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NEMA Chosen to Conduct USTDA Standards Programs in China

NEMA will organize a series of U.S.-led training and cooperation seminars for Chinese industry and government officials. The association will set up the workshops and provide on-site organization for the multi-sector series of programs.

The initiative, known as the U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program, is being sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, which will provide matching funding for approximately 25 events over the next three years. The award will be administered as a grant to the American Chamber of Commerce in China, which is retaining NEMA as a contractor and providing in-country oversight. 

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Kodak Receives 3-Year Contract With Novation for Medical Films
Eastman Kodak Co. has received a three-year contract from health care services contractor Novation to supply radiographic films and laser imagers to members of the VHA Inc. and University HealthSystem Consortium networks. 5/26/06

Hospital Enlists Johnson Controls to Install Event Management Solution
Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago has expanded its agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc., to install the Event Management Solution, powered by Emergin. 5/25/06

ABB Wins $100 million Contract with TVA
ABB has signed a five-year accord worth more than $100 million to provide the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) with transformers and services. 5/23/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Littelfuse Completes Acquisition of Concord Semiconductor
Littelfuse, Inc., has acquired Concord Semiconductor and its major subsidiaries for $25 million in cash and the assumption of $1.4 million in net debt. 6/1/06

Schneider Electric to Acquire Invensys Building Systems
Schneider Electric will acquire Invensys Building Systems operations in North America and Asia, subject to regulatory approvals. 5/26/06

Honeywell Completes Sale of First Technology Safety and Analysis Business
Honeywell has completed the sale of the First Technology Safety & Analysis business to HgCapital, a European private equity investor, for 50 million. 5/22/06



Schneider’s Crawford Named Chairman of Industrial Research Institute
Kent Crawford of the Schneider Electric North American Operating Division will assume the role of chairman for the Industrial Research Institute (IRI). 6/2/06

Cooper Names Pendley Chief Marketing Officer
Cooper Industries, Ltd., has named James T. Pendley to the newly created position of chief marketing officer. 5/30/06

Belden CDT Promotes Kirschner to Vice President, Manufacturing
Belden CDT Inc. has announced the promotion of Dick Kirschner to vice president, manufacturing. 5/25/06



Johnson Controls Chairman Receives National Diversity Leadership Honor
John Barth has been honored with the 2006 Leadership Award from the National Minority Supplier Development Council. 5/31/06

Siemens Named Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan
Siemens has been named Frost & Sullivan's 2006 Company of the Year for automation solutions for the automotive industry. 5/30/06

Varian Medical Systems Announces Expansion and New Manufacturing Facility in China
Varian Medical Systems is breaking ground in Beijing on a new manufacturing facility for producing medical linear accelerators for treating cancer with radiotherapy. 5/30/06

Lincoln Electric Receives President's E Star Award for Export Growth
Lincoln Electric has received the president's "E Star" Award for Exports in recognition of its achievement in supporting export growth in the U.S. business community. 5/26/06


Increase Electrical Safety Awareness with ESFI's Redesigned Website
The Electrical Safety Foundation International has announced the launch of its redesigned website, 6/1/06

EHS Council Hosting Webinar on Electronics Recycling
NEMA will be conducting a webinar called "Electronics Recycling—Current Trends, Future Challenges," hosted by Peter Muscanelli, president of the International Association of Electronics Recyclers, on July 10, 2006. 6/1/06

Confidence Declines in May EBCI, but Market Conditions Remain Strong
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current North American conditions stood at 55.8 in May. 5/31/06

NEMA/BIS Copper Market Volatility Survey Reveals "Widespread Concern"
A survey of electrical manufacturing company executives revealed widespread concern regarding volatility in the copper commodities market and its effect on the electroindustry. 5/26/06

NTCIP Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2006
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the start of National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation System Protocol (NTCIP). 5/22/06



NEMA Releases Revised Panelboard and Distribution Switchboard Standards
NEMA's Low Voltage Distribution Equipment Panelboard and Distribution Board Product Group has published two revised standards, PB 1-2006, Panelboards, and PB 2-2006, Deadfront Distribution Switchboards. 5/24/06


House of Representatives Speak Out Against Medicare Cuts in Imaging
Forty-four members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently signed a letter addressed to Rep. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, expressing strong concern with payment cuts for medical imaging services under Section 5102 of the Deficit Reduction Act. 5/25/06


Philips Donates Ultrasound Equipment Worth $2.6 Million to Improve Healthcare for Under-Served Patients Worldwide
Royal Philips Electronics has agreed to donate 50 ultrasound systems to the Global Ultrasound Equipment Donation Foundation. 6/1/06

GE, People's Republic of China Sign MOU on Environmental Technology
GE recently marked 100 years of doing business in China, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with China's National Development and Reform Commission to expand cooperation in the development of advanced environmental technologies that will support continued, sustainable growth in China over many decades. 5/31/06


June 5, 2006
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