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MD-SIG Integrates Into the Zhaga Consortium

11 December 2019 Zhaga and MD-SIG are pleased to announce that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium. Zhaga members have access to the former MD-SIG specifications as part of their Zhaga membership. The Module-Driver Interface Special Interest Group (MD-SIG) is a global lighting industry consortium, with the aim to introduce...

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SEMI and VLSI Research Unveil End-to-End Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Report

MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW/ -- SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and VLSI Research, the leading semiconductor manufacturing market research firm, today unveiled the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor, a report covering the semiconductor manufacturing industry from materials to electronic systems. The inaugural...

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Midwest Food Manufacturers Applaud USMCA Agreement

Jason Culotta, President of the Midwest Food Products Association issued the following statement in response to news that the administration and House Democrats having reached an agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “The Midwest Food Products Association is pleased with the news that the Trump Administration and House Democrats have reached agreement concerning the...

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Electronics Manufacturers Applaud The USMCA Bipartisan Deal Reached by The White House and Congress, Urge All Three Nations to Approve Legislation

Bannockburn, Ill., USA, December 10, 2019 — The following statement can be attributed to John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO: “We are pleased that leaders in the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration, as well as the governments of Canada and Mexico and key stakeholders, have reached consensus on USMCA. The agreement is a positive step for the electronics manufacturing industry and...

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Johnstone Supply, Dubuque Supply and Johnson Supply Earn Top Awards for TRC's Mercury-Containing Thermostat Collection Efforts

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) announced that Johnstone Supply, Dubuque Supply and Johnson Supply are the 2019 Banish Mercury Off the Planet (BMOP) winners. The annual competition among Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) members recovered 342.06 pounds of mercury from 85 member companies. Over 500 branch...

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NEMA Applauds Announcement to Advance USMCA

ROSSLYN, Va., December 10, 2019—Today the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed announcements by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of compromises reached to expedite favorable consideration in Congress of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). “We applaud all parties for their strenuous and...

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Aegis Software Corporation Joins MESA as Smart Manufacturing Working Group Sponsor

Partnership facilitates the collaborative exchange of ideas, experiences and domain expertise CHANDLER, AZ, December 5, 2019. MESA International announces that Aegis Software Corporation has joined MESA as a Smart Manufacturing Working Group Sponsor -- joining other industry leaders in supporting MESA's mission and contributing to the unified industry voice that is MESA. Aegis Software...

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ASABE Revises Farm and Agricultural Injury Classification Code

St. Joseph, Michigan - The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for classifying farm and agricultural injuries. The revision, ASAE S575.2 NOV2019, Farm and Agricultural Injury Classification (FAIC) Code, provides a more modern and consistent means of classification to individuals assigning codes, regardless of their knowledge of agricultural...

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New Standard Provides Specifications for Street Lighting

ROSSLYN, Va., December 5, 2019—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.58-2019 Luminaire Four-Pin Extension Module and Receptacle—Physical and Electrical Interchangeability and Testing. This new Standard provides mechanical and electrical specifications for interfacing street and area lighting with controls and sensor accessories. “The new ANSI C136.58...

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ABC's 2020 Construction Economic Forecast: Momentum Persists, Despite Uncertainties

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4—Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts continued momentum for the construction sector next year but advised an overall “wait-and-see” approach based on leading and lagging indicators and economic uncertainties, according to a 2020 economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine. Although ABC’s Construction Backlog...

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