EPA and Department of Commerce announce effort to boost jobs.

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Bryson announced efforts to launch environmental technology initiative to help create American jobs in environmental industry. Environmental Technologies Export Initiative builds on President Obama's National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by end of 2014 and support millions of American jobs....

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

NREL simulates shade conditions in test for solar arrays.

NREL's Photovoltaic Shading Testbed for Module-level Power Electronics" report details repeatable test procedure for simulating shaded operation of PV system and analysis model for converting these measurements into annual performance forecasts. According to test protocol, under heavy shading conditions, use of microinverters instead of typical string inverters can help mitigate impacts of shade...

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ASTM International

Steel Committee honors F. Robert Setlak with Award of Merit.

ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys has honored F. Robert Setlak, metallurgical engineering consultant based in Orland Park, IL, with Award of Merit. ASTM International member since 1988, Setlak serves as user vice chairman on Committee A01 as well as chairman of Subcommittees A01.20 on Tin Mill Products and A01.98 on Long-Range Planning. He has also...

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American National Standards Institute

Building Safety Month promotes disaster preparedness.

Every May, International Code Council, a member of ANSI, brings together efforts and support of its members and partners to present ICC Foundation Building Safety Month. Featuring public awareness campaign aimed at promoting broad understanding of what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures, event reinforces need for adoption of modern, model building codes and standards, strong...

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ASTM International

ASTM NDT Committee develops beam divergence measurement standard.

Recently approved standard ASTM E2861, Test Method for Measurement of Beam Divergence and Alignment in Neutron Radiologic Beams, will be used by neutron imaging facilities, particularly those setting up neutron tomography imaging systems. According to one of subcommittee's members responsible for this standard's development, what ASTM E2861 details will allow facilities to make corrections to...

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General Cable Corp.

General Cable Receives Supplier of the Year Award from Arizona Public Service Company (APS)

General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce that it was presented with the APS Supplier of the Year Award in the Materials Category, which recognizes those business partners who have performed at the highest level during the previous year. This award allows APS to commemorate General Cable's performance in support of APS' Strategic Framework and the Supply Chain Vision. In 2011, APS spent...

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Cognex Corporation

Cognex to Host Complimentary Logistics Seminars

NATICK, MA - May 18, 2012 - Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision and industrial ID systems, today announced that it will host a series of complimentary half-day seminars for logistics professionals. The new Image-based Barcode Readers Transforming the Logistics Industry events will explain how a wide range of logistics and material handing applications...

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Eriez

Eriez® Releases New Video Spotlighting Company's Orange University® Mobile Training and Education Center

Erie, PA - Eriez® has released a new video showcasing the Orange University® mobile training and education center. The two-minute video can be viewed from Eriez' website at www.eriez.com/Content/Videos/. In the video, Eric Confer, Orange University Pilot, offers viewers a guided tour of the Orange University mobile training and education center, a 38 foot Winnebago® equipped...

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Orb Optronix

NVLAP Expands IES LM-80-08 Accreditations for Orb Optronix

KIRKLAND, WA (May 21, 2012) - Orb Optronix, the first fully-independent ISO 17025 certified IES LM-80 testing facility in the United States, has been awarded accreditation by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program under the Energy Efficient Lighting Products Program (NVLAP #500055-0). This new accreditation scope includes IES LM-80-08 Lumen Maintenance Testing, IES LM-79-08...

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