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NEMA Becomes Sponsor of High-Performance Building Week.

April 28, 2010

NEMA is sponsoring High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition's High Performance Building Week, which takes place June 13-19 and highlights importance of high-performance buildings. Activities will include site visits to NIST laboratories, congressional briefings, and reception honoring high performance building goals achievements. As NEMA President and CEO, Evan R. Gaddis said "this is critically important as energy and climate legislation is being considered." Read More

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AEM names Raymond Bianchi as Exhibit Sales Director.

April 28, 2010

Raymond Bianchi will be leading AEM's multishow sales program, which includes CONEXPO-CON/AGG mega-exposition. Megan Tanel, AEM's VP of Exhibitions and Events says that Bianchi will attend AEM's Exhibitor Education Meeting, May 18-19, 2010, and will be available to meet one-on-one with exhibitors. Previously Show Director/General Manager at Dolomite Innovations, he is senior international executive experienced in sales and marketing, with focus on industrial, medical, and consumer products. Read More

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PMA releases Business Conditions Report for April 2010.

April 27, 2010

According to April 2010 PMA Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during next 3 months. Report shows that 45% of participants expect improvement in economic activity during next 3 months, while 45% predict that activity will remain unchanged. Companies also forecast continued positive momentum in incoming orders, and 61% of participants report that shipping levels are above levels of 3 months ago. Read More

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Certified Vision Professional Tutorials to be given at the Vision Show.

April 27, 2010

The Vision Conference will include tutorials and sessions taught by industry experts who will provide practical training for those at all levels of machine vision proficiency. Some topics that will be covered include The Fundamentals of Machine Vision, Beginning Lighting and Optics for Machine Vision, Designing Real Time High Speed Systems, Advances in LED Lighting and Lighting Techniques, and Camera and Image Sensor Technology Basics. Read More

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Cloud Computing Event to take place in May.

April 27, 2010

From May 10-12, OpSource and SIIA are hosting joint conference, titled All About the Cloud, which will examine how cloud solutions can help businesses redefine operating strategies and jumpstart economic recovery. Event will bring together more than 750 attendees to explore industry's role in global business. It will cover all aspects of SaaS and cloud computing, highlighting trends and strategic opportunities for SaaS ISVs, developers, C-level executives, and government agencies. Read More

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EDF to help fund manure composting facility in PA.

April 27, 2010

Oregon Dairy Organics facility will turn excess manure from Lancaster County farms and waste from yards and kitchens into compost and prevent polluted runoff from reaching streams and rivers as well as Chesapeake Bay. Finished compost will begin selling this fall. Coordinated and funded in part by EDF, project will include facility management/finished compost marketing by Terra-Gro and coordination of farmer participation by TeamAG, Inc. Read More

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SPE Conference highlights automotive application innovations.

April 27, 2010

To be held in Troy, MI on April 27, 2010, SPEĀ® Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference (AutoEPCON) offers one full day of technical presentations, keynote addresses, exhibits, and networking reception. Presentations on new technologies help automakers add value as well as reduce cost and weight of components with engineering plastics, while 4 keynote speakers will help frame challenges and opportunities facing supply community as well as automakers. Read More

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AMCA appoints new Chair and Vice-Chair for Pacific Rim Region.

April 27, 2010

Recently, AMCA Executive Director, Barbara Morrison attended AMCA's Pacific Rim Region Business Meeting and Dinner, which was held in conjunction with China Refrigeration Expo in Beijing, China. Mr. C.F. Yang of Kruger Asia, the longtime Pacific Rim Chair stepped down and AMCA Regional members appointed the new Pacific Rim Region Chair, Ms. Bek Siew Hup, of Azen Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. Mr. David Tang, of Kruger Ventilation, Asia was appointed Pacific Rim Region Vice-Chair. Read More

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ASTM presents Dr. Chris Ingersoll with Award of Merit.

April 27, 2010

Chris Ingersoll, Ph.D., aquatic toxicologist at Columbia Environmental Research Center has been honored with Award of Merit and title of fellow from ASTM International Committee E47 on Biological Effects and Environmental Fate. An active member of ASTM since 1987, Ingersoll is past chair of Committee E47 and leads Subcommittee E47.03 on Sediment Assessment and Toxicology. In his current role, Ingersoll conducts research to develop methods for assessing bioavailability of contaminants in sediment. Read More

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Standard covers antimicrobial activity assessment in fabric.

April 27, 2010

ASTM E2722, Test Method for Using Seeded-Agar for the Screening Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity in Fabric and Air Filter Media is under jurisdiction of Subcommittee E35.15 on Antimicrobial Agents. Development of the standard was inspired by need for rapid, qualitative screening method that would allow assessment of antimicrobial activity of low water solubility antimicrobials that may not demonstrate typical zone of inhibition observed in other conventional chemistries. Read More

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AMCA Region Meeting addresses Ecodesign Regulation for Fans.

April 27, 2010

During annual business meeting for AMCA's European Region Members, there was a presentation given by Mr. Guido de Wilt, and Mr. Martijn van Elburg of the European Commission DG Energy and Transport on "Impending Ecodesign Regulation for Fans." Highlights of presentation included Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, Energy Labeling Directive 92/75/EEC, Energy Star program for office equipment, Ecolabel Regulation (EC) No 1980/2000, and Energy performance of Buildings Directive 2002/91/EC. Read More

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National Robotics Challenge honors Bart A. Aslin.

April 27, 2010

Directors of National Robotics Challenge have awarded Bart A. Aslin, foundation director, SME Education Foundation, with Third Annual Dr. James Hanneman Leadership and Service Award, which honors individuals who have shown outstanding support for engineering and technology programs at middle school, secondary, and post secondary level. Acknowledgement of Bart Aslin's leadership in promoting STEM education is reflected in expansion of youth programs supported by SME Education Foundation. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Engine Coolant Standards focus on use of glycerin.

April 27, 2010

Series of proposed standards being developed by ASTM International Committee D15 on Engine Coolants would remove technical barriers that currently prevent cost-effective replacement of ethylene glycol with more environmentally friendly glycerin in antifreeze. Proposed standards include ASTM WK22966, Test Method for Determination of Glycerin Assay by Titrimetric and ASTM WK22967, Test Method for Determination of Fatty Acids and Esters in Glycerin. Read More

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SME announces conferences/exhibits for EASTEC 2010.

April 27, 2010

EASTEC 2010 will feature daily keynote presentations on innovation, opportunities for growth, strategic positioning, and new collaborations. The Innovation Imperative and Revitalizing the U.S. Economy, led by author Chris Trimble, will take place at Executive Breakfast. Centering on 5 exhibit categories, event will also include Lean and Green Resource Center offering presentations, consultations, and opportunities for attendees to meet potential business partners. Read More

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ATA names Tom Hendricks as VP of Operations and Safety.

April 27, 2010

ATA announced Captain Tom Hendricks will be joining association as VP of Operations and Safety, effective June 1. Hendricks will assume all leadership responsibilities for U.S. airline industry's operations, safety, engineering, and air traffic functions. "It is an exciting time for the industry, particularly with significant structural changes to our aviation systems on the horizon," said Hendricks, who was previously employed as director of line operations for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta. Read More

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SME awards David C. Dickson in composites manufacturing.

April 27, 2010

During Composites Manufacturing 2010 event in San Diego, SME honored David C. Dickson, Boeing Company's 787 program tooling technology manager, with J.H. "Jud" Hall Composites Manufacturing Award. Dickson has developed and presented numerous internal training programs at Boeing, as well as external webinars and graduate level classes for University of Washington. Award was presented by Composites Manufacturing Tech Group at luncheon on April 21. Read More

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ASTM honors Dean Neubauer with Award of Merit.

April 27, 2010

Dean Neubauer, Senior Engineering Associate at Corning, Inc., has been awarded with 2010 ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. Neubauer was recognized for contributions/leadership in publications and in developing standards related to statistical methods and quality control. Member of ASTM International and Committee E11 since 1993, he also chairs Subcommittee E11.30 on Statistical Quality Control and is fellow of American Society for Quality. Read More

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MHEDA Journal addresses changing material handling rules.

April 26, 2010

In its Second Quarter 2010 issue, MHEDA Journal features case studies from 8 distributors that discuss implemented strategies formulated to drive profits. In addition to focusing on rental/used equipment, stiffening credit policies, selling multiple lines, and diversifying product lines, strategies include embracing social media, incorporating lean principles, promoting green projects, and innovating parts delivery. Read More

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MHEDA Magazine highlights accountability.

April 26, 2010

April issue of MHEDA Edge features an article written by business expert Mike Scott entitled "How To: Create A Totally Accountable Work Environment." Piece offers ideas for creating culture of accountability within organization that improves results throughout. Scott defines accountability as "doing what you said you would do, as you said you would do it, when you said you would do it," and that increased accountability results in increased productivity. Read More

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MESA's European Conference to address production process practices.

April 26, 2010

MESA International announced its 2010 European Conference, which will take place November 9-10 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Under theme of Unlocking Your Operations Potential, conference provides learning and best-practice session for Europe's manufacturing executive elite. Industrial producers and various experts within MESA community will share first-hand experiences in applying information technology to support real-time production process for more competitive effectiveness. Read More