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Material Handling Lead Times are examined in MHEDA Journal.

In 4th Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal Online, suppliers representing 4 material handling categories - industrial trucks, general lines, storage and handling, and engineered systems - describe how they are dealing with lead-time challenges and what their companies are doing to help distributors get product in timely manner. While lead-times vary by product type, all 4 suppliers stressed that...

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IAPMO and PMI sign MoU to explore more dynamic collaboration.

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and PMI have entered into Memorandum of Understanding that specifically details ways in which the two organizations will work together to jointly advance and promote industry interests as related to education, training, and advocacy. Where mutually beneficial, organizations will promote new and existing sustainability opportunities...

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IPC Council supports certification for conflict-free smelting.

IPC's Solder Products Value Council is actively urging tin smelters to become smelters of conflict-free minerals and recommends the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition/Global e-Sustainability Initiative Conflict-Free Smelter program. CFS is an audit and certification program that will identify and publish lists of smelters that have been certified as using conflict-free minerals.

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North American Business Conditions improve in October.

According to NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index, conditions facing the North American electroindustry improved on balance in October, climbing to 57.4 from 50 in September. Latest month was first since May in which index exceeded 50-point growth threshold. Meanwhile, October's EBCI for future North American conditions moved higher for second straight month, increasing to 63 from...

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ATA recognizes industry award winners.

Paul Phillips, a Con-way Freight driver, was named 2011 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion, while Jeffrey Schlecht, a technician with Omaha Truck Center was named 2011 Technology and Maintenance Council SuperTech Grand Champion. Ricky Oliver, a Mississippi-based driver for WalMart Transportation won 2011 National Truck Driver of the Year, and Alfred LaCombe, safety...

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ANSI-ESO Joint Meeting focuses on U.S.-EU trade.

ANSI, in cooperation with ESOs, convened ANSI-ESO Joint Presidents Group meeting to continue dialog on standards and conformity assessment in support of U.S-EU trade. Participants discussed a strategic vision for European standards - a document released by EC to accelerate, expand, and modernize European standardization activities. U.S. and European perspectives on various challenges were...

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NIST publishes final version of cloud computing definition.

After 15 drafts, NIST's working definition of cloud computing has been published as The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing. According to this official definition, cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned...

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Pavement Performance Symposium will be held in December.

Sponsored by ASTM Committee E17 on Vehicle - Pavement Systems, Pavement Performance: Trends, Advances, and Challenges will take place December 5, 2011 in Tampa, FL. International symposium will address issues resulting from evolving technologies and increasing demands for faster and more accurate pavement performance monitoring techniques/procedures as well as data interpretation. Online...

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Redesigned ISPE Website facilitates resource discovery.

ISPE, global not-for-profit association of 22,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, announced launch of its completely redesigned website, www.ISPE.org. In addition to content reorganization, site features updated look and navigation scheme. ISPE President and CEO Bob Best called redesign a tremendous improvement." This rollout represents first step in multi-phase project,...

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NEMA publishes incandescent and electric lamp standards.

Providing physical and electrical characteristics of incandescent lamps, ANSI/ANSLG C78.21-2011 describes PAR and R bulb shapes. Standard covers lamps with clear, frosted, and lens end bulbs; clear and prescription lenses; and various reflector coatings. ANSI ANSLG C78.40-2011 Electric Lamps: Specifications for Mercury Lamps sets forth physical and electrical requirements for single-ended metal...

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