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Cleaning and Restoration Magazine wins two Apex awards.

July 17, 2012

"Bringing Back the Music: The Schermerhorn Symphony Center Restoration," a feature story in March 2011 issue recounting efforts of Royal Plus DKI to clean and restore the center following floods in 2010, won feature writing award. November/December 2011 issue, featuring special tribute to RIA's technical director and founder of the Certified Restorer® program, Martin L. King, CR, ASA, won 2012 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in the Special Purpose Writing category. Read More

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RIA Fall Conference to focus on contents restoration.

July 17, 2012

To be held in East Rutherford, NJ from October 18-19, RIA annual fall conference will focus on 6 pillars that companies need to have successful contents restoration business/division: personal leadership, people, profits, products, promotion, and pricing. This 400-level learning experience combines perceptive lectures, technology demonstrations, restoration project tours; couture restorer Madame Paulette; and opportunity to exchange knowledge with contents restoration peers. Read More

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SME works with US Army to help solve manufacturing skills gap.

July 16, 2012

Through partnership with SME, US Army will expand certification opportunities for service members in specialized and technical engineering fields. Army's Engineer school will conduct 1-year pilot program to assess potential for Engineer Officers and Warrant Officers to meet SME's Certified Manufacturing Technologist or Lean Bronze Certification credentials. These credentials will help service members qualify/pursue jobs as manufacturing technicians, technologists, and engineers in private sector. Read More

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Construction Industry Unemployment Rate drops to 12.8%.

July 16, 2012

With addition of 2,000 jobs last month, nation's construction industry unemployment rate fell to 12.8% in June, down from 14.2% in May, according to July 6 employment report by U.S. Labor Department. One year ago, construction unemployment rate was 15.6%. However, much of this improvement is attributable to decline in size of construction workforce, which now totals 8.12 million people, down from more than 8.44 million people 1 year ago. Read More

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AEC announces tools for designers and engineers.

July 16, 2012

In June, AEC unveiled redesigned website and 2012 edition of AEC Buyers' Guide. Council's website at www.AEC.org includes information from previous site, with significant enhancements related to applications, sustainability, and fabrication. Offering comprehensive directory of AEC Extruder Members, Buyers' Guide includes such information as company headquarters, plant locations, contact names, press sizes, maximum circle size, forms produced, and types of services offered. Read More

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EEMBC Benchmarks see growing popularity and expanded mission.

July 16, 2012

As it celebrates its 15th anniversary, EEMBC is enjoying gains in popularity among embedded system designers, as well as expansion in breadth of industry-standard benchmarks it is developing for diverse world of embedded processors and systems. EEMBC has broadened scope of its mission to include benchmarking of highly integrated SoCs capable of tackling specific and general-purpose tasks, as well as performance of smartphones and tablet PCs and next-generation firewall appliances performing DPI. Read More

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Manufacturing Day aims to raise awareness of career options.

July 16, 2012

Sponsored in part by FMA, Manufacturing Day (October 5, 2012) will highlight importance of manufacturing to USA economy and draw attention to available high-skill jobs. Open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events held at participating facilities aim to introduce as many people as possible to crucial role manufacturing plays in local communities and USA. Also, grassroots events will introduce manufacturers to business improvement resources and services. Read More

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NEMA Commends Senate on energy-efficiency tax legislation.

July 16, 2012

NEMA commends introduction of Expanding Industrial Energy and Water Efficiency Incentives Act of 2012 by Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA). Legislation includes measures that help business make long term energy and financial saving investments, such as tax credit of $120/horsepower for advanced motor systems. Kyle Pitsor, NEMA VP of Government Relations, believes tax credit provides incentive for businesses to use energy more efficiently. Read More