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AWWA Webcast to provide filter optimization tips.

April 15, 2010

AWWA will host "Filter Optimization Tips You Can Use" webcast on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 that will provide tips on how to improve filter performance through operational adjustments. Attendees will learn filter backwash procedures that can improve turbidity, how to optimize flocculation to enhance filter performance, and how to interpret plant performance results to enhance filter operation. Presenters will include several water industry professionals. Read More

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ANSI May Caucus to feature speaker Dr. George Arnold of NIST.

April 15, 2010

Scheduled for May 7, ANSI Caucus Luncheon will feature guest speaker George Arnold, Ph.D., national coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at NIST. Dr. Arnold is responsible for leading development of standards underpinning nation's Smart Grid. He served as Chairman of ANSI's Board of Directors from 2003-2005 and as president of IEEE Standards Association in 2007-2008. Dr. Arnold is currently VP of policy for ISO, where he is responsible for guiding ISO's strategic plan. Read More

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ANSI invites submittals World Accreditation Day competition.

April 15, 2010

ANSI invites interested stakeholders to participate in U.S. Celebration of World Accreditation Day on June 9, by submitting paper of no more than 2,000 words that highlights value of accreditation in facilitating acceptance of products, services, and professional credentials across borders. Best paper will be awarded $1,000 prize and will be published, along with second- and third-place papers, on ANSI website. Paper submissions are due by April 30. Read More

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NASPO to develop standard for personal identity verification.

April 15, 2010

North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) notified ANSI of its intent to develop an American National Standard on identity verification, and formal announcement was published in ANSI's Standards Action. Proposed standard will define due process and methods for verification of personal identity related to issuance of primary U.S. identity documents, and assurance levels required for enrollment in major identity management systems. Read More

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ISO Technical Report compares body measurements around world.

April 15, 2010

Technical report ISO/TR 7250-2:2010, "Basic human body measurements for technological design - Part 2: Statistical summaries of body measurements from individual ISO populations," compiles average measurements of people from around world. Identifying physical variations in human body sizes and shapes by country, view of population diversity can help manufacturers optimize product designs accordingly. Report also aims to become reference for various ISO product standards. Read More

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BIO Convention to include Diversity in Biotechnology Summit.

April 15, 2010

To take place during 2010 BIO International Convention in Chicago, Diversity in Biotechnology Summit on May 3 will feature U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin as keynote speaker. Event will include breakout sessions Implementing Advocacy and Best Practices: Why it's Essential to Your Business, with moderator Melissa Harper, and The Broader Impact of Evidence-Based Research on Access and Innovation, moderated by Armin Weinberg. Networking reception will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Read More

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A&WMA's Conference/Exhibition offers expansive student program.

April 15, 2010

A&WMA's 103rd Annual Conference and Exhibition - taking place June 22-25 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada - will offer students opportunities for education, professional development, and networking. Students will have opportunities to present and publish their work as well as gain recognition for exceptional work by winning awards and cash prizes. Also, undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students can participate in Environmental Challenge International team competition. Read More

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Conference Attendees uncover 10 tips for career development.

April 15, 2010

At 2010 Executive Development Conference, up-and-coming distribution and manufacturing leaders of power transmission/motion control industry came together to hone their sales management skills. Conference, led by distribution veteran Gary Moore, focused on uncovering customer's business and personal objectives and then showing customer how to best achieve those objectives. Also, sessions facilitated networking between distributor and manufacturer attendees. Read More

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Team America Rocketry Challenge to take place May 15.

April 14, 2010

AIA announced nation's top 100 student rocketry teams that will compete in final round of Team America Rocketry Challenge, which will take place May 15. Qualifying teams of students have chance to earn $60,000 in scholarships and prizes, and TARC champion will win chance to compete internationally at air show near London in July. Goal of contest is to bolster student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields and attract more young people into aerospace careers. Read More

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NAM Chief Economist joins AP's Board of Economists.

April 14, 2010

Having joined Associated Press (AP) Board of Economists, NAM chief economist David Huether will contribute forecasts and opinions about US economic trends and policies through quarterly surveys and interviews focusing on financial and industry trends and policies affecting consumers around the world. NAM President John Engler commented that "David's in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and its pivotal role in the U.S. economy will be a valuable asset to this new group of economists." Read More

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FMA names 2010 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners.

April 14, 2010

FMA's winners for Safety Award of Honor include 11 companies recognized for having no recordable injuries/illnesses during reporting period. Awarded to 19 organizations, Safety Award of Merit went to companies that posted an injury/illness incidence rate that was at least 10% better than the rate published by BLS. FMA also named winners of 2010 Safety Honorable Mention Award and 2010 Most Improved Safety Record. To be eligible, companies were required to submit OSHA Form 300A. Read More

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Bob Black receives IPC President's Award.

April 14, 2010

Bob Black, president and CEO of Juki Automation Systems, Inc, received IPC President's Award at IPC APEX EXPO(TM), which is presented to IPC members who have exhibited ongoing leadership in IPC and have made significant contributions of their time and talent to association and electronics interconnect industry. Black has provided leadership over past 20 years to the industry and IPC through IPC/EIA Surface Mount Council, IPC SMEMA steering committee, and IPC APEX Trade Show Subcommittee. Read More

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DuPont and Raytheon receive Corporate Recognition Awards.

April 14, 2010

At IPC Annual Meeting Luncheon, IPC honored Raytheon Company with Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award, which is presented to corporation that actively contributes to enhancing industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. DuPont received Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award, which honors member company in PCB industry that has taken leadership role and made contributions to industry while also demonstrating support of IPC. Read More

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Revised Standard addresses environmental regulation changes.

April 14, 2010

To help electronics manufacturing companies manage growing documentation required to ensure products comply with evolving environmental regulations, IPC has released IPC-1752A, Materials Declaration Management. Revision provides updated industry-wide reporting format for material declaration data exchange between companies in electronic interconnect supply chain. Standard addresses compliance with REACH and China's RoHS-type regulation, and can incorporate additional substance restrictions. Read More

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WirelessHART Specification approved as international standard.

April 14, 2010

WirelessHART® specification has been approved by IEC as full international standard (IEC 62591Ed. 1.0). Unanimous vote by IEC National Committees of 28 countries confirms global support for this technology as international standard for wireless communication in process automation. Backwards-compatible to HART Communication Protocol, WirelessHART open and interoperable wireless communication standard addresses reliable and secure wireless communication in real-time applications. Read More

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Jack Bramel receives highest level of member recognition.

April 13, 2010

In recognition of extraordinary contributions to IPC and electronic interconnect industry, countless hours of volunteer service on IPC standards development committees, and exceptional lifetime achievement, Jack Bramel was awarded 2009 IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award. Bramel has been involved in IPC for more than 40 years. He co-chaired committee that released first IPC printed board process standard in 1974, and has chaired IPC task group that works with UL and CSA since 1975. Read More

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ASTM Committee names Frank Sinibaldi as new chairman.

April 13, 2010

Consultant Frank Sinibaldi of Stow, Ohio, has been elected chairman of ASTM International Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics, which is responsible for 26 ASTM standards that promote appropriate use of principles and methods of statistic and quality control in standards. Sinibaldi is a consultant in areas of Lean, Six Sigma, quality management and its strategic roles in applied statistics and statistical methods, problem solving, and quality control and assurance. Read More

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Iron Castings Committee elects William LeVan as chairman.

April 13, 2010

ASTM International Committee A04 on Iron Castings has elected William LeVan, EVP of the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute in Atlanta, as its new chairman. The 140-member committee is responsible for approximately 50 standards published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, LeVan spent nearly 20 years as regional sales manager at U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co. LeVan also leads Subcommittees A04.12 on Pipes and Tubes and A04.94 on Long Range Planning. Read More

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Electroindustrty Firms Report improved business conditions.

April 13, 2010

According to electrical equipment manufacturers polled in NEMA's business confidence survey, business environment has improved since December 2009. Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions rose in March 2010 for its third straight month, increasing 7.2 points to 71.7. This may prove small in absolute terms, as average intensity of change in business conditions reported in survey held steady in March at +0.5 on 0 to +5 range. Read More

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Small Business receives major NextGen engineering contract.

April 13, 2010

FAA announced CSSI, Inc. has won contract to perform engineering work that will help transform and modernize US airspace system into Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). This $280 million contract is first of up to 6 that will be awarded under umbrella portfolio called System Engineering 2020 (SE-2020), which has ceiling of $7 billion. Small businesses will serve as prime contractor for 2 awards, and all contracts are designed to have small business participation. Read More