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ANSI Meeting addresses information and communication technologies.

On November 7-12, ANSI hosted 26th plenary meeting of ISO and IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology Standards, in San Diego, CA. Meeting drew 140 representatives from 22 ISO/IEC national member bodies and liaison organizations. ANSI's Frances Schrotter commented how the committee has made tremendous progress toward a large number of key objectives under leadership of Karen...

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SME Education Foundation partners with Oklahoma school.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center, located in Oklahoma City, OK, was selected for first phase of PRIME initiative. As leader for providing exceptional career and technology education to high school students and adults as well as customized training for business and industry, school was selected based on technology-based manufacturing curriculum, instructor skill and dedication, engaged and active...

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ASHRAE Technology Awards highlight outstanding building designs.

ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design. Winning projects included Mountain Equipment Co-op, IKEA Brossard Distribution Center, Université de Sherbrooke, Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, Thermal Energy Corporation-Thermal Energy Storage, and Arena Marcel Dutil. Designs incorporate ASHRAE...

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Sustainable Purchasing Webinar highlighted interagency efforts.

Led by US EPA's Alison Kinn Bennett and US GSA's Brennan Conaway, ANSI hosted one-hour webinar related to environmentally preferable purchasing. Webinar enabled standards developing organizations, product manufacturers, and others to hear about interagency efforts with regards to developing guidelines for product standards and ecolabels for greening federal procurement. Session included Q-and-A,...

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PACK EXPO International 2010 makes top 5 largest trade shows.

PMMI announced that PACK EXPO International 2010 ranked third among the annual Trade Show Executive Gold 100. In 2010, PACK EXPO International recorded 1,055,081 nsf, 44,294 visitors, and 1,835 exhibitors. Based on these figures, PACK EXPO was the third-largest trade show in the United States in 2010, following only the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at 1.4 million nsf and IMTS -...

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PTDA Business Index shows modest deceleration from 2Q11.

PTDA Business Index indicated 3Q2011 was the sixth consecutive quarter for business growth among PTDA members, albeit with a reading of 68.1. Compared with reading of 70.2 for 2Q2011, third-quarter results indicate power transmission/motion control industry is expanding at a slower pace than before. PTDA members participating in the Business Index on average continue forecasting 12% growth, the...

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PMA elects P.J. Thompson as 2012 Chairman of the Board.

PMA announced that P.J. Thompson, president of Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company, Holland, MI, has been elected 2012 chairman of the PMA board of directors. During his term, Thompson will work with PMA to expand association's educational offerings to include training in business-management fundamentals. He has pledged to focus on providing mid-level managers with training and experiences that...

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SAE International to host School Bus Powertrain Symposium.

Scheduled for December 5, SAE International's 2011 School Bus Powertrain Innovation Symposium will address school bus propulsion systems. One-day event will help attendees make properly informed decisions about pros and cons of converting buses to hybrid electric, propane, or compressed natural gas technology. OEM, supplier, and peer-to-peer presentations and panel discussions, along with grant...

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Manufacturers' Report highlights consequences of defense cuts.

The Negative Impact of Defense Spending Cuts on the Manufacturing Sector, has been released by NAM Defense Manufacturing Working Group. In addition to threats to national security, report notes that defense cuts could result in elevated unemployment, reduced competitiveness, and decrease in innovation that would impact American military superiority. Report states that 30,000+ manufacturers would...

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Transportation Bill will create jobs, enhance competitiveness.

Responding to House Speaker John Boehner's announcement of American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, NAM Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse said Manufacturers support a multi-year surface bill because modern infrastructure is essential to ensuring our global competitiveness. To create growing economy, Newhouse said, there must be reduced regulatory barriers...

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