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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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FAA Announces Grant to improve safety at Kotzebue, AK airport.

September 13, 2012

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $15.5 million will enable Ralph Wien Memorial Airport in Kotzebue, Alaska to expand runway safety areas (RSAs). Specifically, project will entail improving RSAs at both ends of Runway 9/27, which is longer of said airport's 2 runways. Efforts involved include shifting 5,900 ft runway 200 ft to east, moving lagoon channel, removing portion of hill, and creating new sea wall to protect west end of runway. Read More

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Article Shows Military Methods can improve business planning.

September 12, 2012

Fall 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today features GAWDA Convention speaker James D. Murphy sharing business leadership strategies. Specifically, Murphy explains how businesses can benefit from using a Red Team. Red Team is described as necessary means to overcoming overconfidence bias and groupthink theory. Comprised of outside individuals not involved in planning process, Red Team can look at plan critically and objectively to expose flaws/weaknesses in tactical planning process. Read More

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October ANSI Caucus will feature Robert Adler of U.S. CPSC.

September 12, 2012

ANSI Caucus Luncheon, to be held October 4, will feature Robert Adler, commissioner at U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Adler was appointed to CPSC by President Barack Obama in August 2009. Prior, he served as professor of legal studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Adler taught courses in business law and business-government relations, among other topics, and also conducted academic research on product safety, product liability, and commercial law. 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

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Filament Lamp Selection Guide focuses on roadway, area lighting.

September 12, 2012

NEMA has published ANSI C136.1 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Filament Lamps-A Guide for Selection. Used to aid in proper selection of filament lamps for use in roadway and area lighting equipment, guide includes updated reference documents and modernized terms in line with current industry terminology. Information covered can also be found in American National Standards ANSI C136.4, ANSI C136.5, ANSI C136.6, and ANSI C136.11. 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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IPC and Raytheon Partner Together to advance HDI technology.

September 12, 2012

To help companies gain most from HDI (high density interconnect) technology, Raytheon is sponsoring "IPC HDI Conference: Advancements in Materials, Processes and Applications." Event will take place October 24-25 in Los Angeles, CA and feature Peter Gould's keynote, "The Raytheon HDI Roadmap," as well as other speakers presenting on HDI-related topics. In addition to two 3 hr workshops, conference will offer tabletop exhibits that let attendees talk with HDI technology suppliers. Read More