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AIM names committee chairs for 2014.

AIM has announced new leadership for association's key committees in 2014. Kevin Berisso, PhD, of Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will lead the Technical Symbology Committee, while Don Ertel, Senior Vice President of Operations for CDO Technologies of Dayton, OH, will assume Chair position for AIM’s RFID Experts Group. Denis Bishop, Director of Product Management for...

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AAMA predicts fenestration industry trends in market studies.

AAMA has released AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. According to study, total conventional housing starts in 2013 experienced considerable increase and are forecasted to grow 20% in 2014. Conventional residential window applications increased by 15.8% to 43.9 million units, compared to 37.9 million units in 2011. Nonresidential market increased 9% in 2013...

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NEMA Communications Department wins 6 Hermes Creative Awards.

During 2014 Hermes Creative Awards competition, NEMA won platinum and gold awards for ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, international competition is for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Winners range from individual...

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Weather Safety Campaign seeks to keep GA pilots informed.

FAA and general aviation (GA)- groups will launch 8-month national safety campaign, Got Weather? #GotWx, to help- GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. Starting May 4, campaign will run through December and refresh each month to feature- new weather topic. Website provides facts about that month's topic as well as links to partner...

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Automakers on track in meeting greenhouse gas standards.

U.S. EPA released a Manufacturers Performance Report that assesses the automobile industry's progress toward meeting greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks in 2012 model year — the first year of this 14 year program. Report reveals that consumers bought cleaner vehicles in the first year of the program than the 2012 GHG standard required, and that automakers are off to a...

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AEM Seminar helps attendees stay in front of What's Next .

With the theme Next!? , AEM's June marketing seminar will- give attendees- tools they need to manage constant flux in marketing today, from evolving digital strategies to more traditional offline tactics. Producer and contractor panel will look at equipment customer buying behaviors, while another customer-focused panel will examine manufacturer-dealer relationships. Other topics will include:...

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NEMA praises committee approval of energy efficiency bill.

NEMA praised House Energy and Commerce Committee for reporting out the Energy Savings through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2013 (HR 2689). According to NEMA President/CEO Evan R. Gaddis, there is no better example of a public-private partnership than energy savings performance contracts, which this bill encourages. Contracts use private financing to renovate government buildings at no cost...

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NEMA publishes transformer standard.

NEMA has published NEMA TR 1-2013 Transformers, Regulators and Reactors, which- applies to single-phase and polyphase power and distribution transformers. Step-voltage regulators have been added to the scope in this edition and there is now more alignment with IEEE transformer standards. NEMA TR 1 is one of the few standards on the market that lists audible sound levels for these particular...

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MTConnect Conference educates and inspires attendees.

Third iteration of [MC2 - MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference, which was organized by MTConnect Institute, saw 150 attendees who learned about advancements in data-driven manufacturing. According to MTConnect Institute Board's Courtney Hill, attendees were eager to discover how to use MTConnect to align themselves with technology initiatives such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of...

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SME presents 2 Composites Manufacturing Awards.

In an effort to recognize valuable contributions made within composites manufacturing industry, SME‘s Composites Manufacturing Tech Group annually presents Composites Manufacturing Awards. This year's J.H. Jud Hall Composites Manufacturing Award went to Mamidala Ramulu PhD, Boeing-Pennell professor of engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington.- ATK...

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