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NEMA recommends energy-efficiency standards for electric motor.

August 23, 2012

NEMA, its members who manufacture electric motors, and several other groups filed petition with U.S. Department of Energy recommending both new and more robust energy-efficiency standards for types of electric motors used in commercial and industrial applications, such as pumps, conveyors, and fans. In addition to increasing national energy savings, petitioners' recommendations to curtail current exemptions will simplify enforcement and severely limit opportunities to evade regulations. Read More

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OFAC issues guidance on international standards development.

August 23, 2012

Office of Foreign Assets Control issued guidance regarding applicability of U.S. sanctions regulations to international standards development activities through ISO and IEC. According to OFAC, standards development activities either fall within "informational materials" exemption to sanctions regulations, or are authorized under general license which allows for collaboration on creation and enhancement of written publications, such as international standards. Read More

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Equipment Finance Industry Confidence stays neutral in August.

August 23, 2012

According to August 2012 Monthly Confidence Index, confidence in equipment finance market is 50.2, down from July index of 51.5, reflecting ongoing industry concerns over economic, regulatory, and political uncertainty. When asked to assess their business conditions over next 4 months, 6.3% of executives said they believe business conditions will improve, while 78.1% of respondents believe business conditions will remain the same, and 15.6% believe business conditions will worsen. Read More

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White House Roundtable looks to help vets via IT credentialing.

August 23, 2012

To help mitigate skills gap in IT industry and foster employment opportunity for USA veterans, White House held Roundtable on Military Credentialing and Information Technology on July 16, 2012. ANSI senior director for personnel credentialing accreditation programs Roy Swift, who was invited to participate, expressed eagerness regarding "ongoing cooperation between the military and the private-sector credentialing world" to establish necessary partnerships. Read More

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RIA announces speakers for Strictly Contents conference.

August 23, 2012

RIA's fall conference, Strictly Contents: Building your Contents Engine, will feature keynote speaker, David MacLean, president of Esporta Certified Operators of North America, and several leaders from cleaning and restoration industry. MacLean's keynote, "Balance in Your Business: Are You Good to Go?" will focus on the "pillar" of personal leadership and explain how one can sustain a healthy balance between work and life. Event will be held on October 18-19 in East Rutherford, NJ. Read More

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Article Looks at Infrastructure Issues of growing LNG market.

August 23, 2012

"Synergies For Fast-Growing Market," in Summer 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today, features INOXCVA's Larry Pinder breaking down challenges facing market for LNG as fuel. Primary challenge in LNG market expansion scenario is availability and infrastructure of LNG fuel. As of May 2012, there were 52 permanent LNG fueling stations in entire USA. Distributors looking to participate in LNG market can help supplement infrastructure with solutions such as LNG mobile refuelers. Read More

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AMNPO Workshop to focus on plans for manufacturing network.

August 23, 2012

Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, in partnership with state and national organizations, is inviting interested parties to third in series of workshops titled, "Designing for Impact III: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation." Network of up to 15 regional Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation would address gaps in manufacturing innovation by connecting research advances at academic institutions and federal laboratories with manufacturing community. Read More

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IREC's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place September 10.

August 23, 2012

During IREC's 2012 Annual Meeting, well-known experts and thought leaders will gather for industry updates and provocative discussion. Paula Mints, Director/Energy for Navigant Consulting and widely recognized as an industry expert on PV technologies and markets, will open the meeting. Adam Browning, Executive Director and co-founder of the Vote Solar Initiative, will give closing remarks. Meeting will take place in conjunction with opening of Solar Power International, September 10-13. Read More