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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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MCPX 2007 hosted record business for precasters.
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MCPX 2007 hosted record business for precasters.

2007 Manufactured Concrete Products Exposition (MCPX) featured 121,400 net sq ft of exhibits, with 282 out of 384 exhibitors featuring precast products. There were 6,700 attendees, and 1,200 seats were filled in NPCAs extensive series of precast-specific courses. According to Ty E. Gable, president of NPCA, such strong representation for precasters and their suppliers can be seen as an indicator...

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NPCA Precast Benchmarking Survey to be released in late May.

Comprehensive business operations survey measures financial statistics, sales mix figures, compensation, and benefits, and allows companies to measure their performance against the entire industry and against other companies in their region. Nearly 200 precast plants submitted their data for the annual survey, and each participant will receive a free copy of the 2007 Benchmarking Report and a...

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NORA announces annual conference and trade show.

The 2007 NORA Annual Recycling Conference & Trade Show will be held November 7-9 at the Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Universal Studios Orlando is the likely location for the closing party on November 9th, and NORA is undertaking a fundraising effort to reserve part of the park for NORA attendees. NORA has also begun an initiative to expand the trade show size to 40 exhibitors, with...

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NPRA Official comments on EPA rules to implement RFS.

On April 10th, 2007, Charles T. Drevna, Executive Vice President, NPRA, commented on the EPA rules to implement the renewable fuels standard (RFS). Drevna congratulates the EPA for its facilitation of early engagement, cooperative efforts, and open discussion involving all stakeholders, and the EPA has issued a reasonable framework to implement the RFS provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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NMMA preserves extension of HCFC phase out.

NMMA was successful in helping the recreational marine industry preserve its 1-year extension to phase out the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in flotation foam. Extension gives boatbuilders until September 2009 to discontinue use of the ozone depleting substance, allowing time for marine manufacturers and supply houses that furnish flotation foam systems to become compliant with the...

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NPRA holds awards banquet for industry safety achievements.

At the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association National Safety Conference, James Mahoney, NPRA Chairman of the Board and Vice President, Operations, Koch Industries, presented the awards for outstanding achievements in safe operations for 2006. Distinguished Safety Award was presented to ExxonMobil Chemical Company's Baton Rouge, LA, Polyolefins Plant for fifth consecutive year.

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NPRA releases results of Q1 2007 petrochemical survey.

According to the Q1 petrochemical production and inventory survey, conducted by VERIS Consulting, LLC for NPRA, total production of the 15 petrochemicals surveyed and reportable was 48.5 billion pounds, an increase of 4% compared to Q1 2006, and an increase of 1% over Q4 2006 production. Inventories of the 7 reported petrochemicals in Q1 2007 was 5.2 billion pounds, an increase of 2% over Q1 2006...

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Custom Surroundings, Valley City, OH, wins NASFM award.

Annual Above & Beyond Award recognizes NASFM member fixture suppliers who deliver exceptional service to their customers and exceed expectations. Jim Harte of Stride Rite met with Chris Scherry of Custom Surroundings, a manufacturer of store fixtures, to discuss visual concept for children's apparel in 60 stores. Scherry did research to redesign fixtures in order to match the décor of all store...

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