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PMA to hold Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference.

September 30, 2016

PMA and MetalForming magazine announce the first annual Metal Stamping Technology and Tool & Die Conference, which will provide metal stamping, die design, and die construction companies with an opportunity to network and learn about new, emerging, evolving, and maturing technologies that are impactful to these industries. Scheduled to take place December 6-7, 2016, in Chicago, IL, event includes 2 keynote presentations, 14 technical tracks, and exhibits by industry-leading suppliers. Read More

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NEMA Revises Standard on magnet wire.

September 30, 2016

ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2016 presents NEMA standards for magnet wire, including standards for round, rectangular, and square-film insulated and fibrous-covered copper and aluminum magnet wire. Covering general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for manufacture and packaging, revision also includes specifications defining requirements for Class 120 polyvinyl acetal film insulated wire constructions and wire sizes able to be tested for dielectric breakdown using cylinder method. Read More

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ASHRAE Scholarships provide financial aid for 33 students.

September 30, 2016

Thirty-three students will receive scholarship funds from ASHRAE. In total, $164,000 worth of financial assistance will be provided for 2016–2017 school year. According to Chuck Curlin, chair of Scholarship Trustees, ASHRAE scholarships help defray some college education costs, create direct connection between recipients and ASHRAE, and positively impact students' lives by allowing them to focus more on studies and work fewer hours at part-time jobs. Read More

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AMCA International revises AMCA Publication 11.

September 30, 2016

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. announced AMCA Publication 11-16, Certified Ratings Program Operating Manual, which governs AMCA International Certified Ratings Program. This document is to be used in conjunction with companion documents, such as AMCA Publications 111/211/212/311/511/611/1011, as applicable. Other companion documents include AMCA International Certified Ratings Program documents. Read More

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PMMI's FSMA Update Report tracks food company compliance progress.

September 30, 2016

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Update Report by PMMI analyzes responses from 47 food industry stakeholders on FSMA preparedness and identifies what food manufacturers need from supplier partners. According to said report, fresh fruit and vegetable processors and small food companies are expected to have the most difficulty with compliance. Report also notes many managers still need clarification on deadlines as well as specifics on what is relevant to their facilities. Read More

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Industry Leaders to convene for OSA's 100th Annual Meeting.

September 30, 2016

From Oct 17-20, innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical, and educational presentations will be highlighted during OSA's 100th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics 2016 in Rochester, NY. Meeting will cover breadth of optical science and engineering in 4 days of cutting edge content that highlights scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. Program also provides attendees with networking opportunities, as well as exhibits to review latest industry advancements from esteemed colleagues. Read More

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SPE honors Noel Tessier with lifetime achievement award.

September 30, 2016

SPE Thermoforming Division has presented Noel Tessier of CMT Materials, Inc. with its lifetime achievement award. Mr. Tessier is a materials scientist with over 35 years of experience in the research and development of composite materials. Author and co-author of 5 patents and numerous technical articles and presentations, Mr. Tessier has had significant impact on the thin gauge thermoforming process, measured by the increasing volumes of thin-walled plastic containers around the world. Read More

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Nobel Laureates to participate in Light the Future program.

September 30, 2016

OSA announced addition of 7 Nobel Laureates to its "Light the Future" speaker series at FiO/LS, featuring theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, City College of New York, NY. Nobel Laureates include Nicolaas Bloembergen, Robert F. Curl, Roy Glauber, John L. Hall, W.E. Moerner, William D. Phillips, and David J. Wineland. Program will take place Oct 20 from 11:00–13:30 (EDT) at the Frontiers in Optics Conference and Exhibit, the Society’s 100th OSA meeting in Rochester, NY. Read More

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AAMA Keynote Speaker emphasizes valuing others' knowledge.

September 30, 2016

Those present at American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2016 National Fall Conference heard keynote speaker Garrison Wynn share ways in which top performers harness personal and organizational influence. In particular, Wynn stressed importance of making people feel like they've been heard. Advice centered around how to work with difficult people, taking responsibility for one's own behavior, and the value of others' educations. Read More

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Current Conditions Index drops below 50.

September 30, 2016

After 6 months of scoring 50 or higher, NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index dropped to 47.1 in September, suggesting that current conditions are no longer conducive for expansion in the electrical manufacturing sector. Only 24% of respondents reported better conditions versus 33% last month. Share of respondents reporting worse conditions nearly doubled from 17% in August to 29% this month, while proportion of panel members who noted unchanged conditions showed little movement. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for August 2016.

September 30, 2016

According to August 2016 findings from North American PCB Statistical Program, book-to-bill ratio returned to positive territory and stands at 1.02 due to positive order growth and negative sales growth. Total North American PCB shipments in August were 4.1% below same month last year. Year-to-date as of August, however, shipment growth remains positive at 4.2%. Compared to preceding month, August shipments declined 3.1%. Compared to previous month, orders in August increased sharply, by 37.1%. Read More

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EPA's SmartWay honors Green leaders in freight industry.

September 29, 2016

EPA announced 2016 winners of SmartWay® Excellence Awards, which honor logistic companies and shippers in retail and manufacturing sectors. Awards recognize top-performing SmartWay shipper partners that demonstrate how businesses can mitigate carbon footprints and contribute to cleaner, healthier air, while saving on fuel costs. Award winners demonstrate a commitment to environmental leadership by effective collaboration, data validation and reporting, communication and public outreach. Read More

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Five Industry Companies win first-ever BSA Excellence Awards.

September 29, 2016

BSA President, John Ruth, BDI, presented first Annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service by bearing Distributors and Manufacturers to end use customer. Manufacturer Excellence Award winners include: Baldor - Dodge for ULTRA KLEEN Ball Bearing, Schaeffler Group for FAG SmartCheck condition monitoring device, and The Timken Company for Timken Sheave Pac Bearing Assembly. Recognizing distributor companies, CBS Excellence Award went to BDI Canada Inc. and Bearing Headquarters Company. Read More

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OSA Light the Future Program to feature keynote by Michio Kaku.

September 29, 2016

Optical Society (OSA), along with theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, will host latest Light the Future series, which is scheduled to take place at Frontiers in Optics Conference and Exhibit (FiO) on October 20, 2016. Dr. Kaku will look towards next 100 years in optics and provide his vision of self-driving cars, 3D printing, and a billion-pixel camera. Sir Peter L. Knight, OSA fellow and emeritus professor at Imperial College, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Read More

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Aluminum Transportation Group announces new leadership.

September 28, 2016

Aluminum Transportation Group announces its new Chairman John Thomas, global marketing manager of automotive at Alcoa. Thomas brings more than 20 years of engineering and commercial experience to ATG, having been integral to development of key lightweighting components for automotive industry. Preceding Thomas is Tom Boney who was promoted to VP of North American operations at Novelis. Ganesh Panneer, VP and general manager of automotive, North America, Novelis, assumes role of ATG vice chairman. Read More

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EPA announces initiatives to advance tribal sovereignty.

September 28, 2016

EPA announced an interagency agreement on tribal treaty rights and other initiatives designed to advance tribal sovereignty and self-determination. EPA also announced expansion of Local Environmental Observers Network program, a concept tribal communities initiated and championed, beyond its current reach in Alaska and the Arctic region, and into the lower 48 states. EPA Administrator McCarthy reiterated EPA’s commitment to help close the gap in water quality protections on Indian reservations. Read More

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ASC announces launch of Product Category Rule for Sealants.

September 28, 2016

ASC, along with ULe as program operator, has released a Product Category Rule for sealants covering North America. PCRs are documents that define the rules and requirements for Environmental Product Declarations-EPDs (LCAs) of a certain product category. They are vital for the concept of environmental declarations according to ISO 14025 as they enable transparency and comparability between different EPDs (LCAs) based on the same PCR. Read More

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NEMA ramps up Get Out the Vote effort.

September 28, 2016

NEMA is making efforts to increase voter registration and share electroindustry priorities for the coming election. To this end, the 2016 Election Center on the NEMA website provides information on the voter registration process, absentee and early voting, and the "dos and don’ts" of federal election law, in addition to summaries of NEMA’s positions on industry-related topics. Read More

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NEMA's Bill Hoyt named co-chair for 2016 Motor Summit.

September 27, 2016

Impact Energy, an international operating center of competence for energy efficiency, recently announced that NEMA Industry Director Bill Hoyt will co-chair the 2016 International Motor Summit for Energy Efficiency, to be held on October 11-12 in Zurich, Switzerland. Summit attendees will explore new and existing electric motor technologies with the potential to reduce energy demand by 20–30% if market barriers can be overcome. Read More

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NEMA revises premiere guide to motors and generators.

September 27, 2016

Designed to assist users in proper selection and application of AC and DC motors and generators, NEMA MG 1-2016 Motors and Generators contains practical information concerning performance, efficiency, safety, testing, construction, and manufacture. Revised guide addresses new U.S. Department of Energy regulations that require motor manufacturers to comply with efficiency targets. Updates cover inverter-fed polyphase motors, temperature rise testing, and tolerances. Read More