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HI Announces Key Staff Changes in technical organization.

September 11, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced retirement, effective April 30, 2015, of Technical Director Gregg Romanyshyn. Peter F. Gaydon has been appointed Standards Engineering Director. Effective September 8, 2014, Gaydon will be responsible for supporting Director, Technical Affairs, in providing staff leadership for accomplishment of HI's mission, vision, goals, and objectives focusing on HI's Strategic Plan. Read More

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SPE Announces 2015 European Conference organized by ACE.

September 11, 2014

Organized by ACE (Additives & Color Europe), Shaping Aesthetics & Performance will take place February 23–25, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Biannual conference enables attendees to learn about state-of-the-art additives, pigments and dyes, and master batches for plastics as well as connect with entire industry value chain. In addition to technical speakers and presentations, event offers opportunities for companies to present their goods and services by means of table-top displays. Read More

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New York Company to receive funding for microgrid project.

September 11, 2014

General Electric Company’s Global Research has been selected to receive $1.2 million award by Department of Energy to develop enhanced microgrid control system by adding new capabilities, such as frequency regulation. In support of President Obama's Climate Action Plan and Administration’s commitment to improve national power grid resiliency, Energy Department announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects to help prepare for extreme weather events and electricity disruptions. Read More

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FAA Selects Fuels for Testing to reduce GA lead emissions.

September 11, 2014

With goal of having new unleaded fuel that reduces lead emissions for general aviation (GA) by 2018, FAA selected 4 unleaded fuels for testing at William J. Hughes Technical Center. Shell and TOTAL, with one fuel each, and Swift Fuels, with 2 fuels, will work with FAA on phase-one testing, which will conclude in fall 2015. According to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, "This work will benefit the environment and provide a safe and available fuel for our general aviation community." Read More

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MetalForming Magazine introduces mobile app.

September 10, 2014

Launched by MetalForming magazine, MetalForming Everywhere offers industry news and new-product introductions, Twitter updates, access to MetalForming magazine articles, and ability to register for magazine events directly from smart phone or tablet. MetalForming Publisher Andrew Flando, speaking on this app's introduction, said, "We are excited to be able to offer another valuable resource to the metalforming and manufacturing community." Read More

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IPC Study Assesses labor pool for electronics manufacturers.

September 10, 2014

Responding to industry's need for information and answers regarding gap between need for workers with STEM skills and available talent in North America, IPC has begun work on study of region's labor pool. Survey about hiring needs of electronics manufacturers and their experiences recruiting qualified production workers/engineers aims to assess how well current labor pool meets needs of electronics manufacturers, identify gaps, and discover how manufacturers overcome recruitment challenges. Read More

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BIO announces 2014 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO winners.

September 10, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 7–8, 2014, 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum will focus on investment opportunities for early stage and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. Buzz of BIO competition spotlights both early stage companies looking for next round of financing and late-stage private companies looking to make new and valuable connections. Winners include BNOAT Oncology, Inc. as Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Enable Injections as Late Stage Leaders. Read More

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Formation of FieldComm Group has officially been approved.

September 10, 2014

Members of HART® Communication Foundation and Fieldbus Foundation™ approved merger proposed by their respective boards via voting process that concluded on August 30. New corporation, FieldComm Group, will be led by board of directors composed of representatives of collective companies from current boards of each foundation. Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller has been elected as inaugural chairman of the board. Also, board appointed Ted Masters as president and CEO. Read More