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SME Event demonstrates strength of U.S. manufacturing.

July 10, 2012

Mfg4 - Manufacturing 4 the Future exposition and conference provides evidence that U.S. manufacturing is strong, especially in growth areas of aerospace, defense, medical, and energy manufacturing. Attendees were exposed to technologies and applications from nearly 300 exhibitors, including more than 180 new products. Exhibited technologies included lean manufacturing, CNC controls, automated manufacturing and assembly, 3D imaging, cutting tools, micromanufacturing, and nanotechnology. Read More

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2013 CES features expanded IAWTV Awards.

July 10, 2012

Consumer Electronics Association announced it will partner with International Academy of Web Television on expanded awards program. The 2013 International CES® will be host to 2013 IAWTV Awards show on January 8. The IAWTV Awards, voted on by membership of IAWTV, honors and promotes excellence in web television. It is the only show for the creators, by the creators and whose proceeds support education and promotion of global online video industry. Read More

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PMMI and AICC Partner for paper packaging showcase at PACK EXPO.

July 10, 2012

Taking place in Chicago, IL from October 28-31, PACK EXPO International 2012 will feature Association of Independent Corrugated Convertors (AICC) Pavilion designed to give AICC members opportunity to focus attention on capabilities of corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box packaging while also exhibiting individually. In comment, PMMI chairman and CEO Charles D. Yuska said AICC Pavillion will function as display and hub for buyers considering various paper packaging formats. Read More

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USGBC's Consensus Effort questioned by ASC at GSA review.

July 10, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) questioned U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) commitment to consensus-based approach in development of LEED rating system. Consequently, ASC urged U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to not recommend the system as green certification standard for Federal Government at Agency listening session. Mark Collatz of ASC specifically pointed out USGBC's "random approach to making revisions" and its lack of commitment to openness and due process. Read More

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NAM urges swift passage of transportation bill.

July 10, 2012

According to statement by NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, investment and updates to nation's transportation infrastructure are absolutely essential to manufacturers' ability to compete and create jobs. NAM thanks House and Senate leadership for reaching agreement that ensures funding for 2 years. Transportation agreement will help maintain competitiveness of all manufacturers, put thousands of Americans back to work, and commit needed resources to roads, bridges, and transit systems. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for May 2012.

July 10, 2012

According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 1.9% in May 2012 from May 2011, but bookings increased 12.0% year over year. Flexible circuit shipments were down 10.0%, and bookings were down 1.1% compared to May 2011. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, shipments in May 2012 decreased 2.6% from May 2011 and orders booked increased 10.6% from May 2011. Book-to-bill ratios for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits were 1.02 and 1.17, respectively. Read More

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Paul Shipp Receives Award of Merit for work on fire standards.

July 10, 2012

Paul H. Shipp, Ph.D., principal research associate at USG Corp. in Libertyville, IL, received ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow for contributions to Committee E05 on Fire Standards. ASTM member since 1987, Shipp is past chairman of Committee E05 and leads Subcommittee E05.37 on Honors, Awards, and Nominations. Shipp also takes part several other ASTM committees and has served on ASTM board of directors as chairman of finance and audit committee. Read More

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Air Traffic Control Tower Project to create hundreds of jobs.

July 10, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joined federal and local officials in breaking ground for NextGen-equipped ATC tower at San Francisco International Airport. Project is expected to create 600 total jobs, of which 400 will be in construction. Located between Terminals 1 and 2, tower will be 221 ft tall with 650 ft² controller work area. Three-story, 44,000 ft² base building will house offices, computer equipment, backup generator, and corridors. Read More