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Color Kinetics Relights Philadelphia’s Famed Boathouse Row
Color Kinetics Incorporated announced the prominent role of its technology in the relighting of Philadelphia's famed Boathouse Row. 7/29/05

Daktronics Gets $5.7 Million Contract from University of Georgia
Daktronics, Inc., has been chosen by the University of Georgia to design, build, and install scoring, display, and sound systems at athletic venues on the campus. 7/28/05

Emerson Selected by Inco Ltd. to Automate Nickel Recovery Plant
Emerson Process Management has been chosen by Inco Ltd., Toronto, the world's second largest producer of nickel, to automate a 1/100th scale demonstration processing plant currently under construction in Argentia, Newfoundland. 7/27/05

Neptune Awards $200 Million Contract to Siemens
Neptune Regional Transmission System (RTS) has awarded Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution a contract worth more than $200 million to construct an undersea high-voltage direct-current transmission link between Sayreville, New Jersey and North Hempstead in Long Island, New York. 7/25/05

Schneider Electric Awarded Contract from ScottishPower
Schneider Electric has been awarded a five-year contract from ScottishPower for the supply of its 33kV and 11kV switchgear. 7/21/05

Siemens to Build Combined Cycle Power Plants in Germany and Norway
The Siemens Power Generation Group has secured orders in Germany and Norway for the turnkey construction of two combined cycle power plants with a total value of approximately 600 million euros. 7/21/05

3M Awarded GSA Contract for RFID File Tracking Systems
3M has been awarded a five-year schedule contract from the General Services Administration for 3M RFID file tracking systems. 7/18/05


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M to Acquire Mercury Online Solutions Inc.
3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mercury Online Solutions Inc., a provider of hardware and software technologies and network management services for digital signage and interactive kiosk networks. 7/28/05

Schneider Electric Agrees to Acquire BEI Technologies Inc.
Schneider Electric and BEI Technologies have reached an agreement for the acquisition by Schneider Electric of all shares of BEI for $35 per share in cash. 7/26/05

Eaton Signs Agreement to Purchase Tractech Holdings, Inc.
Eaton Corporation has reached agreement to purchase Tractech Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer of specialized differentials and clutch components for the commercial vehicle market, for a price of $54 million. 7/20/05

Alcan Cable Acquires Prewired Systems
Alcan Cable has completed the acquisition of Prewired Systems, LLC, a company specializing in manufactured wiring systems for the electrical industry. 7/20/05

Emerson Acquires Solartron Mobrey
Emerson has acquired Solartron Mobrey from the Roxboro Group PLC. 7/18/05



Fischer Imaging Names New CEO
Medical diagnostic equipment manufacturer Fischer Imaging Inc. has named Steven Durnil the company's new president and chief executive officer. 7/19/05



Iteris Lane Departure Warning System Wins Nissan's Global Innovation Award
Iteris Inc.'s Lane Departure Warning technology received Nissan's 2005 Global Innovation Award. 7/29/05

ABB Receives Award for Enhancing Customer Value
ABB has received the 2005 Customer Value Enhancement Award from Frost & Sullivan for delivering outstanding value to its customers worldwide. 7/25/05

GrafTech Receives Supplier of the Year Award from Federal-Mogul
GrafTech International Ltd.'s Advanced Energy Technology Inc. subsidiary recently received a Supplier of the Year designation from Federal-Mogul Corporation. 7/25/05

Honeywell Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Customer Value Enhancement
Frost & Sullivan recently presented Honeywell, Inc., with the 2005 Customer Value Enhancement Award. 7/22/05

Celestica Recognizes Texas Instruments with Global Supplier Award
Texas Instruments was recently awarded, for the second year in a row, a Partners in Performance award by Celestica for its contribution to the company in 2004. 7/19/05

Welch Allyn Named Equipment Manufacturer of the Year
Welch Allyn, a global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, was recently named Medical Group Equipment Manufacturer of the Year by its national distribution partner, Henry Schein, Inc. 7/18/05


Business Conditions Strengthen in NEMA's July EBCI; Favorable Conditions Expected to Continue
North American business conditions strengthened in July, according to NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index. 7/27/05


NEMA Applauds Passage of Comprehensive Energy Bill
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association applauds Congress for its passage of comprehensive energy legislation by a bipartisan vote. 7/29/05

NEMA Applauds House Passage of DR-CAFTA
NEMA welcomed the House of Representatives’ approval of legislation to implement the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement. 7/28/05


NEMA Supports Inaugural Health Care Finance Summit
Where is the healthcare marketplace going? What are the key factors influencing healthcare providers, medical equipment manufacturers, and the lessors who provide financing? NEMA members can find out answers to these and other key issues at the Health Care Finance Summit, September 13-14, 2005, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel-Pentagon City, in Arlington, Virginia. 7/28/05

Siemens Medical Solutions Pledges $1.5 Million to Accelerate Cancer Research
Siemens Medical Solutions has committed $1.5 million to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation in an effort to address a major impediment in the development of new technologies and treatments for cancer. 7/27/05


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