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Evan Gaddis Takes Office as NEMA President

NEMA has announced that, as of September 19,
Evan Gaddis has taken office as president of NEMA.

Gaddis, a former two-star Army general, came to NEMA after serving as president of the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association for several years.  More 

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Econolite Installs Advanced Traffic Management System in Auburn, Washington
Econolite has successfully completed another installation of icons Advanced Traffic Management System at 11 intersections in Auburn, Washington. 9/22/05

Schneider Electric Signs Contract with Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant
Schneider Electric has signed a contract with Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant, located in the State of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico, to supply the engineering, design, manufacture, shop testing, and delivery of motor control centers. 9/21/05

Johnson Controls Helping Virginia Department of Corrections Upgrade Facilities, Reduce Energy Use
The Virginia Department of Corrections recently awarded Johnson Controls an $8.2 million energy performance contract that is guaranteed to reduce annual energy and operational expenditures by $733,707 per year over the next 15 years. 9/20/05

L-3 Communications Awarded Aircraft Carrier Motor Controllers Contract
L-3 Communications SPD Electrical Systems won a contract for the design and production of motor controllers for the U.S. Navy's CVN-78 aircraft carrier. 9/19/05

Siemens Working with Edison to Ensure Dependable Power in California
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution has been awarded a major contract from Southern California Edison for a turnkey static volt amperage reactive compensation system. 9/16/05

Accenture Selects Agfa to Supply DR Solutions for IT Project in England
Agfa-Gevaert has been selected by Accenture to provide digital radiology imaging management solutions in England as part of Accenture's work for the National Health Service's Connecting for Health program. 9/16/05

Philips Concludes Historic Agreement with Alberta's Capital Health
Philips has signed a $70 million agreement with Capital Health, Canada’s largest academic health region, and the province of Alberta’s largest employer. 9/15/05

GE Healthcare Installs Centricity PACS Enterprise at Ohio Community Hospital
Upper Valley Medical Center, a non-profit hospital in Troy, Ohio, has purchased GE’s Centricity Enterprise PACS for its main facility and four outpatient sites. 9/15/05

Baptist Signs Agreement with Johnson Controls for Wireless Infrastructure
Baptist Memorial Health Care reached a $6 million agreement with Johnson Controls to install a wireless distribution infrastructure at five of its largest hospitals and the organization’s corporate office. 9/13/05


Mergers & Acquisitions

Eaton to Purchase Aerospace Fluid and Air Division of Cobham plc
Eaton Corporation announced that it has reached agreement with Cobham plc to purchase its aerospace fluid and air division for $270 million. 9/14/05



S&C Electric Company Mourns the Passing of Chairman Emeritus Conrad
John R. Conrad, chairman emeritus of S&C Electric Company, died August 30, 2005, at the age of 89. 9/12/05



DuPont Named Recipient of National Safety Council’s Green Cross Award
The National Safety Council has selected DuPont as the recipient of the 2006 Green Cross for Safety Medallion for corporate excellence in safety. 9/23/05


NEMA Critical of Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Standards Bill
NEMA condemned the passage of H.4299, a bill that would impose mandatory energy efficiency standards on a range of electrical products. 9/23/05

NEMA Lauds Introduction of Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation in Senate
NEMA announced its support for legislation sponsored by Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and ten other co-sponsors that would amend U.S. criminal code provisions imposing sanctions on traffickers in counterfeit products, as well as those who traffic in counterfeit labels and packaging. 9/15/05

NEMA Website Wins Standard of Excellence Award
The NEMA website,, has been awarded the 2005 Standard of Excellence WebAward by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). 9/13/05


Philips Helps Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
The board of management of Royal Philips Electronics has approved a donation of more than $1 million in cash and products to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, on behalf of all Philips employees worldwide. 9/23/05

Acuity Brands,  its Employees Provide Assistance to Hurricane Katrina Victims
Acuity Brands, Inc., recently announced that the company and its employees have established programs to provide over $250,000 of assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina. 9/21/05

Eaton Mobilizes Dedicated Customer Support in Wake of Hurricane Katrina
Eaton Corporation's electrical business mobilized a dedicated team to support regional customers and partners affected by Hurricane Katrina. 9/16/05

G&W Electric Supports Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
To show their support of the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, G&W recently donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Fund. 9/15/05

GE Consumer & Industrial Helps Speed Hurricane Katrina Recovery
GE Consumer & Industrial has initiated a disaster preparation and response action assigning teams of people from all its business units to help restore power and provide needed equipment, water, security, and healthcare to the affected areas. 9/13/05

Honeywell to Contribute $500,000 to Support Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Honeywell will donate up to $500,000 to support multiple programs to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. 9/13/05

Energizer Donates Flashlights, Batteries, Razors, and Funds to Hurricane Katrina Victims
Energizer Holdings, Inc., is sending 90,000 flashlights and more than 200,000 batteries to aid Hurricane Katrina relief workers and to help victims. 9/12/05

Lincoln Electric Teams With FFA for Donation of Emergency Power Generators to Gulf States
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., is partnering with the Future Farmers of America to aid in recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 9/12/05


Bodine Donates 40 DC Motors for Education
Bodine Company recently donated 40 DC motors worth over $5,000 to a robotics class at the University of California Santa Cruz, enough for one motor per student. 9/21/05

Schneider Electric Video Provides Information about Industrial Electrical Safety
Schneider Electric’s North American Operating Division has released a video titled, “It’s a Matter of Your Safety,” and is distributing it to plant facility managers, trainers of electrical workers, and others who can help prevent electrical hazards. 9/19/05

DuPont Joint Venture Building Renewable Resource Plant
A $100 million plant under construction in Tennessee,will create 50 manufacturing jobs and help create a bio-based economy that will reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil by using renewable resources to make high-performance products and energy. 9/14/05


September 26, 2005
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