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Nonresidential Construction Spending up 1.9% in December.
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.    East Syracuse, NY 13057
February 7, 2012 According to Feb. 1 construction spending report by U.S. Census Bureau, total nonresidential construction spending increased 1.9% in December to $567.8 billion. Year over year, total nonresidential construction spending is up 4.5%. Private nonresidential construction spending jumped 3.3% for the month and was up 11.4% from same time last year. Public nonresidential construction spending increased 0.5% from November, but was down 1.8% from December 2010.
EPRI Research Summary relays solar storm activity results.
EPRI    Palo Alto, CA 94304
February 7, 2012 SUNBURST monitoring system recorded minor levels of geo-magnetically induced currents (GIC) beginning at ~10:04 am EST on January 24, 2012 as a result of a solar flare that erupted early on January 23. During said event, only one SUNBURST site in the EPRI measurement system exceeded 10 A of DC current on neutral and did so for less than 1 min. Most GIC activity occurred between 10:04 am and 1:00 pm EST on January 24th, 2012. Activity continued through January 25th, but at much lower levels.
World of Asphalt and AGG1 show strong advance registration.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53214
February 7, 2012 Scheduled for March 13-15, co-located AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo and World of Asphalt Show and Conference have set record-breaking exhibit space numbers. Advance registration numbers are tracking ahead of last 2 shows and education tickets purchased are trending upward. Shows will include more than 90 industry-developed learning sessions. Major topic of discussion is expected to be political climate in a presidential election year and need for job creation and infrastructure investment.
Slip Resistance of Footwear is the subject of new ASTM standard.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 6, 2012 ASTM F2913, Test Method for Measuring the Coefficient of Friction for Evaluation of Slip Performance of Footwear and Test Surfaces/Flooring Using a Whole Shoe Tester, will aid in measurement of slip resistance for footwear in various flooring situations. F13 vice chairman Bill Ells noted that this test method offers "practical comparative set of footwear, flooring, and contaminant combinations, allowing for prescreening of product prior to recommended human subject wear trails."
2012 Schedule of Events announced for AAMA Annual Conference.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association    Schaumburg, IL 60173
February 6, 2012 In Naples, FL from February 26-29, American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host its 75th Annual Conference for fenestration industry leaders and decision makers. This year's event marks AAMA's 75th anniversary and will feature Eric Greitens delivering his "The Heart and the Fist: Inspired Leadership Through Challenging Times" keynote as well as AAMA Green and Sustainability Specification Development Task Group.
FMA's 2012 Annual Conference keynote covers role of manufacturing.
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.    Rockford, IL 61107
February 6, 2012 Scheduled for Feb 29 through March 2, FABRICATOR®'S Leadership Summit: 7th Annual Metal Matters, will feature keynote addresses covering vital role of manufacturing in the economy, new technology, and tactics to identify and target new markets and customers. Speakers will include Donald McNeeley, president and CEO of Chicago Tube and Iron Co.; Jim Hawkins, Director of Machine Design Center at Caterpillar Inc.; and Sarah Miller Caldicott, innovation author and great-grandniece of Thomas Edison.
U.S. and Manufacturing Employment jumps higher in January.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
February 6, 2012 According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. employment numbers jumped significantly higher in January, with unemployment rate dropping to 8.3%. Nonfarm payrolls grew by 243,000, and manufacturers added 50,000 net new workers. These numbers continue to affirm the rebound and importance of manufacturing to economic recovery. Looking specifically at January 2012 figures, the bulk of new jobs in manufacturing came from durable goods sector, which was up 44,000 for the month.
ASTM Particle Characterization Committee elects new Chairman.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 6, 2012 ASTM International Committee E29 on Particle and Spray Characterization has elected Charles G. Hubbard, quality manager and engineer at Electro Abrasives LLC in Buffalo, NY, as chairman. A member of ASTM International since 1997, Hubbard also chairs E29 subcommittees on Sieves, Sieving Methods, and Screening Media and Long-Range Planning. Hubbard previously worked as quality control manager at Stean Industries Hiross Corp. in Niagara Falls, NY, and at Applied Design in North Tonawanda, NY.
Temperature Measurement Committee elects Thomas J. Wiandt.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 3, 2012 Thomas J. Wiandt, director of metrology in the Temperature Division of Fluke Calibration in American Fork, UT, has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee E20 on Temperature Measurement. Wiandt specializes in temperature and electrical metrology, DC/low frequency metrology, and statistics. A member of ASTM since 1997, Wiandt works on several E20 subcommittees, and serves as chairman of E20.07 on Fundamentals in Thermometry and as secretary of E20.09 on Digital Contact Thermometers.
Symposium on Contaminated Sediments to be sponsored by ASTM.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 3, 2012 Fifth International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments will take place May 23-25, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec City, Canada. In addition to identifying sources, types, and behavior of contaminants, objectives include discussing/sharing sustainable options for management of contaminated sediments in marine/freshwater environments for restoration of surface water, debating future directions/visions; and promoting multilevel involvement and participation of stakeholders in restoration strategies.
MichBio launches medical devices committee.
MichBio    Ann Arbor, MI 48107
February 3, 2012 MichBio has formed Medical Devices, Technology and Manufacturing Committee to enhance its representation and resource capacity for this important biosciences industry sector. Committee's mission is to foster competitive business environment in Michigan that supports lasting sustainability of medical device companies from initial concept and commercialization to manufacturing and market, while providing means for those companies to network, build community, and access resources to grow.
Industry Leaders to speak at SAE 2012 World Congress.
Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE)    Warrendale, PA 15096
February 3, 2012 SAE International has announced keynote speakers for SAE 2012 World Congress and Exhibition, which will take place April 24-26 in Detroit, MI. Toshiyuki Shiga, COO for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., will address SAE World Congress Annual Banquet; Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO, GE, will serve as keynote speaker; Anthony Levandowski, Business Lead for Google's Self-Driving Car project, will appear April 25; and David Strickland, Administrator, NHTSA, will deliver his address on April 26.
Manufacturing Growth Industries seek common solutions at Mfg4.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
February 3, 2012 During Mfg4 - Manufacturing for the Future, professionals from aerospace, defense, medical, and energy industries will share solutions to common manufacturing challenges. At the heart of Mfg4 event floor is Insight Intersection - an area where small groups of professionals can meet to exchange information. Technical conference features daily keynote and breakout sessions with topics such as renewable energy manufacturing, arms, medical devices, and use of composite materials in aircraft.
IPC APEX EXPO to feature dedicated printed electronics area.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
February 3, 2012 Scheduled for Feb 28 through March 1, 2012, IPC APEX EXPO® will include printed electronics track in the technical conference, and historic standards development meetings where industry requirements for manufacture and assembly of printed electronics will be discussed and developed. In exhibit hall, companies from around the world will represent all segments of printed electronics supply chain, from raw materials to equipment manufacturers and manufacturers of functional printed products.
BIO testifies on importance PDUFA V recommendations.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
February 3, 2012 Richard Pops, Chairman and CEO of Alkermes plc, testified on behalf of BIO before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health during hearing entitled, "Reauthorization of PDUFA: What It Means for Jobs, Innovation and Patients." Pops stressed need for reauthorization of Prescription Drug User Fee Act and enactment of enhancements recommended in PDUFA V agreement, which will improve drug development and review process. Modifications can also provide earlier access to breakthrough therapies.
North American Robotics Industry breaks records in 2011.
Robotic Industries Association    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
February 3, 2012 According to statistics from RIA, North American robotics companies sold more robots in 2011 than ever before. Total of 19,337 robots, which were valued at $1.17 billion and sold to companies in North America in 2011, beat previous record of 18,228 robots in 2005. When sales by North American robot suppliers to companies outside North America are included, total is 22,126 robots valued at $1.35 billion. Compared to 2010, North American orders were up 47% in units and 38% in dollars.
Papers Are Invited for building wall assemblies symposium.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 2, 2012 Papers are invited for Building Walls Subject to Water Intrusion and Accumulation: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future. Contributions should address topics related to understanding scope and nature of problems as well as improving performance of building wall assemblies. Preliminary abstract is due by April 16, 2012 and must include definition of objective and approach of work discussed that points out new material and presents sufficient details regarding results.
Pedestrian Safety Committee names John Brault as Chairman.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
February 2, 2012 John Brault, a biomechanics consultant at Semper Scientific in Mission Viejo, CA, has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear. Brault specializes in forensic biomechanics related to injuries from collisions or falls and research associated with tribometer validation, walkway safety, and footwear. In addition to his consultant work, he is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Southern California.
FDA's Grace McNally will appear at ISPE facilities conference.
ISPE    Tampa, FL 33609
February 2, 2012 U.S. FDA's Grace McNally will add her expertise to that of other industry and regulatory experts at ISPE's upcoming Lessons from 483s: Enhancing Efficiency, Quality and cGMP Compliance Conference. This 2-day event will review recent regulatory citations (FDA-483s) and provide guidance on how they can be avoided. Specifically, educational content will address 483s in context of biotech, oral solid dosage processing and containment, and process validation.
Nonresidential Construction Structure Market has disappointing Q4,.
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.    East Syracuse, NY 13057
February 2, 2012 According to Jan 27 GDP Report by Department of Commerce, nonresidential fixed investment increased 1.7% in fourth quarter of 2011 following revised 15.7% increase in previous quarter. Nonresidential fixed investment in structures fell 7.2% after increasing 14.4% in third quarter, while nonresidential fixed investment in equipment and software was up 5.2% in fourth quarter following 16.2% increase in third quarter. In addition, residential fixed investment jumped 10.9% in fourth quarter.

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