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Agfa HealthCare Wins Multi-Million Euro Contract for Implementation of Healthcare IT System
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, the University Hospital Center of Toulouse, France, has chosen Agfa HealthCare to implement ORBIS, Agfa’s clinical and administrative information system. 6/16/06

Honeywell Gets Contract Extension for Work on Unmanned Aircraft
The U.S. Army has extended its contract with Honeywell to continue work on the $39 million development and demonstration of unmanned aerial equipment. 6/13/06

Dresser-Rand to Help China Produce Clean Alternative to Petroleum
Dresser-Rand has secured a $17 million contract for compression equipment with Shenhua Coal Liquefaction Corporation, Inner Mongolia, China. 6/13/06

ABB Wins $180 Million Order for Undersea Power Link in Italy
ABB has won an order from Terna SpA, a leading energy company that operates the Italian transmission system. 6/12/06

Nexans to Supply Cables for Offshore Wind Farms
The British company Centrica Energy has awarded Nexans a contract to supply submarine cables for its Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms. 6/9/06

Kodak Signs Contract With Novation for Computed Radiography Systems
Eastman Kodak Company has signed a multi-source agreement with Novation making Kodak's computed radiography systems available to more than 3,000 VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium members and facilities. 6/8/06

DOE Awards $1.7 Million to Color Kinetics to Develop Solid-State Lamps
Color Kinetics Inc. has received $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop solid-state lamps to replace traditional 60-watt incandescent light bulbs. 6/7/06

ABB Wins $44 Million Power Contract in Qatar
ABB has won a contract from General Electric Co. to supply power equipment for a project to help Qatar meet the growing demand for water and electricity. 6/5/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Royal Philips Electronics to Buy Intermagnetics
Philips will acquire Intermagnetics General Corp. for $1.3 billion in cash. 6/16/06

Littelfuse to Acquire Catalina Performance Accessories Inc.
Littelfuse, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Catalina Performance Accessories Inc., for $4.5 million in cash. 6/15/06

3M to Acquire Safety Business of POMP Medical and Occupational Health Products LLC
3M will acquire the safety business of POMP Medical and Occupational Health Products LLC, a key provider of products such as earplugs, eyewear, and hand creams. 6/12/06



Siemens Energy & Automation Names Chief Operating Officer
Siemens Energy and Automation has appointed Dennis Sadlowski COO. 6/15/06

Siemens Medical Solutions Appoints Three New Executive Leaders
Siemens Medical Solutions has announced three new executives, and has named Heinrich Kolem to the position of president and chief executive officer of the Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Customer Solutions Group. 6/9/06

Belden CDT Appoints Kumra President of Asian Operations
Belden CDT Inc. has named Naresh Kumra president, Asian operations, and Louis Pace vice president, business development. 6/8/06



Schneider Electric North American Operating Division Plant Wins State Safety Council Award
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division's switchboard manufacturing plant in Schiller Park, Illinois, was recognized by OSHA and the Illinois Safety Council with the Best Safety Performance Award for 2005. 6/15/06


NEMA Calls On Washington and Brussels For Action at U.S.-EU Summit
NEMA President Evan Gaddis, in a letter to Susan Schwab, the new United States Trade Representative, called upon the governments of the United States and the European Union to work together to address several pressing issues at the upcoming U.S.-EU Summit meeting. The session will take place in Vienna, Austria, on June 21. 6/12/06

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. 6/10/06


Johnson Controls Enters $3 Million Discovery World Sponsorship
Johnson Controls Inc. has awarded $3 million—its largest grant ever—to Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, the maritime education and technology museum being built on Milwaukee's lakefront. 6/14/06

3M to Build Safety Products Manufacturing Facility in Korea
3M will build a safety products manufacturing plant in Korea to meet the growing demand for respiratory protection products in Asia. 6/7/06

Eaton to Establish New $21 Million Engineering Research Center for Fluid Power Technology
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has joined National Fluid Power Association members, seven universities, and the National Science Foundation to create a new engineering research center for compact and efficient fluid power. 6/6/06


June 19, 2006
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