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NEMA Announces Webinar on Product Counterfeiting

The NEMA Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Council, consistent with its goal to develop EHS programs to support NEMA members, will be conducting the following webinar:

Protecting Product Reputation and Brand: Key Elements of an Anti-Counterfeiting Program

Presenter: Clark R. Silcox; NEMA General Counsel
When: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; November 1, 2006

The course provides an understanding of product counterfeiting from both a legal, product safety, and marketing point of view and conveys information about how companies organize themselves to deal with this threat.

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ABB Wins Marine Orders Totaling $100 Million
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, signed contracts worth more than $100 million in September to supply Azipod propulsion, power generation, and distribution systems for four new vessels, ranging from luxury cruise liners to arctic tankers. 10/23/06

Eaton Awarded Two Additional Packages
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has recently been selected by Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, to provide two additional packages for its Phenom 100 very light jet program. 10/23/06

Emerson to Digitally Automate Several New Biodiesel Refineries
Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, recently announced that the company has been awarded a contract to provide PlantWeb® digital plant architecture and engineering support for the construction of multi-feedstock biodiesel refineries by BioSource America, Inc. 10/20/06

Schneider Electric Wins Order for 17 French Ships
Schneider Electric recently announced that its officials call the most important contract in electrical distribution ever recorded—a contract for 27 frigates. 10/19/06

Consorta Extends Two Contracts with Kodak’s Health Group
Consorta, Inc., a leading U.S. healthcare group purchasing organization, has extended two contracts with Eastman Kodak Company that will make KODAK digital imaging products available to 2,400-plus Consorta members through August 2009. 10/11/06

VirtuRad Signs Agreement with Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare recently announced that VirtuRad, a leading systems integrator and value added reseller of digital radiography equipment and services in the orthopaedic market in the United States, has signed an agreement with Agfa HealthCare to sell Agfa’s orthopaedic line of Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), expanding the relationship beyond the current sale and support of Agfa’s Computed Radiography (CR) systems. 10/11/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M Acquires Developer of 3-D Imaging Technology for Digital Dentistry
3M recently announced that it has acquired Brontes Technologies Inc., a Lexington, Massachusetts-based developer of proprietary 3-D intraoral imaging technology for $95 million in cash. 10/17/06

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




Philips Appoints New CEO of Medical Systems Division
Royal Philips Electronics recently announced the appointment of Stephen H. (Steve) Rusckowski as chief executive officer of Philips Medical Systems, effective November 1, 2006. 10/19/06

ABB Names de Saint Victor as General Counsel
ABB recently announced that it has appointed Diane de Saint Victor to the executive committee as general counsel, secretary to the board, and head of Group Function Legal and Compliance, effective January 1, 2007. 10/17/06

3M Announces New Executive Appointments
3M Company recently announced several management changes, effective immediately. 10/13/06

Lamina Ceramics Announces New President and CEO
The board of directors at Lamina Ceramics recently announced the appointment of Frank M. Shinneman as president and chief executive officer. 10/12/06



Johnson Controls Receives Top Award by Michigan Minority Business Development Council
The Michigan Minority Business Development Council, a voluntary organization that creates links between major corporations and minority businesses, recently named Johnson Controls the “2006 Corporation of the Year” for its outstanding achievements in developing diverse supplier companies. 10/18/06

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Receives Service Award from Q-Cells
Marking five years of successful collaboration, DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM), part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, recently announced that it is the proud recipient of a Q-Cells Supplier Award for its provision of metallization materials used in the construction of silicon photovoltaic cells. 10/16/06

Econolite International Awarded Barbados ATMS Project for 2007 Cricket World Cup
Econolite International, a strategic business unit of Econolite, and its West Indies distributor, A&B Electric, were recently awarded a major contract to install the icons® Advanced Traffic Management System by the Government of Barbados in preparation for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which will be held in March 2007. 10/13/06

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Scientist Honored at IMAPS and Receives William D. Ashman Award
DuPont Microcircuit Materials, part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, recently announced that Senior Scientist Roupen Keusseyan has received the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society’s (IMAPS) William D. Ashman Award. 10/12/06

Schneider Electric North American Operating Division Plant Location Wins IndustryWeek’s 2006 Best Plants Competition
IndustryWeek has recognized Schneider Electric North American Operating Division’s manufacturing plant in Peru, Indiana, as the winner of its 2006 Best Plants Competition. 10/11/06


NEMA Publishes ANSI_ANSLG C81.62-2006, American National Standard For Electric Lampholders
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG) has published ANSI_ANSLG C81.62-2006, American National Standard for Electric Lampholders. This standard sets forth the specifications for lampholders for electric lamps. 10/17/06


GE Partners with HomeAid to Fight Homelessness in Post-Katrina New Orleans and Across the Country
HomeAid, a leading national non-profit provider of housing for the homeless, recently announced a new partnership with GE Consumer & Industrial, an industry leader in major appliance, lighting, and integrated industrial equipment, systems, and services, through a cash contribution and numerous product donations that support HomeAid's efforts to end homelessness across the United States. 10/20/06

Siemens Announces Alliance with Access e-Forms
Siemens Medical Solutions recently announced an alliance with Access e-forms, which will provide healthcare organizations currently using Siemens Soarian® HIM and Enterprise Document Management (EDM) solutions with new automated forms management capabilities. 10/18/06

Siemens Medical Solutions and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Join Forces to Change Breast Cancer Statistics -
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Siemens Medical Solutions and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation are harnessing the power of the Internet to encourage early detection and treatment, and positively change breast cancer statistics. 10/16/06

GE Helped New Orleans Students Go Back to School with Donations of Equipment, Lighting, and Appliances
More than 50 New Orleans schools, all damaged by Hurricane Katrina, opened on time this fall thanks to some help from GE. 10/13/06


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