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American Fire Sprinkler Association Releases Its Schedule for Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School

The American Fire Sprinkler Association scheduled seven 2019 sessions for January 14-25, February 25-March 8, April 22-May 3, June 3-14, August 19-30, October 7-18, and November 11–22. The Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School teaches important elements of system layout according to Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13). The attendees will be provided with tools...

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Precision Metalforming Association Announced 2018 Excellence Award Winners

The Precision Metalforming Association named its 2018 Excellence award winners in Metalforming. The winners were honored with special plaque, commemorative flag and a cash prize on November 5, 2018 during FABTECH tradeshow in Atlanta, GA. The winners of the awards were Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc. (Zierick Manufacturing Corporation Productivity and Plex Systems Innovation and Technology...

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Precision Metalforming Association Hired Damon Wolf as New Sales Manager

The Precision Metalforming Association the publisher of Metalforming 3D Metal Printing Design appoints Damon Wolf as sales manager. He served as a regional sales manager for GIE media for 10 years, earlier to that, Damon sold American Machinist and other B2B industry magazines for 18 years. In the role of sales manager, Wolf will handle all print, online and other sales related to MetalForming...

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Associated Builders and Contractor Association Report Shows an Increase in Construction Industry Jobs

The Associated Builders and Contractor Association made an analysis on U.S. construction industry that shows 30,000 new jobs created in October. This analysis is done based on the data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to this report over the past 12 months over 330,000 net new construction jobs were added and nonresidential construction employment grew by 13,500 net new jobs in...

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ASABE Releases Revised AG Scraper Tractor Safety Standards

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has revised standards to ensure safety for agricultural tractors used in scraper tractor applications. The revision includes latest version of normative references. The ANSI/ASABE S602.3 safety standards are formed for Tractors of agriculture and forestry-falling object protective structures- test procedures and performance...

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IPC Releases World PCB Production Report for 2017

The IPC’s PCB world production report shows a growth of 13.9 percent in 2017. According to the report the PCB production in China continued to grow in 2017 with more than half of world production value. The U.S. PCB production grew an estimated 5.9 percent and 3.9 percent of world PCB production. This report is a definitive source of data on global PCB production that is developed by PCB...

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IPC Pledges to Create 1 Million Skilled Workforce Opportunities

The IPC announced Workforce Champions program for the creation of 1 million new skilled workforce opportunities over the next five years. IPC pledged during White Housing meeting with President Trump and senior U.S. officials. IPC is making multi-million-dollar investments in education, training and workforce programs. The program aims in expanding and improving our industry’s efforts to engage...

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OPC Foundation Appoints Stefan Hoppe as Its New President

The OPC Foundation welcomes Stefan Hoppe as the new President and Executive Director. He is nominated by the former President and executive director Thomas J. Borke. Stefan joined Beckhoff in 1995 as an electrical engineer and in 2008 he chaired PLCopen OPC UA Companion working group. He served as a vice president of OPC foundation and member of the OPC board since 2014. Hoppe has over 12 years...

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