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Shipments of Lighting Equipment Decline
for Second Consecutive Quarter

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index slipped 0.6 percent between the second and third quarter of 2006. Domestic shipments of emergency lighting, fixtures, and large and miniature lamps all posted increases from the prior quarter, while fluorescent ballasts experienced a decline in shipments before adjustment for typical seasonal variations.  

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ABB Wins $180 Million Power Contract
ABB recently announced that it has received a $180 million order from Hydro-Québec to strengthen the electrical transmission grid between the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. 11/20/06

3M Awarded Contract to Deploy 3M Identity Document Issuance System for Nigeria
The Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council has recently selected NEMA member 3M to deploy the 3M Identity Document Issuance System for the Nigerian Seafarers’ Identity Document (SID). 11/17/06

Hospital San José Tec de Monterrey in Mexico Purchases Kodak’s Digital Medical Imaging and Information Systems
Eastman Kodak Company recently announced that the Hospital San José Tec de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, has chosen to use its digital medical image and information management systems. 11/17/06

ABB and ALC Join Forces in Facility Automation
ABB and Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) have recently agreed to jointly pursue facility automation projects, focusing on GxP production, laboratory, and clean room facilities, as well as other critical or regulated environments. 11/08/06

Dresser-Rand Receives $63 Million Order for Marathon's Louisiana Refinery Expansion Project
Marathon Petroleum Company LLC, a wholly-owned unit of Marathon Oil Corporation, has selected Dresser-Rand Company, a subsidiary of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., for the supply of compression equipment for the planned expansion of its Garyville, LA, refinery. 11/07/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Philips Completes Acquisition of Intermagnetics General Corporation
Royal Philips Electronics recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Intermagnetics General Corporation (Intermagnetics). 11/16/06

Honeywell Reaches Agreement to Sell First Technology Automotive and Special Products to Sensata Technologies B.V.
Honeywell, Inc., recently announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell First Technology Automotive and Special Products (FTAS) to Sensata Technologies B.V., a portfolio company of Bain Capital LLC, for $90 million. 11/14/06

3M Reaches Agreements to Sell its Pharmaceuticals Business
NEMA member 3M recently announced that it has entered into agreements to sell its global branded pharmaceuticals business for approximately $2.1 billion in several regions. 11/14/06




Bernard Larrouturou Joins Schneider Electric as Senior Vice President, Innovation
Schneider Electric recently announced that Bernard Larrouturou has joined the company as senior vice president, Innovation. 11/15/06



Lightolier Awarded First Place in 2006 ACE Awards for Fifth Year
Lightolier, Inc., recently announced that it has been awarded top manufacturer, as well as “most specified” company in the 2006 Architects’ Choice for Excellence (ACE) Awards, as voted by readers of Architectural Lighting and Architect (formerly Architecture) magazines. 11/13/06

Philips Lighting Recognized by EPA for First-Ever Company-Wide Waste Minimization Efforts
Philips Lighting Company, the U.S.-based lighting company affiliated with Royal Philips Electronics, was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the first company in the United States to launch a company-wide effort toward meeting the EPA's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities waste minimization standards. 11/09/06

Eaton Corporation Awarded Two Innovation Awards by Electrical Contracting Products
Eaton Corporation has recently received two 2006 Innovation Awards by Electrical Contracting Products for its Quick-Connect Double-Throw Safety Switch and MINT Wireless Network Control. 11/08/06

Annual Awards Program Sponsored by Honeywell and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to Recognize Teacher Commitment to Child Safety
Honeywell and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) recently announced the launch of the second annual Got 2B Safe! Awards Program. 11/07/06


NEMA Webinar: Industrial Terrorism – Is Your Company at Risk?
Tuesday December 12, 2006 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. This course provides an overview of applying DOT Security Plans to individual facilities, based on their level of risk.

NEMA Continues Its Push to Delay Medicare Imaging Cuts
Changes in Congress brought about by the recent mid-term elections will not affect a campaign by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to delay cuts in Medicare reimbursement for imaging services as mandated by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The cuts are currently scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2007. 11/09/06

Slower Economic Growth Dampens Prospects for Industrial Controls
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Primary Industrial Controls Index fell 2.8 percent between the second and third quarter of 2006. 11/06/06


Lamina Ceramics Announces Distribution Agreement with Arrow Electronics
Lamina Ceramics recently announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with the Lighting Group of Arrow North American Components (NAC), a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. 11/20/06

Energizer Brings the Magic of Disney-Pixar's Cars DVDs to Families Everywhere
Much like the Energizer Bunny(R), Disney-Pixar's smash hit, Cars, keeps going and going—first at the box office, grossing more than $240 million nationwide, and now, on the recent release of the film on DVD, as the number one DVD in America. Energizer Holdings, Inc. and Disney-Pixar have recently teamed up to offer a new promotion in conjunction with the DVD release of the hit film. 11/16/06

Siemens to Build a New Shanghai Headquarters
German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG recently announced that it will continue to invest in research in China to build up an even stronger research presence as it boosts further localization by setting up a new regional headquarter in Shanghai, China. 11/15/06

Siemens and Accuray Announce Collaboration to Jointly Develop Enhanced Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy Products
Siemens Medical Solutions and Accuray Incorporated recently announced the signing of an agreement to collaborate in the development of advanced imaging and software solutions targeted for use in both radiosurgery and radiotherapy. 11/13/06

Rockwell Automation Signs Agreement to Sell Mechanical and Motor Business to Baldor Electric Company
Rockwell Automation recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the company’s Dodge® mechanical and Reliance Electric™ motors and motor repair services businesses to Baldor Electric Company, which is based in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 11/09/06


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