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Manufacturers Join Alliance to support Pacific Northwest trade.

July 31, 2012

To support increased trade and development of export infrastructure, NAM joined Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said that policies must be implemented that support investment and job growth in order to keep U.S. manufacturers competitive on global scale. Specifically, Timmons noted that "Strengthening trade in the Pacific Northwest will increase exports and create jobs that support the local economies and help drive manufacturing growth." Read More

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EPA Reviews Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for new plants.

July 30, 2012

Based on new information provided by industry stakeholders, U.S. EPA is reviewing technical information focused on pollution limits for new power plants under Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. EPA will specifically review monitoring issues related to mercury standards for new power plants as well as address other technical issues on acid gas and particle pollution standards for such plants. This reconsideration will not impact sensible, achievable, and cost-effective standards already set. Read More

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NREL Helped Convert Alcatraz from diesel to electric power.

July 30, 2012

NREL helped National Park Service and DOE Federal Emergency Management Program transform Alcatraz Island's electricity source from diesel fuel to photovoltaic (PV) panels on rooftop of Cellhouse building. The former prison is now host to 1,300 solar panels, responsible for powering lights and appliances. PV array (307 kW) on main Cellhouse building roof is attached to two 2,000 amp-hour battery strings and inverter plant. It produces close to 400,000 kW-hr of electricity per year. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for June 2012.

July 30, 2012

According to North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 7.3% in June 2012 from June 2011, and bookings decreased 2.0% year over year. Compared to previous month, rigid PCB shipments were up 11.6%. Book-to-bill ratio remained above parity at 1.01. Flexible circuit shipments in June 2012 were up 2.1%, and bookings were down 8.4% compared to June 2011. Compared to previous month, flexible circuit shipments increased 29.7%. Book-to-bill ratio remained high at 1.16. Read More

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Registration for Strictly Contents Conference ends July 31.

July 30, 2012

Early bird deadline for RIA's Strictly Contents: Building Your Contents Engine, ends on July 31. Scheduled for Oct 18-19, event includes tours of two 9/11 restoration projects by Maxons Restorations, Inc., Trinity Church, and St. Paul's Chapel. Conference is a 400-level learning experience that will encompass lectures on 6 pillars for building successful contents restoration business, state-of-the art technology demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes tours of couture restorer, Madame Paulette. Read More

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ASTM Launches 2 Journals seeking technical/review papers, notes.

July 30, 2012

Advances in Civil Engineering Materials (ACEM) publishes articles on properties and performance of materials for use in pavements, bridges and buildings, and other related applications. Materials Performance and Characterization (MPC) offers articles about theoretical and practical aspects of structure, processing, properties, and performance of materials used in mechanical, transportation, aerospace, energy systems, and medical devices. Read More

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Hal Miller Receives Award of Merit for standards contributions.

July 30, 2012

ASTM International Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging honored Hal Miller, president of PACE Solutions LLC in Cape May, NJ, with Award of Merit and title of fellow for contributions to global standards for flexible packaging industry. ASTM International Member since 1994, Miller served as chairman of Committee F02 from 2006-2011. He led reorganization effort for F02 as well as helped expand its international presence. Miller is also member of Committee D10 on Packaging. Read More

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Three NIST Staff Members are among those to be honored by ANSI.

July 30, 2012

There are 3 NIST staff members among 17 recipients of 2012 Leadership and Service Awards, presented by American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Patrick Gallagher will receive Chairman's Award; Gordon Gillerman will receive Gerald H. Ritterbusch Conformity Assessment Medal; and Elham Tabassi will receive Next Generation Award. ANSI will honor recipients during October 10 ceremony in Washington, D.C., held in conjunction with World Standards Week 2012. Read More