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BSA Convention Speaker examines adoption of new corporate mantra.

February 22, 2010

Don Reynolds, economist, will present "The New Normal" at BSA's 2010 Annual Convention, which will take place May 1-4 in Naples, FL. According to Reynolds, a transformational change has taken place wherein this year's coporate mantra of "If we can just hold on, one of these days things will get back to normal" has become the new normal. Thematically, his presentation complements this year's theme, "A Look Back to Step Ahead." Read More

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PCB and EMS Executive Meetings show how to thrive in 2010.

February 22, 2010

Senior executives of PCB and EMS companies, on April 7, will get answers at IPC Management Meetings to questions such as how can PCB manufacturers and EMS providers successfully negotiate this new business climate? PCB Executive Management Meeting and EMS Management Council Meeting focus on specific business issues facing industry executives and will be held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO(TM). Both meetings will have roundtable discussion sessions for open exchange on common issues. Read More

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AEM announces record-breaking attendance at 2010 shows.

February 22, 2010

Co-located 2010 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo took place February 15-18, 2010, at Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH. Final registration count topped record-breaking 6,200 for both shows. Show floor covered 87,000-plus net sq ft of exhibit space with over 340 exhibitors. Record 6,600 education session tickets were purchased for both shows. Educational gatherings included ARTBA workshop, NIOSH seminar, and OSHA course. Read More

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IEEE Digital Library offers expanded search and alerting tools.

February 22, 2010

IEEE Xplore® digital library features global search box on every page along with browse feature that allows users to view thousands of publications, standards, educational courses, and more. Search engine supports filtered search, and free-text command search with Boolean operators is also available. Library is product of collaboration between IEEE, its members, and librarians, faculty, scientists, and engineers. Individual users and large and small organizations can subscribe at various levels. Read More

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ASHRAE offers updated course on Green building standard.

February 19, 2010

With publication of green building standard, updated online seminar reviewing its requirements is available from ASHRAE. Understanding Standard 189.1P for High-Performance, Green Buildings takes place March 15 and is taught by Tom Lawrence, a member of the committee that developed the standard. Total of 14 different courses are being offered from March-May and are available to those interested in expanding their knowledge of HVAC industry and keeping up to date with latest technology. Read More

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AMT to host manufacturing technology forum in March.

February 19, 2010

AMT will host 2010 AMT/NCMS Manufacturing Technology Forum: Energy & Innovation, on March 30-31 at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. It will offer in-depth discussion about how manufacturers are reducing energy consumption as well as views on requirements resulting from regulations like Energy Independence and Security Act. Presentations will be made by executives/officials from GE Aviation, Caterpillar, Boeing, and other major companies. Read More

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IEEE approves Accellera and SPIRIT Consortium standards.

February 19, 2010

Ratified as IEEE 1685(TM) IP-XACT-2009, SPIRIT Consortium IP-XACT standard provides for machine readable XML structure for IP modules and system databooks. XML data documents electronic design elements, enabling designers to create different expressions of design in consistent, correlated way. Accellera SystemVerilog standard, ratified as IEEE 1800(TM)-2009, unifies Verilog and SystemVerilog into single language supporting multiple levels of electronic design abstraction for modeling and verification. Read More

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AWWA announces special rates for ACE10.

February 19, 2010

Scheduled for June 20-24, 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition will feature 14 in-depth, interactive workshops and more than 100 professional sessions comprised of more than 550 presentations. Individuals who register by March 27 will save up to $100 in registration fees, and utilities that submit 5 paid full-conference registrations will receive sixth one free. Professors receive free full-conference registration with submission of 5 paid student registrations. Read More

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Material Handling Suppliers Offer Predictions in MHEDA Edge.

February 19, 2010

MHEDA Edge is currently featuring results from MHEDA Journal survey of prominent manufacturer cross-section in material handling industry pertaining to expectations for 2010, in which 85% of participants are expecting growth. This represents 44.8% increase over 2009, and not one surveyed company predicted sales decrease. Such optimism results from strategies that involve focusing on fundamentals, new products, and finding strength through distributors. Read More

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MHEDA Magazine introduces 2010 Board of Directors.

February 19, 2010

The MHEDA Journal Q1 2010 issue includes annual Meet the Board feature, which introduces board's 10 directors, 2 advisors, and 5-person executive committee as well as Greg Morrison, MHEDA's 2010 President. Article has comic strip based on 17 Board members' responses to series of questions. On final panel of comic strip, all members are shown demonstrating their superpower under tagline, 'Let's Get to Work.' Magazine is also accessible online. Read More

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PMMI and NPTA launch Distripak Pavilion at PACK EXPO.

February 19, 2010

Sponsored by NPTA Alliance, DistriPak Pavilion will make its debut this fall at PACK EXPO International. PACK EXPO will feature some 1,600 suppliers exhibiting in over one million square feet of space and PMMI expects 45,000 packaging and processing professionals to attend. NPTA plans several events to coincide with dates of PACK EXPO, including NPTA Alliance booth on the show floor, NPTA Packaging Segment networking reception, and a meeting of NPTA Packaging Committee. Read More

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PACK EXPO to feature RPA Reusable Packaging Pavillion.

February 19, 2010

PACK EXPO 2010, taking place in Chicago from October 31 through November 3, will feature Reusable Packaging Pavilion sponsored by Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), who will also host educational sessions and workshops. Pavilion will span 3,000 ft² and feature over 20 exhibitors spotlighting reusable transport packaging solutions. Series of educational sessions and workshops, held November 2 and 3, will focus on sustainability, safety, RFID, and effects on supply chain. Read More

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Gateway Academy wins Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award.

February 19, 2010

The Gateway Academy has been selected winner of sixth annual Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards, selected by Managing Automation Media, a Thomas Publishing Company, LLC publication. Week-long academy for 6th-8th graders offers project-based, hands-on curriculum designed by Project Lead The Way to introduce students to fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and math. In 2009, SME Education Foundation held 237 Gateway Academies and reached over 4,800 students in 28 states. Read More

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A&WMA Association to hold 103rd Annual Conference and Exhibition.

February 19, 2010

Scheduled for June 22-25, ACE 2010 will feature technical program with over 500 speakers as well as Mega Poster Session, where over 100 posters will be presented. Event will also include hundreds of exhibitors displaying latest products and services, social tours and network events, and professional development courses. Keynote Program's plenary sessions will address priorities and challenges to energy policy in 21st century and changes needed to create sustainable energy system. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today addresses DOT training requirements.

February 18, 2010

In Winter 2010 issue of Welding and Gases Today, GAWDA Consultant Michael Dodd breaks down most significant issues of driver training. Employers who deal in hazardous materials must train, test, and certify all employees, including drivers, whose responsibilities include anything relating to those materials. Each driver must have hazmat record of training, which includes 3 previous years, and driver supervisors must receive training on alcohol misuse and controlled substance abuse. Read More

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GAWDA Online Magazine features article on planning meetings.

February 18, 2010

February issue of GAWDA Edge includes article titled "Eight Steps For Productive Meetings" written by motivational speaker and business expert Larry Johnson. Johnson states that meetings, when run properly, can contribute to company's success and serve to bring employees together. Article's suggested steps include: determine purpose of meeting, consider alternatives, create agenda, start on time, end on time, stick to agenda, assign responsibilities, and take notes/publish minutes. Read More

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AIM announces Auto-ID and Mobile IT event.

February 18, 2010

Scheduled for Nov 1-3, AIM Expo 2010 will provide opportunities for those beginning to explore and learn about Auto ID and Mobile IT and those whose knowledge has been restricted by limited information available at vertical industry or technology events. Conference will feature educational tracks on manufacturing, government, retail, and healthcare, as well as a solutions showcase in the exhibit hall that will represent leading Auto ID and Mobile IT providers. Read More

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SPE names finalists in Clean Technology Business Forum.

February 18, 2010

The Plastics Environmental Division of SPE has announced finalists in the Clean Technology Business Forum and Competition to be held at GPEC 2010. Six companies in early stages of developing cutting-edge technologies that promote sustainability will make presentations before judging panel made up of industry experts in sustainability and professionals from investment community. Judges will select 2 winning companies, which will receive cash prizes sponsored by Battelle. Read More

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SAE and Findlay Media produce Automotive Design magazine.

February 17, 2010

As collaborative project between SAE International and Findlay Media, Automotive Design magazine will offer design engineers a cross section of technology based on case studies and features. Published monthly, each issue will include interviews, columnists, technology features, research and analysis, and "60-second interview." Magazine will be supported by website containing Web 2.0 features, including blogs, reader comments, videos, and downloadable white papers. Read More

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ASHRAE Celebrates National Engineers Week.

February 17, 2010

ASHRAE is a partner in National Engineers Week, which celebrates contributions engineering makes to society and encourages engineering career paths among young students by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science. Gordon Holness, who serves as ASHRAE President, expressed pride in being involved in this program and celebration. Part of this week-long celebration, ASHRAE-launched New Faces program promotes accomplishments of young engineers across various disciplines. Read More