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The Electroindustry Economic Outlook Service is a subscription-based, regularly updated compendium of the information that industry professionals and executives most often request. Content is drawn from a wealth of data sources, including numerous U.S. government and international data agencies, the highly respected Global Insight® model of the U.S. economy, and NEMA/BIS’s own proprietary forecast models.

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Johnson Controls Helps Ohio City Upgrade Water Meter Systems, Increase Efficiency
The City of Middletown, Ohio, recently awarded Johnson Controls, Inc., an $8 million performance contract that pays for the program through increased billable water usage and increased operational savings over the next 10 years. 4/7/06

Johnson Controls Wins Contract with the BBC
Johnson Controls, Inc., has won a new contract to provide facilities management services to the BBC's property portfolio in London and Scotland. 4/5/06

Kodak to Supply Consorta Members with Secure E-Mail Services
Consorta, Inc., has awarded Eastman Kodak Company a three-year contract for secure e-mail services. 3/31/06

ABB Wins $65 Million Order to Boost Power Reliability in California
ABB has won a $65 million substation order that will increase the reliability of power supply in the city of Anaheim, California. 3/30/06

Eaton Contracted to Cut Diesel Truck Idling Emissions and Save Fuel
Eaton Corporation has received a $65 million contract from IdleAire Technologies Corp. for a system that eliminates most diesel truck idling at truck stops. 3/30/06

Eaton to Supply Hybrid Power Systems for Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Buses
Eaton Corporation has been selected to provide hybrid power systems for two prototype buses to be built by Beiqi Foton AUV Bus Company. 3/27/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

A. O. Smith Completes Acquisition of GSW
A. O. Smith Corporation has completed its acquisition of GSW Inc., a Canadian-based manufacturer of water heaters and building products, with 2005 sales of approximately $520 million, for approximately $340 million in cash. 4/5/06

Eaton Announces Acquisition of Marina Power and Lighting
Eaton Corporation announced that it has acquired Marina Power and Lighting, a manufacturer of marine duty electrical distribution products. 4/4/06

Schneider Electric to Acquire Merten GmbH & Co.
Schneider Electric will acquire Merten GmbH & Co., which designs, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive range of wiring devices for medium and high end segments (flush, mounted, weather proof switches), and offers control products and systems for lighting, closing, HVAC, and security applications. 4/3/06

Honeywell to acquire Sempra Generation’s Energy Services Group
Honeywell has reached an agreement to acquire the energy services group of Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. 3/29/06

Itron to Acquire Quantum Consulting Inc.
Itron Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase Quantum Consulting Inc., a nationally recognized energy consulting firm based in Berkeley, California. 3/28/06



Merge Healthcare Hires White as President of Merge eMed
Robert J. White has joined Merge Technologies Incorporated, d.b.a. Merge Healthcare, as president of Merge eMed. 4/5/06

Color Kinetics Realigns Executive Team
Color Kinetics Inc., has announced that co-founder Ihor Lys will become chief scientist and Fritz Morgan will be promoted to chief technology officer. 3/29/06

Petratis Ranked Among Top Executives for Safety
In the February issue of Safety + Health magazine, Schneider Electric North American Operating Division Chief Executive Officer Dave Petratis was featured as one of the 2006 CEOs Who “Get It.” 3/28/06



American Power Product Wins a Best of FOSE Award
American Power Conversion has announced that its new InfraStruXure InRow RC data center cooling unit has been named a Best of FOSE winner by the editors of Government Computer News and its sister publication Washington Technology. 4/7/06

Federal-Mogul Facility Receives Toyota's Excellent Quality Award
Federal-Mogul Corporation's Athens, Alabama, sealing systems facility recently received Toyota's Excellent Quality Award for 2005. 4/6/06

Grainger Recognizes Schneider Electric North American Operating Division as Outstanding Supplier
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division was recently presented with Grainger's prestigious Partners in Performance Supplier Award for 2005. 4/6/06

Honeywell Receives Second Straight Supplier Excellence Award From Infineon Technologies
Honeywell announced that its Electronic Materials business has been awarded a Supplier Excellence Award from Infineon Technologies for the category of chemical supply. 4/5/06

3M, GE, Lithonia Lighting, Osram Sylvania Receive Energy Star Awards
NEMA member companies 3M, GE Consumer & Industrial, Lithonia Lighting, and Osram Sylvania were among the 67 organizations recently honored by DOE and EPA for their accomplishments and leadership in the Energy Star® program. 3/29/06

Johnson Controls Wins Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award
Johnson Controls was named a recipient of Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier award for outstanding performance in providing products and services deemed essential to Intel’s success. 3/27/06

Honeywell Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Expertise in Energy Services
Frost & Sullivan selected Honeywell as the recipient of the 2006 Industry Innovation & Advancement Award for its industry-leading approach of integrating supply- and demand-side measures to help its clients save on energy expenses. 3/27/06


NEMA Urges California Assembly to Study Battery Issue Before Enacting Burdensome Deposit Legislation
NEMA is declaring strong opposition to proposed legislation AB 2271, “The California Household Battery Recycling Act.”  4/7/06

NEMA Sponsoring Energy Efficiency Conference in New Delhi, India
NEMA is co-sponsoring the U.S.-India Energy-Efficiency Technology Cooperation Conference in New Delhi, India, May 2 to 3, 2006. 4/4/06

NEMA Says Certain Provisions of SB2464 Would Impede Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Efforts
NEMA recently expressed concern about certain provisions of SB2464 that passed in the Massachusetts Senate that would require manufacturers of mercury containing products to fund collection and recycling programs. 3/31/06

NEMA's EBCI Indicates Electroindustry Growth for 35th Straight Month
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current North American business conditions continued to flash very positive signals in March. The index measured 66.1 points, nearly unchanged from February’s similarly robust reading. 3/27/06


April 10, 2006
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