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Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization.

NAM Hosts Republican Presidential Forum on Manufacturing
On November 1, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) member the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hosted the Republican Presidential Forum on Manufacturing in Iowa, bringing together Republican presidential candidates to discuss their plans to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and create jobs.

Broadcast live by Iowa Public Television and made available to other broadcasters for national coverage, the forum drew with Governor Rick Perry, Senator Rick Santorum, Representative Michele Bachmann, Representative Ron Paul, and Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Click here to hear the candidates answer questions about jobs, taxes, and other issues facing the business and manufacturing industries.

IEEE International Electrical Vehicle Conference Set for March 2012
On March 4-8, 2012, ANSI member and accredited standards developer IEEE will host the 2012 IEEE International Electrical Vehicle Conference (IEVC) Technology, Engineering, Standards - Challenges and Opportunities in Greenville, South Carolina.

The conference provides a cross-organizational platform to exchange information among thought leaders of the fast-growing electric mobility ecosystem, and to discuss new trends in technology, engineering, standards, and deployment aspects on a global scale.

To learn more, visit the Linkedin IEEE Clean Transportation Group webpage or

ASSE to Develop Joint Plumbing Dictionary
ANSI member and accredited standards developer the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) is partnering with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) to develop a joint plumbing dictionary, with the aim of bringing the plumbing community one step closer to having consistent, globally accepted terminology.

The dictionary will combine the current publications issued by each organization, which share a focus on providing technical expertise to ensure that plumbing systems are designed, installed, and maintained in the interest of public health and safety.

For more information on the project, or to provide input, contact ASSE managing editor Ben Ryan at [email protected].

TUV Rheinland Applies for Accreditation as an ANSI ASD
TUV Rheinland has submitted an application for accreditation as an ANSI accredited standards developer. TUV Rheinland's proposed scope of standards activity would encompass photovoltaic modules and their components, photovoltaic racks, photovoltaic trackers, and photovoltaic power plant components.

To obtain a copy of TUV Rheinland's proposed operating procedures, or to offer comments, contact Jerry Novacek, quality manager, TUV Rheinland (480.966.1700 ext. 151; [email protected]). Comments should be submitted by December 12, 2011, with a copy to Jim Thompson, the recording secretary of ANSI's Executive Standards Council ([email protected]; fax: 212.840.2298).

To view or download a copy of TUV Rheinland's proposed operating procedures, click here.


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