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EPA awards $860,000 to expand use of green infrastructure.

EPA announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to impacts of climate change. Green infrastructure decreases pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems. Green infrastructure tools and techniques include green roofs, permeable...

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Hydraulic Institute Webinar focuses on NPSH.

HI has collaborated with Arnie Sdano, Chief Engineer at Pentair Flow Technologies and associated HI committee members in developing a new technical webinar that focuses on NPSH and its relationship to cavitation and other pump operation. Scheduled for June 2, 2014, Rotodynamic Pumps: Guidelines for NPSH Margin webinar instructs participants on how to calculate available NPSH, understand how...

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NEMA Publishes Two Standards in outlet box series.

ANSI/NEMA OS 1-2013 Sheet-Steel Outlet Boxes, Device Boxes, Covers and Box Supports and ANSI/NEMA OS 2-2013 Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes, Device Boxes, Covers and Box Supports we both published by NEMA. Regarding their respective types of outlet boxes (100 in.-³ or less), both standards- cover configurations as well as manufacturer specifications for materials,- dimensions of openings, supports,...

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C18.2M for secondary cells and batteries.

Published by NEMA, ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2013 American National Standard for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications,- applies to secondary cells and batteries- based on NiCad, NiMH, and Li-ion electrochemical systems. Changes in this edition include alignment of definitions between all ANSI C18 standards, harmonization with IEC standards, inclusion of- Li-ion...

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BIG M Event to show off advanced manufacturing technologies.

Scheduled for June 9–12,- SME's THE BIG M Event will include Automation Alley's MSV Innovation Factory, featuring interactive displays highlighting the- latest technologies from cutting-edge companies, including Altair, Autodesk, and Design Interactive Inc. MSV, which stands for modeling, simulation, and visualization, are tools and techniques revolutionizing virtually every industry by...

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EPA seeks small businesses' input on lead paint.

EPA is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel as the agency considers steps to reduce lead-based paint exposure from renovation, repair, and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by section 402(c)(3) of Toxic Substances Control Act. SBAR Panel is being established pursuant to Regulatory Flexibility Act, and will include...

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BIO announces a special pre-conference workshop.

Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include pre-conference workshop titled U.S. Policy Outlook: From the RFS to Tax Reform to Farm Bill Implementation - What Lies Ahead for Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals? Moderated by BIO president and CEO James Greenwood, workshop will discuss these issues and assess the threats and opportunities on...

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RIA recognizes Phoenix Award winners.

During the 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, RIA presented Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. ACR, Inc. of Wheeling, IL, received award- for their efforts involving a gymnasium floor that was flooded and was able to be dried out instead of requiring total replacement. Sharp & Robbins Construction of Memphis, TN, received award for rebuilding a...

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PRIME School Initiative is recognized with 2 industry awards.

PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), SME Education Foundation's flagship educational program, earned award nominations from- 2 industry associations in recognition of its impact among future generations of manufacturers. Specifically, PRIME was recognized by Great Lakes Manufacturing Council’s Talented Workforce Initiative and also selected as- 2014 Manufacturing...

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ISPE to develop Drug Shortages Prevention Plan. .

ISPE announced that it will work with stakeholders to produce Drug Shortages Prevention Plan to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption. Plan will address optimal organizational strategies, such as aligned governance and communication practices, effective...

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