American National Standards Institute

ANSI Details Schedule of Events for World Standards Week 2011.

ANSI announced its full schedule of events for World Standards Week (WSW) 2011, which will be held October 11-14 for global members of standards and conformity assessment community. Events, which will take place in Washington, DC at Newseum, include meetings of ANSI and European Standards Organizations (ESO); ANSI Company Member, Consumer Interest, and Government/Organizational Member forums; as...

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American National Standards Institute

March ANSI Caucus to feature guest speaker Julia Jester, Ph.D.

Scheduled for March 4, 2011, ANSI Caucus Luncheon will feature guest speaker Julia Jester, Ph.D., staff director of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Dr. Jester will discuss issues relating to standards, technology, competitiveness, and innovation. Prior to joining the subcommittee, Dr. Jester spent 6 years on the personal...

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World's Farmers favor biotech crop varieties.

According to report released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, growers around the world continue to choose biotech crop varieties because of their contribution to agricultural productivity. ISAAA report, titled Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2010, says a record 15.4 million farmers in 29 countries are growing biotech crops on 366...

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ASTM International

ASTM Conference addresses need for high performance textiles.

Held in Mumbai, India, international conference on Textiles - Light and Weatherfastness, featured several international speakers who addressed the growing need for technical and high-performance textiles. Primary goal of conference was to create awareness and improve overall understanding in specialized field of textile durability. Key topics included practical experiences, specific test...

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Power Transmission Distributors Association

PTDA adds Market Forecasts as free member benefit.

Issued quarterly to members, PTDA Market Forecast combines 3 targeted economic forecasts into one report. PTDA is working with Alan Beaulieu, president of Institute for Trend Research, to provide 400 distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control products with PTDA Market Forecast, which includes macroeconomic analysis for U.S. and Canada as well as 10 most important North...

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Smart Grid Panel agrees on data-exchange standards.

Governing board of public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) voted in favor of new standard for 2-way data communications between utilities and their customers. Vote concerned standard for information used to communicate between utilities and customer and method for organizing information. Energy usage data model standard, achieved through completion of Priority Action Plan 10, was...

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International Symposium on Robotics returns to US after 4 years.

For first time since 2007, 42nd annual International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) will be held in USA as part of Automate 2011 in Chicago, IL from March 21-24. ISR educates suppliers, users, and researchers on global developments in robotics. Topics will address methods of fixturing for airplane and automotive assembly, autonomous industrial mobile manipulators, real-time image processing of human...

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Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute

NCA and PMMI to bring Confectionery Pavilion to Las Vegas.

After selling out inaugural Confectionery Pavilion at PACK EXPO International 2010, show producer PMMI and National Confectioners Association are working together again to bring The Confectionery Pavilion to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011, Sept 26-28. The Pavilion, totaling over 15,000 sq ft, will host range of packaging and processing solutions focused on confectionery industry. PACK EXPO will also...

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EWI Survey identifies needs among manufacturing sectors.

Survey conducted by Edison Welding Institute set out to identify emerging materials joining business challenges and technology needs among several manufacturing sectors. Chris Conrardy, chief technology officer at EWI, detailed results of survey in Winter 2011 issue of Welding and Gases Today. According to article, Materials Joining and Technology," increased use of new materials and material...

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The MHEDA Journal spotlights AHS Inc. of Cincinnati.

First Quarter 2011 issue of The MHEDA Journal includes article titled Advancing on Trust and Faith," which spotlights AHS Inc., an engineered systems equipment distributor. In article, co-owner Chuck Frank was interviewed by Jack Phelan, president of TriFactor Distribution Solutions. Phelan spoke with Chuck about growing up in the industry, working in a family business, strategic planning,...

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