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Transportation Funding Support hailed as significant step.

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works took significant step toward passing bipartisan multi-year surface transportation reauthorization legislation - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP 21), which will help manufacturers and farmers move their products to overseas markets and create thousands of American jobs. AEM President Dennis Slater stated, Bipartisan support...

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PTDA welcomes new members.

In the third quarter of 2011, PTDA welcomed 3 new members. Industrial Power Transmission LLC of Elkridge, MD is a full-line power transmission distributor with divisions for engineering and conveyor design/build. Two companies joined association as manufacturer members, including Andantex USA Inc. of Wanamassa, NJ, the manufacturer of the original AnglGear®, and MBL Corporation of Ottawa IL,...

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AEM announces winners of Pillar of the Industry Awards.

AEM and the I Make America campaign announced that the recipients of the first annual Pillar of the Industry Awards are Angus-Palm, Caterpillar, Inc., International Construction Equipment, and Stone Construction Equipment. The 4 companies were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the people and communities of the equipment manufacturing industry through their extensive I Make America...

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TRFA Webinar to address EPA Chemical Data Reporting Rule.

Webinar titled What to Expect in the New EPA Chemical Data Reporting Rule will be presented by Thomas G. Grumbles, CIH, Senior Consultant, Product Safety and Compliance, Cardno ENTRIX. Scheduled for Dec 15, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon EST, webinar will review new reporting obligations with some discussion of the changes, reporting timeframes, reporting methods through e-CDR software, and...

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ODVA Networks increase acceptance as international standards.

ODVA announced the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International organization has renewed EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet as standards in its sensor bus network communications activities. SEMI is accountable for all global standards used by semiconductor equipment manufacturers. EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet are designated by SEMI as an E54 standard, which recognizes networks that enable...

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Vehicle Fuel Economy Guide is releases by EPA/DOE.

U.S. EPA and Department of Energy are releasing 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, providing information that can help consumers choose more efficient new vehicles that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fuel efficient vehicles come in various fuel types, classes, and sizes, and many new advanced technology vehicles debut on this year's list of top fuel economy performers. Fuel economy leaders within...

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Researchers Demonstrate electron beam can manipulate objects.

Are electron tweezers possible, by researchers from NIST and University of Virginia V.P. Oleshko and J.M. Howe, demonstrates that beams produced by electron microscopes can be used to look at nanoscale objects as well as move them around, position them, and theoretically assemble them. According to Oleshko, electron tweezers could potentially be a versatile and valuable tool for very fine...

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Cloud Computing Roadmap Draft is open for public comment.

Released for public comment, U.S. Government Cloud Computing Roadmap draft is designed to foster federal agencies' adoption of cloud computing, support private sector, improve information available to decision makers, and facilitate development of cloud computing model. Draft defines necessary high-priority requirements for standards, official guidance, and technology developments that need to be...

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AIM announces participation at MODEX 2012.

Scheduled for Feb 6-9, MHIA's MODEX 2012 is industry's newest expo for manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain industries. In addition to extensive exhibit hall, event will include 3 keynotes, 70 show-floor educational seminars, and several collocated education partner events. AIM Pavilion will feature barcode, RFID, and mobile computing solutions. During AIM's half-day conference, speakers...

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Dr. R. Craig McClung receives ASTM Award of Merit.

Dr. R. Craig McClung, program director at Southwest Research Institute, was honored for contributions to Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and the development of standard test methods. A member of ASTM International since 1990, McClung is a specialist in fatigue crack growth and began his career at SwRI in 1988 as a senior research engineer. His major technical contribution included...

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