SME

Manufacturing Executives offer workforce training insights.

Scheduled for March 7–9, 2016, Tooling U-SME’s fifth annual tuXperience Conference will focus on finding new ways for senior leadership to develop, measure, and deliver critical training to employees. Advancements in technologies, reshoring, and attracting and retaining Millennial employees will be some topics discussed at conference for human resource and C-Suite executives. Attendees will...

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American National Standards Institute

Funding Program to strengthen U.S. standardization education.

NIST Standards Coordination Office is accepting applications for new program that will provide financial support and guidance for stronger educational curriculums focused on standardization in undergraduate and graduate institutions nationwide. NIST’s 2016 Curricula Development Funding Opportunity is intended to integrate standardization information and related content into seminars, learning...

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI Details Activities of members and partners.

Activities underway with ANSI members and partners include NFPA/ASIS International meeting on active shooter incidents; AHRI publishing AHRI 8108: Review of Refrigerant Management Programs; and ATIS launching its- redesigned website. Also, American Association of Physicists in Medicine- will help sponsor upcoming Poster Presentation Success: How to Design, Prepare and Present a Winning Poster...

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punker

New Website for North America

Punker has released a new website custom-designed for customers in the USA, Canada and Mexico. With large economies like the USA and Canada as well as up-and-coming markets like Mexico, North America is a growth market with a lot of potential for the punker Group. In 2012, punker LLC was founded to make sure our customers get ideal close-by service. To further optimize the service and support for...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA Commends Passage of Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act.

NEMA commends U.S. Senate's final passage of compromise legislation reauthorizing trade functions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). While it does not go as far as it might have, said NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff,-  the final act is nonetheless an important step forward on issues important to our companies and consumers. Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Electrical/Medical Imaging Manufacturers welcome signing of TPP.

Electrical and medical imaging manufacturers represented by NEMA welcomed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement signed on February 4, 2016 by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and his counterparts from- 11 partner countries. After reviewing TPP text, NEMA's Kevin J. Cosgriff said that it meets our industries' objectives for elimination of customs duties, reduction of non-tariff...

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Precision Metalforming Association

MetalForming Conference to address ERP software developments.

PMA's MetalForming magazine announces The Manufacturing ERP Experience—a conference that will provide small to midsized manufacturing companies with information on new business-management software for inventory and order management, scheduling, and costing. Scheduled for April 5–6, event includes case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects, demonstrations...

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national renewable energy lab (nrel)

Renewable Fuels from Algae boosted by NREL refinery process.

New biorefinery process developed by scientists at NREL has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research. Researchers found that by skipping solid-liquid separation process and exposing all algae components directly to fermentation conditions, both ethanol- and lipids can be recovered simultaneously. Dubbed Combined Algal Processing (CAP),...

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FAA Issues Updates for DC-area unmanned aircraft procedures.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is updating conditions for flying unmanned aircraft 15–30 miles from Washington, DC. As of 12:01 am EST on February 10, operating procedures will allow model aircraft, commercial, and public users to operate in outer ring of Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) under specific conditions. SFRA rule still prohibits unmanned aircraft operations within 15 miles of...

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Society of The Plastics Industry

Customs Reauthorization supports American workers.

According to William R. Carteaux, president and CEO at SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644) will help U.S. plastics companies build on their success by enabling American manufacturers to be more competitive globally. By streamlining flow of trade, reducing paperwork burdens for smaller shipments, and making duty drawback...

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