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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Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc

ANTEC Speaker Dr. Young Kim to discuss organic electronics.

Dr. Young Kim, a polymer scientist specializing in applications of plastics in electronics, will address plenary session at SPE ANTEC® 2011 conference, which will be held May 1-5. Dr. Kim will speak on topic Paradigm Shift Towards Organic Electronics. While advantages of organic electronics compared to conventionally used inorganics are numerous, Dr. Kim will review critical issues he...

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Mesa International

MESA publishes White Paper 37: Data Architecture for MOM.

Many organizations have difficulty managing data associated with manufacturing operations. Fragmentation across systems, multiple points of failure, and data inconsistency lead to product quality issues. Successfully used for master data management, Manufacturing Master Data Management Patterns and best practices resolve these problems. White Paper describes typical data management problems and...

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EPA Website provides regulatory activity statistics.

In addition to enhancing public understanding of EPA's regulatory process, U.S. EPA launched Reg Stat website will inform its visitors as to number, type, and range of regulatory documents EPA develops each year. Reg Stat currently provides information on EPA documents published in Federal Register between 2005 and 2009. It also offers information on rulemakings of interest, specifically rules...

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