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Revised NEMA Safety Guidance aids disaster relief efforts.

Aug 24, 2016

NEMA guides "Evaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical Equipment" and "Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment" have been updated. Respectively, these documents provide advice regarding safe handling of electrical equipment that has been exposed to fire or water. Both outline items that requiring complete replacement or that can be reconditioned by trained professionals. Hundreds... Read More

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Chemical Distributors focus on safety at ChemEdge.

Aug 23, 2016

Nearly 400 chemical distributors from across the country descended on The Woodlands, TX for ChemEdge, the leading chemical distribution operations and management conference in the U.S. Near-record breaking number of attendees discussed and collaborated on the critical information needed to manage complex regulatory and operational issues affecting the chemical distribution industry. ChemEdge... Read More

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Andes Chemical Corporation wins NACD award.

Aug 23, 2016

At this year's ChemEdge conference, NACD announced Andes Chemical Corporation as winner of the 2016 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. ChemEdge is the premier operations and management event for the chemical distribution industry. Each year, award is given to NACD member or affiliate company who most embodies the ideals of NACD Responsible Distribution®, which is celebrating its... Read More

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MITA's Megan Hays to receive ANSI Meritorious Service Award.

Aug 23, 2016

According to Medical Imaging & Technology Association (MITA) Executive Director Patrick Hope, Megan Hayes "has made considerable contributions to standardization in the medical imaging industry." Hayes' "tireless efforts" as director of regulatory and standards strategy at MITA (a division of NEMA) have earned 2016 ANSI Meritorious Service Award, which will be presented at 2016 ANSI Awards... Read More

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NREL Announces 12 Round Two Selections of DOE SBV pilot.

Aug 22, 2016

Energy Department's NREL, during round 2 of Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot, will help 12 companies advance their clean energy technologies. Businesses selected to work with NREL in round two include Avatar Sustainable Technologies (NY); Garmor Inc. (FL); Hyperlight Energy (CA); Northwest Energy Innovations (OR); NRGsim Inc. (OR); Ocean Renewable Power Corporation (ME); Oorja Fuel... Read More

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rp+m Seeks Future of Innovation in Metal Additive Manufacturing with Concept Laser

Aug 22, 2016

rp+m selects Concept Laser to amplify their 3D metal printing effectiveness, enhancing its research development capabilities Grapevine, Texas – rp+m, a leading service provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services has selected Concept Laser’s M2 cusing metal additive machine to strengthen their research & development competencies. The industry leading M2 cusing will be a critical... Read More

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Joe Robinson named vice chair of MITA Board of Directors.

Aug 22, 2016

At its July 14 meeting, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance Board of Directors elected Joe Robinson as vice chair, effective immediately. Robinson, the senior vice president of health systems solutions at Philips Healthcare, will assume the role of chair of the board in January 2017. He started his career in medical imaging with a small mid-Atlantic business and has spent the past 30 years in... Read More

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IPC Developing Standard for high-reliability press-fit pins.

Aug 22, 2016

IPC will develop new standard to cover qualifications and acceptance requirements for press-fit pin technology. With expected released date of late 2017, this anticipated standard will be first to support press-fit pin requirements for high-reliability applications in automotive, aerospace, and other industries. Development will bring together collaboration between design and assembly task... Read More

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SME Magazine explores fiber devices, bioprinting.

Aug 22, 2016

Summer 2016 edition of Smart Manufacturing magazine features examples of manufacturers involved in technologically advanced explorations of universe as well as human biological systems. Published by SME's Advanced Manufacturing Media, this issue looks at U.S. companies in new fibers and fabrics innovation institute, bioprinting's effect on researchers' understanding of how cells... Read More

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Waterjet Mini Hop lets operators adjust abrasive flow.

Aug 19, 2016

With variable aperture, Permalign® V-Series Mini Hopper allows operator to make adjustments to abrasive flow, maximizing waterjet cutting productivity and minimizing abrasive consumption. Water resistant design helps prevent abrasive clogs that can cause stoppages and scrap out expensive material. Built for har abrasivejet environment, Permalign® V-Series Mini Hopper does not require... Read More

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PACK EXPO Shows welcome industry-defining associations.

Aug 19, 2016

Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), welcoming 31 associations and 11 international pavilion organizers committed to better serving their members and supporting the processing and packaging industries. According to Jim Pittas, Senior VP of PMMI, associations in the Partner Program are a strong resource for attendees and... Read More

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AMT Moves to New Location during new headquarters construction.

Aug 19, 2016

As part of its ongoing project to build new 200,000 ft² premiere office building at its former location, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will, effective immediately, be located one mile away at 7901 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 900 in McLean, VA. According to AMT president Douglas Woods, "We are excited to be moving to a new, modern office environment while our new... Read More

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TTM Technologies holds town hall with Congressman Peters.

Aug 19, 2016

TTM Technologies, Inc., the largest printed circuit board supplier in North America, held a town hall-style discussion with Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA-52) on the legislative issues impacting the manufacturing industry. Executives and employees of TTM gave Congressman Peters a first-hand look at the work taking place in their San Diego facility. Coordinated by IPC, visit was part of an... Read More

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MC Assembly hosts town hall with Congressman Bill Posey.

Aug 19, 2016

Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL-8) visited MC Assembly, a manufacturing service provider in Melbourne, to speak with executives and employees about policy issues impacting their company. Rep. Posey engaged in town-hall-style discussion and had first-hand look at the work that is taking place at MC Assembly. Coordinated by IPC, visit is part of an ongoing effort to connect policymakers with their... Read More

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EPA, DOT Finalize Heavy-Duty Truck emissions, efficacy standards.

Aug 18, 2016

Finalized jointly by U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles aim to improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution while bolstering energy security and promoting manufacturing innovation. Net benefits stemming from these standards are expected to be $230 billion and outweigh... Read More

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SPE selects S!Y Communications for 75th anniversary campaign.

Aug 18, 2016

SPE has selected S!Y Communications, Inc. of Byfield, MA to assist them in development of their 75th anniversary campaign. RFP was sent out to 8 agencies with a request for a proposal to be accompanied by a 30 second video submission. According to Russ Broome, Managing Director of SPE, the creativity and passion that showed in the work submitted by S!Y Communications made them a clear choice to... Read More

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White House and EPA recognize 18 teachers and 63 students.

Aug 18, 2016

EPA and White House Council on Environmental Quality recognized 18 teachers and 63 students from across the country for their outstanding contributions to environmental education and stewardship. President’s Environmental Youth Awards recognize outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, while Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognize teachers who... Read More

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NREL Reveals supply chain carbon footprint reduction method.

Aug 18, 2016

Based on research conducted by NREL, "Online Purchasing Creates Opportunities to Lower the Life Cycle Carbon Footprints of Consumer Products" shows how companies can reduce supply chain carbon footprint and improve customer satisfaction. Researchers looked at methods of presenting carbon footprint information (eco-labeling) as well as offering option to add carbon offsets to bills.... Read More

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SOCMA President to leave for position with hygiene association.

Aug 17, 2016

SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates) President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan will be leaving mid-October to join American Industrial Hygiene Association. Calling Sloan "a dedicated leader," SOCMA's Charles Bennett wished him success and cited his influence over SOCMA's transformation. SOCMA will immediately begin formal search for its new President and CEO. Said... Read More

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NEMA's Ken Gettman honored with ANSI Finegan Standards Medal.

Aug 16, 2016

ANSI announced that Ken Gettman, the international standards director at NEMA, is the 2016 recipient of the Finegan Standards Medal, which honors individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership in development and application of voluntary standards. An engineer by training, Gettman has worked at NEMA for the past 22 years, before which he worked at Underwriters Laboratories and served in the... Read More