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MHEDA Journal profiles a rising star in forklift sales.

February 24, 2010

First Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal, an online magazine for forklift, conveyor, storage and handling, and general material handling equipment industries, features profile of industry up-and-comer Scott Power, sales manager at Power Machinery Center in Oxnard, CA. Power joined the company at age 20, worked as a salesperson for 3 years, and was promoted to sales manager in 2008. He led the company to its first Nissan Nine sales award in his first year in that position. Read More

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GAWDA Edge Article shows how industry affects Olympics.

February 24, 2010

"Gases And Welding In The Games" article in GAWDA Edge's February issue focuses on impact gases and welding industry is having on Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. How Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) is working with gases and welding industry is detailed in 4 specific examples: gases powering Olympic Torch, welding involved in building ski jump, solving no-snow problems, and using hydrogen to curb emissions. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standards address efficacy testing of surface materials.

February 24, 2010

Subcommittee E35.15 on Antimicrobial Agents is working on 3 proposed new standards that will allow companies and products to be evaluated for potential registration with EPA as antimicrobial products. They include WK25874 Test Method for Efficacy of Treated Surfaces as Sanitizers; WK25875 Test Method for Determination of the Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity of Treated Surfaces; and WK25876 Test Method for Determination of the Continuous Reduction of Microbials Contamination by Treated Surfaces. Read More

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IPC Conference addresses lead-free challenges, opportunities.

February 23, 2010

IPC APEX EXPO(TM) Technical Conference, to be held April 6-8 in Las Vegas, will focus on lead-free implementation issues and solutions. It includes 35 technical sessions featuring 99 technical papers by renowned experts in printed board manufacture, electronics assembly, environmental regulations, materials, and test. Other aspects of industry innovation, such as solar panel assembly and embedded actives, will also be covered. Read More

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IMTS 2010 Registration is now open.

February 23, 2010

Scheduled for Sept 13-18, the 2010 International Manufacturing Technology Show will host more than 92,000 manufacturing professionals from 116 countries. According to John Krisko, Director - Exhibitions for IMTS, the 2010 show is on track to be the 8th largest IMTS since show's inception in 1927. Manufacturing professionals attend this event to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems, and processes that can improve efficiency. Read More

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PMMI U sets agenda for packaging operations.

February 23, 2010

Scheduled for March 10-11, "Building Alliances to Boost Packaging Operations" conference will cover human aspects of operational processes including creating supply-chain alliances, training, changeover, hiring, and curing chaos fatigue. In "Talk Nice", Blake Svejkovsky will focus on integrating complete production line solution and how to measure efficiency and effectiveness. Conference sessions will also focus on on-the-floor operations such as lean manufacturing for high-speed environments. Read More

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ASTM Coal and Coke Standard covers use of macro TGA for analysis.

February 22, 2010

Developed by Subcommittee D05.21 on Methods of Analysis, ASTM D7582 covers use of macro thermogravimetric analyzer for determination of moisture, volatile matter, and ash in analysis samples of coal and coke. Standard reflects recent developments in technology regarding macro TGA systems. Specifically, it addresses the proximate analysis of coke alone and separate from coal, drying coals in air versus nitrogen, and development of calibration procedures for dealing with biases. Read More

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ASTM Textiles Subcommittee expands scope to include high performance fibers.

February 22, 2010

Subcommittee D13.19, previously on tire cord and fabrics, has been retitled D13.19 on Industrial Fabrics and Metallic Reinforcements. Changes in technology have led subcommittee to expand its scope to include high performance fibers used in safety and protective end uses such as bullet-resistant applications. Reinforcement materials covered by D13.19 are used in belts, concrete, flaps, floor mats, hoses, pipes, fiber reinforced plastic, rubber, tarps, and tire cords. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices rise in January.

February 22, 2010

According to U.S. Labor Department's February 18 producer price index (PPI) report, prices for construction materials and supplies were up 1.3% in January and 1.6% year-over-year. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu called this report "an inflationary shot across the bow," citing economists' predictions of a re-emergence of inflationary forces. Respectively, crude energy and natural gas prices also surged 16.8% and 25.5%. Read More

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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