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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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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American National Standards Institute

Comments Sought on ISO field of activity on water re-use.

Standardization Administration of China (SAC) submitted proposal for- new field of technical activity on water re-use. Proposal cancels and replaces- 2012 proposal regarding creation of- new technical activity on re-use of treated wastewater in urban areas. If approved, proposal will be merged with ISO Project Committee (PC) 253, Treated wastewater re-use for irrigation. As U.S. member body to...

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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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PCB Market Report from IPC predicts growth in 2013.

North American PCB Market Report, published by IPC, predicts- modest return to growth in North American PCB market in 2013 and also contains market data and- 2013 monthly sales forecast for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits. While sales and orders are down slightly for rigid PCBs and positive for flexible circuits, book-to-bill ratios for both segments are strengthening.- Order backlogs...

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National Association of Manufacturers

Discussion Draft focuses on tax reform for small business.

Dorothy Coleman, NAM VP of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy, issued statement in support of- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) release of discussion draft on small business tax reforms focusing on easing tax compliance for these firms. According to Coleman, if manufacturers in U.S. are to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive global economy, it’s important...

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American National Standards Institute

Digital Video Coding Standard reaches final draft status.

Promoted to status of Final Draft International Standard, ISO/IEC 23008-2 is intended to reduce bit rate required to deliver high-quality digital video to array of technologies and applications. Technical standard was developed by MPEG in collaboration with ITU's Video Coding Experts Group and will succeed MPEG-4 AVC standard. By improving approaches to digital video compression, standard is...

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Powerex

Powerex/Mitsubishi Electric Power Semiconductors Expand Worldwide Web Sales

Powerex, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will now offer worldwide web sales for Mitsubishi Electric Power Semiconductors. Powerex, a joint venture company owned by both Mitsubishi Electric and General Electric, exclusively provides sales, marketing, strategy and logistics support for Mitsubishi Power Semiconductor devices in the Americas. The relationship with Mitsubishi, the world leader in...

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Wisconsin Oven

Wisconsin Oven Announces Record Growth, Expansion to Waukesha

Wisconsin Oven Corporation, which has long been known as one of East Troy’s biggest and most revered companies, will soon be expanding its brand in the Dairy State. On the heels of a recent sale to PLC Group of France in April, Wisconsin Oven announced plans last week to open another plant in Waukesha, adding about 20 new jobs. Dave Strand, President and CEO of Wisconsin Oven Corporation, said...

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