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Caterpillar Announces Retrofit Donations to Asheville, North Carolina, Transit Buses
As part of its continuing effort to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of clean-diesel technology, Caterpillar Inc., is retrofitting 16 transit buses for the city of Asheville, North Carolina. 4/21/06

Honeywell Provides Service Solution for British Sports Facilities
Honeywell has announced that its Building Solutions business is undertaking much of the mechanical and electrical service work at two sports facilities—iceSheffield and the neighboring English Institute of Sport Sheffield. 4/21/06

Johnson Controls Helps South Carolina City Upgrade Water Meter Systems
The City of Lancaster, South Carolina, recently awarded Johnson Controls, Inc., a $3.1 million performance contract that pays for the program through increased billable water usage, energy savings, and increased operational savings of $4.6 million over the next 15 years. 4/19/06

ZONARE Medical Systems Signs Kaiser Permanente Ultrasound Contract
ZONARE Medical Systems has been awarded a two-year contract with Kaiser Permanente for ZONARE’s ultrasound system. 4/17/06

Agfa HealthCare to Install Solution at Major Outpatient Imaging Group
Open System Imaging, a multi-site outpatient group in California, has selected a complete solution from Agfa for all the radiology information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communications system (PACS) needs of its seven imaging and ambulatory care facility needs. 4/10/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Regal-Beloit Corporation to Acquire Assets of Chinese Motor Manufacturer
Regal-Beloit Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Changzhou Sinya Electromotor Co. Ltd., Jiangsu Southern Sinya Electric Co. Ltd., and Changzhou Xiesheng Plastic Co. Ltd. 4/17/06

L-3 Communications Acquires Magnet-Motor GmbH
L-3 Communications recently acquired Magnet-Motor GmbH. The business has been renamed L-3 Communications Magnet-Motor and will report to L-3's products group, which is part of the company's specialized products reportable segment. 4/14/06

Siemens Plans to Acquire Controlotron
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the assets and the business of Controlotron Corporation. 4/12/06



Vincent Appointed COO of Nexans, Hauser Reappointed CEO
Nexans’ board of directors recently confirmed its confidence in Gérard Hauser, the chairman and chief executive officer, and decided to submit to the shareholders a proposal to prolong his term as director until the annual shareholders meeting to approve the 2009 accounts. 4/21/06

3M Board of Directors Elects Coffman to Serve as Lead Director
3M Company has elected Vance D. Coffman, a member of the company's board of directors since 2002, as lead director, effective immediately. 4/13/06



Philips to Receive American Heart Association's Cor Vitae Award
Philips Medical Systems will be presented with the American Heart Association’s prestigious Cor Vitae Award at the Boston Heart Ball on Saturday, May 13. 4/18/06

Johnson Controls Receives EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Award
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored Johnson Controls for outstanding efforts to protect the earth's air. 4/13/06

Gentex Receives Excellent Quality Award
Gentex Corporation has received the Excellent Quality Award from Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America. 4/11/06

Emerson Voted Best Supplier of Process Management Technologies
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, has been voted the best supplier of process management technologies in CONTROL magazine's 14th Annual Readers' Choice Awards. 4/10/06


NEMA Cautions on Misinterpreting Medical Imaging Growth Under SGR
NEMA is cautioning that the annual Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimate of increases in health expenditures under the federal government's Sustainable Growth Rate formula could be misinterpreted to mean that overall Medicare spending on medical imaging is growing faster than it really is. 4/20/06

IDEA's Industry Data Warehouse 2 Earns "Excellent" Security Ratings
IDEA, an industry owned e-commerce service provider, has announced that its Industry Data Warehouse 2 (IDW2) has earned "Excellent" security ratings by Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), the highest possible rating that can be issued. 4/18/06

Electroindustry Stock Index Continues Record Growth Levels
NEMA’s Electroindustry Stock Index grew nearly 15 percent this quarter, improving upon the record levels established in the previous two quarters. 4/10/06


NEMA Releases New Standard For Secondary, Non-Sealed Multiport Distribution Connectors
NEMA has published ANSI C119.6-2006, American National Standard for Electric Connectors—Non-Sealed, Multiport Connector Systems Rated 600 Volts or Less for Aluminum and Copper Conductors. 4/10/06


Lincoln Electric Preferred Welder of New CMT Channel Series
Launched in February 2006, Country Music Television, Inc., premiered its new reality series, Trick My Truck, featuring big-rig makeovers and top-of-the-line welding equipment from The Lincoln Electric Company. 4/18/06

Miller to Lead NAED as Chair in 2007–2008
The National Association of Electrical Distributors has named Tammy Miller, chief executive officer of Border States Electric Supply in Fargo, North Dakota, as the incoming chair-elect of the NAED board of directors. 4/17/06

Leviton Celebrates 100 Years in Business
Leviton Manufacturing Company, North America’s largest manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices, this year celebrates its 100th year in business. 4/14/06


April 24, 2006
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