Online Demo Shows Newest Environmental Monitoring

Veriteq Instruments has released a new online demo of the latest iteration of their monitoring, alarming and reporting system for temperature and humidity in controlled environments - viewLinc(TM). The demo is accessible online at http://www.veriteq.com/landing-pages/viewLinc_demo_request.htm. Designed for monitoring and alarming temperature, humidity and other critical parameters in quality...

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Generac Power Systems

Fiat Powertrain Technologies, Generac® Industrial Power Announce Strategic Partnership for Diesel Engines Supply

Waukesha, Wis. - November 23, 2009 - Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT), one of the most significant global players in the powertrain sector and Generac® Power Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of standby and portable power generation equipment, have announced a strategic partnership. Beginning in 2010, FPT will supply Generac with a wide range of industrial diesel engines for use in gensets...

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Wacker Chemical

Ten Years of Wacker Asahikasei Silicone in Japan

Munich / Tokyo, December 7, 2009 - WACKER Asahikasei Silicone Co., Ltd. is celebrating its tenth anniversary today. The company, headquartered in Tokyo and with a production facility in Akeno, was founded in 1999 as a joint venture between Munich-based chemical group WACKER and Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation. 50 percent held by WACKER, it has some 100 employees on its payroll who produce and...

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GT Advanced Technologies formerly Thermal Technology

Thermal Technology Expands Materials Process Laboratory

December 7, 2009 SANTA ROSA, Calif.,-- Thermal Technology recently expanded its on-site materials process laboratory in Santa Rosa, California. The lab serves both existing and potential customers through process development and verification, toll processing and pilot production. Skilled technical staff assist users in the advancement of efficient and reliable processes for high temperature...

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American National Standards Institute

Dr. Patrick Gallagher Confirmed as NIST Director

The U.S. Senate confirmed Patrick D. Gallagher, Ph.D., as the fourteenth director of the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) yesterday. President Obama nominated Dr. Gallagher to his new post on September 10, 2009. NIST is a unique agency with a strong culture of world-class scientific achievement and is critically important to the nation's ability to...

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APICS

APICS releases Operations Management Employment Outlook.

According to third quarterly APICS Operations Management Employment Outlook released by APICS and Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, 51% of respondents with hiring responsibility anticipate hiring staff in next 12 months. Of those, 67% anticipate hiring in one or more of the following areas: execution and control of operations, purchasing/customer...

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

AASHTO and Washington State represented at jobs summit.

At President Obama's forum on jobs and economic development, Paula Hammond, secretary of transportation for Washington state and chairperson of AASHTO's Climate Change Steering Committee, told President Obama that transportation investments are creating jobs and helping economy recover. Hammond presented results of survey by AASHTO that lists 9,500 ready-to-go transportation projects worth more...

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OPC Foundation

OPC Foundation adds Express Interface to portfolio.

OPC Foundation's Board of Directors voted to add Express Interface to OPC Foundation technology portfolio, complementing OPC UA and COM-based OPC Classic technologies. Based on Microsoft .NET WCF technology, OPC Xi secures reliable access to real-time, historical, and alarm and event based information. It was developed to provide .NET-based migration path from OPC Classic, and may also be used as...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Industrial Controls Index ticks higher during third quarter.

Demand for industrial controls increased moderately during third quarter of 2009, with NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index rising 1.6% versus April-June period. However, shipments remain low, with index more than 30% below third quarter of 2008. Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives Index posted 0.9% increase over second quarter of 2009, but also continues to reflect...

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American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers

International Tractor Drawbar Standard adopted by ASABE.

With deviations, ASABE adopted ISO 6489-3:2004, Agricultural vehicles - Mechanical connections between towed and towing vehicles - Part 3: Tractor drawbar. This document replaces ASAE S482, Drawbars - Agricultural Wheel Tractors, which was used as the basis for ISO 6489-3. The new standard includes modifications to original ISO document and further harmonizes national and international...

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