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Venice Municipal Airport receives $7.1 million grant.

September 13, 2012

Venice Municipal Airport in Venice, FL will receive $7.1 million dollar grant intended for runway repairs, runway safety area upgrades, and taxiway construction. Specifically, this grant will let airport reconstruct Runway 4/22 and allow for improvement of runway safety area to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. Taxiway project will provide recommended separation between runway and taxiway. Read More

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Online Training Course prepares international delegates for duty.

September 13, 2012

Free multimedia training course, U.S. Delegates to International Activities: Roles and Responsibilities, is available for those planning to serve as delegates at ISO or IEC technical committee, subcommittee, working group, and other international standardization meetings. Available on StandardsLearn.org, course outlines requirements for participants in international standardization meetings and offers advice on preparing for roles and responsibilities of meeting participants. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Orders slow in July, positive for year.

September 13, 2012

Based on reports by companies participating in USMTO program, U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $449.69 million in July 2012. This number is down 2.3% from June and 10.5% compared with July 2011. With year-to-date total of $3,132.23 million, 2012 is up 5.4% compared with 2011. AMT President Douglas K. Woods pointed out typical order slow down cycle for July/August and expected order activity to "come back strong" in months following IMTS, which has 90,000+ registrants. Read More

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PMMI Announced New Board Members at annual meeting.

September 13, 2012

PMMI membership elected 7 members to PMMI Board of Directors, and Board of Directors chose its Executive Committee for 2013. PMMI Chairman Nick Wilson introduced slate of candidates for Board of Directors to membership and said "Every one of these individuals will bring perspective and insight to PMMI’s guiding body." While Board Members will serve January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016, Executive Committee members will serve one year terms from January 1 to December 31, 2013. Read More

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ANSI Encourages Comments on ISO global water issues workshop.

September 13, 2012

On July 25-26, ISO held international workshop, "Global water challenges - How can ISO standards help?", focused on global water issues in Kobe, Japan. ISO's Implementation Task Force on Water, charged with integrating priorities set at workshop with ISO Council recommendations, will hold webinar in late September to further develop ideas discussed during workshop. ANSI encourages comments on ISO's water initiative to be sent by September 21, 2012. Read More

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ASTM Symposium will look at zirconium in nuclear industry.

September 12, 2012

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys, 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry will be held February 3-7, 2013 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. This event will provide forum for exchanging new information on fabrication, testing, development, and characterization of traditional and new zirconium-based materials in nuclear industry. Online registration closes January 30. Read More

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Indianapolis International Airport to receive FAA AIP grant.

September 12, 2012

Indianapolis International Airport will receive $3.2 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant intended for construction of de-icing containment facility. As announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, these investments help support economic growth as we enhance our nation's airports. Linings of both systems will be replaced, allowing for better efficiency on field. Existing storm water system is operating at full capacity. Read More

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Motors Shipments Climb in second quarter of 2012.

September 12, 2012

According to NEMA's Motors Shipments Index, demand for motors increased for third straight quarter during 2Q 2012 with increase of 5.3% from previous quarter. Since bottoming out in 2Q 2009, during depths of the Great Recession, index has climbed cumulative 53% and topped its pre-recession high for 5 straight quarters. While strong growth was also shown in fractional and integral horsepower motor segments, manufacturing sector only benefited from weak annualized gain of 1.4%. Read More