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Contents
Feature: The ASTM Test Monitoring Center
by Dr. John L. Zalar

Feature: Going Global: The Importance of International Standards
by Joan Sterling

Plain Talk for a New Generation
Comments from ASTM President Jim Thomas

TECH NEWS
Pole Vaulting Standards
Low-Slope Roofing
Sulfur in Diesel Fuel
DOE Cites ASTM Standards
Cellulosic Fiber Insulation
Insulation Boards
Loose-Fill Insulation
Risk-Based Site Remediation
Furniture Tipover
Packaging Instrumentation
Radiographic Imaging of Concrete

Global Notebook:
News on Standardization Around the Nation and the World

Letters to the Editor

People--Member Profile: Zdenek Hejzlar

Calendar of ASTM Meetings

Approved ASTM Standards Actions

Copyright 2001, ASTM

IN THIS ISSUE

In two feature articles on testing and standards, we learn about the 25-year history of the ASTM Test Monitoring Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the need for internationally accepted standards and their effect on manufacturers and certifying organizations.