The MHEDA Journal provides material handling pricing tips.

The Fourth Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal includes article titled 10 Tips to Better Pricing," by consultant Rafi Mohammed, Ph.D. According to Mohammed, "A McKinsey and Company study of the Global 1200 found that if companies increased prices by just 1% and demand remained constant, operating profits on average would increase by 11%." Article includes tips such as set prices that capture...

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Fieldbus Foundation

Fieldbus Foundation releases updated SIF Specification. .

Providing solution for fieldbus-based safety systems, updated release of FOUNDATION Fieldbus for Safety Instrumented Functions (FF-SIF) technology includes FF-SIF Technical Specification, FOUNDATION for SIF Interoperability Test Kit, and DD Library. By implementing FF-SIF, process plants can achieve enhanced diagnostics through integrated asset management system, and minimize need for testing...

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The Tire Industry Association (Tia)

ATS/CTS Certified Instructor Programs scheduled for 2011.

Automotive Tire Service (ATS) and Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Certified Instructor programs qualify enrollees to return to their place of business and conduct Certified Technician courses for their employees. ATS program combines classroom instruction with hands-on education, and CTS program utilizes same combination while meeting requirements of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.177. Both classes are...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM Partners with Commerce Department to boost exports.

New Market Exporter Initiative (NMEI) - strategic partnership announced between NAM, US Commerce Department, and FedEx - aims to facilitate manufacturer export to new markets and global customer discovery. Specifically, NMEI will offer NAM members export expertise of experienced commercial officer as well as direct access to Department of Commerce programs. FedEx will provide expert logistics...

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ASTM International

ASTM Standard Development to cover diesel exhaust fluid.

ASTM, with support from API, will host organizational meeting to discuss development of consensus standards for support testing of diesel exhaust fluid processed using selective catalytic reduction. To take place on January 6, 2011, meeting will cover potential subjects such as storage materials and containers, identification of organic impurities, determination of material suitability, shelf...

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE Press Breakfast to focus on latest standard updates.

Scheduled for Monday, January 31, ASHRAE Press Breakfast will take a look at the most recent version of Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. It will also provide an update to Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and outline how the standard has impacted the building...

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Association of Equipment Manufacturers

IFPE 2011 Exhibit Space now sold out.

Scheduled for March 22-26, IFPE 2011 will be largest in show's history, with show floor covering 140,450 net sq-ft of exhibit space. IFPE focuses on integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. Show will feature more than 400 exhibitors, with pavilions from American Gear Manufacturers Association and Power Transmission Distributors...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Incandescent Lamp Index declines to record low.

NEMA's index for incandescent lamps declined 17.2% for third quarter, registering record low reading of 46.5. Index also showed year-over-year decline of nearly 19.0%. Shipments of compact fluorescent lamps waned as well, with index dipping 18.2% to 168.8. However, CFLs continue to garner nearly 1 out of every 4 lamp sales, and this is expected to continue until first phase of incandescent lamp...

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Measurement Control & Automation Association

MCAA elects new leaders for 2011.

MCAA elected James P. Bolin, Jr., COO of Process Automation for Pepperl + Fuchs as its Chairman for next year. Mr. Bolin joined Pepperl + Fuchs in Twinsburg, OH in 1997 and is currently responsible for all of the Process Automation Division's activities in Northern South America, Latin America, US, Canada, and Mexico. Wally Stommes, President of StoneL will serve as Vice Chairman as well as...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Motors Demand Falters during third quarter of 2010.

NEMA Motors Shipments Index slipped 4.4% during third quarter of 2010. Although demand is below levels observed 2 years ago, shipments have trended higher over past 1.5 years and registered year-over-year gain of more than 8% during third quarter. While fractional horsepower motors gained in market demand, integral horsepower motor shipments continued to weaken. Concerning manufacturing sector...

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