday in July and year-to-date 2010 than in 2009, raw monthly revenues for industry members were down 1.5% for month, 1.0% year-to-date, and 17.4% compared to 2 years ago. Read More

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FDA to consider genetically engineered salmon.

August 30, 2010

U.S. FDA announced that it will convene its Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee to consider salmon that has been genetically engineered to reach its market weight in half the time of conventionally raised salmon. At meeting, Committee will hear from independent experts about product's safety, effectiveness, and environmental benefits. It will also collect public testimony and examine 14 years of scientific evidence about salmon before deciding whether or not to recommend regulatory approval. Read More

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Industrial Controls Demand maintains gain in second quarter.

August 30, 2010

NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index increased 6.4% in second quarter of 2010 versus first quarter and registered 4 consecutive quarter-to-quarter increases. Currently 24.8% above its level last year, this gain represents largest since late 1992. Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives Index posted 1.7% quarter-to-quarter rate of growth during 2010Q2 and increased nearly 24% on year-over-year basis. Read More

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NFPA 2010 IEOC delivered economics, forecasts, and more.

August 30, 2010

Held August 16-18, NFPA's 2010 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) was attended by 245 individuals. Feedback identified diverse speaker and topic content as well as multiple networking opportunities as highlights of this year's IEOC. Specifically, event offered presentations on micro and macroeconomic topics, fluid power market forecasts, and case study examples of adding value to supply chain through technological advancements and creative partnerships. Read More

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PMI Fall Meeting to focus on water efficiency and sustainability.

August 30, 2010

Water efficiency and waste reduction, initiatives and activities that align with US Green Building Council's objectives, will be key topics at PMI Fall Meeting, held October 3-6 in Washington, DC. Presentations, reports, and discussions will focus on California Green Chemistry regulation, recycling/reuse of ceramic toilets, and reduction/recycling of product packaging. Proposed Federal bill to offer rebates on purchase of 1.28 gal/flush toilets will also be addressed. Read More

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AIM Expo Sponsors will edify as well as support.

August 30, 2010

Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) announced Motorola and ScanSource joined Datalogic and BlueStar as major sponsors for 2010 AIM Expo, which will be held November 1-3 in Chicago, IL. In addition to prominent support of overall event, each major sponsor will host key functions of AIM Expo to deliver unique networking and educational opportunities. These will include Auto ID Leadership Breakfast, Reseller Brunch, Opening Reception, and Reseller Track. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute seeks reviewers for updated pump standard.

August 30, 2010

Hydraulic Institute, under approval of ANSI, is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in the review process for draft of updated standard ANSI/HI 9.6.2,- Rotodynamic Pumps for Assessment of Applied Nozzle Loads. Individuals and organizations in North America directly and materially affected by this standard are asked to contact HI. These parties include pump users and specifiers, producers, standards developers, government agencies, and general interest groups. Read More

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ASME Renews PCC Certification for pressure vessel manufacturing.

August 30, 2010

ASME renewed Precision Custom Components' certification to manufacture pressure vessels. Specifically under Section VIII of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Divisions 1, 2, and 3, they will retain U, U2, U3, and R stamps for another 3 years. PCC is one of 3 domestic and 14 international companies to receive this certification to manufacturer large, 10,000+ psi pressure vessels. Other certifications PCC holds include ASME Section III, Division 1 and 3 and MIL-Q-9858 with QRC82. Read More

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Material Handling Magazine profiles Bode Equipment Company.

August 30, 2010

The Third Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal spotlights Bode Equipment Company, a storage and handling equipment distributor in Londonderry, NH. As company reaches its 35th year in business, President Steve Fawcett sat down with 2007 MHEDA President John Cosgrove to discuss how Bode has evolved over its history and what to expect going forward. The two spoke about strategic planning, employee retention, working in a family business, company goals, and rebounding from a down economy. Read More

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GAWDA Edge focuses on welding school partnerships.

August 30, 2010

As part of its continued commitment to helping young professionals further their careers in gases and welding industry, August issue of GAWDA Edge features article entitled "Back to School," which highlights 3 distributors who have formed strong relationships with schools. According to John Small, president at Pooch Welding Supply, keeping instructors informed of new products and processes aids in program's continuous improvement and may lead to sales in the future. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today Article focuses on innovation.

August 30, 2010

Third Quarter issue of Welding and Gases Today features article on innovation and finding new ways to make money. Entitled "Same Thing - A New Way," article features 12 distributors sharing innovative ideas for growing their businesses as the economy struggles upward. They remind readers that innovation does not come from technologies, systems, or research and development. It comes from finding ways to add value to customers and finding new ways to do the same things you are already doing. Read More

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NEMA-Championed Carbon Monoxide Bill approved by House.

August 30, 2010

U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation backed by NEMA to promote use of quality, effective carbon monoxide detection and notification devices. The Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, HR 1796, requires U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate ANSI/UL Standard 2034, Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and Standard 2075, Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors, as mandatory consumer product safety rules. Read More