American Water Works Association

AWWA comments on EWG's tap water quality report.

Environmental Working Group is launching online, interactive database on tap water quality, which has been compiled from state environment and health agencies. According to Tom Curtis, deputy executive director of AWWA, Americans can celebrate that the quality of drinking water in U.S. is better than ever. However, more than 96% of health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violations occur at small...

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SME

American and Canadian Collaboration to help North American wind energy industry.

To create clean sources of energy and provide jobs in North America, SME joined forces with American Wind Energy Association and Canadian Wind Energy Association. Via separate agreements, associations will support development of wind energy supply chain in US and Canada, provide wind-energy market information to manufacturers, and provide manufacturing knowledge. Other goals include connecting...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM supports Murphy Amendment on derivatives.

Dorothy Coleman, NAM VP of Tax and Economic Policy, stated that while NAM supports initiative to prevent excessive speculation and improve transparency in derivatives market, NAM believes it is important that policymakers preserve ability of responsible companies to access OTC derivatives. By making clear that end-users do not pose systemic risk, Murphy Amendment will exclude end-users from rules...

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

AASHTO Testifies that ARRA is delivering jobs, boosting economy.

In testimony on behalf of AASHTO before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Gary Ridley, Oklahoma DOT Secretary, said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has been an unequivocal success. He cited Federal Highway Administration reports that found almost 80%, or more than $21 billion, of ARRA funds set aside for transportation projects have gone through federal...

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ASTM International

Papers are Being Sought on creep-fatigue interactions.

An invitation for papers has been issued for the International Symposium on Creep-Fatigue Interactions: Test Methods and Models, which will be held November 17-19, 2010 in San Antonio, TX. Presentations on all aspects of research in creep-fatigue interactions should enable exchange of information and ideas. Specifically, papers are being sought on recent developments in test equipment,...

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ASTM International

ASTM Standard developed for Petrography of Dimension Stone.

According to ASTM member Laura Powers, ASTM C1721, Guide for Petrographic Examination of Dimension Stone, will help guide petrographers who analyze dimension stone in describing, analyzing, and reporting characteristics important to architects/engineers in determining how stone will behave or has behaved in service. Developed by ASTM International Committee C18 on Dimension Stone, ASTM C1721 is...

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ASTM International

ASTM is working on standard to specify color.

ASTM International Committee E12 on Color and Appearance is working with Scandinavian Colour Institute to develop standard based on Natural Color System-® (NCS-®). This proposed new standard, WK24817, Practice for Specifying Color by the Natural Color System, is currently under jurisdiction of Subcommittee E12.07 on Color Order Systems. Understanding the NCS system enables users to judge...

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Met-Pro Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

Harleysville, PA, December 11, 2009 - Raymond J. De Hont, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE:MPR), announced today that the Company's Board of Directors, at their meeting today, declared a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share payable on March 12, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 26, 2010. This is the thirty-fifth consecutive year...

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Orbitform Group

Orbitform Appoints Applications Engineer

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Michigan is pleased to announce Greg Stoia has joined the company as an Applications Engineer. An experienced orbital forming and assembly automation specialist, Mr. Stoia has over 23 years experience in all aspects of fastening and forming applications, machine design and sales. Mr. Stoia brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the Orbitform Orbital Product Line and...

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Black & Veatch

Ernie Wright Joins Black & Veatch's Energy Business

New Senior Vice President to oversee engineering, procurement and construction projects in North and South America Overland Park, Kan. (11 November 2009) - Ernie Wright has joined Black & Veatch as a Senior Vice President in the company's global energy business. Wright will be responsible for overseeing large-scale, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects across the Americas, as...

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