American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers

ASABE revises standard on standby electric power for farms.

ANSI/ASAE EP364.4, Installation and Maintenance of Farm Standby Electric Power, includes updated reference information as noted in the most recent periodic review of the document.- Last revised in 2006, document provides information to assist installers, maintenance personnel, operators, and others in the proper installation, operation, and maintenance of farm standby electrical systems.

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

Video details advancement of passenger rail in America.

In new Transportation TV video, FRA Administrator Joe Szabo details 2 major agreements that he says will lead to manufacture and purchase of more than 100 new passenger rail cars in the U.S. Under first agreement, submitted by Sumitomo Corporation of America and Nippon Sharyo, bi-level passenger rail cars will be manufactured at newly established plant in New Rochelle, IL. Second agreement, led...

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CountryMark Refining and Logistics will resolve CAA violations.

Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC agreed to pay- $167,000 civil penalty, perform environmental projects totaling- over $180,000, and spend $18 million on new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act (CAA) violations at- Mount Vernon, IN refinery. Complaint regards allegations- of modifications made without permit or- pollution control equipment installation.- Complaint is also in...

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Aerospace Industries Association

Marrone named VP for National Security and Acquisition Policy.

Christian P. Marrone has joined AIA as Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy, bringing to the association extensive budget policy experience from both Defense Department and private sector. In his years of policy experience, Marrone has worked with and supported DOD’s leadership on many issues and priorities AIA’s members care most about, including- budget, key...

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Breakout Session Program announced for BIO's 2013 World Congress.

To be held in June in Montreal, Canada, BIO's 10th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will- offer breakout program- featuring- 7 tracks and 40+ sessions- that emphasize commercialization in industrial biotech. BIO's Brent Erickson, commenting on breakout program, said featured speakers, global biofuel and renewable chemical company executives and managers, will highlight how...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM Says February Employment Report is stronger than expected.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturers added 14,000 additional workers in February. NAM chief economist Chad Moutray called this a good start and said yet more work needs to be done. According to- Moutray,- policymakers- should continue to focus on making business environment as pro-growth as possible, - and manufacturers need policies to compete better globally. If that...

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Inaugural IPC ESTC takes holistic product development approach.

Aimed at creating new framework for technology interchange and innovation for entire electronics industry, IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference and Exhibition (ESTC) in Las Vegas, NV will feature technical conference from May 20–23 and exhibition from May 21–22. Tapping expertise of 70+ industry elite who constitute IPC ESTC program committee, event will touch on all phases...

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Keynote Luncheon to feature Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars.

Forbes magazine has published list of most awe-inspiring rising stars in science and healthcare, all under age 30. BIO’s President and CEO, Jim Greenwood will join- these rising stars for Keynote Luncheon- at 2013 BIO International Convention. Participants include: Laura Deming, 18, Partner, Longevity Fund; Joshua Sommer, 24, Executive Director, The Chordoma Foundation; Adina Mangubat, 25,...

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ASTM International

ASTM Subcommittee on Hydraulic Fracturing holds first meeting.

More than 100 individuals met for first meeting of ASTM Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing. Primary purposes of meeting were to set agendas for- coordination of existing ASTM activities related to hydraulic fracturing, and development of new hydraulic fracturing standards. Some area in which standards could be developed include: establishing background contamination levels; evaluating...

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ASTM International

ASTM Steel Standard covers test for prestressing PC strand.

ASTM A1081/A1081M, Test Method for Evaluating Bond of Seven-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand. According to one member of committee responsible for ASTM A1081/A1081M, test will enable steel wire strand (PC strand) producers to evaluate bond characteristics of their product as- QC/QA check point in their manufacturing processes. Such a test will also enable qualification of potential PC strand...

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