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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions becomes HI training partner.

May 6, 2014

Hydraulic Institute has announced that Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions is its first non-member to become an HI and Pump Systems Matter Training Partner to further advance energy savings within the Arkansas manufacturing sector. Training agreement with HI/PSM allows the company to further expand its resources in pump system assessment and optimization and help identify energy savings for different manufacturing facilities across Arkansas. Read More

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BIG M Event to show off advanced manufacturing technologies.

May 6, 2014

Scheduled for June 9–12, SME's THE BIG M Event will include Automation Alley's MSV Innovation Factory, featuring interactive displays highlighting the latest technologies from cutting-edge companies, including Altair, Autodesk, and Design Interactive Inc. MSV, which stands for modeling, simulation, and visualization, are tools and techniques revolutionizing virtually every industry by changing the way people do business. Read More

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RIA recognizes Phoenix Award winners.

May 6, 2014

During the 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, RIA presented Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. ACR, Inc. of Wheeling, IL, received award for their efforts involving a gymnasium floor that was flooded and was able to be dried out instead of requiring total replacement. Sharp & Robbins Construction of Memphis, TN, received award for rebuilding a condominium building after a 200 sq-ft section of the brick façade fell off the side of the structure. Read More

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EPA recognizes 7 university teams for environmental solutions.

May 6, 2014

At the 10th annual National Sustainable Design Expo, EPA announced 7 winning student teams of its People, Prosperity, and the Planet phase II awards for innovative and sustainable designs to help solve complex environmental problems. Selected from 35 competing teams following 2 days of judging by national experts, each award-winning team is recommended for a grant of up to $90,000 to further develop their design, apply it to real world situations, and bring it to the marketplace. Read More

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EPA seeks small businesses' input on lead paint.

May 6, 2014

EPA is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel as the agency considers steps to reduce lead-based paint exposure from renovation, repair, and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by section 402(c)(3) of Toxic Substances Control Act. SBAR Panel is being established pursuant to Regulatory Flexibility Act, and will include representatives from Small Business Administration, Office of Management and Budget, and EPA. Read More

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Exhibit Sales Open for PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO in Las Vegas.

May 5, 2014

PACK EXPO owner/producer PMMI, Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced their joint venture, Pharma EXPO, will be co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 28–30) at Las Vegas Convention Center in 2015. PMMI anticipates these co-located events will attract 30,000+ attendees representing 40+ vertical markets and 1,800+ exhibiting companies in 800,000+ ft² net exhibit space. Read More

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2014 International CES breaks international attendee record.

May 5, 2014

CEA® announced that results of independent audit confirm record number of international professionals – 40,828 (12.7% increase from 2013 CES) – attended 2014 International CES® from 144 countries. There were also 6,757 press and industry analysts in attendance. Spanning January 7–10, 2014 CES welcomed 160,498 industry professionals overall (5% more than 2013). Outside of audit, CEA confirmed 3,673 exhibitors (12% up from 2013 CES) unveiled their latest tech innovations at 2014 CES.
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BIO International Convention will feature 6 Super Sessions.

May 5, 2014

Taking place June 23–26, 2014 BIO International Convention® will include 6 Super Sessions featuring biotech thought leaders: A New Paradigm in Oncology Treatment; Burrill State-of-the-Industry Report; EY 2014 Biotechnology Industry Report; AMP-lifying Innovation: NIH, Patient Organizations & Leading Biopharma Firms Mobilize to Tackle Tough Diseases; The Next Big Deal: The Global Deal-maker Perspective; and Scientific American WorldView Super Session – Biotech: We are the World. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2014 was largest in 5 years.

May 5, 2014

Drawing 8,068 electronics manufacturing professionals from 47 countries, IPC APEX EXPO® saw 14% increase in registrations to technical programs and near-record participation levels in IPC's Standards Development Committee meetings. Event took place in Las Vegas, NV and host sold out exhibition with 443 exhibitors encompassing 137,700 ft² net. More than 80% of 3,801 attendees identified themselves as key buyers or influencers. In 2015, IPC APEX EXPO will move to San Diego, CA (Feb 24–26, 2015). Read More

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SME Mfg4 Event will include Girls and Manufacturing Summit.

May 5, 2014

In partnership with Connecticut. Dream It. Do It., SME will host female student program at Mfg4 event in Hartford, CT on May 8. "Making it Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit" will tap insight of female manufacturing leaders to inspire next generation of leadership and talent. Student program will provide 130+ middle and high school girls from CT with information about career and educational pathways in manufacturing as well as offer activities that showcase manufacturing workplace. Read More

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North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio turns positive in March 2014.

May 2, 2014

March findings from IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program shows return to positive territory. Total North American PCB shipments increased 4.8% from March 2013, strengthening year-to-date shipment growth to -0.8%. Compared to February, PCB shipments rose 18.9%. PCB bookings continued to be negative at -5.5% year over year, while year-to-date order growth improved to -6.9%. Order growth increased 20.9% over February, and book-to-bill ratio strengthened to reach 1.01. Read More

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EPA Announces Top 100 Organizations using renewable energy.

May 2, 2014

U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership updated its list of Top 100 organizations choosing to use electricity from such clean, renewable sources as wind and solar power. Top 10 partners appearing on this list include Intel Corporation; Kohl’s Department Stores; Microsoft Corporation; Whole Foods Market; Google Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Staples; Apple Inc.; City of Houston, Texas; and U.S. Department of Energy. Read More

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Research Discovery opens up lens fabrication technology.

May 2, 2014

Leveraging capability of clear liquid droplet to bend light and act as lens, process developed by researchers can be used create inexpensive, high-quality lenses for such applications as in-field disease detection, scientific research in lab, and optical lenses and microscopes for education in classrooms. Process is described in "Fabricating Low Cost and High Performance Elastomer Lenses using Hanging Droplets," which appears in Biomedical Optics Express. Read More

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Pharma EXPO grows to meet industry demand.

May 1, 2014

Pharma EXPO will be co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, which takes place November 2–5 in Chicago, IL. Exhibition and event will proffer solutions and insights addressing success in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, medical device, and biotech industries. Over 160 solutions providers have committed to showcase their innovations for improving and enhancing pharmaceutical lifecycle. Together, shows are expected to attract 50,000 attendees and 2,000+ technology supplier-exhibitors. Read More

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AEM Announces Winners of safety materials promotion.

April 30, 2014

AEM announced winners of promotion conducted as part of safety outreach from exhibit booths at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 and 2014 AED Summit & CONDEX trade show. Promotion aimed to raise awareness for AEM's industry-consensus safety materials program, and winners received iPads and iTunes gift cards to download AEM safety manual eBooks. Winners were John Mason of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Tom Viskniskki of Sullivan-Palatek Compressors. Read More

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Ashley Easterby of Network Restorers wins Martin L. King Award.

April 30, 2014

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) presented Ashley Easterby with Martin L. King Award for his multiple achievements. These include creating strong network by convincing restorers in Australian market they would mutually benefit by working together, establishing Internet-based job management system, expanding service offerings to include TPA that administers multiple-area restoration claims for carriers, and establishing training academy. Read More

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RIA Announces Winner of 2014 Golden Quill award.

April 30, 2014

At 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, Restoration Industry Association (RIA) awarded 2014 Golden Quill award to Chuck Violand of Violand Management Associates for his 2-part article, "Overcoming Stage II Stall." In response, Violand said he was "truly honored" and that he appreciated the award as well as "the opportunity to help build strong, successful businesses in our industry." Golden Quill will be renamed "Patricia L. Harman Golden Quill Award" beginning in 2015. Read More

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AEM Updates Safety Manuals with illustrative graphics.

April 30, 2014

AEM updated its Roller Compactor and Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals with pictorial graphics, included in AEM Pictorial Database, that conform to ISO and ANSI standards. These graphics reinforce manual safety text and harmonize with current machine safety sign and manufacturer manual practices. As industry-consensus safety documents, manuals provide safety information to operators but not as substitute for manufacturer manuals. Read More

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EPA honors winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge.

April 30, 2014

EPA announced winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. Winners include: University of Florida, Gainsville, FL; Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. Read More

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PRIME School Initiative is recognized with 2 industry awards.

April 30, 2014

SME Education Foundation’s flagship educational program, PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), has earned award nominations from two industry associations. PRIME was recognized by the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council's Talented Workforce Initiative which identifies the most imaginative and effective solutions for building the region’s pool of manufacturing talent. PRIME was also selected as a 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award winner. Read More