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Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division Invites Nominations for Annual Thermoformer of the Year Award

The Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division calls for the nomination for Thermoformer of the Year Award and the deadline for the nomination is March 31, 2019. The award will be given at the 27th Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference® held during September 9-11 at the Wisconsin Center and Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The award is given to individuals who made...

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NEMA Releases Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Luminaire Vibration

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) publishes ANSI C136.31-2018 for American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting that describes minimum vibration capacity and vibration tests. The revised standards provide clarification and guidance on the requirements for test setup, value determination and measurement, operation and evaluation. The vibration test levels in the...

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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Released by ABC Shows an Increase in Construction Employment

The Associated Builders and Contractors’ labor statistics data shows an increase of 38,000 net new jobs in December in construction industry. According to the data, the employment of the construction industry is increased by 280,000 year-over-year. The employment in nonresidential industry rose by 35,800 new positions over the November month and the gains are split evenly between heavy and...

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Fill a Glass with Hope Campaign Aims at Providing Nutritious Milk to Pennsylvania Families

The 2019 Fill A Glass with Hope® Campaign is an initiative focused on producing wholesome, nutritious milk to families of Pennsylvania. The 2019 campaign charitable fresh milk distribution program includes Governor Tom Wolf, Jason Avant, Russell Redding, and Miss PA Kayla Repasky. This program ensures Pennsylvania families to have access to the nutrients that are needed to be healthy and well.

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Carolinas AGC Announces Board of Trustees for 2019

Carolinas Associated General Contractors announces 2019 board of trustees. The members include Luke Blythe (chair), Steve Strokis (Chair Elect), Tana Lee (treasurer), Ron Brown (CAGC Chair) and Dave Simpson (Secretary/President & CEO). The trustee members are Claudia Dodgen, Steve Corriher, Sidney Rex, Meghan Ketterman and Rebecca Battle-Bryant. Bill Stricker named as staff liaison whereas Adam...

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VESA Releases New DisplayHDR Standards for Emissive Display Technologies

The Video Electronics Standards Association announces DisplayHDR True Black high dynamic range (HDR) standards that are optimized for OLED and future microLED displays. The VESA added new 500 performance standards for thin, ultra-lightweight HDR laptops and the standards consist of local dimming, same color gamut, black level and bit-depth requirements that are related with the 600 and 1000...

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Carolinas AGC Appoints 2019 Board of Directors

Carolinas Associated General Contractors names 2019 leadership. The new board of directors includes Ron Brown (Chair), Casey Schwager (Chair Elect), Charlie Wilson (Treasurer), Mark Johnnie (Vice Chair), Paul Mashburn (Immediate Past Chair), Dave Simpson (CAGC President & CEO) and Dean Wilson (Building Division Chair). The appointed directors are Melvin Williams and Traci Strickland and directors...

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IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for the Month of November 2018

IPC’s North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program for November shows a decrease in year-over-year sales and order growth. The book-to-bill ratio declined to 1.01. According to the findings, the total shipments of North American PCBs in November were decreased by 3.0 percent when compared with November 2017. The PCB bookings in November were down 12.5 percent year-over-year...

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IIC and GlobalPlatform Work Together to Maximize Security and Privacy for Industrial Internet

The Industrial Internet Consortium® and GlobalPlatform have agreed to work together for enhancing interoperability and portability. The joint activities include exchange of technical information such as best practice guides, whitepapers and use cases. They will collaborate in joint technical and tactical activities for identifying and sharing security practices like workshops, marketing...

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Geothermal Resources Council Elects New Board Members

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has elected five new members to the Board of Directors. The new board of directors include: Andrea (Andy) Blair, Lara Owens, Robert Podgorney, Jefferson W. Tester and Hildigunnur (Hidda) Thorsteinsson. The members of the board will focus on increasing awareness of geothermal energy across society, in the USA and abroad.

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