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Johnson Controls-Saft Joint Venture Awarded Program for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions (JCS) recently announced that the company has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with a major vehicle manufacturer to supply lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries. 9/08/06

ABB Wins $210 Million Energy Contract in Algeria
ABB won a contract worth more than $210 million from the Algerian oil and gas company Sonatrach to expand existing compressor and power systems. 9/06/06

Belgian AZ Imelda Hospital and AZ Groeninge Hospital Contract AGFA HealthCare for Comprehensive ORBIS Hospital IT Solution
AGFA HealthCare will start the first implementation phase of its ORBIS hospital IT solution at the Belgian AZ Groeninge hospital in Kortrijk and the AZ Imelda Hospital in Bonheiden. Company officials say ORBIS is a leading hospital and clinical IT system that is designed to manage the entire patient flow through all departments. 9/05/06

Alberta Health Organization Places Large Order for KODAK CR, DR Systems
The Regional Shared Health Information Program (RSHIP), Alberta, Canada, has placed a multi-million-dollar order for dozens of KODAK DIRECTVIEW Computed Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) Systems. 9/01/06

Dresser-Rand Secures Contract for Compression Equipment in China
Dresser-Rand Company recently supplied high-efficiency DATUM centrifugal compression equipment to Dalian Petrochemical Company for its refinery in Northeast China. Dalian produces gasoline for automobiles. 8/30/06

ABB Wins Five-Year Full Service Contract in U.S
ABB recently signed an agreement with Cooper Tire and Rubber Company to manage maintenance operations at its Albany, Georgia, plant in the United States. 8/30/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Schneider Electric Strengthens Position in European Remote Management Market by Acquiring France's Napac
Schneider Electric announced recently that its Sorhodel Bardin SAS subsidiary has acquired Napac SA, an Air Liquide subsidiary that is a leading French provider of intelligent remote management solutions for the infrastructure market. 9/11/06

Eaton Completes Purchase of Fine Filtration Business
Eaton Corporation recently announced it completed its purchase of the Ronningen-Petter industrial fine filtration business from Dover Resources, Inc. 9/07/06

Siemens Completes Acquisition of Diagnostic Products Corporation
Siemens has completed its acquisition of Diagnostic Products Corporation (DPC), marking a significant milestone for Siemens as it enters the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) market. 9/05/06

Johnson Controls Buys Florida HVAC Firm
Johnson Controls Inc. said recently it has purchased Environmental Technologies Inc., a Largo, Florida, manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning products. 9/01/06



Kodak Names Diane Wilfong as Controller
Eastman Kodak Company announced that its board of directors recently elected Diane E. Wilfong as controller, effective September 5, 2006, reporting to Robert H. Brust, Kodak’s chief financial officer. 09/11/06

Merge Healthcare Announces New President, Chief Executive Officer, and Additional Members to Board of Directors
Merge Healthcare, recently announced the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer, Kenneth D. Rardin, and his appointment to the board of directors.  09/08/06

Leupp joins ABB Group Executive Committee to Head Power Systems Division
ABB’s Peter Leupp, country manager of ABB in China, has been appointed to the Group Executive Committee as head of the Power Systems division. 8/31/06

Nokia and Siemens Announce Business Unit and Regional Leaders
Nokia and Siemens recently announced the business unit and regional leadership team for Nokia Siemens Networks. 8/30/06



Square D Recognized as Outstanding Distribution Supplier by Rexel
Square D®, best known in the United States as Schneider Electric's flagship brand for electrical distribution and industrial control products, systems and services, was presented with Rexel's prestigious Outstanding Distribution Supplier Award at its President's Club Sales Award event held April 29 in Cancun, Mexico. 09/06/06

Panasonic's O'Neil Named One of the Power 50 Women of the Channel by VARBusiness Magazine
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable and reliable notebook PCs, has announced that Sheila O'Neil, senior director of channel sales, has been recognized by CMP Technology's VARBusiness magazine as one of the top 50 women in the technology integration business. 8/29/06


NEMA Named TAG Administrator for IEC Nanotechnology Committee
NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, has announced that the association has been assigned by the Technical Management Committee (TMC) of the U.S. National Committee for IEC as the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrator for the newly established IEC/TC 113, nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems. 9/05/06

North American Business Conditions Deteriorate in August
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions declined for the fourth month in a row in August and, at 46.2, came to rest below the 50-point mark separating a reading indicative of sectoral expansion from one suggestive of contraction. Previously, the index had topped 50 points for 39 months in a row. 8/28/06



NEMA Publishes KS 2-2006, Distribution Equipment Switch Application Guide
NEMA has published KS 2-2006, Distribution Equipment Switch Application and Maintenance Guide, A User’s Reference. This publication is a guide of practical information containing instructions for the proper installation, operation, and maintenance of distribution equipment switches rated 600 volts or less. 8/30/06

NEMA Publishes LE 4-2006, Recessed Luminaires, Ceiling Compatibility
NEMA has published LE 4-2006, Recessed Luminaires, Ceiling Compatibility. Its purpose is to establish standardized dimensions for recessed luminaires that, if adhered to, will ensure compatibility with conventional generic ceiling suspension systems. 8/30/06

NEMA Publishes RV 3-2006, Application and Installation Guidelines for Flexible and Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduits
NEMA has published RV 3-2006, Application and Installation Guidelines for Flexible and Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduits. The purpose of this standard is to offer practical information on correct usage and industry recommended practices for the installation of Flexible Metal Conduit (Type FMC) and Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit (Type LFMC) in accordance with the National Electrical Code® (NEC®). 8/30/06


ANSI Committee to Discuss Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C18-5 subcommittee on rechargeable battery safety standards will meet on October 3-4, 2006, at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. 9/08/06

World Standards Day 2006 Celebrates Standards and Partnerships
The U.S. celebration of World Standards Day 2006 will be held on Wednesday, October 11, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. 9/05/06


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