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ISRI recognizes US EPA with Design for Recycling® award.

During 2007 Convention and Exposition in New Orleans, ISRI presented EPA with design award for the Environment program. EPA program was chosen because of its overall leadership in creating design partnerships, and its dedication to empower businesses and industry sectors to incorporate environmental considerations, along with performance and cost, into decision-making processes. Award program...

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ISA Conference focuses on wireless solutions.

Planned for July 23-24, 2007 at Marriott Vancouver Airport, conference titled Wireless Solutions for Manufacturing Automation: Insights for Technology and Business Success will provide enterprise management and senior technical personnel with business insights into current state of wireless technologies for manufacturing and control systems. It is intended to help management decide when and where...

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ISA Summit will include Automation Editors Forum.

During ISA's 2nd Annual Marketing and Sales Summit, editors from automation industry's major publications will come together for Automation Editor's Forum on Sept 6. Editors will discuss how to develop stronger working relationship with press. In addition to editorial panel, speakers will discuss aspects of marketing and sales in automation and control markets, providing audience with relevant...

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IEC National welcomes Orion Lighting.

Welcomed as newest Platinum Industry Partner, Orion Lighting manufactures and markets energy efficient lighting technologies and is committed to working directly with IEC members to deliver energy efficient lighting solutions to their customers. Company's Partners for Profits program provides electrical contractors with direct access to Orion Lighting's products, marketing programs, product and...

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GAMA aims to lower consumers' heating costs.

On behalf of boiler industry and American Council for Energy Efficiency Economy, Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association has asked Congress to pass legislation establishing new federal minimum efficiency standards for residential gas and oil boilers. Proposed legislation calls for minimum 82% AFUE for gas hot water boilers plus specific design features that would save energy while avoiding...

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Alliance announces release of UWB technology standard.

Titled High Rate Ultra-Wideband PHY and MAC Standard, ECMA-368 was approved as ISO/IEC 26907, which specifies distributed medium access control sublayer and physical layer for wireless networks. PHY and MAC are compatible to high data rate communications between diverse set of mobile and fixed electronic devices. In conjunction with standard, ECMA-369, titled MAC-PHY Interface for ECMA-368, was...

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Automakers support alternative fuel vehicles.

Automobile manufacturers commended President Bush for continuing to encourage development of alternative fuel automobiles and alternative fuels. Alliance members have forged more than 25 partnerships, joint ventures, or research and development projects with energy producers to expand fueling infrastructure for fuels such as ethanol, biomass, and hydrogen. Alternative fuel autos achieve greater...

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NIST/Industry produce updated shock tests.

In combined effort with industry, government, professional societies, and standards developing organizations, National Institute of Standards and Technology produced international standard for characterizing mechanical vibration and shock, and how systems respond to specific kinds of shocks. Published by ISO, standard is based on well-defined digital techniques and is useful for environmental...

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Show and Conference addressed asphalt industry.

Held March 19-22, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia, the World of Asphalt 2007 Show and Conference included 222 exhibitors that displayed latest equipment, technologies, products, and services. More than 3,600 asphalt, highway maintenance, and traffic safety professionals attended the event, with almost 14% international attendance. Asphalt Institute's booth highlighted manuals MS-25 Asphalt Binder...

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Asphalt Shingles lead roofing market.

According to report, Roofing Materials in the US, published by Specialists in Business Information, demand for roofing products will surpass $15 billion by 2010, with asphalt shingles and sheet metal roofing leading growth. While number of new residential projects will decrease in 2007, improvements such as remodeling, renovations, and replacement work will rise 8.2%. Asphalt shingles are...

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