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Report shows 2014 ended on positive note for manufacturers and distributors

The January ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association indicated that 2014 ended on a positive note for both manufacturers and distributors. The ISA Manufacturer Index increased from 53.0 in November to 61.3 in December, while the ISA Distributor Index rose from 63.0 in November to 66.6 in December. “Overall, the year […]

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ISA accepting applications for educational scholarships

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced that it is accepting applications for its wide range of 2015 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate “outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.” ISA educational scholarships, which fund tuition, related expenses and research initiatives, […]

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Cybersecurity expert warns not enough being done to protect infrastructure

In wake of the widespread Sony hack, cybersecurity is grabbing headlines. According to Steve Mustard, industrial cybersecurity expert at the International Society of Automation, inadequate training and a culture of complacency among many owners and operators of critical infrastructure are significantly raising the risks of highly damaging cyberattack throughout the world. Mustard went on to say that […]

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Industrial supply distributors and manufacturers see growth in September

The October ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association showed that business expanded at a faster pace in September than in August. “The ISA Distributor Index increased from 65.1 in August to 76.8 in September, while the ISA Manufacturer Index improved from 59.0 in August to 60.5 the previous month,” said Bryon […]

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ISA releases Economic Indicator Report and Economic Outlook Report

The monthly Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association, a Philadelphia-based association for members of the maintenance, repair, operations, and production supply chain, continued its expansionary trend that began in January. At 62.07%, the February ISA Manufacturers Index remained above 60 for two consecutive months, while the distributor index also remained in positive territory, […]

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ISA publishes book on advanced control for process industry

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has produced a new book that explains the concepts and terminology of advanced control, and highlights the advanced control tools and techniques most widely and effectively applied in the process industry today. Advanced Control Foundation: Tools, Techniques, and Applications by Terrence L. Blevins, Willy K. Wojsznis, and Mark Nixon […]

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ISA announces recipients of educational foundation scholarships

The International Society of Automation (ISA), a Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based non-profit organization that develops standards and helps its professional automation members with technical problems, announced the winners of the 2012 ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to college and university students who demonstrate “outstanding potential to make lasting contributions in the fields of […]

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ISA releases 2012 North American Industrial Markets Report

The Industrial Supply Association has released the 2012 North American Industrial Markets Report, a comprehensive report that provides detailed market size and segmentation data for 14 industrial product classes representative of ISA member markets. New to this year’s fifth edition is the inclusion of Mexico market size estimates, in addition to the U.S. and Canada. […]

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ISA and Automation Federation join FIRST competition for robotics

In late April, 30,000 participants, fans, families, educators, and industry leaders celebrated students’ engineering and robotics prowess at the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship, held in St. Louis at the Edward Jones Dome. The International Society of Automation (ISA), a non-profit organization that helps members in the automation industry […]

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ISA creates social media community manager position, names Juliann Grant

The International Society of Automation announced that it is expanding its “commitment to provide automation professionals readily accessible sources for educational news and information,” with the creation of a social media community manager position. Juliann M. Grant, a veteran of the industrial automation field and social media consultant, will assume this position. Grant will be […]

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