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Announcement by RIA names 2014 Officers and Board of Directors.

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) introduced its executive committee and board of directors at 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo. Executive committee includes President Scott Stamper, 1st VP Chuck Violand, VP Mark Springer, Secretary Jack White, Treasurer Larry Holder, and Immediate Past President Samuel J. Bergman. Duncan Bennett, Michael Goldberg, Scott Jones, Bill Loveland,...

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FAA Announces Operational UAS Test Site and grants 2-year COA.

First of- 6 test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than 2 -½ months ahead of deadline. FAA- provided North Dakota Department of Commerce team- with Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA)- to begin using Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains UAS Test Site.- Team plans to begin flight operations during week of May 5, and...

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IPC crowns hand soldering competition winner.

At National Electronics Week 2014 in Birmingham, England, 20 competitors showed off their hand soldering skills during IPC hand soldering competition. Andrew Smith, Custom Interconnected Ltd., took- first place with score of 167 out of a possible 176. He took home a cash prize of -£300 and earned a spot at IPC Hand Soldering WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Helen Reynolds of Custom Interconnected Ltd. came...

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NEMA Publishes RT 1-2014 to enhance radiation therapy treatments.

NEMA, on behalf of- Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA),- published NEMA RT 1-2014 Gating Interface, which is intended to enhance safety and effectiveness of radiation therapy (RT) treatments. RT 1 provides key technical information to developers for synchronizing equipment with patient's breathing and other movements during cancer treatment. Also, standard defines technical fail...

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NTSB Safety Seminar looks at general aviation accidents.

On- May 10, 2014 in Ashburn, VA from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, NTSB will- present- seminar highlighting lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. NTSB is partnering with other organizations committed to enhancing GA safety- – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, FAA, and Society of Aviation and Flight Educators...

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SME's Mfg4 Event to feature cutting-edge technologies.

Scheduled for May 6–8, 2014, Mfg4 will enable manufacturing professionals to collaborate, network, and share solutions.- Event will highlight more than 45 product categories and technologies – everything from additive manufacturing and 3D printing to precision machining and tooling to micromanufacturing. This year, Marubeni Citizen Cincom will introduce a new high precision 20 mm Swiss style...

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SPE to co-locate conference with AIMCAL conference.

SPE will draw on strong synergies between extrusion and web converting by co-locating its Flexible Packaging Conference with the Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators. Scheduled for Oct 19-22, 2014, event will consist of 4 tracks: AIMCAL’s Web Coating, Vacuum Web Coating, and Web Handling sessions, and...

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Settlement with Lowe's protects public from lead pollution.

Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that contractors minimize lead dust from renovation activities, as required by Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. Company will also pay $500,000 civil penalty, which is the largest ever for violations of RRP Rule. Settlement stems from violations,...

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SME Mfg4 Event to offer STEM-focused student program.

At Mfg4 event in Hartford, CT (May 6–8), SME and SME Education Foundation- will offer- program for middle and high school students- interested in manufacturing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Said student program will feature access to show floor;- tour at TRUMPF in Farmington, CT; presentations; and hands-on activities. Two SME Education Foundation...

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Association to hold Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA.

Scheduled for June 24–27, 2014, A&WMA's 107th Annual Conference and Exhibition is built around the theme Navigating Environmental Crossroads. It will feature technical program with more than 400 presentations covering variety of topics from air quality and climate change to waste utilization and renewable energy. Event will also include 70 technical and student posters, more than 100...

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