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Moyer D. Thomas Award given to Mark E. Peden.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
August 20, 2009 Mark E. Peden, senior professional scientist emeritus at the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign, IL received the Moyer D. Thomas Award. ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality recognized Peden for outstanding achievements in standardization of sampling and analysis of atmospheres. Peden has been a member of ASTM International since 1983 and remains an active member of Committee D22, where he serves as vice chair of Subcommittee D22.01 on Quality Control.
Steel Committee Honors Frank M. Christensen with award.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
August 20, 2009 Frank M. Christensen of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada has been presented with the A01 Founding Committee Award for distinguished service to ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys in the development of international consensus standards for the steel industry. Christensen has participated on various A01 subcommittees and chaired numerous task groups. He also served as chair of Subcommittee A01.92 on Terminology for many years.
Nanotechnology Standards Panel to be held September 9.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
August 19, 2009 ANSI's Nanotechnology Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP) enables interested stakeholders to learn about ongoing nanotechnology standardization activities as well as to discuss particular areas of focus needed for nanotechnology standards. Scheduled to take place in Chicago on September 9 of 2009, ANSI-NSP will be co-located with NanoBusiness Alliance's Eighth Annual NanoBusiness Conference and serves as cross-sector coordinating body that facilitates nanotechnology standards development.
ANSI Supports DHS for National Preparedness Month.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
August 19, 2009 ANSI is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support National Preparedness Month, which is held each September to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness for families and companies across the nation. As partnering organization, ANSI will hold its eighth annual Plenary meeting on October 21, 2009 at the Renaissance Washington, DC hotel to address homeland security standards and their business application in the private sector.
Webinar addresses HITSP efforts to advance ARRA initiatives.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
August 19, 2009 Held by the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), an eTown Hall webinar on August 27, 2009 will feature Dr. John Halamka speaking about HITSP's continuing efforts to address Health Information Technology (HIT) provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Attendees will be updated on the final definition of "meaningful use" and explore how HITSP will continue to work to facilitate the development of needed standards and achieve interoperability.
Charles Sidebottom receives award from ASTM.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
August 19, 2009 Charles Sidebottom, director of corporate standards at Medtronic Inc., has received Patrick G. Laing Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to work of committee in developing standards for medical and surgical materials and devices. A member of ASTM International since 2001, Sidebottom serves as recording secretary of Committee F04 and works on U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO TC 150 on Implants for Surgery.
ATA projects drop in passengers during Labor Day.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
August 19, 2009 According to ATA forecast, 16 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during 8-day 2009 Labor Day holiday period, spanning Sept 2-9. This is a decline of approximately 3.5% from 17 million passengers estimated to have traveled on U.S. airlines during same period last year. Deep global recession and unnaturally high and volatile energy prices are primary drivers of expected reduction in passenger volumes.
NACD Member Companies achieve on-site RDP verification.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors    Arlington, VA 22209
August 19, 2009 The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) announced that 196 Regular member and Affiliate companies' sites have successfully passed NACD's third-cycle on-site Responsible Distribution ProcessSM (RDP) Verifications since January 2007. These organizations continually demonstrate a commitment to implementing RDP's environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS/S) requirements. RDP Verification is required once every 36 months.
NTSB makes safety recommendations to FAA.
National Transportation Safety Board    Washington, DC 20594
August 19, 2009 According to NTSB, FAA should require that operators of Boeing DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, and B-717 airplanes include items in preflight checklists to verify that check of takeoff warning system is accomplished before every flight. FAA should also assess history of pilot errors related to takeoff configuration and identify needed mitigating design elements. Meeting should be convened to develop guidance on best practices relating to flight crews properly configuring airplanes for takeoff and landing.
Irv Poston to receive SPE Lifetime Achievement Award.
Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc    Newtown, CT 06470
August 19, 2009 Irvin E. Poston, who had a distinguished career at General Motors Corp (GM) and was responsible for numerous automotive plastics firsts, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from SPE® Automotive Division. The honor will be bestowed at the 39th-annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, held November 12 in Livonia, MI and recognizes technical achievements of automotive industry executives whose work has led to significant integration of polymeric materials on vehicles.
ELFA Commends extension of TALF program.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association    Washington, DC 20006
August 19, 2009 The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) commends the decision of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Department of the Treasury to extend the Term Asset Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) program through March 31, 2010. This extension will serve to enhance much needed liquidity to secondary markets for equipment finance assets while continuing to unlock the equipment finance asset backed securities (ABS) market.
Airlines sign ongoing supply agreement.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
August 19, 2009 ATA announced that 8 of its member airlines have signed agreement with Rentech, Inc. and Aircraft Service International Group to purchase up to 1.5 million gallons per year of renewable synthetic diesel fuel for use in ground service equipment at L.A. International Airport beginning in late 2012. Fuel is expected to have low carbon footprint and minimal particulate and other emissions while meeting or exceeding all applicable fuel standards.
Non-residential Building Construction Jobs decline in July.
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.    Chantilly, VA 20151
August 19, 2009 Non-residential building construction experienced 5,900 job losses in July, which is slowing compared to 6,200 average monthly job losses of 3 previous months according to US Labor Department's August 7 employment report. On year-over-year basis, non-residential building construction decreased by 99,800 jobs (12.1%) to reach 727,800. Construction lost more jobs than any other major segment of the US economy in July. Overall, unemployment rate dropped from 9.5% in June to 9.4% in July.
PTDA publishes June 2009 Market Outlook Report.
Power Transmission Distributors Association    Chicago, IL 60606-4703
August 19, 2009 According to sales data released by PTDA, Canadian manufacturers experienced increase in sales, while U.S. manufacturers had drop in sales in June 2009. U.S. manufacturers' sales fell by 2.8% in June 2009 when compared to May 2009 and 32.9% compared to same period last year. Orders in June 2009 decreased by 5.3% over May 2009 orders. Compared to May 2009, Canadian manufacturers' sales increased 7.6%, but were down 25.5% when compared to same period last year.
Seminar relays environmental requirements for ships.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
August 18, 2009 Sponsored by ASTM, Seminar on Environmental Requirements for Commercial and Navy Ships for Efficient Maritime Operations and Effective Environmental Stewardship will be held December 9, 2009 in Atlanta, GA. It will identify areas where environmental standards should be developed to fill gaps to improve maritime operations and simultaneously promote environmental stewardship. Participants will learn requirements for marine environmental protection of the IMO, USEPA, and USCG.
IPC Conference/Exposition to feature live assembly line.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
August 18, 2009 From September 23-24, 2009, IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition will include IPC A-Line on show floor, with experts from 11 top suppliers available to demonstrate advanced electronics assembly. Surface mount as well as through-hole component mounting equipment will be demonstrated. Soldering, laser marking, and PCB production equipment will also be demonstrated as well as screen printer, pick and place system, stencils for solder paste deposition, and conveyors.
AIA welcomes White House review of export control system.
Aerospace Industries Association    Arlington, VA 22209-3928
August 18, 2009 President Obama announced that he is directing National Security Council and National Economic Council to undertake comprehensive review of U.S. export control system. Administration study is intended to address issues that have long been raised by industry and others. In particular, AIA has long sought a review of technologies on the U.S. munitions list and implementation of better licensing caseload management models.
ASTM revises home playground equipment standard.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
August 18, 2009 Designed to reduce likelihood of life-threatening or debilitating injuries, ASTM standard F1148, Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Home Playground Equipment, no longer allows home playground sets with swings that attach to upper body component. Change will eliminate potentially hazardous situations such as conflicts in circulation patterns and children falling from upper body component onto underlying or adjacent swinging component.
Scholarships aid HVACR students.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers    Atlanta, GA 30329
August 18, 2009 ASHRAE will award over $80,000 in scholarship money for the 2009-2010 school year to reduce financial strain on engineering students across the country. According to Victor Goldschmidt, chair of ASHRAE Scholarship Trustees, investment in relevant education prepares individuals to become effective citizens. It is ASHRAE's belief that aiding future leaders of the HVACR industry will, in-turn, benefit society as they lead the way in sustainable technology.
ASA awards first certificate for Essentials course.
The American Supply Association    Chicago, IL 60654
August 18, 2009 ASA Foundation has awarded its first Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations© certificate of completion to William Myers of APR Supply Company in Lebanon, PA. Students of course acquire command of most important concepts in distribution economics and importance of their role in company's profitability. Emphasizing team approach, course focuses on orderly flow of materials from receiving through stocking, picking, packaging, and delivery. Safety and security concerns are also covered.

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