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Transportation Investment will stimulate economy.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials    Washington, DC 20001
September 19, 2008 According to AASHTO President Pete K. Rahn, if additional federal transportation funding is provided to states through stimulus bill, it will accelerate creation of construction jobs within 30-90 days, providing short-term boost to economy. Earlier this year, state departments of transportation identified more than 3,000 highway projects totaling approximately $18 billion that could be implemented within 30-90 days from enactment of economic stimulus legislation.
Janco Electronics receives IPC's certification.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
September 19, 2008 IPC has awarded certification to electronics assembly manufacturer Janco Electronics, Inc. under IPC's Certification for RoHS Lead-Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability Program. Certification program involves series of steps culminating in on-site audit of facility's assembly operations. It provides EMS and OEM facilities with tools to benchmark their existing lead-free processes and assess their abilities to meet requirements of RoHS Directive.
Revised User's Manual helps save energy.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers    Atlanta, GA 30329
September 19, 2008 Revised from 2004 edition, User's Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings provides detailed instruction, calculation examples, and compliance forms for design of commercial and high-rise residential buildings. It includes sections on administration and enforcement, building envelope, HVAC systems, service water heating, power, lighting, energy cost budget method, and building performance rating method.
President Bush signs bill to restore Highway Trust Fund.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials    Washington, DC 20001
September 18, 2008 Since President Bush signed legislation approved by Congress to transfer $8 billion to Highway Trust Fund, state departments of transportation can pay their bills and continue hundreds of millions of dollars of construction projects that had been put on hold. AASHTO President, Pete K. Rahn said restoring the Highway Trust Fund is a short-term solution and that America must rebuild and renew its aging transportation system.
NTSB calls for actions to help prevent fatigue accidents.
National Transportation Safety Board    Washington, DC 20594
September 18, 2008 Following semitrailer-motorcoach accident that killed 5 people, NTSB made various safety recommendations. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should deploy technologies in commercial vehicles to reduce occurrence of fatigue-related accidents. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should determine whether equipping commercial vehicles with collision warning systems with active braking and electronic stability control systems will reduce commercial vehicle accidents.
BIO announces presenting companies for BIO Investor Forum.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
September 18, 2008 Scheduled for Oct 29-31 at Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Seventh Annual BIO Investor Forum will explore current and competitive therapeutic development trends and investment opportunities in life sciences through therapeutic, business, and plenary panels. First 76 presenting companies have been selected, and will be asked to focus on near-term clinical catalysts and accomplishments across therapeutic fields and areas of unmet medical need.
AWWA Webcast to discuss Total Coliform Rule.
American Water Works Association    Denver, CO 80235
September 18, 2008 Scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT on October 5, webcast titled "Total Coliform Rule: Proposed Revisions and Potential Impacts" will cover proposed revisions developed by Total Coliform Rule/Distribution System Advisory Committee, revisions that could be implemented by state, and what revisions mean to utilities. Participants will have opportunity to participate in question and answer session with panel of speakers.
NTSB makes recommendations for parachute jump operations.
National Transportation Safety Board    Washington, DC 20594
September 18, 2008 After study of parachute jump operations, NTSB issued recommendations to FAA and United States Parachute Association to address pattern of safety deficincies in several areas. NTSB noted inadequate aircraft maintenance and inspections, inadequate FAA oversight and direct surveillance, and lack of pilot initial and recurrent training programs and examiniation standards that address operation-specific and aircraft-specific considerations.
ANSI announces FDA revisions to list of accepted standards.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
September 17, 2008 The FDA has revised its list of accepted standards for use in premarket reviews of medical devices. Recognition List Number: 020 contains both modified existing standards as well as new additions to list of accepted standards. Newly recognized standards include ISO 22112:2005, Dentistry - Artificial teeth for dental prostheses; ANSI/AAMI RD61:2006, Concentrates for hemodialysis; and ANSI/ASME A18.1-2005, Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.
ANSI holds joint workshop on barriers to trade agreement.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
September 17, 2008 The ANSI, CII, and BIS convened a day-long workshop in New Delhi entitled, Leveraging the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement. Speakers and attendees alike stressed the strategic importance of voluntary consensus standards for companies looking for new target markets and to strengthen the links in the global supply chain. Presentations explored public- and private-sector perspectives of the aggreement and www.StandardsPortal.org was previewed.
ISO/IEC Standard guides designers of software documentation.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
September 17, 2008 The ISO and the IEC have released ISO/IEC 26514:2008, Systems and software engineering - Requirements for designers and developers of user documentation. Applicable to printed and onscreen formats, and divided into 2 parts, standard outlines requirements that will ensure software resources address consumer needs for clarity and thoroughness in explaining the application. It was developed by ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, SC 7, Software and systems engineering.
IPC to showcase new products and services at Midwest show.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
September 17, 2008 To be held on Sept 24, 2008 in Schaumburg, IL, IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition will feature more than 120 exhibitors serving the electronics assembly and printed board industries displaying the latest technologies, materials, and processes. New products and services will represent categories such as equipment or materials for electronics assembly, manufacturing, and test; as well as chemicals and materials or equipment for PCB manufacturing.
Test and Inspection Conference to highlight cycle time and time-to-market.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
September 17, 2008 Addressing product verification at each level of manufacturing process, IPC International Test and Inspection Technology Conference: Reducing Time to Market will be held Nov 10-12. "Future of Test and Inspection Protocols" workshop will take place on Nov 10, and on Nov 11, sessions will cover supply-chain testing. Nov 12 will include keynote on variation in testing strategies. Concluding with vendor presentations, conference will allow participants to explore changing world of test protocols.
Lamp Indices decline during second quarter.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
September 16, 2008 According to NEMA, incandescent and compact fluorescent lamp shipment indices for second quarter 2008 declined 5.5 and 1.0%, respectively, compared to previous quarter. On year-over-year basis, incandescent index showed decline of 17.5% while CFL shipments declined 18.7% from record index level of 297.4. Although both indices trended downward, market share of CFLs rebounded to 24.7% nearly equaling all time high of 24.8% reached 1 year earlier.
Demand for Industrial Controls improves during 2nd quarter.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
September 16, 2008 According to NEMA, Primary Industrial Controls Index gained 2.4% over first 3 months of 2008. Index's first quarter reading was revised slightly upward to 5.1% decline. Compared to same period 1 year ago, index registered 19th consecutive increase, expanding 3.1%. Similar trend was apparent for broader measure of industrial control demand as Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives index rose 3.9% compared to first quarter and 4.5% on year-over-year basis.
FAA agrees with Eclipse certification review recommendations.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
September 16, 2008 According to team that reviewed FAA's certification of Eclipse EA500, airplane was certificated in accordance with safety regulations but agency could improve policies and communication procedures used during VLJ certification process. Robert A. Sturgell, Acting FAA Administrator said review team, headed by former Boeing executive Jerry Mack, issued 6 recommendations and that agency is committed to acting on each one.
Environmental Attorney warns about EPA Clean Air Proposal.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
September 16, 2008 On "America's Business with Mike Hambrick" radio program, Former EPA General Counsel Roger Martella said manufacturers should closely watch proposal from EPA to explore implications of using Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Martella says "When you begin to regulate carbon you effectively regulate energy. And when you regulate energy you effectively regulate the economy..." Martella says EPA's proposal could be detrimental to manufacturing.
ATA Chairman asks Congress to move forward with energy policy.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
September 16, 2008 Douglas M. Steenland, Northwest Airlines President and CEO and ATA board chairman, called on Congress to address America's energy future and to take action to pass balanced energy policy legislation in bipartisan fashion. Steenland told committee that a strong airline industry is essential to a strong economy and that high crude-oil prices challenge industry's ability to meet needs of passengers and communities across the country.
SME Conference focuses on measurement, inspection, and analysis.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
September 16, 2008 Set for Nov 18-19, SME's Aerospace Measurement, Inspection, and Analysis Conference will meet needs of manufacturing directors, new product engineers, and design and manufacturing engineers through best practice sessions and networking opportunities. Day 1 will present discussions from leading aerospace companies such as Northrop Grumman and Boeing, while day 2 is devoted to data collection and analysis. An "Ask the Experts" industry panel and daily wrap-up will round out Conference.
A&WMA to present conference on waste management systems.
Air & Waste Management Association    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1435
September 16, 2008 The A&WMA will present Integrated Waste Management Systems from November 12-14, 2008, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. To examine issues related to municipal waste and waste management systems, it will be divided into 4 sessions which include an overview of successful waste management systems, new and emerging technologies, costs, and decision processes.

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