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ABB Battery Energy Storage System to Reduce Costs for New York MTA
ABB has begun work on a contract with the New York Power Authority to build a battery energy storage system for New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority at its Long Island Bus refueling depot. 5/17/06

Siemens Secures 300 Million Deal to Supply Medical Technology in New Barts and Royal London Hospitals
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply the latest medical technology to Barts Hospital and The Royal London Hospital for 35 years. 5/16/06

Daktronics to Provide HD Video Display at Texas Longhorns' Stadium
The University of Texas has chosen Daktronics, Inc., to design and build the largest high-definition video display in collegiate sports for Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. 5/15/06

Honeywell Wins $6.6 Million Lifecycle Management Contract with Lyondell
Honeywell has won a six-year lifecycle management contract with Lyondell Chime France, the wholly-owned French subsidiary of Lyondell Chemical Company. 5/12/06

FUJIFILM Medical Systems Awarded Novation Film Contract
Novation LLC, the health care contracting services company of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium, has included FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA's line of film and imaging products in a new, three-year, dual-source contract. 5/11/06

ABB Wins $50 Million North Sea Power Contract
ABB has won a contract worth $50 million from BP Plc in Norway to supply equipment for an underwater power link that will increase reliable and safe electricity supply and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 5/9/06

Econolite Helps Baton Rouge Get Green Light for Hurricane Traffic
The City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge reached an impressive milestone in May 2006 with their traffic system and the installation of the 500th Econolite video detection device. 5/9/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Rockwell Automation to Acquire Change Management Software Company
Rockwell Automation, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GEPA mbH, a leading European provider of change management software for industrial automation, process control, and industrial information technology. 5/11/06

REGAL-BELOIT Corporation Announces Sale of Cutting Tools Business Unit
REGAL-BELOIT Corporation has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of the company’s Regal Cutting Tools business to YG1 Co., Ltd. 5/10/06



General Cable Announces Management Changes
Christopher F. Virgulak, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has decided to leave General Cable Corporation at the end of the year. 5/18/06

Merge Technologies Announces Changes to Senior Management Team
Bill Mortimore, who founded Merge Healthcare, who was its chief executive officer from 1987 to 2000, and who has been serving as its chief strategist and chairman of the board, has been appointed as the company's interim chief executive officer. 5/18/06

Juno Lighting Group Names Huntington President and CEO
Amelia Huntington has been named president and chief executive officer for Juno Lighting Group. 5/16/06

Cooper Industries Appoints Schrimsher to Lead Cooper Lighting
Cooper Industries, Ltd. has appointed Neil A. Schrimsher as president of its Cooper Lighting division. 5/15/06

Schneider Electric Appoints Tricoire Chairman of the Management Board and CEO
Schneider Electric shareholders met recently to modify the governance mode of the company in order to set up a management board and a supervisory board. The supervisory board appointed the management board, which has two members: Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman, and Pierre Bouchut. 5/15/06



Honeywell Wins Frost and Sullivan's 2006 Product Innovation Leadership of the Year Award
Frost and Sullivan has honored Honeywell with its 2006 Product Innovation Leadership of the Year Award in the industrial automation and process control space. 5/17/06

Gentex Honored by General Motors as a 2005 Supplier of the Year
For the ninth consecutive year and the tenth time overall, Gentex Corporation has been named a General Motors Supplier of the Year. 5/12/06


NEMA Calls for Hill Approval of Nuclear Technology Partnership with India
The U.S. electrical equipment industry, led by NEMA, is urging Congress to ratify the U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Initiative as soon as possible. 5/19/06

NEMA, Others Urge Progress in WTO Negotiations
In a letter recently published in the Financial Times, NEMA President Evan Gaddis and the heads of 15 other associations said that, contrary to assertions made previously in the publication, the Doha round of World Trade Organization negotiations is taken very seriously by business as a means of removing existing barriers to trade. 5/17/06

Shipments of Lighting Equipment Surge in First Quarter of 2006
The NEMA Lighting Systems Index increased 7.2 percent during the first quarter of 2006, climbing to its highest reading in nearly six years. 5/10/06


Energizer Launches Program to Help Gulf Residents Plan, Prepare, and Protect
Despite last year's devastation from hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, a recent poll found that only 18 percent of residents in southern states have purchased basic supplies or prepared an emergency kit this year. As a result, Energizer sheds some light on important hurricane preparedness information to help individuals prepare for the 2006 hurricane season, which begins on June 1. 5/19/06

Leviton Announces $100,000 Commitment to NAED Annual Campaign
To mark its 100-year anniversary, Leviton Manufacturing, Inc., announced a $100,000 commitment to the NAED Annual Campaign over the next five years. 5/8/06


May 22, 2006
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