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ASABE Approves Standard on Pintle Hitching System

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has developed a standard on Pintle hitching system requirements to implement towed over the road. ANSI/ASABE S638 standard Pintle Hitch and Ring for Over the Road Towed Implements, create requirements for using a pintle hitching system to add a relation flexibility with the help of using pintle hooks and tow rings. Pintle systems offering...

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SMDI Declare Three Awards for Achievement and Service to the North American Steel Industry

 The Steel Market Development Institute has presented three awards for achievement and service to the North American steel industry to Dr. Grant Thomas of AK Steel, Eric Petersen, formerly of AK Steel (retired); and, Edward Pleet of Ford Motor Company. Grant has promoted to the industry through active involvement with the SMDI-sponsored program on Integrated Computational Materials...

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NEMA Supports the Standards that Enable Connectivity, Interoperability and Safeguard Privacy

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association conducts an annual meeting in Washington, D.C. with President Bryan Mulligan, Audi Director of Government Affairs Brad Stertz, and Qualcomm Senior Director of Engineering Vincent Park. The association safeguards privacy and cybersecurity in vehicles, traffic signals, and other electronic roadway assets. The connected vehicle technology links cars...

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U.S. Census Bureau Data Analysis Shows an Increase in Nonresidential Construction Spending in April

Associated Builders and Contractors has analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data. According to the analysis the nonresidential construction spending has increased by 0.3% in April with a total of $792.6 billion. The public nonresidential spending rose by 4.8% on a monthly basis and increased 15.4% since April 2018. Among the 16 nonresidential construction spending categories, the following has...

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AAMA Launches Exterior Shading Devices Suitable to Reduce Solar Heat Gain and Add Elements of Visual Interest

AAMA consider for exterior shading devices such as aluminum sun shades, glass awnings, deep snap on covers and louvered shading devices. Includes interior light shelves, window wells but are not limited to, impact loading on exterior shading devices, combined loading, new construction/renovation, window washing.  Also offers design considerations for manufacturers, architects and other members...

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AMCA Announces the Revision of ANSI/AMCA Standard 205

Air Movement and Control Association has revised ANSI/AMCA Standard 205, Energy Efficiency Classification for Fans. The updates inlcude changes of content in Section 7 from normative to informative that enable selective adoption by code authorities, refined definitions, more concise wording, and improved normative language, updated references and recognition of the importance of pressure in...

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AAMA Represents the Interests of Its Members and the Industry at Public Comment Hearings

AAMA represented its members, working with other industry groups and interested individuals to take positive action on behalf of the fenestration industry. The fenestration is focused on Skylight and tubular daylighting device-related, Commercial energy and Residential energy proposals as highlights highlights from Committee Action Hearings. The committee has approved the AAMA proposal as...

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North American PCB Shipments in April 2019 has Increased Up to 6.6 Percent

IPC has announced that April 2019 findings were up 6.6 percent when compared to the same month last year through North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The Sales growth as of April was 14.0 percent as compared to the preceding month and order growth for April moved the book-to-bill ratio from parity (1.00) to 1.02. The year-to-date sales growth as of April was 14.0...

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