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MAPI Analysis shows ISM report provides positive sign.

According to Daniel J. Meckstroth, Chief Economist for Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, regarding Institute for Supply Management report for April 2007, manufacturing activity was positive signal amid uncertainty in economy. At 54.7, ISM index is highest its been since May 2006. Orders, production, and backlogs made improvement over March levels. First look at April 2007 business activity should give...

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NABE selects MAPI report as potential contributed paper.

Selection Committee of National Association for Business Economics has accepted abstract written by Economist Cliff Waldman and Economic Consultant Jeremy Leonard of Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. Study titled An Empirical Model of Innovation in the US Manufacturing Sector provides model of main determinant of product and process innovation for US manufacturing. Model help companies and policy...

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ACC joins EPA's Sector Strategies Program.

With over 130 members, American Chemistry Council adds both commodity and specialty chemicals to EPA's portfolio. Through Sector Strategies Program, EPA collaborates with businesses, government agencies, and non-government organizations to find ways to minimize environmental impact of major US manufacturing and service sectors. There are 13 participating sectors in program, representing over 1...

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NTCA to publish magazine issues celebrating 60th anniversary.

National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) will publish commemorative 60th anniversary TileLetter issue in August, to celebrate the association's history of training, education, and participation in elevating excellence in the tile industry. Association will also publish its first ever Membership Directory and Buyer's Guide, providing a list of all NTCA members and a complete resource for...

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Foundation names Pepperl+Fuchs CEO to board of directors.

Dr. Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, studied Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany. After completing doctoral thesis on Integration of Sensor Signals Into Robotic Controls, he became freelance engineering collaborator for several small-sized engineering companies. In 1990, Dr. Kegel was employed by Pepperl+Fuchs Manheim, and in 2005, he was named...

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Foundation praises unified device integration solution.

Conducting press briefing at Interkama 2007, Fieldbus Foundation praised agreement by EDDL Cooperation Team and FDT Group to combine efforts and work toward single solution for device integration compatible with both technologies. Future technology developments will use subset of OPC Unified Architecture within client-server architecture. Agreement will eliminate double efforts for customers and...

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Seminar offers solution to stormwater runoff.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Portland Cement Association have teamed with Land Development Today magazine to offer seminar titled Pervious Concrete - A Stormwater Solution. One-day program provides instruction on how to implement pervious concrete pavements to minimize stormwater runoff from building sites and other paved areas. Attendees will learn details of pervious concrete...

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NRMCA names Grassroots Activist of the Year.

Presented to Bob Albano, VP of Nevada operations for Rinker Materials Corp, Grassroots Activist of the Year Award goes to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding participation in NRMCA's government affairs, CONCRETEPAC, and grassroots programs. When IRS asked NRMCA to devise test to determine industry's PTO fuel use, Albano was first to enroll Rinker trucks. He has also supported...

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NSPE-NCEES Partnership to promote 100 years of licensure.

NPSE has partnered with NCEES to continue the promotion of licensure and its importance to the engineering profession and the public health, safety, and welfare. Joint issue of PE magazine in June 2007 will include facts and figures, a feature story on the history of engineering licensure, and a look at the next 100 yr of licensure. NSPE also plans an anniversary logo, related content on its...

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NTCA to celebrate 60th anniversary at technical conference.

NTCA will hold its 4th annual Total Solutions conference at the Tradewinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach on October 11-13, 2007. Enabling contractors to learn about new products, methods, and processes, while networking, it will include high-profile industry technical and business speakers, hands-on demonstrations, and participation. NTCA Awards Dinner will recognize the 2007 NTCA Tile Person...

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