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ATA welcomes TravelCenters of America LLC.

ATA's newest allied member, TravelCenters of America provides fleets and drivers with facilities and services that help drive efficiency. Pace-setting programs such as StayFit health and fitness initiative, StaySafe parking lot program, and TruckSmart smart phone application demonstrate TravelCenters' ability and desire to provide the trucking industry with effective solutions for efficiency,...

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Mechanical Fastener, Processes Standards are offered on CD-ROM.

ASTM Standards for Mechanical Fasteners and Related Processes, 3rd Edition, compiles 15+ Annual Book of ASTM Standards volumes. It provides all standards developed by ASTM International Committee F16 on Fasteners as well as most commonly referenced documents. In total, 159 ASTM International standards cover topics such as raw materials, inspection, testing procedures, plating, and QA for...

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Proposed Standard will determine flood damage resistance.

ASTM WK35237, Practice for Determining the Flood Damage Resistance Rating of Materials and Assemblies, seeks to provide way to evaluate building materials and assemblies for use in below-base flood elevation construction. Specifically, standard will establish methods for determining ratings, acceptable or unacceptable, of materials and assemblies for use below lowest floor of new and...

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Injection Molding Conference will be held in March 2012.

Registration is open for MIM2012, international conference on injection molding of metals, ceramics, and carbides, which will be held March 19-21, 2012 in San Diego, CA. With focus on designing MIM parts and materials for performance and value, conference targets all who have vested interest in application of powder injection molding. There will be 20+ presentations, tabletop exhibition, and...

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NIST opens Biomolecular Labeling Laboratory.

A collaboration between NIST and the University of Maryland, the Biomolecular Labeling Laboratory specializes in tagging large molecules with different isotopes to make them easier to analyze. Lab should interest drug manufacturers who need details about the structure and behavior of protein molecules that could become new medicines. Available to outside researchers, lab will accommodate up to 4...

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NIST Offers Financial Assistance for neutron science research.

Proposals are sought for multiyear financial assistance awards, which will support R/D at NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). Specifically, awards of up to $3 million per year for up to 5 years are intended to assist visiting researchers at NCNR, support development of new instrumentation for neutron research, support collaborative research with NIST scientists, as well as conduct other...

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Aluminum Association sign MOU with Aluminum Association of India.

Aluminum Association has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aluminium Association of India. Specifically, associations have agreed to cooperate in exchanging information on effective recycling programs, promoting aluminum as sustainable material, and health and safety programs. Other points include exchange of information on end use demand as well as data gathering techniques to...

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Welding and Gases Today discusses sales models.

In article appearing in Welding and Gases Today Online, distributors discuss merits of each sales model. Titled Jack Of All Trades Or Master Of One, article weighs in on debate over sales territories versus market segmentation. Aligning salespeople with customer segments allows them to specialize and become an expert in a specific area. However, doing away with territories also means that the...

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ASTM Guide covers polymer pellet terminology.

Developed by ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics, ASTM D7711 includes terms that are commonly used to describe defects or abnormalities found in different types of polymer pellets. According to Diane Todd, senior chemist at Westlake Chemical Corp., guide should help polymer manufacturers, sales personnel, technical service reps, quality control/quality assurance personnel, and...

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Proposed ASTM Standard covers orthopedic spinal devices.

ASTM WK34549, Test Methods for Intervertebral Body Fusion Devices with Integrated Fixation Components, is being developed by Subcommittee F04.25 on Spinal Devices. Proposed standard is being written primarily to address added functionalities of new devices that stabilize spine after discectomy surgery and act as spacers to prevent nerve compression. Added functionalities include screws, blades,...

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