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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

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Metalcasting Industry assembled at CastExpo'10.

April 26, 2010

Cosponsored by AFS and NADCA, CastExpo'10 attracted nearly 4,500 attendees and more than 300 companies who showcased latest technology, research, and services available to metalcasting industry. The Cast in North America Pavilion allowed metalcasting facilities to showcase their capabilities, and enabled more than 40 exhibitors to network with buyers and designers. In addition to show floor, event offered technical and management sessions in several fields of metalcasting. Read More

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GAWDA Online Magazine offers update on regulatory changes.

April 26, 2010

April issue of GAWDA Edge features article titled "Spring Training: Updating The Article" that offers insight on latest regulatory changes that are affecting how business is done in gases and welding industry, as regulatory bodies are constantly updating and implementing procedures, regulations, and mandates. Young executives are provided with information on 5 regulations, both current or pending. Read More

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Administration Leaders introduced to NSTC standards subcommittee.

April 26, 2010

Open meeting was held with leaders of White House National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Standards. Aneesh Chopra, Pat Gallagher, and Phil Weiser offered several key points on nature of subcommittee as well as its strategy and goals. These include effective government partnership with private sector on standardization, raising level of participation in standards development by government agencies, as well as focusing on continued results and feedback. Read More

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ANSI seeks comments on proposed committee on project management.

April 26, 2010

Project Management Institute and U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO Project Committee 236, Project Management, have submitted proposal to ANSI for new ISO Technical Committee on project management. With this proposal, PMI and U.S. TAG for PC 236 wish to expand scope of ISO's work in this subject area with additional projects. Scope of proposed technical committee includes standardization of project management, program management, and project portfolio management. Read More

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Export-Import Bank Program provides opportunities for AEM members.

April 26, 2010

Developed by Export-Import Bank of the United States and launched with AEM, pilot program is designed to guide small- and medium-sized member companies through loan application process and maximize export opportunities. As an example for others to follow, AEM member McElroy Manufacturing Inc. leads the way as first AEM member to obtain Short-Term Single-Buyer Export Credit Insurance while participating in the pilot program. Read More

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ASTM Committee developing profilograph simulation standard.

April 26, 2010

Emerging high-speed inertial profilers can collect pavement profiles and, using computer technology, can simulate profilograph responses. ASTM International Committee E17 on Vehicle-Pavement Systems is developing proposed standard ASTM WK26262, Specification for Profilograph Simulation for Airfield Pavements, which will contain procedures for simulations based on current programs in use by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Read More

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Safety Standards apply to gas appliances, recreational boating.

April 26, 2010

Recently released by CSA America, Inc., ANSI Z21.97-2010, Outdoor Decorative Gas Appliances, protects consumers by outlining proper construction and installation guidelines for use of stoves and fire pits. Also available, 3 recent additions to American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) American National Standards provide guidelines for selection, design, construction, and installation of various features that will help keep boating safe. Read More

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Cybersecurity Framework. is subject of ANSI publication.

April 23, 2010

ANSI invites members, business leaders, and interested stakeholders to view video highlighting recent publication and press launch of The Financial Management of Cyber Risk: An Implementation Framework for CFOs by ANSI and Internet Security Alliance. Produced by Symantec, video presents footage illustrating critical importance of enterprise-wide cybersecurity action plan for all companies, including recent financial-loss data from Symantec and quotes from President Obama. Read More

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NHA Conference will be hosted in Long Beach, CA.

April 23, 2010

Taking place May 3-6, NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo provides opportunities to share emerging research, learn about new developments, as well as foster commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Program will address, among other issues, hydrogen infrastructure and early market business opportunities. In addition to 100 sessions and 13 keynotes, conference will include several educational events and workshops as well as 30,000 ft² product and technology showcase. Read More

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Anti-Counterfeiting Standards subject of ANSI forum.

April 23, 2010

On April 14, 202, ANSI held Joint Member Forum entitled Workshop on Anti-Counterfeiting Standards and Conformance Measures: Developing a public-private partnership for addressing gaps in the global supply chain. Overall, participants agreed that the most urgent needs are consensus-based, cross-industry standards or best practices that can address current gaps in anti-counterfeiting efforts. Awareness and education of counterfeit goods and detection measures are also critical. Read More

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Representative Eshoo honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 23, 2010

BIO announced its selection of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo as Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, as a member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Representative Eshoo has been a proponent of issues critical to nation's biotech industry such as the creation of a pathway for approval of biosimilars that protects patient safety and provides incentives for continued innovation. Read More

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U.S. Economy in mild recovery.

April 23, 2010

According to PMMI's Quarterly Economic Outlook, most industries are showing increasing activity and rate of decline is slowing in others. Same holds true for markets that impact packaging and processing industries. Industrial Production Index reached low point in October, ending its worst economic downturn since 1946, while ISM Purchasing Managers Index reached 5-year peak of 58.4 in January and has grown to 59.6 in March, a positive signal for overall economy. Read More

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AWWA announces scholarships for students in water community.

April 23, 2010

AWWA has announced 4 new scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in working in the water industry. Scholarship program was developed as an opportunity for AWWA and its partners to help water community prepare for projected workforce shortage over next 10 years, by supporting students who have shown an interest in the industry. Each of the scholarships will award selected student five thousand dollars. Application deadline is May 10, 2010. Read More