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NEMA's Mike Leibowitz is honored with IEC 1906 Award.

August 27, 2012

Veteran program manager Mike Leibowitz received IEC 1906 Award, which honors International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) experts for exceptional and recent achievement related to activities of IEC. According to IEC, Leibowitz was recognized for "extraordinary technical and organizational support to TC 113." This included taking minutes and drafting plenary resolutions as well as acting as link to US TAG. Leibowitz was also commended on his "serious and tireless work ethic." Read More

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MacDermid and Northrop Grumman reach 50-year anniversary.

August 27, 2012

Celebrating 50-year membership anniversaries with IPC, MacDermid, Inc. and Northrop Grumman were feted at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition. To help pass on the spirit of innovation to industry's next generation, each company designated college or scholarship program to which IPC will make a $1,500 donation in their honor. Northrop Grumman chose TIME Center at Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, MD and MacDermid selected Harold Leever Scholarship fund. Read More

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ASTM to hold third symposium on fatigue and fracture.

August 27, 2012

Scheduled for Nov 14, third symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Metallic Medical Materials and Devices will be held in Atlanta, GA. Conference will provide updated set of presentations on fatigue and fracture mechanics principles as applied to fatigue, fracture, and life predictive methodologies involved in metallic medical materials, such as Nitinol, 304, 316L, MP35N, and other commonly used stainless steels as well as Ti-6-4, Co-Cr, etc. and devices such as peripheral stents and prosthetics. Read More

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NACD Event Provides Critical Training for chemical distribution.

August 27, 2012

Over 300 conference attendees, members, and affiliates of NACD joined together in Indianapolis, IN for 24th Annual OPSEM Conference. Additional workshop concentrated on Responsible Distribution, enhancing ability to implement and continuously improve implementation techniques. Session highlights included focuses on regulatory compliance and strategy, customer service and strategic sourcing, logistics and warehouse operations, as well as process improvement and business performance. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover golf cars and transaction reporting.

August 24, 2012

ANSI/ILTVA Z130.1-2012, Golf Cars - Safety and Performance Specifications, provides guidelines for golf cars driven by electric motors and internal combustion engines specifically intended for use on golf courses for transporting golfers and their equipment. ANSI X9.121-2012, Financial Services - Balance and Transaction Reporting Standard establishes common format for exchanging cash management account data, facilitating complete, accurate, and timely information reporting. Read More

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ELFA releases Monthly Leasing and Finance Index for July.

August 24, 2012

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, overall new business volume for July was $6.6 billion, up 15.8% from $5.7 billion during same period in 2011. Volume was down 17.5% from previous month, and year-to-date cumulative new business volume increased 14.7%. Receivables over 30 days were 2.2%, down from 2.4% in June, while charge-offs decreased to 0.4% in July, down from 0.6% in June, and credit approvals decreased to 77.5% in July from 78.7% in June. Read More

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CWA Violation Penalty addresses wastewater, stormwater discharge.

August 24, 2012

To resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) violations at its Suffolk Downs racetrack facility in Revere and East Boston, MA, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC will pay civil penalty of $1.25 million. Company is also spending over $3 million to prevent polluted water from entering nearby waterways and will perform 3 environmental projects worth ~$742,000 that will provide water quality monitoring and protection efforts for 123+ square miles of watershed. Read More

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IPC honors volunteers for electronics industry contributions.

August 24, 2012

During IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition, August 21-22, 2012, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented more than 80 awards to volunteers in categories of Special Recognition, Distinguished Committee Leadership, and Committee Service. Read More