NAM applauds comments on China CVD case.
Speaking before members of National Association of Manufacturers, Department of Commerce's Undersecretary for International Trade Frank Lavin said decision to apply U.S. anti-subsidy law to imports from China was merited by facts of case and department's ability to identify subsidies in China. Lavin said countervailing duty action has to be viewed in context with trade agenda, which also relies...Read More »
FRA to regulate railroad employee's working hours.
Under a rail safety reauthorization bill submitted to the Congress, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will address safety issues such as worker fatigue and will place emphasis on developing methods to systematically evaluate safety risks to hold railroads accountable for improving operational safety. Legislation also authorizes FRA to disqualify any individual as unfit for...Read More »
NEMA announces 2 new members to associate program.
NEMA announces that FedBid and Tiax have joined the associate member program, which is designed to make the organization inclusive and representative of electrical manufacturing and standards community. FedBid, Inc., provides FedBid online procurement services through its buyer-driven online marketplace. Tiax is a technology processing company that invests to transform emerging innovations into...Read More »
Railroad Project will help ensure on-time performance.
Due to engineering project on Susquehanna River Bridge between Baltimore, MD and Wilmington, DE, trains will operate on single track from April 14 to June 4. Schedules of all southbound Acela Express, Regional, and long-distance trains operating between Wilmington and Washington, DC will be affected. Project involves upgrading Track 2 with 3,184 ties and about 1 mile of continuous weld rail....Read More »
TEITAC holds meeting addressing 508 standards.
Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee is reviewing standards for electronic and information technology procured by Federal agencies issued under section 508 of Rehabilitation Act and guidelines used to enforce Telecommunications Act. Committee explored framework for standards that could facilitate future updating on regular basis, which is considered...Read More »
U.S. Access Board holds meeting on bus accessibility guidelines.
On January 10, 2007, the Board held an industry roundtable discussion on issues to address in the update of its guidelines for transportation vehicles issued under the ADA, to address new or variant forms of service, such as bus rapid transit. Bringing together representatives, including bus operators and manufacturers of buses, vehicle ramps and lifts, and securement devices, meeting focused on...Read More »
NCMS Honors Seymour Johnson AFB for EWIS contribution.
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) recognized the 4th Component Maintenance Squadron, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB), for contribution to the Enhanced Wiring Integrity Systems (EWIS) project. Team members determined more than 34% of F-15E Strike Eagle maintenance issues were caused by electrical problems, and were able to trim 9,000 work hours from regular...Read More »
NCMS announces advancements in hydrogen fuel cell production.
Collaborative R&D teams, funded by award from Department of Energy, have worked to develop solutions for fuel cell and hydrogen storage manufacturing. Techniques for developing polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell components were identified, targeting movement of component production out of laboratory and into high-volume production environment. Teams also addressed methods for producing...Read More »
ASI SIG transfers switching specifications to PICMG.
PICMG has made ASI SIG's Advanced Switching Specifications available to its membership and others. ASI SIG was formed with the primary mission to develop switch fabric architecture based on PCI Express technology. Since it has completed its specification development, the ASI SIG Board of Directors approved motion to dissolve ASI SIG and transfer all assets including specifications, works in...Read More »
CP-TA and PICMG sign agreement to exchange information.
Communications Platforms Trade Association and PICMG have completed a liaison agreement that promotes implementation of open specifications within telecom industry. CP-TA is focused on defining and managing interoperability testing based on PICMG's AdvancedTCA-® specification. In addition to working together on joint Interoperability Plugfests and training sessions, groups are coordinating...Read More »