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Renewable Rise Continues

25% of all U.S. power generation in 2020 has come from renewable sources A Vermont startup company received a million-dollar grant for a project that will emphasize solar-to-energy storage technologies. From the company’s website, with links to Energy Department press release: Vermont-based Norwich Technologies announced last week that it has been awarded a $1.1M U.S. […]

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Building Innovation 2020

NIBS virtual meeting keynotes to cover 3D printing, resilience and workforce Looking for creative ways to motivate your workforce during this tough stretch? An upcoming virtual trade show provides ample opportunity to explore new ideas around building resilience, technology and workforce development, presented online for attendees of Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition. The annual meeting […]

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Advanced Energy Certified

Advanced Energy certified for electric motors by U.S. Department of Energy On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued its final determination classifying Advanced Energy as a nationally recognized certification program. It’s a standout moment for AE—Raleigh’s energy consulting firm and motor test center. After achieving Certification Body status under ISO 17065 […]

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AWWA Virtual Summit

September 23-24 at home office booth near you! The American Water Works Association announced it is backing a full-on virtual blitz to substitute for its an annual convention come September. The AWWA Virtual Summit will take place September 23-24 and sure seems to be planning to pack a ton into those two days. Major themes […]

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NRWA Appoints New CEO

With a newly appointed CEO, this organization tackles water problems Move over, NRA. The addition of one letter—standing for humankind’s most important resource—makes the NRWA more crucial environmentally than even you are politically. A new CEO, new membership portal, and far-reaching public health initiatives are just a few of the things that makes the National […]

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Straighten It Out

Fact-checkers clarify false claim against OSHA saying masks “don’t work” Seas of misinformation are rough to navigate; an inconvenience multiplied tenfold in a climate of crisis that also happens to fall in an election year. It behooves all of us, therefore, to try and get things right. We’d like to spotlight a a recent defense […]

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AMT’s Congressional Fellow

Tim Shinbara will work with Senate small business committee for 2020-21 Good news from Congress?! Turns out, our governing bodies do get a lot of things right, even when they aren’t making headline news. The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) announced Monday that Tim Shinbara, its VP and Chief Technology Officer, was recently named a […]

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Poster’s Child

OSHA’s continued effort to fight COVID-19? A multilingual poster OSHA’s “Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster (pictured below), mentioned in a previous edition of Direct & Current, is now available in 13 languages. In addition to English, the poster is being disseminated in Spanish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, […]

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Submit Your Abstracts Now

Deadline for AWWA’s Utility Management Conference is June 26 Have a great approach, practice, process, techniques, or case studies in all aspects of utility management? AWWA members want to hear from you. Special topic sessions and pre-conference workshop submissions are still being solicited for organization’s 2021 Utility Management Conference in Atlanta. Abstracts submitted for 2021 […]

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IMTS Canceled

“Phase 5” prospects end one of last holdouts for season One of the more significant holdouts of the convention world is officially canceled, as IMTS (the International Manufacturing Technology Show) announced it will not take place in Chicago this year. The large, diverse trade show, which had been seeing steady growth over the last five […]

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