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AMCA appoints Mark Belke to Americas Region Chair.

AMCA has announced that Mark Belke, General Manager, Greenheck Fan, Wausau, WI, has been elected as chair of the AMCA Americas Region. Mr. Belke has over 19 years of industry experience in damper applications, engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing. He has been an AMCA member for 17 years and an NFPA member since 2003. As former chair of AMCA Air Control Code Action and Review Committee,...

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NEMA Says DOE Border Enforcement falls short in multiple areas.

In written comments filed with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NEMA emphasized support for federal energy conservation standards and efforts by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent noncompliant products from entering USA. NEMA also expressed concern about DOE's strategy regarding noncompliant products and recommended government agencies better utilize available data to protect...

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SME's Media Division launches new website for manufacturers.

SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media has launched new website, AdvancedManufacturing.org, featuring manufacturing news and feature articles about manufacturing technologies, lean strategies, and workforce development. Aside from original and live news reports about manufacturing, site includes content from: Manufacturing Engineering magazine, Smart Manufacturing magazine, Advanced Manufacturing...

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North American PCB Business Growth slowed in May.

According to IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program, sales and orders in May continued ahead of last year's levels, but at slower rates than in recent month. Book-to-bill ratio also declined slightly but remains positive at 1.01. Total North American PCB shipments in May 2016 were 4.4% above same month last year,Â- and year-to-date growth is up 5.3% for the first 5...

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IPC extends deadline for technical conference paper abstracts.

Deadline for engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2017 has been extended to July 8, 2016. Event will provide presenters and their companies with opportunity to promote their expertise and gain visibility with key engineers, managers, and executives from all segments of the industry. Expert papers and presentations are...

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AMCA International appoints C.K. So to Board of Directors.

C.K. So, Head of Department, GTG Industries Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has accepted his appointment to the Board of Directors of AMCA International. Mr. So had previously served AMCA as a member and then chair of the Asia AMCA Board of Directors and as a member and then chair of the Asia AMCA Marketing Committee. Mr. So began his career in the air movement and control industry in 2000 as...

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Asia AMCA adds member to Board of Directors.

AMCA announced it has appointed Mr. Asokdas MD, Manager Director for Systemair India, to the Asia AMCA Board of Directors. Mr. Asokdas MD has been with Systemair since 2007. His first assignment was developing Systemair's market in the Middle East region. In 2009, Mr. Asokdas MD moved to India as head of marketing for fire and safety products. He was appointed to his current role in 2011,...

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Volkswagen to Spend $14.7 Billion to settle emissions allegations.

In two related settlements, one with U.S. and State of California and one with U.S. FTC, Volkswagen AG and related entities agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests. Volkswagen will offer buyback and lease termination for model year 2009–2015, 2.0Â- L diesel vehicles and spend up to $10.03 billion to compensate consumers. Companies will also...

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NREL Engineer Sheila Hayter will serve as ASHRAE officer.

Sheila Hayter,Â- group manager in Integrated Applications Center at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been officially installed as treasurer of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers). This 3-year commitment to industry leadership will culminate in serving as president of ASHRAE during 2018–2019 term. I look forward to...

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MPIF announces call for presentations for MIM2017.

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2017: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, Feb 27–March 1, 2017. Global conference and tabletop exhibition will take place in Orlando, FL, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. Authors have until September 30, 2016, to submit their presentation abstract. All abstracts accepted for...

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