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AFSA Seeks Legislation to Encourage a Fairer Market

The American Fire Sprinkler Association has signed on letter for advocating federal level to support for merit-based contractors and legislation. The letter was signed by 11 organizations and forwarded to President Trump. The letter asks to eliminate Executive Order 13502 and replace with Executive Orders 13202 and 13208 that avoid PLAs to be required on federal and federally assisted...

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GMA Experiences Continued Growth in 1st Quarter of 2019

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance has launched new initiatives in the Q1 such as historical coffee table book and “Today in Manufacturing” Radio show. Some of the highlights of the Q1 include manufacturing success in Georgia, addition of membership director, administrative assistant and 60 new members with 330 member companies across the state and produced January edition of Georgia...

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IPC Now Presents New Standards for Connected Factory Exchange

The IPC’s Connected Factory Exchange standard (IPC-2591) creates level playing field for any company to prepare for Industry 4.0 and benefit from machine-to-business data communication. It defines critical elements that are required for plug and play industrial IoT standard such as a message protocol, an encoding mechanism and a specific content creation element. The CFX supports concept of big...

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IPC Releases New Expert Certification for Six IPC Standards

The IPC creates new certification standards for subject matter experts on IPC standards. The CSE possesses high level of expertise and serve as in-house expert on IPC standards. The six standards include IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, IPC-6012, IPC-7711/21 and IPC/WHMA-A-620. After the certification CSE’s navigate IPC standard effectively, identify necessary sections of the standards to...

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ANSI Invites Sponsorships for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative

The American National Standards Institute’s version 2 Kickoff meeting will be held on September 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. The association announces the availability of sponsorships for UASSC for the year July 2019 to June 2020. The UASSC focuses on coordinating and accelerating standardization to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned aircraft system into national airspace system of the...

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NEMA Forms New Technical Specification for Roadside Connected Vehicle Devices

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association develops harmonized specification for vehicle-to-Infrastructure communications. The standards are designed for traffic signals, school zone beacons, pedestrian crossings and electronic devices that control movement of vehicles and pedestrians on the nation’s highways. They accelerate deployment of traffic control devices, which communicate with...

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New Career Map Provides Employment Opportunities in HVAC/R Industry

IREC develops Careers in Climate Control Technology Map that provides interactive tool to show employment opportunities in HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) industry. This map identifies residential, commercial, sales and marketing, automated controls, and design and engineering sectors. The tool can be used by educators, career advisors, students, military...

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Hydraulic Institute Installs New Leadership for 2019-2020

The Hydraulic Institute forms new leadership team during 2019 HI Annual Conference at the Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. DeLancy Davis was elected to serve as HI President and John Kahren as the Chairman of the Board. Karl Buscher, David J. Wilson and Howard (H.J.) Dewes were the new members joined HI Board of directors for three-year term. HI appointed Jonathan Wiechers...

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Construction Backlog Indicator of ABC Recovers in February

The Associated Builders and Contractors reported that Construction Backlog Indicator has reached to 8.8 months in February 2019, up to 0.7 months over January 2019. The backlog in the infrastructure category improved from January to February. The backlog has bounced back in commercial/institutional category that indicates confidence among private developers on both coasts.

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