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Five Tips from TIA help drivers combat pothole damage.

April 12, 2010

Tire Industry Association (TIA) offers 5 tips to help drivers avoid pothole-induced damage. Theses include identifying if alignment is off (pulling left/right) after hitting pothole, stopping car to inspect tire and rim for damage, and shouldering car immediately if flat occurs. TIA also urges drivers to advance slowly on roads with numerous potholes as well as ask their tire repair facility if they employ TIA-Certified Tire Technicians. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses liquid threats to law enforcement.

April 12, 2010

ASTM standard F1359 is intended for fire and HAZMAT personnel that encounter chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear situations for extended periods, while proposed standard ASTM WK25965, Test Method for Liquid Threat Sprayed on a Mannequin will cover specific needs of law enforcement officers who have limited exposure. By limiting level of liquid penetration resistance needed for law enforcement ensemble, over-engineering can be avoided. Read More

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ANSI Standards lend to safe spring cleaning practices.

April 12, 2010

ANSI and its members offer various standards that cover efficiency evaluation ratings and operational safety of products related to spring cleaning practices. These include ANSI/AHAM HLW-1-2007 for household clothes washers; UL 2157 (Ed 2) for electrical clothes washers and extractors; as well as ASTM F2607-08 and ASTM F608-09 for vacuum cleaners. Another standard, NSF/ANSI 184-2003, Residential dishwashers, guides installation of all residential dishwashers. Read More

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AWWA Career Fair connects water job seekers and employers.

April 12, 2010

Sixth annual Career Fair for students, young professionals, and job seekers will be held on June 22 during AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE10) in Chicago, IL. With over 250 attendees and 20 exhibitors expected to participate, program provides opportunity for people interested in careers in water industry to learn more about water profession and meet with top water and wastewater firms and utilities. Attendees can also post resumes and look at jobs on employment board. Read More

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Volunteers Honored for contributions to IPC and industry.

April 12, 2010

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Special Recognition, Distinguished Committee Leadership, and Distinguished Committee Service awards at IPC APEX EXPO(TM), which was held April 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV. Nearly 150 awards went to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and industry by lending their time and expertise to committees and standards and programs development. Read More

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BIO Applauds Progress in Brazilian cotton dispute.

April 12, 2010

The Obama Administration made progress in avoiding retaliatory measures concerning long-running cotton dispute brought by Brazil against US. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that both nations have agreed upon next steps toward negotiated settlement. Commenting, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said "we have been spared the imposition of retaliatory measures on a number of products including pharmaceuticals and agricultural seeds." Read More

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IPC updates electrical soldering requirements standard.

April 9, 2010

IPC has released E revision of IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies. Standard includes expanded, updated, and consolidated soldering criteria and support for lead-free manufacturing. Organizational changes to document include new and updated full-color illustrations. Teresa Rowe and Daniel Foster will lead course, The NEW J-STD-001 Revision E - Learn from the Leaders, at IPC APEX EXPO on Friday, April 9, in Las Vegas. Read More

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Material Handling Journal emphasizes social media.

April 9, 2010

The MHEDA Journal - an online magazine for forklift, storage and handling, and general material handling equipment industries - exceeds its legacy of being quarterly print magazine. Over past several months, magazine staff has increased its online presence through tools such as blogs (updated multiple times per week) and social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, all of which give readers many more ways to engage content. Read More

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Automate Show to collocate with ProMat 2011.

April 9, 2010

AutomateSM, the new name for the International Robots, Vision, and Motion Control Show, will be collocated with ProMat® 2011 from March 21-24. Automate has potential to teach prospective customers how to successfully apply robotics, machine vision, motion control, and related technologies used in automated solutions. Front of show will feature pavilion of leading system integrators who will demonstrate solutions for wide range of industries. Read More

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Research shows non-chemical devices may not reduce biological growth.

April 9, 2010

Research supported by ASHRAE indicates that non-chemical devices (NCD) marketed to control growth of biological agents may not materially reduce biological growth. Research project No. 1361, Biological Control in Cooling Towers Using Non-Chemical Water Treatment Devices, evaluated 5 non-chemical devices using different technologies to control biological activity in model cooling-tower system. None measurably reduced planktonic or sessile microbial populations. Read More

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Lead-Safe Contractor Certification required by EPA rule.

April 9, 2010

EPA announced it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by April 22, which is the effective date for Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule that requires such training. So far, EPA has certified 190 training providers who have conducted over 4,900 courses. To expedite training and certification progress, EPA initiated print and radio campaigns to highlight benefits of hiring lead-safe certified firms. Read More

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Competition seeks best transportation projects of 2009.

April 9, 2010

Applications are being accepted for 2010 America's Transportation Awards in categories of On Time, Under Budget, Innovative Management, and Best Recovery Act Project. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, awards are selected by panel of independent judges at regional level and then Top Ten vie for Grand Prize and People's Choice Award. Both carry $10,000 prize that can be used for education grant in transportation field or to support community project or charity. Read More

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NAM Official speaks about arbitration tribunal ruling.

April 9, 2010

International arbitration panel ruled in favor of Chevron in claim of company against government of Ecuador under U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). Ruling emphasizes importance of U.S. BIT program as way to ensure U.S. investors are treated fairly in partner countries, according to Frank Vargo of NAM. Vargo also said foreign competitors have advantages like access to international arbitration, and program will level playing field in foreign markets for American companies. Read More

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US Market Report examines merchant hydrogen market.

April 9, 2010

NHA has compiled information on how hydrogen and fuel cells are being used in U.S. Hydrogen and fuel cell products keep cell phones working when power to telecommunication towers fails; transport people on public transit and in private vehicles with zero emissions from tailpipe; and move food and products around distribution centers. NHA's US Market Report examines merchant hydrogen market from perspectives of production and delivery, use, and education and employment. Read More

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HUD Healthy Homes Program recognizes RIA certificants.

April 9, 2010

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) certificants holding Certified RestorerSM and Water Loss SpecialistSM) certification have been recognized by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National Center for Healthy Homes. Individuals holding credentials will be included in website designed to help consumers make informed decisions when considering contractor or consultant to help resolve any healthy home issues. Read More

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AASHTO, 26 Other Groups urge support of Highway Trust Fund.

April 9, 2010

AASHTO and 26 other groups joined in letter to Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, and Joseph Lieberman, who are negotiating legislation that may include carbon tax on gasoline that could be passed on to drivers. One proposal would funnel revenue generated by tax into clean-energy research or subsidies for hybrid cars. According to letter, new fees placed on transportation fuels should be dedicated to Highway Trust Fund to improve nation's highways and public transportation systems. Read More

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BIO asks Congress to fund reverse auction for biofuels.

April 9, 2010

BIO released letter to House and Senate appropriators asking them to fund Section 942 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Production Incentives for Cellulosic Biofuels, at the $25 million level in Fiscal Year 2011. This program, if closely coordinated with other federal programs, can stimulate the private investment needed to build large-scale biorefineries to meet the energy production and greenhouse gas reduction goals of the United States. Read More

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BSA publishes brief on linear motors.

April 9, 2010

BSA's latest Bearing Brief, "A Guide to Linear Motors," distinguishes between voice coil, force tube, stepper, hybrid, brush dc, induction, and synchronous linear motors. Publication includes Quick Selection guide and chart on properties of each motor type. Like all BSA Bearing Briefs, "A Guide to Linear Motors" is available for free download from Tools You Can Use on BSA website www.bsahome.org. Read More

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Department of Energy releases Open Government Plan.

April 9, 2010

Open Government Plan highlights DOE initiatives to maintain and increase transparency; increase participation between Department, its program offices, sites, and American public; and increase collaborative efforts between Department and stakeholders. One initiative, OpenEI.org open-source web platform, opens DOE resources and data to public. Free, editable, and evolving wiki-platform will help to deploy clean energy technologies across the country and the world. Read More

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Grants Awarded to HBCUs for science and technical research.

April 9, 2010

US Department of Energy Assistant Secretary, Inés Triay, joined by US House Majority Whip, Congressman James E. Clyburn, awarded nearly 9 million dollars to 9 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in SC and Northeast GA. Funding will foster academic programs that promote minority involvement in science and technical research fields. Participating HBCU institutions committed to developing programs for 2010 that promote training, education, and hands-on activities. Read More