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NACD supports removal of security language from legislation.

The emergency supplemental appropriations bill signed by the President does not include language that would change the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) chemical security rule. NACD members recently urged Congress to allow CFATS to be fully implemented and tested before enacting new chemical security legislation. Security vulnerability assessment developed by NACD addresses security issues...

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AEC honors outstanding volunteers of 2007.

At the Aluminum Extruders Council annual meeting in March, the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to David Mills of Azon USA, Inc. Mills was a founding member of the Keep Aluminum Windows (KAW) program, and testified before various organizations so the industry's voice would be heard. The 2007 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Emory Schmidt of Brazeway, Inc., who was...

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NFPA holds 2 fluid power events under one roof.

On Aug 21-22, 2007, NFPA will host 5th Educator/Industry Summit, which will include general session featuring examination of state of fluid power education at high school, technical college, and university levels. Participants will be asked to engage in discussions to develop recommendations to improve education. From Aug 22-23, Economic Outlook Conference will provide attendees with dynamic...

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NEMA announces addition to new associate member program.

NEMA announced that Graybar has joined its new associate member program, which is designed to increase the value of membership within NEMA while making the organization more inclusive and representative of the electrical manufacturing and standards community. Graybar specializes in supply chain management services and is a leading North American distributor of components, equipment, and materials...

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NEMA reports lighting equipment demand still lags.

According to NEMA's Lighting Systems Index, demand for lighting equipment rebounded during first quarter of 2007, climbing 6.6% from level posted in prior quarter. However, overall shipments remain below levels seen throughout 2006, and are down more than 6% on year-over-year basis. Major underlying drag on lighting demand remains the US housing market, while commercial, industrial, and...

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CICMHE and MHIA are accepting award nominations for 2007.

CICMHE and MHIA are taking nominations for the 2007 Outstanding Material Handling and Logistics Content Award. Award recognizes content published from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006, including feature articles, white papers, case histories, and educational web documents. Submissions will be judged based on their educational value, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the...

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NASA rededicates flying observatory.

On the 80th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, NASA dedicated astronomy aircraft to the pioneering aviator. Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a modified 747 airliner that carries 45,000 lb infrared telescope system to capture scientifically important images. Intended to fly above 40,000 ft, SOFIA will place IR telescope above nearly 99% of Earth's...

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ARI announces Standards Achievement Award recipients.

ARI announces that Larry Howington of Hill PHOENIX, Gary Kaiser of Standard Refrigeration Company, Gerald Peck of Lennox International Inc., and Bill Walter of Carrier Corp. are the recipients of its inaugural Standards Achievement Award. Award recognizes recipients for their exceptional volunteer service and technical guidance in leading the development of industry standards, and was presented...

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EPSA President and CEO criticizes NUS survey comments.

John E. Shelk, President and CEO of EPSA, criticized comments made by the NUS Consulting Group on June 4 in releasing their annual survey on electric rates paid by large customers served by major utilities. Survey highlights that rates are currently highest in several restructured states, such as California, Maryland, and New York. Shelk says there is not a clear correlation between rates, market...

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ARI Program certifies commercial refrigeration equipment.

ARI announced the launch of its certification program for commercial refrigerated display merchandisers and self-contained storage cabinets used for displaying, storing, or dispensing perishable products. The equipment under this program is tested in accordance with ANSI/ARI Standard 1200. ARI's certification programs are voluntary and open to domestic and international manufacturers of this...

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