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NEMA Releases Guidance on EPACT 2005 Commercial Building’s Tax Deduction Certification Letters

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has issued its Guidance on Energy Policy Act Commercial Building’s Tax Deduction Certification Letters to answer the many questions received from project contractors and designers on how to satisfy the project certification requirements of EPAct 2005. The NEMA document provides sample language and examples for how the certification letter may be done.

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VA Contracts with Elekta and IMPAC for Radiation Oncology Systems and Healthcare IT Solutions
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) renewed its contract with Elekta, Inc., for radiation oncology products for one year, with the option of three additional extension years. 10/10/06

Color Kinetics and OSRAM SYLVANIA Announce Licensing Agreement
Color Kinetics Incorporated and OSRAM SYLVANIA recently announced an agreement in which OSRAM SYLVANIA will license Color Kinetics’ patents for a product to be marketed by Gotham Architectural Downlighting, an Acuity Brands company. 10/06/06

ABB Wins $70 million in Orders to Strengthen Power Grid in Algeria
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded three contracts worth $70 million in total to supply power products and systems that will help Algeria meet rising demand for electricity. 10/05/06

Kodak Announces Digital Imaging and Information Systems Orders from North American Healthcare Facilities
Eastman Kodak Company's Health Group announced it recently signed contracts for its KODAK CARESTREAM Radiology Solutions and KODAK CARESTREAM Information Management Solutions with leading healthcare facilities throughout North America. 10/04/06

Siemens Awarded $19.1 Million Baggage Handling System Contract for New Detroit North Terminal Project
Siemens recently was awarded a $19.1 million design and build contract from Walbridge/Barton Malow LLC for an inline baggage handling system as a part of the new Detroit North Terminal redevelopment project. 9/26/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M to Acquire Biotrace International PLC
3M and Biotrace International PLC recently announced an offer to acquire the entire issued and future issued share capital of Biotrace International PLC, a Bridgend, UK-based manufacturer and supplier of industrial microbiology products whose shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange. 10/10/06



SLI Lighting Announces Fred Engel as New President
SLI Lighting recently named Frederik (Fred) Engel as the new president of U.S. Distribution. In his new role, Engel will lead the company’s North American initiatives, based out of its office in Mullins, South Carolina. 10/04/06

GE Appoints Santiago to Senior Vice President and Marino to Officer
GE recently announced the appointment of a new company senior vice president and a new company officer. 10/02/06



ABB Earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2006 Global Market and Product Leadership Award
ABB recently earned the Frost & Sullivan "Growth Excellence in Market and Product Leadership of the Year Award for 2006 Low Voltage Drives." 10/06/06

Supported by Siemens Medical Solutions, Chester County Hospital Wins Prestigious Award
The Chester County Hospital (TCCH), West Chester, Pennsylvania, was named the 2006 Gold Winner of the North American Global Excellence in Business Process Management (BPM) and Workflow Award, acknowledging the positive impact on both clinical and business outcomes that the hospital has derived from its implementation of a Siemens Medical Solutions’ workflow management solution for healthcare. 9/29/06

Emerson Named Best Provider of Process Management Technology by Chemical Industry Professionals for Third Consecutive Year
Emerson was recently named the Best Technology Provider of process management products in seven categories in Chemical Processing magazine's third annual Readers' Choice Awards. 10/03/06

Schneider Electric North American Operating Division Plant Location Wins IndustryWeek Award
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division recently announced that its manufacturing plant in Peru, Indiana, was recognized by IndustryWeek as a winner of its annual Best Plants Competition. 09/28/06


GE Vice Chairman Lloyd Trotter to Receive NEMA’s Falk Award
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced that it will present its 2006 Bernard T. Falk Award to GE Vice Chairman Lloyd Trotter, recognizing his many contributions to the electroindustry and to NEMA. 10/05/06

NEMA Applauds FERC Ruling on Spare Transformers
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today commended the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the approval of a utility industry request to recover the costs of spare transformers kept in inventory in order to meet demand if an event should disturb electrical grid reliability. 9/27/06

EBCI for Current North American Business Conditions Declines in September; Future Sentiment Gauge Rebounds
On the heels of an extraordinarily strong burst of activity over the last 12 to 15 months, current North American business conditions declined for a second straight month in September, according to NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI). 9/27/06

NEMA Calls for Use of Newer Data in Department of Energy Analysis of Transformer Standard Efficiency
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today asked the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to consider using newer data in the economic analysis of efficiency levels in certain electrical transformers. 9/26/06


Energizer ReTreat Will Provide Spa Services at Cancer Centers and Race Sites
Energizer and its renowned Energizer Bunny(R) will lend support this fall to a group of women known for their persistence, determination, and courage to keep going. 10/06/06

Fujifilm Launches Images of Health: Mammograms for a Million Moms Campaign in Collaboration with the National Breast Cancer Foundation
Every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer, yet more than half of women over the age of 40 do not know how critical breast cancer screening is or do not have the means to get a mammogram regularly. 10/05/06

Philips Joins Forces with A Heart For Sports to ‘Save an Athlete’ -
Philips announced recently it is working with A Heart For Sports (AHFS) to conduct a cardiac screening event at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) that includes both electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) exams. 10/03/06

Lincoln Electric Canada Sponsors New Discovery Channel Series Patent Bending
The Lincoln Electric Company of Canada announced its sponsorship of the Discovery Channel’s new program, Patent Bending, televised every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., Canadian Eastern Time. 10/02/06

Eaton Donates $60,000 to Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Eaton Corporation announced recently that it has donated $60,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Eaton's grant will be used to sponsor the construction of a home in Raleigh, North Carolina. 9/29/06

Thermostat Recycling Corp. Releases First Half Mercury Collection Totals; 60 Thousand Thermostats Recycled
The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) announced that it recovered more than 60,000 thermostats containing over 575 pounds of mercury between January and June of 2006; this represents an increase of 10,000 thermostats and 115 pounds of mercury over the first half of 2005. 9/28/06

Underwriters Laboratories Launches Education Initiative for NJATC Apprentice Electricians
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) recently announced the launch of a new education and scholarship program for the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC). 9/28/06

Lincoln Electric and The United Association Team Up to Train the Trainers
The United Association (UA) and Lincoln Electric teamed up for the 53rd UA Instructor Training Program at Washtenaw County Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 9/27/06

Eaton Donates $5,000 to the American Cancer Society
Eaton Corporation announced recently that it has donated $5,000 to the American Cancer Society in Everett. The funds will be used to support community education and prevention programs. 9/27/06

New Standards Portal Focuses on U.S.-China Trade
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), announced recently the launch of a Standards Portal that will facilitate the trade of goods and services between the United States and the People's Republic of China. 9/26/06


October 10 , 2006
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