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AEM Actively Supports National Fall Prevention Stand-Down.

AEM is actively supporting National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, which is- being held June 2–6- to promote awareness among construction industry employers and workers about seriousness of fall hazards. Resources available for industry use can be found on National Safety Stand-Down section of federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website. Educational and training tools...

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SBANE announces New England Innovation Award winners.

SBANE, sponsor of New England Innovation Awards since its inception in 1986, announces 2014 winners, selected from 210 organizations to compete in final phase of competition. Rising Star category winners include Content Raven and Sand 9, while Not For Profit category winners include A Little Easier Recovery and Perkins Products. In For Profit category, selected organizations include Argo Medical...

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GPC Launches Program to certify sustainable parking garages.

Green Parking Council (GPC), affiliate of International Parking Institute (IPI), launched Green Garage Certification program, which will recognize and inspire high standards in sustainable parking facility design, technology, operations, and management. According to GPC Executive Director Paul Wessel, Green Garage Certification provides roadmap and assessment tool with which to strive toward a...

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Laser Sensing Technology offers lower power, longer distance.

Able to remotely sense objects across distances as long as 30 ft, 3D imaging technology developed by researchers at University of California, Berkeley,- could (with further development) be used to make smaller, inexpensive 3D imaging systems that offer- maximized range for such potential uses as self-driving cars,- smartphones, and interactive video games without- requiring bulky boxes of...

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EPA selects 171 communities for Brownfield investment grants.

EPA announced that 171 communities will receive 264 grants totaling $67 million in Brownfields funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment. Several projects were selected to address sites identified in their Brownfields Area Wide Planning projects, including Lowell, MA, which will focus on...

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Powder Metal Industry is sustaining growth momentum.

Well into the recovery that began in 2010, the various sectors of PM and particulate materials have all bounced back and are continuing to grow at a steady pace. Iron powder shipments increased 4.62% in 2013 to 401,738 short tons, surpassing 400,000-ton mark for the first time since 2007. Shipments of copper and copper-base powders increased by estimated 4% to 16,850 short tons, while stainless...

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Summer Webinar Series focuses on solar permitting and inspection.

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA and IREC will present- 3 webinars on solar permitting and inspection. While targeting municipal permit review staff and inspectors, webinars can serve more diverse audience as well. Topics include- pre-application materials and permit application submittal/review process (May 29),- inspection (June 26), and how communities can change permitting...

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AEM Announces Winners of Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards.

AEM presented Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards to 28 equipment manufacturing companies for exemplary participation in AEM equipment-specific statistics programs. Specifically, AEM statistics merit awards recognize manufacturers' timely and accurate data submission, meeting attendance, and timely responses to ballots, audits, and surveys during calendar year. Companies earning AEM statistics...

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PM Design Excellence Awards honor several innovators.

Winning parts in 2014 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards were presented during 2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy- and Particulate Materials (PM2014). Grand Prize awards went to Indo‐US MIM Tec Pvt. Ltd.; Keystone Powdered Metal Co.; Capstan; and FloMet LLC. Awards of Distinction went to Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc.; Indo‐US MIM Tec Pvt. Ltd.; Lovejoy Powder Metal Group;...

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AAMA updates Design Guide for Metal Cladding Fasteners.

AAMA updated a Technical Information Report providing metal curtain wall designers with necessary data to select fasteners for curtain wall framing members and components. AAMA TIR-A9-14 also goes into process of anchoring curtain wall systems to building structures. Hydrogen embrittlement is now addressed in Protection against Corrosion section. Additionally, new Safety Factors section provides...

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