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Nation's Construction Industry adds 28,000 jobs in January.
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.    East Syracuse, NY 13057
February 7, 2013 According to Feb 1 employment report by U.S. Department of Labor, construction industry unemployment rate shot up to 16.1% in January, despite addition of 28,000 jobs. Rate marks increase from 13.5% in December 2012, but decrease from 17.7% same time last year. Year over year, construction employment has risen by 102,000 jobs, or 1.8%. According to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu, winter months are notoriously seasonal and subject to construction employment fluctuation based on weather patterns.
Pharmaceutical Execs to gain manufacturing insights.
ISPE    Tampa, FL 33609
February 7, 2013 During Executive Forum In Philadelphia, April 2-3, 2013, ISPE will bring together top executives from aerospace, automotive, and other non-pharmaceutical industries to share manufacturing and quality innovations. Attendees will have opportunity to convene with world-class leaders to gain industry-advancing insight related to lifecycle development and management, best manufacturing practices, supplier development, quality management systems, and leadership.
Nonresidential Construction Spending increases 0.3% in December.
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.    East Syracuse, NY 13057
February 7, 2013 According to Feb 1 report by U.S. Census Bureau, nonresidential construction spending increased 0.3% in December, with outlays increasing to seasonally adjusted annual rate of $570.4 billion. Year over year, total nonresidential construction spending is up 1.2%. Increase was driven by private nonresidential construction, which rose 1.8% for month and was 7.6% higher than same time last year. Public nonresidential construction spending fell 1.4% in December and is 5.3% lower than same time last year.
EPA proposes changes to enhance confidence in RIN trading.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
February 7, 2013 To help make Renewable Fuel Standard program more effective, EPA is proposing structured process for buyers of Renewable Identification Numbers to verify validity. Under proposal, RINs would be verified through voluntary quality assurance program that also includes alternative compliance options which leverage existing industry practices and market forces. QAPs would provide means for independent third parties to audit production of renewable fuel and verify that RINs have been validly generated.
Test Method for Asbestos in Soil was approved by ASTM committee.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 6, 2013 ASTM D7521, Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil, covers procedures through which to identify asbestos in soil, provide estimate of concentration of asbestos in sampled soil, as well as provide concentration of asbestos reported as number of asbestos structures per gram of sample. This standard was developed by Subcommittee D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos, part of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality.
ANSI Standard addresses roadway and area lighting equipment.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
February 6, 2013 NEMA published ANSI C136.23-2012 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed Architectural Luminaires, which covers physical, operating, maintenance, and light distribution features that permit use of architectural luminaires in roadway applications. Standard covers side-mounted, square, rectangular, cylindrical, spherical, and other types of decorative and nostalgic styles considered to be significant deviation from cobra head style covered in ANSI C136.14.
NEMA publishes standard for roadway and area lighting.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
February 6, 2013 Updated to reflect current industry practices and include new lamp types, NEMA published ANSI C136.32 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting–Enclosed Setback Luminaires and Directional Floodlights. American National Standard covers dimensional, maintenance, and electrical features that permit interchange of similar enclosed luminaires that have same light distribution classification or type used in roadway or area lighting equipment.
Ascouncil.org 2.0 includes revamped job board.
The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.    Bethesda, MD 20814
February 6, 2013 Re-launched Ascouncil.org 2.0 includes updated job board designed to help members find qualified candidates for jobs within their companies. Service is free to members and will be promoted via Council’s e-catalyst and adhesives.org newsletters. Members can post job to include title, salary range, location, and general information about company and/or position. Members can also elect to receive submissions either by email or by directing applicants to websites, or both.
NREL seeks leaders for National Executive Energy Academy.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
February 6, 2013 Applications are being accepted for NREL's 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. Also known as Energy Execs, program enables non-technical decision-makers to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing. Two learning opportunities, comprehensive Leadership Program and shorter, condensed Leadership Institute, provide executives with information to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related planning.
BIO CEO and Investor Conference to highlight biotech outlook.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
February 6, 2013 Scheduled for Feb 11-12, 2013, 15th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference will include more than 600 investors and 150 presenting companies. Plenary sessions will forecast year ahead in biotech and political outlook for next 4 years, while Business Roundtables will focus on reimbursement, navigating Chinese market, biopharma collaborations, and alternative venues to public markets. Therapeutic Workshops will address treatment for pancreatic cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and rare diseases.
ASTM Achieves Accreditation by Standards Council of Canada.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 6, 2013 ASTM International announced that it has been accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC), signifying that ASTM meets all requirements for consensus standards development, set by SCC, which mirror principles of World Trade Organization: transparency, openness, consensus, and relevance. SCC audit was conducted November 6–8, 2012. In tandem with SCC's accreditation, ASTM established new ASTM International Canada Office in Ottawa that is to be led by Diane Thompson.
Paper Invite Issued on steel technologies for rolling bearings.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 5, 2013 Papers are invited for 10th ASTM International Symposium on Advances in Steel Technologies for Rolling Bearings, which will be held May 6–7, 2014 in Toronto, Canada in order to bring together rolling bearing steel practitioners to present latest developments in rolling bearing steels and testing. Papers from steelmakers, semi-finished and finished bearing steel component producers, rolling bearing producers, and development institutes will be encouraged on variety of topics.
Thermal Insulation System Guide targets engineering graduates.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 5, 2013 ASTM C1696, Guide for Industrial Thermal Insulation Systems, provides engineers with specific knowledge needed for development of industrial thermal insulation system within large engineering project. Developed by Subcommittee C16.40, standard covers insulation materials, systems design, application methods, protective coverings, guarantees, inspection, testing, and maintenance of thermal insulation in temperature range of -302 to +1,200°F.
Women in Manufacturing Summit heads to Detroit.
Precision Metalforming Association    Independence, OH 44131
February 5, 2013 On October 22-23, 2013, nearly 300 leading women manufacturing executives, managers, and supervisors will gather in Detroit, MI for third annual Women in Manufacturing Summit, hosted by PMA. SUMMIT 2013 will provide opportunity for women in manufacturing careers to share perspectives and network with colleagues in the sector. Conference will feature industry plant tours, networking dinner, roundtable and panel discussions, educational sessions, and keynote presentations on pertinent topics.
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for December 2012.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
February 5, 2013 IPC announced December findings from North American PCB Statistical Program. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, industry shipments in December 2012 were down 14.5% and bookings decreased 7.5% compared to December 2011. Year to date, combined industry shipments were down 5.2% and bookings were down 2.4%. Compared to previous month, combined industry shipments increased 5.7% and bookings increased 19.1%. Combined industry book-to-bill ratio in December 2012 rose to 0.98.
ASTM Workshop to focus on sustainability standards, methods.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 4, 2013 Sustainability Standards and Methods: "A State of the Union," workshop will be held October 21, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL. Sponsored by ASTM International E60 on Sustainability, symposium will encompass 2 major components: sustainability standards relative to construction and buildings/building products, and sustainability standards relative to other industries, products, etc. Workshop will include review of pertinent standards and similar works as well as discussions on relevant topics.
Symposium Focuses on Building Walls subject to water ingress.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 4, 2013 Building Walls Subject to Water Intrusion and Accumulation: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future will be held April 14–15 in Indianapolis, IN. Sponsored by ASTM International Subcommittee E06.55, symposium will document efforts of industry and ASTM in addressing proliferation of new and previously repaired buildings that leak or continue to leak and/or suffer from unintended moisture accumulation through standard development and disseminate that information.
Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle Acquisition will aid NREL studies.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
February 4, 2013 Four fuel cell hybrid vehicles - advanced (FCHV-adv), on loan from Toyota through 2-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, will help NREL enhance its research related to hydrogen fueling infrastructure, renewable hydrogen production, and vehicle performance. According to NREL's Keith Wipke, "Because the vehicles will be four or five years old by the time our two-year loan ends, we will also be able to observe extended durability and reliability."
AEM launches Who Makes America contest.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53214
February 4, 2013 AEM President Dennis Slater announced launch of online contest to find individual who best "Makes America" through hard work, dedication to their community, and devotion to American manufacturing.  I Make America, AEM’s grassroots advocacy campaign, is inviting supporters to visit campaign’s Facebook page or website to share their own stories, or nominate a friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Contest winner will be featured as I Make America’s citizen spokesperson and will receive a $1,000 award.
Industrial Demand Forecast projects growth during 2013/2014.
NAIOP - The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties    Herndon, VA 20171-3034
February 4, 2013 According to NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast, U.S. industrial market is poised for significant growth throughout 2013 and 2014. Respectively, annual net absorption in 2013 and 2014 is forecast to reach 150 million and 175 million ft² – 50% and 75% above net absorption figure of roughly 100 million ft² posted for 2012. Robust growth is attributed to reduced risk of double dip recession as well as improving GDP and job growth. Predictive model is funded by NAIOP Research Foundation.

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