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WMMA Offers Career Information for Young Professionals
The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, offers information for aspiring professionals in the woodworking and wood industry through its page on Cue Career.
The page provides an overview of job paths for those who make machinery and cutting tools, including typical education required, career outlook, educational opportunities, and occupations represented in the industry. T Video interviews featuring people early in their careers provide further insights into the job paths available.
Visit WMMA's site to learn more and access their information on Cue Career.
USTMA Publishes Report on U.S. Scrap Tire Management
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has issued a report on the scrap tire market in the U.S. for 2017.
The report indicates that over 81 percent of scrap tires are reused to make products including tire-derived fuel and rubber modified asphalt. This marks a stark contrast from figures reported in 1991, which showed that only 10percent of tires were reused and there were over one billion scrap tires in stock piles. Since then, the USTMA has made continuing efforts to repurpose scrap tires, and currently there are about 60-percent fewer tires in stockpiles.
The report also reveals that the use of tire-derived fuel continues to increase with the strong performance of the construction industry, and that a common re-use application in the ground rubber market is molded and extruded products like mats, garbage cans, flooring and landscaping, and playground mulch.
Read more and see the full report for free on USTMA's website.
WDMA Launches Podcasts to Examine Big Issues in the Window, Door, and Skylight Industry
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has started a new podcast series that explores topics that impact the window, door, and skylight industry.
WDMA Open & Close will analyze topical issues for their stakeholders, conduct interviews with industry leaders and experts, and offer different perspectives on the changing business conditions, political developments, and consumer preferences that affect the industry.
Two podcasts are currently available:
- Trade/Tariff Discussion; Interview with HOPPE President
- WDMA Market Study Results; Soft Tech Interview on Technology Trends
See WDMA's website to access the free podcasts.
WQA Initiates Crisis Response Blog
The Water Quality Association (WQA), an ANSI member, has launched a new blog that provides resources and information on water supplies in the aftermath of disasters such as Hurricane Florence.
The blog includes headlines, videos, podcasts, news releases, and photos that assist the public in the event of severe weather emergencies that impact water supplies.
"We wanted to make sure members as well as residents have access to the WQA resources about how water quality can be affected by flooding," said WQA executive director Pauli Undesser. "We also want to keep people informed about what our members are doing to help in the recovery efforts."