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International Benchmarking Report looks at SME support programs.

International Benchmarking of Countries SME Support Programs and Policies builds on Information Technology and Innovation Foundation's (ITIF) recent report by identifying and analyzing manufacturing support programs and practices for SMEs that have been implemented in 10 countries in addition to those of USA. Emphasis is given to countries that have created formal agencies, institutions, or...

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New Chinese 2D Bar Code has been announced by AIM Inc.

Han Xin Code 2D matrix symbology, made up of square modules arranged in overall square pattern, features finder patterns that assist in location of position, size, and inclination. In addition to capability to encode double-byte Chinese characters (GB18030), symbology can efficiently encode numeric and ASCII characters as well as octet bytes such as graphic/audio information. Also,...

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ASTM Committee presents Award of Merit to Thomas J. Slavin.

Thomas J. Slavin, global safety and health director at Navistar Inc., has received Award of Merit from Committee E34 on Occupational Health and Safety. A member of ASTM since 1979, Slavin was cited for his exceptional leadership and technical contributions to development of occupational health and safety standards. Slavin began his career as an industrial hygienist at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co....

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Papers invited for Energy Efficient Hydraulic Fluids workshop.

Papers are solicited to address the development of energy efficient hydraulic fluids and measurement of the resulting benefits. Potential paper topics include but are not limited to pump efficiency test methodology, hydraulic fluid performance, field trials, theory and modeling, and hydraulic fluid chemistry, as well as hydraulic fluid impact on wear and efficiency, efficiency benefits,...

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World Standards Week 2011 scheduled for Oct 11-14.

World Standards Week brings together members of standards and conformity assessment community and leaders from all industry sectors to celebrate standardization and the critical role it plays in all aspects of commerce and everyday life. Event will include ANSI-ESO Conference on Transatlantic Partnerships, 2011 ANSI Service and Leadership Awards, Member Meetings and Legal Issues Forum, and U.S....

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APEC Conference addressed global energy management challenge.

On September 13-14, Implementation of Energy Management Systems (EnMS) Standardization conference examined how APEC member economies can harness ISO 50001 to meet the global energy challenge. ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia, in his welcome remarks, said An organization's commitment to more effective energy management makes positive contributions toward reducing depletion of energy...

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ASHRAE Whitepaper addresses liquid cooled datacenters.

Increasing heat densities combined with interest in energy and waste heat recovery created need for liquid cooling guidelines to help bridge gap between IT equipment design and data center facility design. Available for free download, whitepaper titled 2011 Thermal Guidelines for Liquid Cooled Data Processing Environments," creates data center classes for liquid cooling, and provides insight into...

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Green Power Community Challenge Winners announced by EPA.

Washington, D.C. and Brookeville, MD communities won Green Power Community Challenge for most amount of green power used annually and highest green power percentage of total electricity use, respectively. Year-long challenge encouraged communities to voluntarily increase use of green power generated from renewable resources. According to EPA's Gina McCarthy, this challenge proved any community,...

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NTSB makes safety recommendations to PHMSA.

According to the NTSB, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration should require operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to provide system-specific information about pipeline systems to emergency response agencies of communities and jurisdictions in which pipelines are located. All operators should be required to equip SCADA systems with tools to assist in...

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Equipment Leasing Index shows overall growth in new business.

ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) for August shows overall new business volume as $5.7 billion, which is up 33% from volume of same period in 2010. Volume is unchanged from previous month, and year-to-date cumulative new business volume is up 25%. All credit quality metrics showed improvement, with receivables over 30 days decreasing to 2.5% and charge-offs down as well. Credit...

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