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ATA names Compli's Enterprise Edition as featured product.

ATA has added Compli's Enterprise Edition - Trucking, HR, and compliance management solution to its line of ATA Business Solutions. Product is designed to help trucking and transportation companies automate business processes, including driver recruitment, training, CSA violation management, driver qualification file management, and employee turnover analytics. Solution also manages HR and...

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Manufacturers Say Border Agreement will boost exports.

Responding to border security and competitiveness agreement announced by President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper, NAM's Jay Timmons said that growing barriers and delays experienced by U.S. manufacturers when shipping across northern border limits export growth and hurts job creation. Timmons' statement, made on behalf of manufacturers, urged President Obama to approve Keystone XL...

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ASTM Publication details soil compaction quality control standards.

Manual 70, Quality Control of Soil Compaction Using ASTM Standards, provides information on proper application of ASTM standards for soil compaction for various earthworks. Specifically, it combines established soil mechanics engineering fundamentals and discussions on using ASTM standards related to those fundamentals. ASTM Soil Compaction Standards-A Companion CD to Manual 70 includes 34 ASTM...

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Paint and Coating Testing Manual is offered in updated version.

Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 15th Edition of the Gardner-Sward Handbook is available from ASTM International. Total of 79 chapters, written by experts in their fields, feature new and updated technologies within paint and coating industry, covering 16 years since the last edition was published. Briefly and critically, manual describes most ASTM test methods that are significant in paint...

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Manufacturing Technology Orders are up 80.5% from 2010.

According to AMT and AMTDA (American Machine Tool Distributors' Association), October 2011 U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $463.32 million. This total, reported by USMTO program participants, was down 22.4% from September but up 20.3% compared with $385.21 million total reported for October 2010. With year-to-date total of $4,529.11 million, 2011 is up 80.5% compared with 2010....

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Winter Meeting Attendees to hear inventory sharing presentation.

When attendees at Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) Winter Meeting break for lunch on January 16th in Tampa, FL, they will hear presentation by Mark Tomalonis of WarehouseTWO LLC on its inventory-sharing service for excess or surplus inventory created exclusively for durable goods manufacturers and their authorized distributors. WarehouseTWO verifies member's authorized access to each product...

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ANSI Board names volunteer leaders for 2012.

ANSI announced new members and officers for term beginning Jan 1, 2012. James T. Pauley, senior VP of external affairs and government relations at Schneider Electric USA, was appointed chairman of the board for 1-year term. Supporting chairman will be 4 vice chairs: Kevan Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF International; David L. Miller, director of standards at API; Sharon K. Stanford, director,...

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ANSI seeks comments on proposed ISO energy services standard.

Proposed ISO standard, Guidelines for the assessment and improvement of energy services to users, would provide sector-specific guidance for energy suppliers to measure and assess services with a view toward increasing customer satisfaction and improving efficiency and effectiveness of services to household users. Services covered could include gas, electricity, and hot water district heating...

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NIST Detectors enhance Hawaiian telescope's sensitivity.

Submillimeter, 4.5 ton SCUBA-2 camera, mounted on James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, is based on NIST superconducting technology. Inclusion of 10,000+ NIST superconducting sensors promotes optimized sensitivity and accelerated sky mapping with extended field of view for astronomers. Specifically, camera is sensitive to objects associated with very cold gas and dust clouds which...

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NIST Enables Analysis of ultrafine indoor air contaminants.

NIST researchers spent 75 days in 1,500 ft-² test house tracking and analyzing release, distribution, and fate of particles from 2.5-100 nm emitted by gas and electric stoves, hair dryers, power tools, and candles. Collected data was used to develop model for predicting changes in size and distribution of ultrafine particles discharged by tools, appliances, and other sources. Monitoring...

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