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SME Education Foundation supports inaugural Manufacturing Day.

July 26, 2012

SME Education Foundation supports Manufacturing Day (October 5, 2012) efforts to rally manufacturing community. Open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events aim to introduce people to manufacturing's clean and lean facilities and employees therein. Educators and parents with children to visit local employers with children to get them excited about career opportunities available for those who have STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills. Read More

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ANSI accredits first 5 HIT certification bodies.

July 26, 2012

ANSI has announced first accreditations of HIT certification bodies under U.S. Department of HHS Office of the National Coordinator Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology. Program provides way for organizations to become authorized by ONC to test and certify electronic health record technology. Accredited certifiers include CCHIT; Drummond Group, Inc.; ICSA Laboratories, Inc.; InfoGard Laboratories, Inc.; and Orion Register, Inc. Read More

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PTDA Welcomes Krown Corporate as new member in Q2, 2012.

July 26, 2012

Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed new manufacturer member, Krown Corporate, in second quarter (Q2) of 2012. Located in Schomberg, Ontario, Canada, Krown Corporate manufactures industrial lubricants, cleaners, and coatings for manufacturing, mining, marine, food processing, pulp and paper, and raw steel sectors. Matthew Young, Krown Corporate industrial sales manager, said the company is "honored and excited to become a part of PTDA." Read More

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HI Broadens Associate Membership for pump industry suppliers.

July 26, 2012

Hydraulic Institute (HI) members have approved bylaw change, which broadens eligibility for Associate membership to include all corporations that manufacture products or develop software for ultimate use in or with pumps and pumping systems. By thus opening membership eligibility, HI gains additional expertise and manpower in development of ANSI/HI Pump Standards. By joining HI, supplier and software companies can take advantage of HI Associate member benefits. Read More

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EPA Funding will bolster green infrastructure for communities.

July 26, 2012

As announced EPA's Nancy Stoner, U.S. EPA will provide $950,000 to help 17 communities expand green infrastructure. Use of vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls keeps polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems and waterways in local communities. Funding is intended to increase incorporation of green infrastructure into stormwater management programs, protect water quality, and provide community benefits such as job creation and neighborhood revitalization. Read More

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Recipients Announced for 2012 Leadership and Service Awards.

July 26, 2012

ANSI announced 2012 Leadership and Service Awards recipients, recognized for their significant contributions to national and international standardization activities as well as ongoing commitment to their industry, their nation, and enhancement of global voluntary consensus standards system. ANSI will honor these 17 distinguished award recipients during October 10 ceremony, held in conjunction with World Standards Week 2012 in Washington, D.C. Read More

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NASA Spitzer Space Telescope finds sub-Earth sized exoplanet.

July 25, 2012

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have found evidence of planet two-thirds size of Earth, which leads experts to believe telescope can be used to help discover potentially habitable, terrestrial-sized worlds. Object is called UCF-1.01 and is 33 light years away. Finding is published in paper, "Identifying nearby small planets such as UCF-1.01 may one day lead to their characterization using future instruments," accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal. Read More

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Defense Industrial Base Task Force met with Secretary Panetta.

July 25, 2012

Leaders of defense industrial base task force, organized by AIA, NDIA, and PSC, met with Secretary Panetta and senior members of his acquisition and budget team to discuss negative consequences of sequestration on industrial base and national security. Panetta said his continued focus is on preventing sequestration by urging Congress to achieve responsible deficit reduction, and industry leaders were encouraged by his priority of maintaining strong, innovative defense industrial base. Read More