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NEMA and ACEEE agree on motor efficiency standards.

NEMA and ACEEE have recommended changes and additions to national energy-efficiency standards for industrial electric motors to Congressional energy committees for consideration in legislation. Taking effect 36 months from enactment, changes affect 1-200 hp poly-phase, integral-horsepower induction motors; 7 types of low voltage poly-phase, integral-horsepower induction motors not covered under...

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NAM raises concerns about proposed business tax.

To avoid making it more difficult for manufacturers to compete in global marketplace, National Association of Manufacturers urged House Tax-writers to avoid imposing new taxes. Objections were also raised to proposed limits on non-qualified deferred compensation plans, which are used by manufacturers to align worker and management interests. Keeping securities laws and tax code linked facilitates...

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NAM pushes for bipartisan trade deal.

National Association of Manufacturers urges trade compromise that works for Administration as well as America's manufacturers, farmers, and service providers. Trade agreements have helped lead to last year's 14% growth in US manufactured goods exports. Free trade partners account for close to half of exports, but only 6% of manufactured goods deficit.

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NASA awards contract for hardware assurance.

Selected to provide hardware assurance testing at NASA's Stennis Space Center, Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. will perform space shuttle main engine testing and testing of Constellation Program engines and propulsion systems. Contractor will also perform testing of engines and propulsion systems as needed for other NASA programs, as well as hardware assurance and engineering support, including...

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NTSB celebrates 40th anniversary.

Opening on April 1st, 1967, NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) has investigated 130,000 aviation accidents as well as highway, rail, marine, and pipeline accidents. An independent federal agency charged with investigating every civil aviation accident in the US, it has issued 12,600 safety recommendations with average acceptance rate of 82%. Improvements include use of digital flight...

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Safety Board determines cause of 2006 ferry fire.

National Transportation Safety Board determined probable cause of fire onboard small passenger vessel Massachusetts was ignition of diesel fuel by contact with hot engine surface, which occurred because fuel line attached to fuel injector was not properly connected during maintenance. Resulting Safety Board recommendation requires that all passenger vessels certified to carry more than 49...

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ASME Conference is set for Nov 10-16 2007 in Seattle.

Bringing together engineers and scientists, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition demonstrates advanced technologies in diverse fields ranging from manufacturing and thermodynamics to biomedical systems and micro devices. Including 460 sessions and 26 technical tracks, multidisciplinary conference combines technical program and exhibit of products, services, and...

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MichBio announces Talent Search Tool for members.

To help members recruit and develop a dynamic workforce, Talent Bank Plus online talent search tool enables MichBio member organizations to log on to website, search resume pool, find resumes of specific people, and search for resumes using keywords. Individuals can enter and maintain resumes online, and from BioConnections page, job seekers can enter their resume or be directed to job postings...

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