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EPA announces funding for research to improve air quality.

August 13, 2012

EPA awarded 5 grants totaling $2 million to academic institutions for research and innovative processes to improve air quality in U.S. and track effectiveness of pollution control measures. Grants are focused on generating better data and tools to enable regulatory authorities to ensure air is healthy. Funding covers projects that will examine links between short-term air pollution drivers and existing management strategies, development of decision-making models, and air quality forecasting. Read More

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PMI announces new committee co-chairs.

August 13, 2012

PMI President Stewart Yang of Kohler Co. announced appointment of three chairs, reappointment of one chair, and election of one chair to serve on PMI's Focus and Standing Committees. Three-year terms for these positions officially begin with 2012 PMI Fall Conference, being held October 7-10. Yang's decision was based upon PMI meeting attendance, leadership, expertise, and overall commitment to PMI. Read More

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BETEC Symposium offers insight into fenestration technology.

August 13, 2012

Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Symposium, to be held January 7, 2013, will inform attendees of recent developments in fenestration performance and technology. Experts will address variety of topics concerning this symposium's theme, Fenestration: A World of Change. Full-day event will also present information on retrofits, impacts on utility planning, shading technologies, and other topics. Online registration opens September 1. Read More

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EPA, HUD, and DOT help states meet growth, development goals.

August 13, 2012

U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they will partner with Governors' Institute on Community Design to provide technical guidance to governors seeking to address housing, transportation, environmental, and health challenges facing their states. This partnership is designed for states seeking to spur economic growth and development while addressing the above-stated issues. Read More

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Survey finds acquisitions give boost to distributor sales.

August 13, 2012

Welding and Gases Today surveyed members of GAWDA to find out what impact acquisitions are having on their businesses. Results of survey were posted in series of articles on Welding and Gases Today Online. When asked "What impact do you expect industry consolidation to have on your business?", 73% of distributor respondents said it will help their sales moving forward. On the other hand, survey found that 63% of suppliers expect industry consolidation to hurt sales. Read More

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TITANIUM 2012 to Reveal advanced powder metallurgy technology.

August 13, 2012

Advanced Materials (ADMA) Group Inc. will sponsor presentations in powdered metallurgy speaker panel at TITANIUM 2012, which will be held October 7-10 in Atlanta, GA. Annual conference and exhibition will look at "Transformational Non-Kroll Process Hydrogenated Titanium Powder Production" paper, "Powder Metallurgy Titanium and Titanium Alloy Components Manufactured from Hydrogenated Ti Powder" presentation, and demonstration of various Titanium alloys produced by BEPM approach. Read More

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Governors unite in support of auto growth policies.

August 13, 2012

At annual industry conference sponsored by Center for Automotive Research, bipartisan group of governors announced formation of the National Governors Auto Caucus to support a robust auto manufacturing sector that is vital to a healthy U.S. economy. Open to all governors, Caucus will provide forum to discuss bipartisan, non-controversial issues related to the industry and its 8 million jobs. It will explore broad policy frameworks, initiatives, and developments that impact industry at large. Read More

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NEMA publishes ANSI-approved KS 3 guidelines for switches.

August 13, 2012

ANSI/NEMA KS 3-2010, Guidelines for Inspection and Preventive Maintenance of Switches Used in Commercial and Industrial Applications, covers safety procedures, general guidance, inspection procedures, preventive maintenance, non-destructive test procedures, and operation of accessory devices. KS 3 also identifies switches requiring maintenance or replacement. Regular inspection and preventive maintenance help ensure that protection is provided to personnel and electrical equipment. Read More