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Iwaki America and HI enter mutual Training Partner Agreement.

August 21, 2014

Training Partner Agreement between Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Iwaki America Incorporated lets both organizations leverage co-branded educational and training programs for pump end-users, distributors, and engineering consulting firms. Both companies will sponsor technical webinars and e-learning courses on pump topics as well as host Pump Systems Optimization course to the pump end-user marketplace. Iwaki America, Inc will host HI's Pump Systems Optimization course on October 16, 2014. Read More

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NREL Employee Wendy Dafoe awarded for long-term commitment.

August 21, 2014

Wendy Dafoe began work as temp at NREL in 1994 on what was to become Energy Department's Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC). After 20 years, Dafoe is still there but in full-time capacity as senior project leader. Dafoe works closely with Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy staff to advance Clean Cities mission. In June, Energy Department gave Dafoe an award at Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for her long-lasting commitment. Read More

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White House Council and EPA honor students and teachers.

August 14, 2014

White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with EPA, announced winners of annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and President’s Environmental Youth Award, recognizing outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education. Awardees demonstrate creativity, innovation, leadership, and passion for community engagement needed to face difficult environmental challenges. Read More

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LIA's Medical LSO Courses will feature laser demonstrations.

August 14, 2014

Laser demonstrations at LIA's Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO) training courses provide students with first-hand experience with lasers in operating room. Made possible via partnership with surgical equipment provider Universal Hospital Services (UHS) Surgical Services, this improvement upon Advanced MLSO course involves hands-on skills validation training: suiting up and firing laser in tissue (meat and potatoes) and talking about laser systems and different delivery systems. Read More

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Teresa Rowe Joins IPC as director of assembly and standards.

August 14, 2014

Teresa Rowe has joined IPC staff as director of assembly and standards technology. She will direct and manage development of standards for electronics assembly materials and processes. Additional responsibilities will include supporting committee chairmen, developing working drafts, balloting standards, addressing comment resolution, and overseeing the publication of electronics assembly documents. Rowe has 25+ years of experience in quality assurance, engineering and management positions. Read More

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SME introduces closed-caption manufacturing videos.

August 14, 2014

SME has launched a solution for the hearing impaired with closed-caption educational videos, available at sme.org/cctitles. Educators can leverage closed-caption programs to maximize classroom time instead of lecturing on how process is performed. After viewing videos, students are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world, advanced manufacturing environment. Programs are also beneficial when students are in an environment where audio is not available. Read More

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Settlement of CWA Violations aims to prevent future oil spills.

August 13, 2014

Cargill Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act at two large oil storage facilities in Blair, NE, and Eddyville, IA. Clean Water Act requires facilities that store large quantities of oil to develop Facility Response Plan that outlines procedures for addressing worst-case discharges of oil. EPA identified lack of response plan during 2013 site visits at Cargill’s facilities. Through settlement with EPA Region 7, Cargill will pay civil penalty of $187,500 to U.S. Read More

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CEA issues call for entries for 2015 CES Innovation Awards.

August 13, 2014

CEA® announced that entries for the 2015 CES Innovation Awards will be accepted through Sept 15, 2014. Annual Innovation Awards competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories. Program includes a new category for 2015: Safe Driving, dedicated to products and services that allow consumers to make responsible decisions behind the wheel by limiting distraction, improving safety, and integrating technology to enhance the driving experience. Read More

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HI announces upcoming pump fundamentals webinar.

August 12, 2014

Scheduled for August 28, 2014, Fundamentals of Rotodynamic Centrifugal Pumps webinar will provide participants with basic pump knowledge and help them become proficient in the critical components of centrifugal pumps. Designed for non-technical audiences and entry level engineers, session will cover importance of pump curves, how NPSH has direct impact on pump cavitation, affinity rules, how to calculate pump power as well as operating costs and how they impact savings. Read More

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ATA adds Bestpass as latest Featured Product.

August 12, 2014

American Trucking Associations announced it has added toll management provider Bestpass to its roster of Featured Products. Bestpass uses its bulk purchasing power with toll networks and partnerships with state highway authorities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bestpass offers a streamlined, single-source toll management service that includes toll discounts, consolidated billing, toll reconciliation, and single device for both toll and weigh station bypass. Read More

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LME® 2014 comes to Schaumburg, IL in September.

August 12, 2014

Some new names will join familiar faces teaching basic and master courses at LIA's fourth-annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event®. Four expert keynote speakers will provide big-picture analysis of how and where lasers can improve profitability for firms that bring them into their production lines. In addition, LME 2014 will cover the right lasers to buy, proper way to incorporate them into manufacturing systems, how to realize max ROI, and what applications are best suited for the technology. Read More

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FAA implements safety reporting program.

August 12, 2014

FAA, in partnership with National Air Traffic Controllers Association, announced safety reporting program called Airport Voluntary Reporting System, which allows FAA employees who work in the Office of Airports to elevate safety concerns without fear of retaliation. AVRS process begins when employee files confidential report to raise safety issue through online reporting system. AVRS Oversight Board composed of three FAA executives will then review, investigate, and help resolve reported items. Read More

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Market Forecast to add $2.5 billion to market size for PI&A.

August 11, 2014

Published in May by MCAA, 2014 Market Forecast provides 5 year market forecast for Process Instrumentation and Automation equipment segmented by major process industries that shows total US market value will grow to $13.6 billion by 2018. Report, which has 80 pages of detail on 12 product categories, 12 industry segments, and estimates for both US and Canada, also includes spotlight on technology displacement of electronic vs. mechanical flowmeters and spotlight on market developments in Mexico. Read More

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ASC releases keynote speaker schedule for Fall Convention.

August 11, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 20–22, ASC's Fall Convention and EXPO will feature 4 keynote speakers covering business trends impacting adhesives and sealants marketplace. David Crowe, Ph.D. will update attendees on macro-economic trends and provide data on building and construction industry, while Bob Marquette will discuss Bostik's approach to innovation, and Rick Farrell will highlight trends in value selling. Chuck Houk and Michael Cohen will highlight how drone technology is providing customer value. Read More

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NFPA Foundation launches annual giving society.

August 11, 2014

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has launched a new annual giving society to increase support for fluid power education and research. Named after Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, physicist, and inventor whose famous law describes the fundamental principle that gives fluid power its force multiplier effect, the Pascal Society will combine the financial and volunteer contributions of companies across the supply chain to create a similar effect for the fluid power industry. Read More

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Survey covers FDA/sponsor interactions during drug development.

August 11, 2014

BIO announced survey tool on FDA/Sponsor Interactions During Drug Development to better inform policy initiatives designed to improve FDA and drug sponsor coordination and communication during drug development. Survey will serve to inform next reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act VI. By helping to identify areas where policies, regulations, and practices are working well and areas that need improvement, sponsor input will make process more efficient and effective. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute opens registration for 2014 Fall Meeting.

August 11, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 8–10, Hydraulic Institute 2014 Fall Meeting will feature special presentations by topic experts. They will include: Pump Knowledge Workshop: Standard Conditions Labeling per DOE Test Procedures & Updates on New Efficiency Requirements for Electric Motors; Integrated Marketing: Leveraging Educational Training Resources and Pump Systems Assessment Process; and International Trade update. Meeting will also provide opportunities to network with top pump industry professionals. Read More

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FAA announces New York UAS test site is now operational.

August 11, 2014

FAA announced that Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems test site in Rome, NY is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into national airspace system. Research will also evaluate methods for scouting agricultural fields using different types of sensors, which will benefit farmers regionally and nationally. Specific UAS projects include detection of insects, weeds, diseases, crop characteristics, crop biomass, and background soil characteristics in 2 farm fields. Read More

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BIO Forum to highlight IPO success since passage of JOBS Act.

August 8, 2014

BIO has opened registration for the 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum, which will take place October 7–8, 2014. Program will include plenary sessions, business roundtables, therapeutic workshops, and fireside chats featuring respected industry veterans discussing latest trends in biotech. Conference will also feature presentations by over 100 biotech companies poised to join the growth "watch list" in 2015, as well as number of nonprofit and venture philanthropy organizations. Read More

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Fluid Power Industry Leaders set to gather for IEOC.

August 7, 2014

NFPA member companies, invited guests, and other fluid power-related industry professionals will converge on Wheeling, IL for the Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, August 11-13, 2014. Event will offer hard data, critical insight, and opportunities in 4 major areas: Economics, Industry, Technology, and Networking. Conference will include engaging presentations by Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten, and John Walker as well as special geopolitical analysis by Peter Zeihan. Read More