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AEM Announces Five Inductees into its 2014 Hall of Fame.

November 24, 2014

AEM announced 2014 inductees into AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in off-road equipment industry for their legacy of innovation, service, and leadership. Amongst 2014 inductees were E.G. Melroe and the Melroe Family of Melroe Manufacturing & Bobcat Company, Agustin Ramirez of HUSCO International, Robert J. Ratliff of AGCO Corporation, John D. West of The Manitowoc Company, and Rollin Henry White of Cleveland Tractor Company (Cletrac). Read More

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AEM Announces Election Results for 2015 officers, directors.

November 24, 2014

AEM announced its newly elected 2015 officers as well as directors elected to AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards. Those elected as 2015 AEM officers are John Patterson as Chair, Göran Lindgren as Treasurer, James Walker as AG Chair, Michael Haberman as CE Chair, and Dennis Slater as Secretary. Additionally, there were 13 directors elected to AEM Board of Directors, 10 directors elected to AEM AG Sector Board, and 12 directors elected to AEM CE Sector Board. Read More

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ASTM Meeting: aerospace maintenance personnel standardization.

November 24, 2014

ASTM International will hold organizational meeting to explore establishment of new ASTM standards development activity for aerospace personnel. Scheduled for December 2, 2014, meeting will take place at National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Washington, D.C. Stakeholders are invited to participate with goal of planning course toward developing consensus standardization program for aerospace maintenance personnel. Virtual participation is also available. Read More

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ASTM Standard aids in qualifying firestop system inspectors.

November 24, 2014

Proposed standard ASTM WK40836 will be used to assess credentials and qualifications of inspectors who routinely use ASTM firestop standards in their work, including ASTM E2174, Practice for OnSite Inspection of Installed Firestops, and ASTM E2393, Practice for OnSite Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive Joint Systems and Perimeter Fire Barriers. Standard will be directed toward building owners, developers, and design professionals as well as government agencies. Read More

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DEG and CEA collaborate to promote home entertainment.

November 24, 2014

CEA® and Digital Entertainment Group announced partnership to promote latest Blu-ray Disc™ releases and emerging home entertainment technologies. Organizations are collaborating to develop "The DEN (Digital Entertainment News) Presents Ben Lyons", a year-long series of satellite media tours highlighting most recent movie and television releases for home viewing and best ways to purchase and watch them – physically through Blu-ray Disc and digitally through advanced Smart TVs and portable devices. Read More

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CEA announces availability of 4K Ultra HD logo license.

November 24, 2014

Licensing agreement for logos for use by manufacturers to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors, and projectors for the home is now available. CEA also announced licensing agreements for promotional and educational use by retailers, buying groups, organizations, and companies engaged in 4K UHD ecosystem. Two logos – 4K Ultra HD and 4K Ultra HD Connected – address attributes of picture quality and help move toward interoperability, while providing clarity for consumers and retailers. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute releases rotodynamic pumps guideline.

November 21, 2014

Hydraulic Institute has released Rotodynamic Pumps – Guideline for Dynamics of Pumping Machinery, which describes and recommends means to appropriately evaluate pumping machinery construction attributes and relevant site characteristics in order to determine effects of dynamic performance on equipment life and reliability. Guideline describes and recommends various levels of detailed evaluation and validation that are commensurate with degree of equipment uncertainty and application risk. Read More

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EPA announces support for small businesses.

November 21, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced 9 awards in 8 states for small businesses to help them bring innovative green technologies to the marketplace. Following companies received $2.7 million in 2014 SBIR Phase II funding: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.; Instrumental Polymer Technologies, Inc.; Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.; ArunA Biomedical Inc.; EP Purification, Inc.; Providence Photonics; Ecovative Design, LLC; Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.; and National Recovery Technologies, LLC. Read More

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DOE awards contract to manage Brookhaven National Laboratory.

November 21, 2014

U.S. Department of Energy has awarded 5-year, $3.2 million contract to Brookhaven Science Associates to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory. A major, multi-program laboratory and an internationally recognized center for scientific research, Brookhaven is one of 17 in a system of National Laboratories operated by DOE and focused on some of the country’s most important science and technology priorities. Read More

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EPA calls for Green Chemistry Challenge Award nominations.

November 21, 2014

EPA announced call for nominations for the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment. Nominations for innovative technologies in 6 categories are due to agency by Dec 31, 2014. Categories include: academic; small business; greener synthetic pathways; greener reaction conditions and designing greener chemicals; and new category for climate change. Read More

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IEC Electronics Corp earns QML certification to IPC/WHMA-A-620.

November 21, 2014

IPC's Validation Services Program awarded first IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to IEC Electronics Corporation's Newark, NY and Albuquerque, NM locations as well as Southern California Braiding facility in Bell Gardens, CA. These facilities completed audit to IPC/WHMA-A-620 and met/exceeded requirements for electronics industry's Class 3 classification. They will be listed as IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. Read More

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NEMA 2015 Board of Governors elected at Illuminations Weekend.

November 21, 2014

During annual meeting, NEMA elected Donald J. Hendler, President and CEO of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Chairman of the 2015 Board of Governors. Other officers elected include: First Vice Chairwoman Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO, GE Lighting; Second Vice Chairman Michael W. Pessina, President, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.; Treasurer Thomas Gross, Vice Chairman and COO—Electrical Sector, Eaton; and Immediate Past Chairman John Selldorff, President and CEO of Legrand North America. Read More

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Electrical Impedance Scanner Standard applies to roofing surveys.

November 21, 2014

ASTM D7954/D7954M, Practice for Moisture Surveying of Roofing and Waterproofing Systems Using Non-Destructive Electrical Impedance Scanners, was developed by Subcommittee D08.20 on Roofing Membrane Systems. Used at various points in roofing/waterproofing system life cycle, standard covers use of electrical impedance scanners to monitor moisture level of roofing system. Standard offers guidelines for moisture scanners, their use, and on which roofing systems scanners are most effective. Read More

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ABC's Shark Tank coming to 2015 International CES.

November 21, 2014

On Jan 8 at the 2015 International CES®, "Shark Tank" will host an open call for entrepreneurs who wish to appear on the show. Exhibitors at CES, as well as the general public, will have the opportunity to present their original product or idea to producers in hopes of getting the chance to appear on "Shark Tank" and potentially take their business to the next level. Collaboration underscores CEA's commitment to support and promote innovation across the consumer technologies industry. Read More

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CBS President and CEO to keynote Brand Matters panel.

November 21, 2014

CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves will serve as Brand Matters keynoter at the 2015 International CES®. Slated for 3 p.m. on January 7, keynote will highlight how the evolution of hardware and software enables more dynamic content creation and distribution. Moonves will explore the impact that technological innovation has on today’s business paradigms and share insights on the intersection of media, content, marketing, and technology. Read More

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ASTM Textiles Standard aids materials thermal effusivity testing.

November 21, 2014

ASTM WK43374, Test Method for Measurement of Thermal Effusivity of Fabrics Using a Guarded Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) Instrument, will aid measurement of thermal properties of textiles. According to ASTM member Shannon Yawney, proposed standard will become benchmark scale test method for textile mills to compare and develop new technologies for managing heat. While intended for apparel fabrics, other areas of use include household textiles, upholstery, and automobile industries. Read More

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Log Skidder Safety Manual revised for industry best practices.

November 20, 2014

AEM Log Skidder Safety Manual has been updated with content provided and reviewed by Association’s Forestry Equipment Council to ensure it provides latest industry-consensus best practices for safe machine operation. Clearly illustrated with new pictorials, manual describes preparing for safe equipment operation, safe operation guidelines, and equipment maintenance. Revisions include added information on grapple and cable skidding, common hazards, and safety devices for log skidders. Read More

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NEMA Guidelines address electrical wiring device replacement.

November 20, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA WD 8-2013 Guidelines for Electrical Wiring Device Replacement. Guide contains checklist intended for evaluating safety of wiring devices and associated electrical equipment installed in residences, by building maintenance and management personnel. NEMA WD 8-2013 may be downloaded at no cost or purchased in hardcopy on NEMA website. Read More

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NEMA publishes American National Standard for Electric Lamps.

November 20, 2014

NEMA has published ANSI C78.901-2014 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps—Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics. Standard sets forth physical and electrical characteristics required to assure interchangeability and to assist in proper application of single-based fluorescent lamps. Revision includes data sheets, for high frequency lamps, that contain information for dimming ballast design, effective January 1, 2015. Read More

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GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman to deliver keynote.

November 20, 2014

GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman will deliver keynote address at the Leaders in Technology Dinner at 2015 International CES®. Woodman will share insights from his 12 year entrepreneurial journey and discuss how he took an idea for a versatile camera from a beach in Indonesia to an IPO in 2014. He will also discuss company’s rise as a media business as consumers continue to spend hours consuming bite-sized GoPro videos on YouTube and other social platforms. Read More