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MHEDA Journal/Convention cover distributor business strategies.

May 6, 2010

MHEDA's 55th Annual Convention and Exhibitors' Showcase is based around theme, The Rules Have Changed. To commemorate this theme, Q2 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal features case studies from 8 MHEDA distributors that discuss strategies to drive profits during recent industry-wide economic downturn. Strategies such as using lean operations, focusing on rental and used equipment, utilizing social media, pushing green strategies, revamping parts delivery, and more are described. Read More

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MHEDA Journal spotlights young professional.

May 6, 2010

April issue of MHEDA Edge features article by Storage Solutions' VP of National Sales, Eric McDonald, entitled "Managing Roles." Piece chronicles McDonald's entry into material handling industry and his rapid rise through ranks. McDonald started at company that manufactured modular office stations, then established network of contacts that led him to Storage Solutions. McDonald was offered position by Kevin Rowles, and started Storage Solutions' Kansas City branch in basement. Read More

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IPCs Capitol Hill Day to feature political speakers.

May 6, 2010

IPC's Capitol Hill Day, to be held on June 9-10, 2010, will feature Charles Black, Jr. and U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey of New York, who will share insights on influencing public policy. Brian Fitzgerald of PCT Government Relations, LLC, will provide briefing on government support for R&D tax credit. Another briefing will cover potential effects of Card Check legislation, which would effectively rewrite U.S. labor laws, while Chris Fish will discuss how to lobby effectively. Read More

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GAWDA Journal highlights member's business practices, growth.

May 6, 2010

In Welding and Gases Today's Spring issue, GAWDA member explains growth of fourth-generation family business. Emmett Aldredge Jr., grandson of Machine and Welding Supply Company's founder, along with his sons Emmett III and Christopher, who also work for the company, talk about the legacy they were given by William Aldredge and the future of distribution. Readers can find out how the Aldredges are meeting needs of customers and growing their business. Read More

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ISO Work Item to address e-commerce transactions.

May 6, 2010

As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI would like to inform all interested stakeholders of new work item on business-to-consumer electronic commerce transactions and opportunity to become involved with related U.S. Technical Advisory Group. Approved Work Item 10008 will provide parameters for electronic payments and refunds between consumer and merchant, service provider, or other business, assuring that these transactions meet needs of both parties and result in customer satisfaction. Read More

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BIO aims to increase access to medicines in developing world.

May 6, 2010

According to BIO President and CEO, BIO's Policy Statement on Options for Increasing Access to Medicines in the Developing World is the first time industry has come together to identify viable options that individual companies should consider as they develop and market their products worldwide. BIO encourages all members and other biopharmaceutical companies to review options outlined in Policy Statement and consider how they as individual companies can contribute to this effort. Read More

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2010 BIO Convention hosts high-ranking public officials.

May 6, 2010

BIO is hosting 8 U.S. Governors as well as 80+ high-ranking international public officials at 2010 BIO International Convention, which takes place May 3-6 in Chicago, IL. BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood said, "These leaders recognize that a vibrant biotechnology sector translates into high-wage, high-value jobs, and economic growth for their nation, state or region." He expanded by noting that "they recognize that our Convention is the global gathering place for biotechnology." Read More

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VA Senator Mark Herring honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

May 6, 2010

BIO announced selection of Virginia State Senator Mark Herring of Leesberg as Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010. As a sponsor of Science and Technology Research Development and Commercialization Act, Senator Herring negotiated compromise that ensured the bill's passage. This year, Senator Herring sponsored and passed Virginia Innovation Investment Act, which offered targeted, long-term capital gains tax exclusion for Virginia bioscience investments. Read More

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EPA Seeks Small Business Input on standards revesions..

May 6, 2010

US EPA invites small businesses to nominate representatives to participate in Small Business Advocacy Review Panel as agency develops fine particle emission limits for residential wood heaters and other burning devices. In the past, EPA selected panel members in consultation with US Small Business Administration (SBA) but did not invite small businesses to nominate representatives. EPA and SBA are now, however, seeking nominations directly from small businesses. Deadline is May 14. Read More

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News Release Rescinded for non-chemical water device project.

May 6, 2010

After careful consideration, ASHRAE decided to rescind its April 7, 2010 press release relating to research project no. RP 1361, Biological Control in Cooling Towers Using Non-Chemical Water Treatment Devices. There have been numerous comments and questions, and ASHRAE Technical Committee, TC 3.6 Water Treatment, which sponsored and is responsible for said project, has not yet reviewed final report. It expects to complete review within next 30-60 days. Read More

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GAWDA Edge Article discusses running specialty gas lab.

May 6, 2010

'The Right Formula,' appearing in GAWDA Edge's April issue, is written by ILMO Products Company Specialty Gas Lab Manager Travis Nelson and chronicles his journey in the gases and welding industry. Nelson graduated from Montana State University - Bozeman in 2004 with B.S. in Chemistry and has been in gases and welding business ever since. In 2007, Nelson joined ILMO, and as ILMO's specialty gas lab manager, he works to grow his department, and this article explains how. Read More

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ANSI Medal honors contributions to conformity assessment.

May 5, 2010

ANSI has announced that a medal has been added to Institute's annual Leadership and Service Awards. Gerald H. Ritterbusch Conformity Assessment Medal honors distinguished service in promoting understanding and application of conformity assessment methods as means of providing confidence in standards compliance for the marketplace. Award was established in honor of Gerald H. Ritterbusch, retired director of standards and regulations at Caterpillar and former chairman of ISO TC 127. Read More

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PDMA announces nationwide search for innovative technologies..

May 5, 2010

PDMA announces its first nationwide search for technologies to premier at 34th Annual Global Conference on Product Innovation Management Technology Showcase October 16-18, 2010. Participants are invited to submit short video demonstrating their product innovation on PDMA YouTube Channel, where public can view, comment, and rate technologies. Winning innovator will attend PDMA Technology Showcase to gain exposure and compete for "Best in Show" award. Read More

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SAE's 2010 World Congress experienced great success..

May 5, 2010

With Ford Motor Company as host company and Magna International as Tier One Strategic Partner, SAE International's World Congress realized and exceeded its goals. Attendance topped 10,000 with representatives from 46 nations, nearly 70% of attendees work in engineering or executive disciplines, and nearly all major OEMs were represented. Exhibition featured 100+ companies on show floor and 1,000+ technical papers, as well as AVL Technology Leadership Center and FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum. Read More

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UL announces certification program for photovoltaic system installers..

May 5, 2010

UL Personnel Certification Program for solar photovoltaic (PV) system installers will be available beginning July 2010 through UL University. Geared towards licensed electricians, program aims to satisfy need to improve safety and performance of PV systems through more qualified workforce. Organization will also open full-service campus at its RTP laboratories in Raleigh, NC, with training and personnel certification programs in various categories. Read More

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AASHTO Meeting focuses on next generation rail equipment.

May 5, 2010

AASHTO's Next Generation Equipment Committee met in Chicago, IL with over 200 domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers of passenger rail equipment. Meeting was major step toward creating jobs as part of high-speed intercity passenger program, according to John Horsley. Made up of members from state transportation departments, FRA, and Amtrak, committee aim to develop specifications and procurement strategies for next generation of passenger rail cars and equipment. Read More

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Four New Members were welcomed by ANSI in April.

May 5, 2010

New members welcomed by ANSI in April 2010 included CDE - Centro De Vigilancia Normas Y Patentes, The Longaberger Company, SlipNOT Metal Safety Flooring, and Unilife Medical Solutions, Inc. According to ANSI director of membership development Brian Meincke, these new members will "gain access to information and business intelligence that is not available elsewhere." Membership also fosters relationships that increase influence over standardization and conformity assessment decisions. Read More

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NAM Chief Economist comments on ISM Manufacturing Report.

May 5, 2010

According to ISM Manufacturing Report, PMI index rose to 60.5 in April, the highest level since June 2004. Improvement was broad-based across all manufacturing industries with increases in production, new orders, and employment. Export component of report remained at near 2-decade high last month, underscoring how exports continue to lead economic recovery. However, while most manufacturing sectors have moved into recovery, industries connected to housing have continued to struggle. Read More

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NEMA's North American EBCIs remain at high levels in April.

May 5, 2010

According to NEMA's business confidence survey, economic environment facing electrical equipment manufacturers continued to show strong improvement in April. While the Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current North American conditions was unchanged in April at 71.7, it matched its highest monthly level since May 2004. EBCI for future North American conditions advanced 2.2 points to 73.9 in April, reflecting widespread sentiment that improvement will persist through summer. Read More

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World Accreditation Day Paper Competition has extended deadline.

May 5, 2010

World Accreditation Day paper deadline has been extended to May 14, allowing extra time to submit entries before judging period begins. Paper submissions, which should be no longer than 2,000 words, need to highlight value of accreditation in facilitating acceptance of products, services, and professional credentials across borders. Concrete examples should be cited that demonstrate how globally accepted conformity assessment solutions have enabled trade and opened new markets. Read More