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Manufacturers disappointed with Super Committee failure.

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction announced it could not agree on deficit reduction plan. According to Timmons, Committee's failure to reach agreement is at best a missed opportunity to put the fiscal house in order and represents a serious step back from goal of creating pro-growth environment that fosters job creation and...

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PTDA Announces 2012 Trustees at summit in Washington, DC.

PTDA Foundation 2012 Board of Trustees will include Barbara J. Ross, (Timken Drives LLC) as president, Terry Knight (SKF USA, Inc.) as vice president, and Keith Nowak (MPT Drives, Inc.) as treasurer. Those joining 2012 PTDA Foundation's Board of Trustees in 2012 also include Michael Kelly (Kaman Industrial Technologies), Milton Schott (P.T. International Corp.), Jim Neill (Motion Industries...

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PMA announces Excellence in Metalforming award winners.

During PMA Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting, PMA announced winners of its 2011 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming. Winners were honored with special plaque, commemorative flag, and cash prize. Presented annually, awards recognize high standards of achievement set by the metalforming industry in areas of design, safety, training and education, process control, quality, productivity, and...

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PTDA Foundation Surpasses fund drive goal for 2011.

Support for PTDA Foundation's fundraising efforts during 2011, including annual golf outing, came to nearly $240,000, which marks 6% increase from 2010 levels. Of note, 16 early contributors jump started 2011 campaign with contributions totalling $58,650 in late 2010. Contributors included 212 companies from within power transmission/motion control industry, of which 83 gave for 4 consecutive...

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Power Take-Off Standard Revision corrects output speed error.

ASABE revised one of its 5 recently completed ISO adoptions pertaining to power take-offs on agricultural tractors. ANSI/ASABE AD500-1:2004 W/Cor. 1 OCT2011, Agricultural tractor - Rear-mounted power take-off types 1, 2 and 3 - Part 1: General specifications, safety requirements, dimensions for master shield and clearance zone corrects error found in Forward section, in which deviations from ISO...

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Jean Simon appointed Executive Committee Chairman.

Thomas Brackman, Chairman of Aluminum Association's Board of Directors, announced appointment of Jean Simon, President of Primary Metal for Rio Tinto Alcan to Chairmanship of Aluminum Association's Executive Committee. Jean Simon has been part of Rio Tinto Alcan team since 1979 holding various senior management roles. From 1994-1997, he served as Chemicals manager at Vaudreuil Works and was...

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2012 Capital Spending Forecast predicts growth in wide reange of categories.

Available from FMA, 2012 Capital Spending Forecast provides insight into next year's purchasing intentions of fabricating and forming companies, based on survey of 1,212 executives. Report predicts strong growth in 2012 purchases and pinpoints planned spending in categories that include equipment type, plant size, and geographic regions. According to FMA economic analyst Dr. Chris Kuehl, survey...

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EtherNet/IP Protocol shows continued growth.

According to ODVA estimates, EtherNet/IP, the number one industrial Ethernet protocol in the world in terms of nodes shipped, will exceed 4.5 million shipped nodes by the end of the year. EtherNet/IP had its market position confirmed by ARC Advisory Group's latest Industry Ethernet-based Devices Worldwide Outlook report. Innovations that will further accelerate growth of EtherNet/IP include...

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EPA Seeks Nominations for Science Advisory Board committee.

Public nominations of scientific experts are being sought for appointment to Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee, primary purpose of which is to review chemical assessments. Exact number for new committee members has not yet been determined, and EPA will also consult with committee on questions regarding Integrated Risk Information System Program. EPA's Paul Anastas says...

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Welding & Gases Today reports on effects of CSA scores.

Article titled CSA Scores May Affect Special Permits, which appears in Welding and Gases Today, details new policies implemented by U.S. DOT that may affect ability of motor carriers to obtain new/renewed special permits for transportation of hazardous materials. Written by GAWDA's Richard P. Schweitzer, article cites procedures first set out in November 2009 by PHMSA that now requires...

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