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ASC Announces ISBM Partnership for B2B Education Program

Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) to bring B2B Business Program to ASC Training Academy February 26, 2020 – Alexandria, VA – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is excited to announce a new B2B educational program through our partnership with the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM). ISBM is recognized as the world’s first and foremost institute devoted...

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MACS Recognizes Best New Products of 2020 Trade Show

February 25, 2020 (Lansdale, PA) – A panel of independent members of the aftermarket trade press chose three new products to be recognized at the MACS 2020 Training Event and Trade Show which was held February 19-22 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Recognized for Best Use of Technology in a new product was the eCoolPark™ no-idle A/C system from...

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MACS 2020 Training Event and Trade Show was a Nashville Hit!

February 25, 2020 (Lansdale, PA) – The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s 40th anniversary training event and trade show was a hit in Nashville. Over 700 attendees, 37 speakers and 70 exhibitors, 14 industry award winners and a bit of NASCAR glamour added up to an exceptional attendee experience. “MACS celebrated its 40th anniversary in Nashville in grand style, with a...

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AWC Releases Update to Span Calculator App

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated Maximum Span Calculator for Wood Joists and Rafters. The primary change is inclusion of updated design values as found in the 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction Supplement. The free Span Calculator performs calculations for all species and grades of commercially available softwood and...

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Coronavirus Expected to Cause Five-Week Product Shipment Delays, Says Electronics Manufacturing Industry

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, February 25, 2020 — Electronics manufacturers anticipate at least a five-week product shipment delay from suppliers due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a survey conducted by IPC, a global electronics manufacturing association. The group says shipping delays from China and other countries where the virus has spread are already having negative impacts on...

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Construction Contractor Confidence Remains Steady, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20—Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders held steady in December 2019 after surging in November, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Confidence Index released today. The average American contractor entered 2020 with confidence: Sales expectations, profit margins and staffing levels all remained above the growth expectations...

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SOCMA Tackles Workforce Development in Latest Issue of Specialty Insights

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With workforce development being top of mind for specialty and fine chemical manufacturers, SOCMA's February edition of Specialty Insights provides thought leadership and showcases resources to help companies address this ongoing challenge. SOCMA strategically unveiled the second edition of Specialty Insights, a bi-annual publication focused...

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Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in January, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19—Construction input prices rose 0.3% in January compared to December 2019 and are up 1.9% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices were flat for the month and are up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. Natural gas...

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New EPA Rule Points to More Lead Water Pipeline Replacement

HDPE Resources Available to Help Communities and Utilities Deal with Crisis IRVING, Texas – February 18, 2020 - With the possibility of tighter rules limiting the amount of permissible lead in water pipes looming, the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) issued an overview for dealing with the deteriorating pipes and enabling communities to implement a program to eliminate the problem. The...

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SAE International and General Motors Launch AutoDrive Challenge™ II

New Competition Builds Upon Successful First AutoDrive Challenge and Expands Participation WARRENDALE, PA. (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 13, 2020 - SAE International announced today the launch of the SAE AutoDrive Challenge™ II through a continued partnership with General Motors (GM). The competition continues the strong partnership between GM and SAE in STEM education and will build on the groundbreaking...

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