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Travelocity Founder to Keynote
NEMA Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference

Terry Jones, founder of, will be the keynote speaker at NEMA’s 80th Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference to be held Saturday, November 11, to Monday, November 13, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC.

The theme of the conference is: "As NEMA Turns 80, It’s Back to the Future—Solutions for a Flatter, Technology-Driven World." More...

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Invensys Awarded Multimillion Dollar Automation Contract for Refinery Project in Qatar
GSEC of Seoul, Korea, has awarded Invensys Process Systems a multimillion dollar automation contract to provide an integrated process control, safety, asset management, and plant information system solution for a refinery in Qatar. 8/22/06

University of California San Diego Medical Center Chooses Agfa’s IMPAX RIS
The University of California San Diego Medical Center has chosen IMPAX radiology information system for hospitals to join the Agfa Healthcare solutions in PACS, orthopedics, women’s care, computed radiography and speech recognition. 8/21/06

Johnson Controls Installs Security Solution at Broward County Schools
Johnson Controls is installing an innovative security solution designed to protect students in the nation’s sixth largest school district, Broward County Public Schools in Florida, helping it to comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act. 8/18/06

Honeywell Wins Bid from Qatar Shell for Gas-to-Liquids Facilities
Honeywell will design and implement the integrated process automation and control system for one of the world's largest gas to liquids plants. 8/18/06

Dresser-Rand Signs Agreement with Ingersoll Rand to Distribute and Service Microturbines
Dresser-Rand Company has signed an agreement with Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems, under which Dresser-Rand will be a global distributor and provide a service support network in the oil and gas market for the microturbine product line. 8/15/06

Honeywell Wins Contract to Upgrade South African Power Station
Honeywell has been awarded a three-year contract worth $41.4 million by Eskom, the national electricity utility of South Africa, to upgrade the company's Grootvlei electric utility power plant. 8/14/06

ABB Equipment to Help Strengthen South Africa's Power Grid
ABB has won a $30 million contract from South African utility Eskom for equipment that will help strengthen power grid reliability. 8/14/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Eaton Announces Tender Offer for Chinese Electrical Company Senyuan International Holdings
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will make a voluntary general offer for the shares of Senyuan International Holdings Limited. 8/23/06

Itron to Acquire Flow Metrix, Inc.
Itron Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of Flow Metrix, Inc., in a cash-for-stock merger. 8/17/06

ABB Acquires Raffin Electric Company Ltd.
ABB, the power and automation technology company, has acquired the assets of the manufacturing and industrial contracting units of Raffin Electric Company Ltd. 8/17/06

Cooper Power Systems Acquires Cannon Technologies
Cooper Industries has announced the acquisition by Cooper Power Systems, Inc., of Cannon Technologies, Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of automation technologies for monitoring and metering, and energy management by electrical utilities. 8/16/06



Rice, Trotter to Head GE’s Two Biggest Units
General Electric Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey R. Immelt announced the appointments of John G. Rice to lead GE's Infrastructure business and Lloyd G. Trotter to head GE's Industrial business. Trotter also has been named a GE vice chairman. 8/24/06

Farrell Elected to 3M Board of Directors
3M’s board of directors elected W. James Farrell, retired chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc., to the board. 8/16/06



GrafTech Announces Its Fourth Consecutive R&D 100 Award
GrafTech International Ltd. has been awarded the prestigious R&D 100 Award for the fourth consecutive year. 8/24/06

Agfa Heartlab Cardiovascular Ranks No. 1 in KLAS Report
Agfa HealthCare's Heartlab cardiovascular solution for cardiology image and information management received the top rating for Cardiology PACS in the KLAS mid-year report. 8/17/06


NEMA Publishes Guide for Precautionary Labeling of Arc-Welding Products
NEMA has published EW 6-2006, Guidelines for Precautionary Labeling of Arc-Welding and Cutting Products. It is intended for manufacturers and suppliers in the arc welding and cutting industry. 8/23/06

NEMA Provides Quality Control Manual Template Standards for X-ray Imaging
NEMA has published two new standards, XR 22-2006, “Quality Control Manual” Template for Manufacturers of Displays and Workstations Labeled for Final Interpretation in Full-Field Digital Mammography, and XR 23-2006, “Quality Control Manual” Template for Manufacturers of Hardcopy Output Devices Labeled for Final Interpretation in Full-field Digital Mammography. 8/14/06


Sonora Medical Systems Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
Sonora Medical Systems, a supplier of aftermarket products, services, and test equipment to the medical imaging market, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in business. 8/23/06


August 28, 2006
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