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ASTM UNIFORMAT II Task Group seeks input on revision.

ASTM E1557, Classification of Building Elements and Related Sitework - UNIFORMAT II, is due for its 5-year re-ballot in 2014. UNIFORMAT II Task Group is seeking input from users regarding their use, and suggestions for revision, to be considered for development and inclusion in re-ballot. Group is especially interested in comments from frequent users of ASTM E1557, as they are more likely to...

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AIM taps industry leader for Board of Directors post.

Board of Directors for AIM appointed Arvin Danielson, CTO, Intermec Technologies Corporation, to fill vacant seat on 11-person board. As a not-for-profit industry organization, AIM's mission is to expand understanding, adoption, and use of data collection technology by driving international standards, providing timely, unbiased and commercial-free news and educational resources. Arvin brings...

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BIO applauds intent to create National Bioeconomy Blueprint.

According to statement made by BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, BIO is pleased that President Obama has committed to create a National Bioeconomy Blueprint to leverage the U.S. biotechnology industry to spur growth in nation's economy. Biotech sector employs 1.42 million workers and supports additional 6.6 million jobs nationwide. With Administration's support, biotech sector can expand its...

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IPC Conference Targets Critical Issues for military market.

IPC Conference for the PCB Industry: Critical Issues for the Military Market, scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on December 8, 2011, will feature representatives from companies throughout military electronics supply chain discussing changing defense market. Experts and senior-level executives from companies of PCB industry will answer questions regarding key military technology trends,...

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Manufacturers launch plan for economic growth.

Offering a roadmap for policymakers, A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth focuses on investment, trade, workforce, and innovation. Recent Public Perception survey by Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte shows that Americans want manufacturing to remain strong but don't believe policymakers are setting the right policies for manufacturers to be successful. Pro-growth...

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Team America Rocketry Challenge is open for registration.

Sponsored by AIA, Team America Rocketry Challenge will accept up to 1,000 student teams in grades 7-12 from any U.S. school, home school, or non-profit youth organization. Teams of 3-10 students will be challenged to design and build rocket that will climb to 800 ft with payload of 2 raw eggs and stay aloft for 43-47 seconds. Eggs must then return to earth unbroken. Top 100 TARC teams will be...

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Metal Powder Group elects officers.

Matthew Bulger, president/general manager of NetShape Technologies-MIM, was elected president of Metal Powder Industries Federation and Bruce Dionne, general manager of Megamet Solid Metals Inc., was elected president of Metal Injection Molding Assoc. Active in powder metallurgy industry, Bulger has presented numerous papers at conferences, is a member of MPIF's Technical Board, and most recently...

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Metal Powder Group elects officers to serve as presidents.

Matthew Bulger, president and general manager of NetShape Technologies-MIM, was elected president of Metal Powder Industries Federation, and Bruce Dionne, general manager of Megamet Solid Metals Inc., was elected president of Metal Injection Molding Association. Bulger's former experience includes serving as materials engineer and quality manager of FloMet as well as running Hawk Corporation's...

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Nearshoring Strategy will boost U.S. manufacturing jobs.

According to FMA economic analyst Dr. Chris Kuehl in Fabrinomics economic update newsletter, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study cites 3 factors expected to return 3 million jobs to USA from China due to nearshoring. Specific factors include rising costs of production and transportation in China as well as improved efficiency and productivity in USA and Europe. Kuehl also noted Chinese are losing...

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PROCESS EXPO to include Green Sustainable Technology seminar.

Power Engineers of Norcross, GA, is offering a seminar on Green Sustainable Technology at PROCESS EXPO 2011, November 1-4. Led by Darryl Wernimont, seminar will review green sustainable technology over past 10 years and look to what might occur in next decade. There will be a discussion of energy audits, the identification and understanding of what is actually occurring in plant operations. This...

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