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Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions Gains Contracts to Develop and Supply Lithium-Ion Batteries for “Green” Vehicles
Johnson Controls’ joint venture, Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions (JCS), recently announced that it has been awarded an advanced battery development contract by General Motors to design and test lithium-ion batteries for use in the Saturn Vue Green Line plug-in hybrid SUV. 01/11/07

Shat-R-Shield Enters Agreement With Philips Lighting Co. to Produce New Shatter-Resistant Lamps
Shat-R-Shield, the largest manufacturer of plastic-coated safety lamps, and Philips Lighting Company, a division of Philips Electronic North America Corporation, an affiliate of Philips Electronics, recently announced that they have entered into a supply agreement. 01/09/07

Mayo Clinic Chooses 3M Track and Trace Solutions for Specimen Management
3M and Mayo Clinic recently announced that they have demonstrated a successful pilot program with the installation of a state-of-the-art radio frequency identification (RFID) system in Mayo Clinic’s endoscopy surgical suites where patient tissue samples are collected. 01/08/07

AGFA HealthCare Awarded New Computed Radiography Contract With Premier Inc.
AGFA HealthCare recently announced that it has been awarded a new three-year, dual source contract by Premier Purchasing Partners L.P., the group purchasing division of Premier Inc., (Premier), to provide Computed Radiography (CR) products to the alliance's 1,700 member hospitals and more than 43,000 other healthcare delivery sites. 01/03/07


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Eaton Announces Acquisition of Power Products Ltd.’s Power Protection Business
Eaton Corporation recently announced that it has agreed to acquire the Power Protection Business of Power Products Ltd. (PPL), a Prague-based distributor and service provider of Powerware® and other uninterruptible power systems, for $1.6 million. 01/16/07

Siemens Medical Solutions Acquires Bayer’s Healthcare Diagnostic Division
Siemens Medical Solutions recently announced that the acquisition of Bayer Healthcare’s diagnostic division has been completed. 01/10/07

Completes Sale of Pharmaceuticals Business in Europe
NEMA member company 3M recently announced that it has completed its transaction with Meda AB for the sale of 3M’s pharmaceuticals business in Europe. 01/08/07

Wheatland Tube Company Merges With Atlas Tube Inc.
Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group recently completed the merger of John Maneely Company (doing business as Wheatland Tube Company) with Atlas Tube, Inc. 01/04/07

Siemens VDO to Acquire Ballard Power Systems' Electric Drive Business
Siemens VDO Automotive Corp. has recently signed an agreement to acquire Ballard Power Systems Inc.'s Electric Drive Business located in Dearborn, Michigan. 01/03/07



Daniel Noa Named New Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens
Siemens recently announced that Daniel Noa has been named Siemens' chief compliance officer, effective January 1, 2007. 01/16/07

Merge Healthcare Hires New Chief Financial Officer
Merge Technologies Incorporated, doing business as Merge Healthcare, recently announced that Steven R. Norton has joined the company as chief financial officer, reporting directly to Kenneth D. Rardin, president and chief executive officer of Merge Healthcare. 01/12/07

Dresser-Rand Announces Revised Leadership Responsibilities
Dresser-Rand Group Inc. recently announced that the company has made changes in responsibilities for three members of its senior management team. 01/11/07

General Cable Announces Brian J. Robinson as Chief Financial Officer
General Cable Corporation recently announced that Brian J. Robinson has been promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of the company effective January 1, 2007. 01/09/07

Jürgen Dormann Will Retire From ABB Board in May 2007
ABB recently announced that Jürgen Dormann has decided not to seek re-election to the ABB Board for a further term. 01/08/07

Ferraz Shawmut Appoints a New Vice President of OEM Sales and a Vice President of Business Development
Ferraz Shawmut recently announced two significant changes in its sales and marketing team. 01/05/07

Ken Aubrey Named as Chief Financial Officer of Image Sensing Systems, Inc.
Image Sensing Systems, Inc., (ISS) recently announced that its board of directors has named Ken Aubrey to serve initially as the company’s president with a transition to the position of president and chief executive officer as of June 1, 2007. 01/05/07

Schneider Electric North American Operating Division Appoints Ralph Harris to Vice President, U.S. Sales
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division recently announced that Ralph Harris has been promoted to vice president, U.S. sales. 01/04/06



GE Ranked First in 2006 Best Companies for Leaders Study
General Electric ranks number one in the 2006 Best Companies for Leaders study, conducted by Hay Group in partnership with Chief Executive magazine. 01/12/07


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NEMA Expands Its Associate Membership Program
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced that it has broadened the requirements and benefits of its associate membership program, a move designed to make the organization more inclusive and, ultimately, to help its electrical manufacturers be more competitive. 01/10/07

Scolnik Elected to Serve on U.S. National Committee’s IEC Council
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced that Alvin B. Scolnik, vice president of Technical Services, has been elected to serve a one-year term on the USNC IEC Council, which guides U.S. policy and participation in the International Electrotechnical Commission, the predominant international standards development organization for electrical products based in Geneva, Switzerland. 01/04/07


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AASHTO, ITE, and NEMA Release Five New NTCIP Standards
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are pleased to announce the joint release of five additional NTCIP standards. 01/04/07


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Schneider Electric UK Powers Largest Wind Farm to Be Constructed in Europe
Schneider Electric UK recently announced that it has won an order to supply all of the 33kV switchgear for Whitelee wind farm in Scotland. 01/16/07

GM Partners with GE to Create Electric Vehicle
GE participated in General Motors' recent unveiling of its newest concept vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt, at the North American International Auto Show. 01/10/07


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