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Estey to Lead NEMA, Board Elections Held

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has elected S&C Electric President and CEO John Estey as chairman of the NEMA Board of Governors, a body that includes the executives of the world’s largest electrical manufacturers.

Estey’s election as chairman through 2007 accompanied the election of other industry leaders on the NEMA board.  
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Contracts

Agfa HealthCare Announces Contract Award With Classic Hospitals in UK
Agfa HealthCare recently announced that Classic Hospitals, a group of ten hospitals based in Reading, UK, has signed an £1.5 million agreement to install Agfa HealthCare’s next-generation Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), IMPAXTM 6.2. 12/01/06

Agfa Healthcare Agrees to a Multi-Million Pound Deal With Nuffield Hospital Group
Agfa HealthCare recently announced that the company has agreed to a multi-million pound deal with the Nuffield Hospital group, a large, private healthcare provider in the UK. 11/30/06

Kodak Plays Key Role in Tuscany, Italy Project
Eastman Kodak’s Health Group recently announced that it is playing a key role in an important healthcare initiative in Italy. 11/29/06

Eaton Awarded Couplings and Hoses Contract for New Boeing 787 Commercial Aircraft
Eaton Corporation recently announced that it has been selected by The Boeing Company to provide quick-disconnect coupling and hose products for the new 787 Dreamliner commercial aircraft. 11/29/06

Siemens Wins Qatar Power Grid Order
Siemens Ltd. recently announced that it, along with its parent company, Siemens AG, have won a contract worth 40 billion rupees for a power grid development project in Qatar. 11/28/06

ABB Wins Static Var Compensator Order from Allegheny Power
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. 11/28/06

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Mergers & Acquisitions

3M Completes Acquisition of Biotrace International PLC
NEMA member 3M recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Biotrace International PLC, a Bridgend, UK-based manufacturer and supplier of industrial microbiology products used in food processing safety, health care, industrial hygiene, and defense applications. 12/04/06

Intermountain Healthcare and GE Healthcare Form Alliance for Clinical Content Development
GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company, recently announced that it has expanded its alliance with Intermountain Healthcare to include the development of standardized terminology, clinical knowledge management technology, and clinical process content as part of their multi-year project for the development of an “enterprise clinical information system” built on GE’s Centricity® Enterprise Solution. 11/30/06

3M to Acquire SoftMed Systems Inc., Health Information Management Solutions Provider
NEMA member 3M recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SoftMed Systems Inc., a provider of health information management software and services that improve the workflow and efficiency for health care organizations. 11/29/06

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Personnel

DeJarnette Research Systems Promotes Brian Baker to North American Migration Manager
DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc., recently announced the promotion of Brian Baker to the position of North American Migration Manager. Baker will assume responsibility for all legacy PACS migrations in North America. 11/27/06

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Awards

Energizer(R) Is Named Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
Energizer Holdings, Inc., recently announced that Energizer(R) has been named an International Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Award Honoree for the Easy Charger and the Dock & Go(TM) Charger. 12/01/06

ABB Earns Double Gold in Product of the Year Award Program by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine
ABB recently announced that subscribers and online visitors to a leading trade journal serving mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system designers have voted ABB's Ultra-low Harmonic Drive the best product in the motors, starters, drives category, and, it earned more votes than all other product entries combined, making the entry a double-gold winner. 11/27/06

Frost & Sullivan Presents FONAR with Medical Imaging Industry Innovation and Advancement of the Year Award
Frost & Sullivan recently presented FONAR Corporation, the inventor of MR Scanning™, with the 2006 North American Medical Imaging Industry Innovation and Advancement of the Year Award. 11/22/06

Frost & Sullivan Present Surge Suppression Incorporated with 2006 Award for Customer Value Enhancement
Frost & Sullivan recently selected Surge Suppression Incorporated® as the recipient of the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement in the power quality industry. 11/21/06

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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 Co-Sponsors Medical Imaging Briefing on Transforming Cardiovascular Care
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology, the Academy of Radiology Research, and the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research, is sponsoring an educational briefing on “Medical Imaging: Transforming Cardiovascular Care” on Wednesday, December 13, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET, at the National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. 11/30/06

NEMA Calls for Passage of Energy Exploration and Production Bill
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has called on the U.S. House of Representatives to swiftly pass S. 3711, Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006. 11/29/06

Business Confidence Indices Slip in November
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) monthly indicators of both current and expected North American business conditions retreated slightly in November. 11/29/06

NEMA Urges More Forceful Effort in EU to Reduce Regulatory Burden
While the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has been closely following European Commission Vice President Guenther Verheugen’s Better Regulation Initiative, NEMA has yet to see meaningful reduction in the amount of red tape confronting companies in the European Union (EU). 11/21/06

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NEMA Publishes VE 2-2006, Cable Tray Installation Guidelines
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published VE 2-2006, Cable Tray Installation Guidelines. This publication, which is the third edition, is a practical guide for the proper installation of cable tray systems. 11/22/06

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Siemens to Build Two Power Plants in Argentina
Siemens Power Generation (PG) recently announced that it has been awarded major contracts from Argentina for the turnkey construction of two combined cycle power plants. 12/04/06

TÜV SÜD America Offers Services From Florida
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a global testing and certification services firm, recently announced expanded operations into Florida, with a regional office and testing capabilities in Dade City, Florida. 12/04/06

Ferraz Shawmut Named Platinum Sponsor for Arc Flash Research Initiative
Ferraz Shawmut was recently named a platinum-level sponsor for a multi-year initiative by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that seeks to gain a better understanding of arc flash hazards and how to protect electrical workers from them. 11/28/06

Merge Healthcare Announces “Rightsizing” and Reorganization Initiative
Merge Technologies Incorporated, d.b.a. Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging software and services company, recently announced a reorganization and “rightsizing” initiative, effective immediately. 11/27/06

OSRAM SYLVANIA Announces Lamp Recycling Program with Veolia Environmental Services
OSRAM SYLVANIA recently announced that it has developed an industry-first business association with Veolia Environmental Services, the largest lamp and ballast recycler in North America, to provide environmentally responsible recycling alternatives. 11/22/06

Sectra’s Distributor in Netherlands Becomes Wholly Owned Subsidiary
Sectra recently announced that it is increasing its ownership interest in the Dutch company ImaXperts BV from 20 percent to 100 percent. 11/21/06

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December 4, 2006
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