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Article Looks at Infrastructure Issues of growing LNG market.

August 23, 2012

"Synergies For Fast-Growing Market," in Summer 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today, features INOXCVA's Larry Pinder breaking down challenges facing market for LNG as fuel. Primary challenge in LNG market expansion scenario is availability and infrastructure of LNG fuel. As of May 2012, there were 52 permanent LNG fueling stations in entire USA. Distributors looking to participate in LNG market can help supplement infrastructure with solutions such as LNG mobile refuelers. Read More

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AMNPO Workshop to focus on plans for manufacturing network.

August 23, 2012

Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, in partnership with state and national organizations, is inviting interested parties to third in series of workshops titled, "Designing for Impact III: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation." Network of up to 15 regional Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation would address gaps in manufacturing innovation by connecting research advances at academic institutions and federal laboratories with manufacturing community. Read More

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IREC's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place September 10.

August 23, 2012

During IREC's 2012 Annual Meeting, well-known experts and thought leaders will gather for industry updates and provocative discussion. Paula Mints, Director/Energy for Navigant Consulting and widely recognized as an industry expert on PV technologies and markets, will open the meeting. Adam Browning, Executive Director and co-founder of the Vote Solar Initiative, will give closing remarks. Meeting will take place in conjunction with opening of Solar Power International, September 10-13. Read More

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NTSB Safety Recommendations look at fatigue management.

August 23, 2012

Supplementing reiterations, NTSB issued 3 new safety recommendations to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These included H-12-29, for establishing ongoing program to monitor, evaluate, report on, and continuously improve fatigue management programs; H-12-30, for incorporating scientifically based fatigue mitigation strategies into hours-of-service regulations; and H-12-30, for reviewing each new entrant motor carrier structured process as component of new entrant safety audits. Read More

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ICP Staff attends Valor Games Career Fair in Chicago.

August 23, 2012

More than 1,000 job seekers attended Veterans Career Hiring Event held at Chicago's Soldier Field. Event was held in conjunction with second annual Valor Games, where more than 150 ex-military, disabled athletes competed in events such as shot-put, archery, rowing, and recumbent cycling. Industrial Careers Pathway® was there with booth to raise awareness about career options available in industrial distribution and to encourage job seekers to post resumes to ICP Job Board. Read More

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David Styers Jr. receives Copper Club Award.

August 22, 2012

David Styers Jr., VP of technical product and processes at Wolverine Tube Inc. in Decatur, AL, has received Copper Club Award from ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys. Established in 1979, award is presented to individuals who have done the most to advance standardization of copper and copper alloys. Styers has been a member of Committee B05 since 1992. He currently serves as first vice chairman of main committee and chairs Subcommittee B05.94 on Strategic Planning. Read More

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Sinclair Oil Penalty will resolve 2008 consent decree violations.

August 22, 2012

U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice announced settlement with 2 subsidiaries of Sinclair Oil Corporation to resolve alleged violations of air pollution limits established in 2008 consent decree at Casper and Sinclair, WY refineries. Stipulated penalties to be paid total $3,844,000, and required spending for additional pollution control equipment and other projects will total ~$10.5 million. Settlement also requires reductions of NOx, SO2, and particulate matter emissions. Read More

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Four-Part Webinar Series focuses on variable speed drives.

August 22, 2012

Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter announce kick-off of second Variable Speed Drives webinar series, which will begin on Sept 20, 2012. Variable speed drives in pump systems are now a mature technology that, in correct applications, can generate benefits to user in cost savings and reliability improvements. Four webinar sessions will include: Intro; Application and Installation Considerations; Protection for VFD and Proper Output; and Troubleshooting Problems with VFDs. Read More