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MCMA Technical Conference is set for October 11-13 in New Orleans.

MCMA TechCon will take place inÂ- French Quarter of New Orleans, LA from October 11–13, 2016. Over 30 technical sessions will be presented in 3 tracks: motors and related technologies, motion control and drives technologies, and network communication technologies. MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional training courses are new to this year's event, which...

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ELFA accepting nominations for Excellence Award.

ELFA is accepting member nominations for 2016 Operations & Technology Excellence Award, which will be presented to up to 2 winners. Award program identifies and recognizes equipment finance organizations that are focused on innovation in either process re-engineering or technology. Submissions may include—but are not limited to—a new initiative, business model, improved customer experience,...

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ELFA Resources help prepare for new lease accounting rules.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) released tools to help lessors and lessees prepare for new lease accounting rules, issued by Financial Accounting Standards Board, that take effect in 2019 for public companies and in 2020 for private firms. These resources examine important elements of said new rules and what should be done to plan for upcoming transition. One thing will not...

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CEMAC Report examines global dynamics of energy manufacturing.

Research Highlights report by Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC) compiles findings from its studies released in 2015 and offers fresh insights on challenges and opportunities in global market for clean energy technologies. Representing comprehensive global trade and supply chain work in clean energy technology areas, report focuses on such vital end products as solar PV modules,...

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ANSI to host conference with high-level SAC delegation.

On April 25, 2016, ANSI will host one-day conference with high-level delegation from the Standardization Administration of China at the FHI 360 Conference Center. Entitled Sino-U.S. Cooperation and the Internationalization of Standardization: Policy Updates and Opportunities," event will feature SAC presentations on two important topics: the reform of China’s standardization system; and the...

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TIA submits comments to NHTSA.

TIA submitted comments to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in response to Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for public comment on Updating Means of Providing Notification and Improving Efficacy of Recalls. TIA notes that improved notification processes are necessary to remove defective tires from the highway. However, in context of recalled tires, TIA believes that...

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TIA accepting nominations for Tire Industry Hall of Fame.

TIA's 2016 Tire Industry Hall of Fame is open to individuals in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders.Â- Inductees are chosen based on their contributions of new ideas, practices, and/or innovations that promote health and well-being of tire industry;...

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NASPO International elects new officers.

Timothy Brock, a NASPO member since 2009, was elected chairman. Brock has served on the board of directors for the last 5 years, most recently as vice chairman. Former NASPO chairman Richard Ward was elected chairman emeritus and will continue to serve on the board of directors and remain active in ANSI and ISO standards development and other various NASPO programs and initiatives. Mike...

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ATA renews agreement with National Fleet Services.

ATA and National Fleet Services announced renewal of the ATA Featured Product agreement between the two groups. National Fleet Services is a transportation consulting and compliance firm, providing services across North America, such as license, title and registration, tax recovery services, business advisory, DOT compliance, and cost reduction solutions for motor carriers. As an ATA Featured...

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Scientists pinpoint solar cell manufacturing process.

Looking for alternative to silver and lead oxide, scientists at NREL and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have focused on identifying the silver-contact reaction mechanism that occurs during manufacturing of silicon-based photovoltaic cells. Process involves silver paste screen-printed onto silicon wafer and then quickly fired in belt furnace at 750–800°C. Their paper, The formation...

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