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IPC Extends Deadline for Technical Conference Paper Abstracts to June 29, 2018

The Association Connecting Electronics Industries® (IPC) has extended deadline to June 29, 2018 for submission of technical conference abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2019 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from January 29–31, 2019.  Each submission of approximately 300-word technical conference abstract should summarize original and previously unpublished work covering case...

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Deadline for PCB Fabricator Survey by IPC, Extended to July 13

PCB Fabricator Survey is a confidential survey for of IPC’s 2018 PCB Technology Trends study. The deadline for survey responses has been extended to July 13. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the 2018 PCB Technology Trends report. The survey is aimed at measuring current technical capabilities of the PCB industry and the potential for expanded capabilities over the next five...

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Three Undergraduate Students Receive $9,000 in Scholarships by MWFPA

MWFPA has selected three undergraduate students, majoring in agriculture or food science, for scholarships. Jordan McLane of Elizabeth from University of Wisconsin- Platteville, Illinois and Allison Raffetto of Boyd and Michelle Schmitt from Somerset, from University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Wisconsin will each receive $1,500 from the Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarship Fund for the 2018-19 school...

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UL/CLEB Conducts a Workshop to Explain Manufacturers About Canadian Codes and CSA A440S1-17 at AAMA 2018 Conference

At AAMA 2018 summer conference, UL/CLEB reviewed Canadian building codes and CSA A440S1-17, including codes for building envelopes and fenestration. During the workshop it was explained that in the U.S., the codes are divided by usage like commercial or residential, or even by occupancy instead of size as they are in Canada. UL/CLEB also explained how the Canadian supplement affects manufacturers...

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Industrial Truck Association (ITA) Annual Event Serves an Opportunity for Forklift Manufacturers to Highlight the Safe Use of Forklifts

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) educated customers, policymakers and the administration on forklift operating safety practices during their fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day. This event created safety awareness for those who produce, operate, and work on or around forklifts. ITA members and dealers are sponsoring the events for their customers, which include free safety...

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Nine Projects Awarded in Categories of Quality of Life/Community Development, Best Use of Technology and Innovation and Operations Excellence

AASHTO, Socrata, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored five western states in the 11th annual America’s Transportation Awards. Thirteen western states nominated 27 projects this year from which nine projects received top honors today. DOTs of Utah, Nevada, Colorado and California states received awards in Quality of Life/Community Development category. Caltrans and DOTs of South Dakota...

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SAE International to Develop Industry Aerospace Standards for Testing, Designing and Certification of Fire Protection Systems

SAE International is creating a new technical committee, A-22 Fire Protection and Flammability Testing responsible for the development of industry standards for testing of systems and components. The initial program of work includes the development of standards to assist with the update of FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-135, fire protection test methods and criteria. The committee is also working...

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Newly Released U.S. Senate Bill Focuses on the Defense Electronic Industrial Base

IPC is in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The report includes actions to address aspects of the defense industrial base deemed “deficient” or “vulnerable” and a proposal for the executive agents to provide long-term budget resources and policy direction, which IPC feels will make the industry stronger and ensure the availability of reliable electronics.

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Carpet and Rug Institute Approve the Extension of VPS Program into 2019

Carpet and Rug Institute is extending Voluntary Product Stewardship program into 2019. This program supports carpet sorting network in diverting post-consumer carpet from landfills. VPS receives all applicable post-consumer carpet of all polymer type, primary materials and construction and provides financial assistance to sorters. CRI board directors have approved VPS extension during Q2 2018.

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AAMA Updates Southeast Region White Paper about Water Penetration

American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a white paper explaining about the water penetration in hurricane conditions. This offers information for homeowners, distributors, builders and insurance adjusters about the water penetration during severe wind-driven rain storms. The updated white paper explains about potential sources of leaks, comments about significance of proper...

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