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ABB Wins $30 Million Service Agreement in Brazil
ABB recently announced that it has received a $30-million order from Latin America’s largest petrochemical producer to implement maintenance and performance improvements at six petrochemical plants in Brazil. 12/29/06

Siemens Business Services Wins Major Contract from Deutsche Bank
Siemens Business Services recently announced that it will support large portions of Deutsche Bank’s information technology for a period of five years, managing the IT infrastructure in all German branches, corporate departments, and additional locations in Italy and Spain. 12/28/06

ABB Wins $450 Million Substation Order in Qatar
ABB recently announced that it has won a $450 million contract from Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation-Kahramaa-to support the country’s rapid growth by expanding the power transmission system. 12/22/06

Agfa HealthCare to Provide Belgiuim Hospital With ORBIS Hospital and Clinical Information System
Agfa HealthCare recently announced that it has been chosen to provide the St.-Jozef hospital, a medium-sized healthcare provider in Izegem, Belgium, with its ORBIS hospital and clinical information system, which manages the entire patient flow through all hospital departments. 12/21/06

GE Signs Gas Turbine Contracts Valued Over $950 Million for Three Projects in Saudi Arabia
Siemens Energy & Automation’s Airport Logistics Division, recently announced that it was awarded a $28 million contract from Turner Construction to design and build a baggage handling and inline security system for JetBlue Airways’ new Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. 12/19/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M Completes Merger of Health Information Systems Division With SoftMed Systems Inc.
NEMA member 3M recently announced that it has completed the merger of its Health Information Systems division with SoftMed Systems Inc., a provider of health information management software and services that improve workflow and efficiency for health care organizations. 12/26/06



Square D® QO® Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Facility Wins Top Plant Award
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division recently announced that its Square D® QO® circuit breaker manufacturing plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, was recognized by Plant Engineering magazine as a winner of its annual Top Plant award. 12/27/06


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North American Conditions Sag in December, but Future Sentiment Jumps
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) monthly indicator of current North American business conditions declined for the second month in a row in December. 12/22/06

NEMA Hails End-of-Year Trade Bills
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today congratulated Congress and the Bush Administration on bills signed into law this week that address several trade priorities for electrical equipment manufacturers. 12/21/06

NEMA Welcomes Completion of U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement Talks
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today applauded U.S. and Panamanian trade officials on the successful completion of their negotiations on a promising new free trade agreement, and urged Congress to ratify it as soon as possible. 12/21/06

NEMA Praises Passage of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) praised the passage of the “Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006” (H.R. 6111) in the final hours of the lame duck session of the 109th Congress. 12/20/06


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NEMA Publishes ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2006, American National Standard—Gauges for Electric Lamp Bases and Lampholders
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2006, American National Standard—Gauges for Electric Lamp Bases and Lampholders. 12/11/06


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Eaton to Close Puerto Rico Plant; Shift Production to Dominican Republic
Eaton Corp. recently announced that it will close a circuit breaker assembly plant in Puerto Rico and shift the work to another factory in the U.S. island territory and to one in the Dominican Republic. 12/29/06

Kodak Files With Health Canada for Approval of Kodak’s CR System for Mammography
Eastman Kodak Company recently announced that it has filed its submission with Health Canada for approval of its computed radiography (CR) system for mammography. 12/28/06

Color Kinetics Announces Licensing Agreement With Neo-Neon
Color Kinetics Incorporated, an innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, recently announced the signing of a global licensing agreement with Neo-Neon International Ltd. Neo-Neon will be granted access to Color Kinetics’ complete patent portfolio, allowing the continuing development and sale of its LED lighting products worldwide. 12/27/06

Honeywell to Consolidate Process Control Systems at Japanese Refinery
U.S. Olympic Team Sponsor Eastman Kodak Company recently announced that it has provided state-of-the-art digital x-ray and information systems to assist medical professionals in providing on-site care for athletes living and training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 12/26/06

Schneider Electric Plans to Build Electrical Equipment Plant in Russia
France's Schneider Electric recently announced that it intends to build an electrical equipment plant in Russia's constituent republic of Tatarstan at a cost of up to 8 million Euros. 12/22/06

Siemens Invests EUR 25 Million to Expand Singapore Location
With investments of EUR 25 million, technology transfers, and research and development (R&D) projects, Siemens recently announced that it is expanding its Singapore location within the next five years into a competence center for water and wastewater technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. 12/21/06

GE Foundation Provides $2 Million for Humanitarian Efforts in Darfur
The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of General Electric Company, recently announced that it will provide emergency grants totaling $2 million for humanitarian efforts in the Darfur region of Sudan. 12/20/06

Siemens to Power Botswana
The general manager of Siemens Botswana, Derek Philips says his company will play a leading role in Botswana's development initiatives. 12/20/06

Schneider Electric Plans to Enter in New China Partnership in Low Voltage Products
Schneider Electric has recently signed an agreement with Delixi Group for the formation of a joint venture dedicated to the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of low voltage products. Delixi Group is one of the local leaders in the Chinese electrical distribution field employing about 14,000 employees across China. 12/19/06


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