National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA Welcomes EPA, DOE Nominations of McCarthy and Moniz.

NEMA welcomed President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy as administrator of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ernest Moniz as Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE). NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis commented on nominees' knowledge regarding their respective duties and responsibilities and said both McCarthy and Moniz are positioned to advance and promote sound energy and...

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National Association of Manufacturers

First Group of Veterans completes GSTW program.

The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with GE, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Alcoa Inc., Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, celebrated accomplishments of the first group of U.S. veterans to complete classes from the Get Skills to Work program.- With an estimated 600,000 open manufacturing jobs across America, GSTW is joining major manufacturers and educators to help close the...

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SME

Professional Development Sessions will be featured at EASTEC.

According to SME, EASTEC manufacturing exposition and conference (May 14–16 in West Springfield, MA) will feature conference tracks focused on continuous improvement, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development. Specific sessions are to include lean manufacturing, visual management, advanced CAM tools, strategic management of automated environment, applications of reverse engineering,...

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Nol Tec Systems

Nol-Tec Systems Launches Newly Restructured Website

Lino Lakes, MN, USA- – Nol-Tec Systems, in Lino Lakes, MN, has recently launched a complete restructure and redesign of their website at www.nol-tec.com.-  The site has been given a brand new look, navigation scheme, and usefulness. The most obvious change is in how the site looks. Navigation is now more visual and user friendly. But that is only the beginning of the changes. Much more has...

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

AASHTO Issues Praise for proposed transportation funding levels.

AASHTO expressed strong support for proposed transportation funding levels in Senate's version of- continuing resolution that would fund government operations through September 2013. In comment, AASHTO executive director Bud Wright said resolution provides for the full funding of all the programs included in MAP-21 and added that continuing resolution recognizes U.S. economic recovery is...

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NTSB Safety Alerts hope to improve general aviation safety.

Concerning most frequent types of general aviation- accidents, NTSB issued- 5 Safety Alerts: Is Your Aircraft Talking to You? Listen!; Reduced Visual References Require Vigilance; Avoid Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude; Mechanics: Manage Risks to Ensure Safety; and Pilots: Manage Risks to Ensure Safety. Each provides brief information sheet pinpointing safety hazard and offers practical...

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FAA approves Boeing 787 certification plan.

FAA approved Boeing's certification plan for the redesigned 787 battery system, after thoroughly reviewing Boeing’s proposed modifications and company’s plan to demonstrate that system will meet FAA requirements. Certification plan requires series of tests which must be passed before the 787 could return to service. It establishes specific pass/fail criteria, defines parameters that should be...

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Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau

TRIB to Give Away Retreaded Tires at Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tire Retread- and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is renewing its Spot The Retreads competition at Mid-America Trucking Show, which takes place March 21–23 in Louisville, KY. Participants- who correctly identify range of new and retreaded tires will be entered into daily drawings for sets of- 8 commercial truck tires, which- will be retreaded on participants' own casings. With seven sets...

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SME

SME, STIQ, and REAI announce strategic partnership.

SME, Sous-Traitance Industrielle Quebec, and Regroupement des Équipementiers en Automatisation Industrielle have announced their strategic partnership to support Quebec manufacturing companies at an upcoming manufacturing event this April 23- 24. Plant Management and Design Engineering Show, which will be co-located with AmExp and Contrex, will feature approximately 80 companies exhibiting and...

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Jan U.S. Manufacturing Tech Orders drop 12.2% from January 2012.

As reported by companies participating in USMTO program, January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $370.62 million. This total is- down 26.5% from December and 12.2%- from January 2012. With- year-to-date total of $370.62 million, 2013 is down 12.2% compared with 2012. AMT President Douglas K. Woods called drop-off between December and January typical and pointed out that orders...

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