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ASCR changes its name to Restoration Industry Association.

Formerly Association of Specialist in Cleaning and Restoration, RIA has adopted a new code of ethics, developed a strategic plan and vision, hired new staff, and retooled its governance strategy. Association will provide information through education and variety of vehicles to industry, its members, and general public. It will also take action to preserve open competition that public depends on...

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IBIE 2007 is off to strong start.

Planned for Oct 7-10 in Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, 2007 International Baking Industry Exposition will include many US and international companies. Exhibitors will be able to penetrate markets such as tortilla, cookie, snack food, confectionery, pizza, and biscuit/cracker producers and manufacturers. Strong showing is essential for manufacturers and suppliers to baking...

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Association warns homemade cleaners are not always safer.

According to officials at Consumer Specialty Products Association, there are many hazards in using homemade mixtures for housecleaning. Commercial consumer products go through rigorous tests to meet government safety standards, while self-mixed alternatives have no manufacturer to ensure they meet same requirements. Untested homemade cleaning products may also produce unintended consequences,...

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Association of Equipment Manufacturers elects 10 new members.

AEM elected 10 companies to membership in international trade group, which provides business-development resources for companies that manufacture and market agriculture and construction-related equipment, products, and services. Companies include Applied Technologies Inc, Construction Technology Inc, Farymann America, Global Pump Company LLC, Hard Dollar Corporation, Lamtrac International Inc,...

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AEM reports on 2006 exports of U.S. construction equipment.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reports 34% gain in exports of U.S.-made construction machinery in 2006 over 2005. Regions with largest increase were Central America, with 40.5% gain, while South America took in 17% more. Canada bought the most machinery of any country, with 22% increase followed by Australia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Belgium, South Africa, Singapore, China, and...

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RIA announces expanded fall conference.

Scheduled for Oct 23-27, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA, the fall conference will incorporate all industry segments, including disaster restoration, environmental remediation, as well as carpet, rug, and textile industry. It will include practical, hands-on information and management issues with tours of local facilities in area.

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ASHRAE and ACCA publish load calculation standard.

Available for purchase, ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 183-2007, Peak Cooling and Heating Load Calculations in Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, establishes minimum requirements for building loads that are inclusive of as many procedural methods as possible while identifying core elements that impact heat loss and gains. Requirements are non-prescriptive and are aimed at ensuring that...

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Study details agricultural contributions to US economy.

According to study undertaken by Global Insight Inc and released by AEM, FEMA, and NAEDA, US agricultural equipment industry generates over $82 billion in economic activity and is responsible for nearly 250,000 jobs in all 50 states. Also, industry exports represent major source of revenue for US manufacturers. Titled Agricultural Equipment: Powering Jobs and Dollars, study was developed to...

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Seminar addresses impact of climate changes.

During AWWA seminar titled Climate Change Impacts and Strategies, water resource planners, managers, and others will assess risks of regional climate changes and determine impacts to management practices. Through case studies, table-top exercises, and networking opportunities, participants will develop strategies to tackle issues specific to their operations. One-day seminar, hosted by Stratus...

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NTSB Chairman speaks on technology and highway safety.

Speaking at Northwestern University Transportation Center, NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker said technology lessons learned in aviation can be applied to highway safety issues. He indetified 3 milestones: technology for crash avoidance; telematics, which involves wireless, location-based services for vehicles and drivers that provide on-board navigation and entertainment services; and integrated...

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