Archive for September, 2012

Copper Training with the United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices CDA instructs with hands-on training & course work for the plumbing and pipefitting industry

September 28th, 2012 No comments

By Victoria Prather, Manager, Communications CDA

This summer marked the 59th year for the United Association Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  More than 1,200 UA plumbing, pipefitting, welding, sprinkler fitting and HVAC journeymen and apprentices came together from across the U.S. and Canada.  As communications manager for the Copper Development Association, I had the privilege of attending and observing both the events and classroom instruction again this year.
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Join us for National Plug In Day on September 23 for a Salute to the Auto Industry & the Electric Vehicle

September 21st, 2012 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President OEM

There’s something even more American than professional football happening this Sunday. “National Plug In Day” is a salute to the ingenuity of the auto industry and the electric vehicle. And copper is the mighty metal powering EVs as they take to the road in greater numbers. Read more…

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Plugged In and Loving It

September 21st, 2012 No comments

By John Hipchen, Technical Marketing Consultant, Excel Consulting Group, Palatine, IL

Sunday is National Plug In Day, and for those of you considering an EV purchase, I say, “Go for it.” As an owner of a Nissan Leaf, I’ve found my EV experience to be both fun and rewarding. Read more…

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Updated Information on New Motor Technology Coming Soon

September 20th, 2012 No comments

By Richard deFay, CDA Project Manager, Sustainable Energy

We’re pleased to announce that CDA is supporting the Department of Energy (DOE) and Washington State University in creating a guide for industrial motor management. It’s the first revision in more than a decade and contains new information about updated technology – including the copper rotor motor. This new resource is expected to be available next month online through the DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office website. Read more…

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Copper in Stormwater Roof Runoff: Science Holds Answers

September 12th, 2012 No comments

By Joe Gorsuch, CDA Manager,  Health,  Environment and Sustainable Development

Joe Gorsuch works with environmental regulations and the collection of ecological toxicity data.  For 30 years prior to joining the CDA in March, 2009, he worked with Kodak, conducting environmental effects and stability studies on chemicals in the laboratory and outdoors to register chemicals for the photographic industry.  From 2005 to 2009 he was President and Owner of Gorsuch Environmental Managements Services, Inc. [GEMS, Inc.] coordinating environmental studies.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, focusing on Aquatic Toxicology, both from Purdue University.  Read more…

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Antimicrobial Copper: Your New Weapon in the Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs)

September 8th, 2012 No comments

Join us for a Free Interactive Webinar with a Live Q&A, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Time: 8 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Central/11 a.m. Eastern

Free registration:
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