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Dan Edwards receives award from ASTM International.

July 26, 2010

ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products has presented Dan Edwards, director of technical resources at Big R Bridge in Colleyville, Texas, with the Kenneth J. Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award for exceptional service to the committee and its subcommittees. Edwards, who joined ASTM International in 1987, specializes in corrugated pipe drainage systems and structural plate bridge structures. Read More

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Letter to Speaker Pelosi addresses Making it in America plan.

July 26, 2010

AEM president Dennis Slater's open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges her to meet with AEM regarding her new strategy concerning US manufacturing. In addition to applauding her focus on the initiative, he suggests the need to hear out AEM and its member companies' beliefs on manufacturing strategy and job growth. Two suggestions include rebuilding and modernizing US infrastructure and exporting products to new global markets. Read More

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The MHEDA Journal unveils online experience for readers.

July 26, 2010

Located at www.TheMhedaJournal.org, The MHEDA Journal's website provides interactive community that allows for real-time news posting and reader input. In addition to being updated with new articles and news stories several times per week, site includes link on homepage that takes readers to MHEDA Edge, a section specifically for edgier, thought-provoking articles. Website additionally includes Editors' blogs, live Twitter feed, and comment section. Read More

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MHEDA Edge is exclusively integrated with MHEDA Journal.

July 26, 2010

Material formerly featured in MHEDA Edge - online magazine for professionals in forklift, storage and handling, conveyor, and general material handling industries - will now be found via The MHEDA Journal (www.themhedajournal.org). Located on its homepage, On The Edge section features controversial topics surrounding industry. All visitors can comment, and remainder of TMJ site provides interactive community that allows for real-time news posting and reader interaction. Read More

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Pack Expo Processing Zone Sell-Out denotes industry support.

July 26, 2010

Exhibit space in The Processing Zone at PACK EXPO International 2010, to be held October 31 through November 3 in Chicago, IL, is sold out. This special exhibit area in Lakeside Center will include 150+ companies exhibiting in over 70,000 ft². According to Jim Pittas, PMMI vice president, tradeshows, "sold-out status of The Processing Zone is a clear indicator of the processing industry's support for PACK EXPO's integrated, total systems approach." Read More

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EPA Grants hope to spur new clean diesel technologies.

July 23, 2010

US EPA awarded $5.6 million for emerging technologies projects as part of its summer-long roll out of $120 million in clean diesel grants. Awards will provide opportunities to advance emerging technologies in marketplace as well as support both environmental innovation and green jobs to reduce diesel emissions. According tot EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, "EPA is promoting innovations that will not only create jobs, but also keep dangerous pollution out of the air we breathe." Read More

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John G. Banker receives medal from ASTM International.

July 23, 2010

John G. Banker, VP of customers and technology at Dynamic Materials Corp in Boulder, CO, has received the William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the scientific, technological, or commercial aspects of zirconium production and utilization, and encourages future efforts, studies, and research. A member of ASTM International since 1996, Banker assumed his role at Dynamic Materials in 2000 and specializes in explosion metalworking. Read More

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ASHRAE President testifies on federal building efficiency.

July 23, 2010

U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement held a hearing to examine federal government's role in greening buildings. Testifying at the hearing, ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger said that, "over the years significant progress has been made in the federal, commercial, and residential sectors, and we are poised to embark on a new era of energy efficiency and taxpayer dollar stewardship that will lead us to net-zero-energy buildings." Read More

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ASTM 2010 Scholarship awarded to E. Ivan Diaz-Loya.

July 23, 2010

ASTM has awarded 2010 ASTM International Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship to E. Ivan Diaz-Loya, senior Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University. Graduate of Chihuahua Institute of Technology in Mexico, Diaz-Loya's current research focuses on characterizing new types of environmentally-friendly concrete, such as geopolymer concrete. He has received scholarships from Mexico's National Council for Science and Technology and NASTT. Read More

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MPIF Award recognizes outstanding powder metallurgy parts.

July 22, 2010

Capstan Atlantic won Award of Distinction in Hardware/Appliances category for high-density transfixed pinion gear and sector used in high-volume printing application. Winners of 2010 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards, sponsored by MPIF, were announced at PowderMet2010, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials. Powder metallurgy is automated metalworking process that forms metal powders into precision components. Read More

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AEM Poll shows voter dissatisfaction with manufacturing job policies.

July 22, 2010

Based on poll of 1,000 voters, AEM says when participants learned only 3% of stimulus package funding was used for rebuilding and improving highways, roads, and bridges, 53% thought worse of package. Majority also believe national policies are failing to keep manufacturing jobs in country and support implementation of National Export Initiative as top national priority. Poll follows Nancy Pelosi's announcement that Democratic Caucus is developing plan to increase manufacturing jobs. Read More

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ANSI releases IESO/RIA Standard for public comment.

July 22, 2010

Developed by Restoration Industry Association sub-committee of Indoor Environmental Standards Organization, standard helps evaluate whether or not fire-related residue has been deposited on HVAC interior surfaces. According to Tom Yacobellis, chairman of the standard sub-committee, standard provides very specific inspection and sampling protocols and will serve as an important tool for restoration professionals. Read More

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Aerospace CEOs agree on approach to volcanic ash.

July 22, 2010

During meeting at Farnborough International Airshow, industry leaders from Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe and AIA exchanged views on how to expand close collaboration in variety of areas. CEOs affirmed support for continued research and testing of volcanic ash effects, and concurred that industry and regulators should engage proactively in coordinated effort to ensure ATM technology harmonization. Read More

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ASTM Standard helps healthcare workers transfer patient data.

July 22, 2010

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, part of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has included an ASTM standard as part of its formal certification criteria for electronic health record technologies. ASTM E2369 outlines a way to create flexible XML documents that contain most relevant and timely healthcare information about a patient and to send these records electronically from one caregiver to another and to patients. Read More

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AASHTO Expert urges more funding for repairing nation's bridges.

July 22, 2010

With 12.4% of nation's bridges classified as structurally deficient, Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E., Chief Engineer with Virginia DoT, said states are investing substantially more in state dollars on bridges than is provided under Federal Highway Bridge Program. In testimony to Congress, Kerley also said states need federal funding to reduce slippage of bridges into structurally deficient category and, with enough funding, worst bridges can be fixed while preventing more from deteriorating. Read More

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BSA 2010 Fall Meeting to be held in Chicago.

July 22, 2010

From Sept 26-28, BSA will host its 2010 Fall Meeting, encouraging prospective attendees to leverage an important benefit of BSA membership - networking in a casual setting with bearing industry leaders. Meeting will offer committees the opportunity to pursue agendas without distractions of broader programming at BSA Annual Convention. BSA encourages members and participating manufacturers who are not committee members to attend meeting and "try out" committees that interest them. Read More

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TRFA Announces Winner of polymer research excellence award.

July 22, 2010

With "Utilization of Clay-Carbon Nanoparticle Synergy for Enhancing Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites," Krishna C. Etika of Texas A & M University's College of Engineering won TRFA's Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Formal presentation will be at TRFA's 2010 Annual Meeting, which takes place September 12-14 in San Antonio, TX. Award encourages and recognizes student researchers' advances in science and engineering of thermosetting polymers. Read More

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PMA Report relays little hope for immediate economic change.

July 22, 2010

Based on 119 metalforming companies queried in US and Canada, July 2010 PMA Business Conditions Report indicated that metalforming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during next 3 months. Metalforming companies also anticipate virtually no change in incoming orders for next 3 months. Also, average daily shipping levels dipped in July, and percentage of metalforming companies with portion of their workforce on short time or layoff remained unchanged. Read More

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MESA Website Launch promotes comprehensive understanding.

July 22, 2010

MESA International's new website, www.mesa.org, aims to make MESA resources more accessible and visible for members and non-members alike as well as promote understanding of MESA and its work. In addition to Quick Poll for interactive research, other features include optimized search for MESA Resource Library, secure collaboration area for members, and one section devoted to MESA models and strategic initiatives. Job postings and vendor solution directory are also available. Read More

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NASA Television debuted full-time High-Definition channel.

July 22, 2010

On July 19, NASA Television launched full-time High Definition (HD) channel that media, cable, and satellite service providers can access for news content as well as coverage of agency missions and programs. ISS Update, a daily program covering activities of on-orbit International Space Station crews, will also air on this channel. Additional content will include NASA video file news feed, media conferences, lectures, satellite interviews, and special events. Read More