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AEM elects 2012 officers.

Newly-elected 2012 officers for Association of Equipment Manufacturers include Russell Fowler, President/CEO of Krone NA Inc., Memphis, TN as Chair; Stuart Levenick, Group President of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL as Vice Chair; and Brian Kober, VP Corporate Planning & Strategy of Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, IL as Treasurer. Elected Secretary is Dennis Slater, AEM's full-time...

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APICS announces Corporate Awards of Excellence winners.

The 2011 Education Award of Excellence winner, Lockheed Martin, encourages employees to pursue APICS certification and looks at how APICS training they use works with and complements any other training they implement. Magna Karmax Heavy Stamping, the 2011 Innovation in the Sustainable Productivity winner, embarked on modernization project to support manufacturing operations related to supply of...

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Guide Series targets product quality lifecycle implementation.

Good Practice Guides on Product Quality Lifecycle Implementation (PQLI-®) Parts 1 and 2 address product and process development through Quality by Design approach. Part 1 - Product Realization using QbD, Concepts, and Principles, focuses on criticality, design space, and control strategy. Part 2 - Product Realizations using QbD, Illustrative Example, presents small molecule case study that...

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MedImmune's FMC Expansion was named Facility of the Year.

As announced by ISPE during Keynote Session at 2011 Annual Meeting, MedImmune's Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) Expansion Facility is the Overall Winner of the 2011 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program. FOYA's judging panel was impressed by MedImmune's solid planning, innovative problem resolution, and fast-paced but efficient execution that resulted in building and validation of...

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2011 ANSI Accreditation Workshops still accepting registrants.

ANSI's final 2 accreditation workshops in 2011 will be held in Washington, DC. On December 8-9, Certificate Issuers' Accreditation Workshop will introduce American National Standard ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs, and ANSI-CAP. Taking place December 14-15, Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop will introduce international standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, General...

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ANSI President Meets Chinese Officials in DC and Beijing.

S. Joe Bhatia met with top officials from Chinese entities in Washington, DC and Beijing for trade-related activities aimed at fostering greater U.S.-China cooperation concerning standardization and conformity assessment. In addition to garnering renewed promises of continued cooperation, Bhatia proposed high-level U.S.-China events, to be held in 2012, focused on transparency to continue to...

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National Video to Focus on Wyoming DOT's response to lean times.

In video released by AASHTO, Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Director John Cox describes his department's strategy for preserving highways and bridges during transportation funding crisis. Two-Minute State DOT Update, produced by AASHTO's Transportation TV, features Cox saying WYDOT has shifted focus from nominal reconstruction and improvement projects towards making primary goal...

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FMA Certification Program added to NAM-endorsed system.

FMA is partnering with The Manufacturing Institute to bring precision metal fabrication certifications to NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification Systems. Partnership adds FMA's Precision Sheet Metal Operator certification program to SCS offerings. It aims to align nationally portable, industry-recognized credentials with educational curricula in grades K-12, and in community colleges'...

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NAM States Russia's WTO Accession will boost exports.

NAM VP of International Economic Affairs Frank Vargo welcomed Russia's accession to World Trade Organization (WTO). He referred to this announcement as another positive step towards doubling exports by 2014 and noted that NAM supported Russia's entry into WTO on terms enforceable through WTO system rules to give manufacturers access to Russian market. Vargo also stated that U.S. manufacturers...

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Exhibitor Registration open for bC India.

Applications for exhibit space are being accepted for companies and other participants wishing to exhibit at second edition of bC India, a BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW, which takes place Feb 5-8, 2013 at the MMRDA grounds in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Scheduled to cover 13,000 square meters of exhibition space, second bC India is taking up almost 50% more space than at the premier in 2011. Closing...

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