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AED/AEM Campaign encourages Congress to work on highway bill.

January 25, 2010

As part of campaign called Start Us Up USA!, construction equipment industry leaders held rally at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. AED and AEM are seeking to draw attention to economic crisis facing construction equipment industry, as well as consequences of Congress' failure to reauthorize federal highway and transit programs. According to study by IHS Global Insight, since 2006, U.S. equipment industry has lost 37% of its workforce and 40% of its economic output. Read More

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AWWA Publication covers security of water utilities.

January 25, 2010

AWWA's publication, "Security and Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities," compiles, analyzes, simplifies, and organizes all changes that water and wastewater utilities have undergone since Sept 11 terrorist attacks. Some topics include natural, accidental, and intentional threats to water and wastewater systems, as well as vulnerability assessments, emergency management systems, water contamination early-warning systems, and emergency response training. Read More

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NAM welcomes USTR focus on small and medium-sized exporters.

January 25, 2010

NAM welcomed announcement by Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on appointment and creation of new position of Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business, calling move major step to help small and medium manufacturers engage in global markets. According to Frank Vargo, NAM VP for International Economic Affairs, Jim Sanford is the perfect choice for this position as he handles manufacturing and market access portfolio at USTR. Read More

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AWWA announces 5th edition of Plain Talk About Drinking Water.

January 25, 2010

As consumers become more concerned with where their water comes from and what it contains, they also want to know more about how to protect it from contamination, how to conserve it, and the truth about home water-treatment devices. AWWA's top-selling book, Plain Talk About Drinking Water, contains 231 questions and answers on topics such as health; taste, odor, and appearance; sources; distribution; conservation; and regulations, reporting, and water security. Read More

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BIO supports joint research efforts for neglected diseases.

January 22, 2010

BIO applauds joint efforts of BIO members GlaxoSmithKline and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to encourage research to accelerate medical therapies for neglected diseases, and selection of BIO Ventures for Global Health as administrator of Intellectual Property Pool. According to BIO President and CEO, Jim Greenwood, BIO strongly endorses IP Pool as a promising tool to foster more collaboration between industry, non-profit organizations, and researchers in developing new therapies. Read More

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Beverage Packaging Innovations address cost/environmental issues.

January 22, 2010

According to "Beverage Packaging Market Assessment - A Benchmark Study," conducted by Proactive Worldwide, Inc., on behalf of PMMI, beverage packaging industry is experiencing period of increasing innovation in design, materials, and efficiency. Report indicates that $22 billion market focuses on consumer and eco-friendly packages. PMMI expects top beverage packaging trends to include single serve packaging, green packaging, plastic as material of choice, and rapid growth of pouch containers. Read More

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ANSI-Authored Article addresses Chinese standards approach.

January 22, 2010

China's approach to standards and conformance was detailed in "Standards in China: Behind the Headlines," an article published in China Business Review. Author Elise Owen, director of international development at ANSI, outlines differences between U.S. and Chinese standards activities and provides tips for U.S. companies dealing with standardization issues in China. Article explores root causes behind issues and provides practical guidance on how to address and avoid them. Read More

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GAWDA releases December edition of online magazine.

January 22, 2010

December issue of GAWDA Edge, available on GAWDA's website, features article titled, "Tips for Tackling the New Year," which gives gases and welding professionals valuable tips for making most of next 12 months. Article is intended to prepare professionals for economic recovery in 2010 and provides 5 tips to help them take advantage of opportunities. Magazine is online resource for young professionals in gases and welding industries. Read More

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Revere Security becomes member of AIM.

January 22, 2010

Revere Security, creator of Hummingbird cryptographic algorithm, will join other leading companies who are committed to growth of automatic identification and mobility solutions through standards development, advocacy, and support of global channel network. "...Their participation in AIM is a strong indication of its support of our technologies to ultimately help companies in multiple industries become more competitive, while saving time and money," said Clive Hohberger, AIM Board Chairman. Read More

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SAE and KSAE enter into publishing sales/marketing agreement.

January 22, 2010

SAE International and Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE) entered into reciprocal agreement, wherein both organizations can sell into each other's publications, e-newsletters, and Web sites. Both organizations will share some editorial content, and KSAE members will be able to subscribe to digital version of SAE International's Automotive Engineering International magazine as well as other newsletters. Read More

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PMMI promotes two new vice presidents.

January 22, 2010

Katie Bergmann was promoted to vice president of administration, while Maria Ferrante has moved up from senior director of training and development to vice president of education and workforce development. In her new position, Bergmann oversees and coordinates administrative duties for PMMI's Arlington, Va., headquarters and manages all human resource functions. Ferrante will focus on PMMI's Certified Trainer program and PMMI U's new online learning options. Read More

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SAE partners with SupplierBusiness for market research reports.

January 22, 2010

Effective Jan 1, SupplierBusiness e-format reports are available through SAE's website. The 56 initial offerings of SupplierBusiness reports are available in categories of Commercial Vehicle Reports that forecast trends for truck OEMs and suppliers; Regional Supplier Reports; Sectoral Reports that cover markets for specific vehicle systems; Strategic Studies that provide information on production logistics, subassemblies/modules, and technology drivers; and Supplying OEM Reports. Read More

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ASTM CD-ROM covers respiratory equipment standards.

January 22, 2010

"Respiratory Equipment Standards from ASTM Committee F29," available from ASTM International, contains 20 ISO/IEC standards that ASTM Committee F29 on Anesthetic and Respiratory Equipment has adopted as American National Standards. CD-ROM features standards specifically related to respiratory equipment, covering tracheal and tracheostomy tubes, lung ventilators, gas mixers for medical use, and medical gas pipeline systems. Read More

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Polyolefins Technology Advances discussed at SPE conference.

January 22, 2010

At SPE International Polyolefins Conference, held in Houston, TX on February 22-24, Dr. Jinliang Qiao will discuss programs as well as resultant technology advances from China's SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry's polyolefin catalyst, process, additive, and product developments. Other sessions will include advances in catalyst technology, process developments, additives and polymer modification technologies, and emerging characterization methodologies. Read More

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MHEDA releases Q1 2010 issue of industry journal online

January 22, 2010

Now accessible online, 10 Issue of The MHEDA Journal offers series of Top 10 lists, including those for top 10 values of membership in MHEDA, how association has changed in last 10 yr, trends for next 10 yr, and more. It also features association's annual industry forecast, complete with commentary, charts, and graphs. Introduction to 2010 President Greg Morrison and rest of MHEDA board, discussion on forklift emissions, and preview of annual convention are also highlighted. Read More

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Job Applicant Evaluation Tool focuses on metalworking industry.

January 21, 2010

PMA Educational Foundation announced validated assessment used to evaluate employment applicants who have no experience in metalworking. Modular in design, this 60-item, multiple-choice Occupational Aptitude and Knowledge Assessment covers mechanical/spatial aptitudes, mathematical reasoning/measurement, communications/information, as well as industry understanding and behaviors. It predicts potential to learn job as well as ability to function in precision manufacturing environment. Read More

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Composites Manufacturing 2010 to showcase lightweight materials.

January 21, 2010

Scheduled for April 20-22, SME's Composites Manufacturing 2010 will showcase how lightweight materials help Boeing, NASA, and other manufacturers take flight. To talk about Boeing and NASA's experiences with composite materials, Mark D. Jenks, Boeing VP of development of the 787-9 Dreamliner (a slightly bigger version of the 787-8), and Mark J. Shuart, recently retired from NASA and a current research professor at Virginia Tech, are scheduled to be keynote speakers. Read More

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ISO Brochure outlines environmental management standards.

January 21, 2010

ISO-published brochure provides basic introduction to its ISO 14000 series environmental management standards, which have been implemented in 155 countries globally. Within U.S., organizations from public and private sectors use these standards to monitor their environmental performance. U.S. constituents interested in contributing their expertise and opinions to ISO 14000 standards are encouraged to participate on U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee (TC) 207. Read More

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Annual Reports for ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs due Jan 31, 2010.

January 21, 2010

ANSI Procedures and Standards Administration department would like to remind Administrators of ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ISO that 2009 Annual Reports are due by end of January. Reports shall include information on meetings, actions taken, and work program; current TAG membership list; list of any problems encountered during past year; express certification by U.S. TAG administrator; and results of any self-audit. Read More

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ASTM Publication covers materials in oxygen-enriched environments.

January 21, 2010

Available from ASTM International, 12th Volume of STP 1522, "Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Environments," contains 28 peer-reviewed papers on topics of ignition and combustion of metals and non-metals, oxygen compatibility of components and systems, analysis of ignition and combustion, failure analysis and safety, and aerospace and industry oxygen applications. Publication is available in both print and as electronic book. Read More