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IPC celebrates 5th annual Manufacturing Day.

October 11, 2016

During 5th annual Manufacturing Day, manufacturers joined in unified effort to highlight current innovations in electronics and inspire next generation of manufacturing professionals. IPC member Arc-Tronics Inc. hosted site visit for community leaders at their facility in Elk Grove Village, IL. Bay Area Circuits, Inc. hosted event in which attendees, including 30 engineering students from Ohlone... Read More

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NREL Researchers make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots.

October 11, 2016

Scientists with NREL discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots and used this new material to convert sunlight to electricity with 10.77% efficiency. Quantum dot-induced phase stabilization of ?-CsPbI3 perovskite for high-efficiency photovoltaics, which appears in the journal Science, also includes discovery of method to stabilize crystal structure in all-inorganic... Read More

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EPA Honors WaterSense 2016 Partners on 10th anniversary.

October 11, 2016

U.S. EPA is honoring 20 businesses, municipalities, utilities, and organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through water efficiency. Winners were chosen from nearly 1,700 WaterSense partners who have helped produce and promote water-efficient products, programs, and homes. In addition to Delta Faucet Company, 2016 Sustained Excellence Award Winners included Kohler Co.,... Read More

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Lockheed Martin to Upgrade U.S. Navy's Shipboard Electronic Warfare Systems

October 10, 2016

Company was awarded an initial $148.9M contract for full rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) continues to make technological advances in its electronic warfare portfolio that will keep the warfighter a step ahead. The U.S. Navy awarded the company an initial $148.9M contract for full rate production of... Read More

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New Coil Flow Max Process for cleaning plugged HVAC coils thicker than 4 inches.

October 10, 2016

Removing the contaminants deeply imbedded in thick HVAC coils, which standard coil cleaning leaves, Carolina Filters’ Coil Flow Max process cleans these potentially harmful contaminants effectively even on coil thicknesses of greater than 4 inches without damaging the coil and fins. Coil flow cleaning process is a cost effective alternative to replacing a large HVAC coil - including... Read More

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EPA Files Complaint, Details Settlement regarding RFS violations.

October 10, 2016

U.S. EPA and Department of Justice filed complaint against NGL Crude Logistics, LLC and Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC and announced settlement with Western Dubuque to address alleged Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) violations. Complaint alleges NGL entered into transactions with Western Dubuque in 2011 that resulted in generation of ~36 million invalid renewable identification numbers... Read More

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Kevin McGhaw to participate in White House leadership program.

October 7, 2016

Kevin McGhaw, deputy director of the Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, has been selected to participate in the White House Leadership Development Program Fellowship. Program is part of President Obama's commitment to training and developing government's high performers. It is designed to strengthen next generation of leaders who... Read More

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Rockwell Automation to Present Innovation at PACK EXPO 2016.

October 7, 2016

Rockwell Automation subject matter experts will provide free educational programming addressing challenges and trends on PACK EXPO's Innovation Stage. Taking place in Booth N-4570, Rockwell Automation presentations will focus on track and trace (November 6 from 3–3:30 pm), remote monitoring (November 7 from 1–1:30 pm), and smart machines (November 8 from 10–10:30 am). Read More

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EPA awards $1.2 million in cooperative agreements.

October 7, 2016

As part of its Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement program, EPA announced agreements with 10 community-based organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. Each recipient will receive up to $120,000 to support 2-year projects that are aligned with EPA’s priorities of protecting America’s waters, taking action on toxics and... Read More

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EPA to Help Rural Communities revitalize downtowns.

October 7, 2016

With letters of interest due by November 6, U.S. EPA invites rural communities to apply for planning assistance to develop strategies intended to help grow the economy and revitalize downtown neighborhoods. Assistance is being offered by EPA via Rural Advantage – federal economic development planning assistance programs for rural communities. Communities may apply for assistance... Read More

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Green Building Consortium expands upon its first anniversary.

October 7, 2016

At Greenbuild, Program Operator Consortium – green building industry's first and leading consortium of program operators – announced 2 new members and enhanced technical advisory board. CSA Group is now a member, while software, data, and environmental-consulting services company thinkstep is the group's first affiliate member. CSA Group's director of sustainability... Read More

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Cascade Aerospace and Sierra Nevada Corporation team to support Canadian Medium Altitude ISR solution

October 7, 2016

ABBOTSFORD, BC - Cascade Aerospace, Canada's prime contractor for the Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 fleet and Sierra Nevada Corporation, an industry leader in aerospace and defense, announced a strategic teaming agreement today to provide dedicated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services to Canada. Under the agreement, Cascade and SNC will propose a solution to support... Read More

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FABTECH 2016 hosts student welding and BBQ competition.

October 7, 2016

FABTECH 2016 will support advancement of manufacturing education by hosting the 2016 Welding Without Borders: Welding Thunder Fabrication Team Invitational. Sponsored by AWS’s District 21, two-day competition challenges high school and college-level welding teams to fabricate and weld a griddle and grill by following guideline drawings. Working from special "Welding Thunder" road-rig trailers,... Read More

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WARDJet Gives Away Two Waterjets at IMTS 2016

October 6, 2016

WARDJet just wrapped up an educational week at the IMTS tradeshow in Chicago, IL.  Visitors came to WARDJet's booth for hands-on building activities, giveaways, live remote cutting demonstrations and a virtual model of Z-2543 using a Microsoft HoloLens. A large part of the buzz was related to the WARDJet Build It! Challenge, which was organized in association with the Smartforce Student... Read More

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Ramp-Up Alert Tones can help reduce stress on firefighters.

October 6, 2016

New research suggests that fire departments can reduce stress on firefighters by signaling emergencies with alarms that gradually increase in intensity instead of sudden, full-volume alerts. Study showed that standard alerting caused median increase in heart rate of 7 bpm, while ramp-up tones caused increase of 5 bpm. The article, "Effect of Station-specific Alerting and Ramp-up Tones on... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Services

Legrand Product Lines Achieve IDW Programmatic Excellence

October 6, 2016

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Legrand North America (LNA), the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, today announced their achievement of Excellence within the Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc.’s (IDEA) data certification program. IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) certification program has long been a way for electrical manufacturers to provide secure... Read More

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NEMA Offers Safety Guidance to Matthew-affected communities.

October 6, 2016

With Hurricane Matthew approaching U.S. Southeast, disaster plan launched by NEMA includes safety resources to protect consumers against damaged electrical equipment. NEMA regional field representatives Bryan Holland (South) and Jack Lyon (Northeast) will distribute "Evaluating Water Damaged Electrical Equipment," which advises first responders on safe handling of electrical equipment... Read More

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Meissner to Exhibit at the ISPE's 25th Annual Product Show & the ETIF 9th Annual Congress & Exhibition for Science & Technology

October 5, 2016

Meissner is pleased to announce its participation in the ISPE’s 25th Anniversary Annual Product Show (Boston Chapter), on October 4th, 2016. Meissner will be hosting ISPE guests in booth W153 (West Hall), on October 5th, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, MA, where the event is being held. All attendees will receive a commemorative logo trade show bag, compliments of Meissner. Meissner will... Read More

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NEMA, CEMEP Agree on new systems approach for motor efficiency.

October 5, 2016

Members of NEMA Motor and Generator Section and European Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (CEMEP) revealed new global motor efficiency standards direction. In joint white paper, New Systems Approach to Motor Efficiency Standards Promises Electrical Energy Savings in Practical Applications, NEMA and CEMEP outline extended approach moving beyond... Read More

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Standard addresses uniformity of landscape irrigation systems.

October 5, 2016

ASABE has published a new standard to provide evaluation methods for uniform application of irrigation in landscape settings. ANSI/ASABE S626, Landscape Irrigation System Uniformity and Application Rate Testing, covers continuous, unimpeded areas of turf and groundcover. Methods presented may be used as part of an irrigation system audit. Read More