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Saft To Provide Li-ion Batteries for General Dynamics’ Advanced Ground Mobility Vehicle
Saft, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries, will provide a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery for the General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) Advanced Ground Mobility Vehicle (AGMV), an advanced technology demonstration vehicle that houses innovative technologies to meet the requirements for the next generation of tactical wheeled vehicles. 03/22/07

Marion County Selects Federal Signal Communications Platform and Emergency System
Federal Signal Corporation has announced that the Indianapolis-based Marion County Emergency Management Agency has selected a broadband-enabled Federal Signal interoperable communications platform and emergency siren system to deliver mission-critical emergency communications to its first responders and citizens. 03/21/07

Johnson Controls Signs Services Deals with HP
Johnson Controls, Inc., a global leader in building efficiency and facilities management, has signed two new services contracts with Hewlett-Packard (HP). 03/21/07

Siemens To Construct New Long-Distance HVDC Transmission Link in India
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) and consortium partner Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) have been awarded a contract by the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, New Delhi, to construct a 780 kilometer (485 mile) high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission route between the provinces of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. 03/20/07

VIHA Signs $11 Million Agreement with GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare (GE) and the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) have signed an eight-year, $11 million agreement through which VIHA will purchase 48 ultrasound systems and collaborate with GE to research and develop new healthcare technologies, Health Minister George Abbott announced earlier this month. 03/19/07

HomeFree Reports Step-Up Contracts
HomeFree Inc., a global provider of monitoring solutions for the eldercare market, has announced new contracts to provide monitoring systems to a government retirement home in Washington, D.C., and a long term care facility in New York State. 03/19/07

Honeywell Helps Lodging Owners in California Control Energy Costs
Honeywell has been awarded a $4.7-million contract by Pacific Gas & Electric to implement an energy efficiency program that will significantly reduce electricity use in small hotels and motels throughout northern and central California. 03/16/07

Emerson Selected as Long-Term Digital Automation Supplier for Qatargas Facilities
Qatargas Operating Company Ltd. and Emerson Process Management have announced a long-term alliance, naming Emerson the preferred supplier of digital automation solutions and Qatargas a preferred customer for the company's oil, gas, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. 03/16/07

Sectra Delivers Tigers to Nordic Battlegroup
Sectra, a leader in medical and secure communication systems, has announced a contract to provide the Swedish Defense Material Administration with Tiger mobile and desktop phones. 03/15/07

Honeywell Auxiliary Power Unit Chosen by Skybus Airlines for Airbus A319 Fleet
Honeywell’s 131-9A Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) has been selected to provide air conditioning, main engine starting, and electrical power for the Skybus Airlines fleet of 65 new Airbus A319 aircraft. 03/15/07

Elliott Company Wins Multiple Steam Turbine Orders for Saudi Arabian Projects
Elliott Company has won several contracts for its YR steam turbine packages to be installed in various petrochemical facilities at Al-Jubail City, Saudi Arabia.  03/13/07


Mergers & Acquisitions

Eaton Completes Purchase of Argo-Tech
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has completed its purchase of AT Holdings Corporation, the parent of Argo-Tech Corporation. 03/20/07

Emerson Announces Acquisition of Lionville Systems, Inc.
Emerson has acquired Lionville Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of medication management systems for the healthcare environment. 03/13/07



Robert Immelé Joins Schneider Electric as Head of Strategy and Acquisitions
Schneider Electric has announced that Robert Immelé will join the company as head of strategy and acquisitions. 03/23/07

GE Appoints Company Officer
Lorenzo Simonelli, 33, has been named president and chief executive officer of GE Consumer & Industrial (C&I), Europe, Middle East & Africa, GE Industrial. Previously, he was general manager, product management for C&I. 03/20/07



Cooper Lighting’s Halo Recessed and Track Lighting Accumulates Industry Awards
Cooper Lighting’s Halo brand of recessed and track lighting continues to affirm itself as an industry leader, as demonstrated by multiple awards recently won from Builder Magazine, Remodeling Magazine, and Professional Remodeler Magazine. 03/14/07


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ESFI and NEMA Support U.S. DOT Advisory on Battery Safety
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) voiced their support for the safety advisory issued today by the U.S. Department of Transportation on the use and packaging of batteries and battery-powered consumer products carried aboard aircraft. 03/23/07

NEMA Expands NEMA Premium Brand Energy Efficiency Program
NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, will soon release a new energy-efficiency standard for the 50Hz motor. The 50Hz standard thus joins the 60Hz motor as part of the NEMA Premium® motor program. 03/23/07

NEMA Lamp Companies Announce Commitment to Cap CFL Mercury Content
Lighting company members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced today that they are making a voluntary commitment to cap the amount of mercury present in each compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) offered for sale for typical residential use in the United States. 03/13/07



GE Teams Up with Global Technology Academy to Bring Computers to Tanzania Students
GE volunteers from the Pacific Northwest, who donate time and money to community-based projects, have joined forces with Global Technology Academy (GTA) on a project that will bring computers and personal, one-on-one training to students in Tanzania, Africa. 03/26/07

Siemens Selects Nice Solution for Belgian Network
Siemens has announced that it has selected Nice Systems, a provider of advanced solutions in Israel, to enhance safety and security at the Belgian railways network. 03/23/07

DOE Visits GE Solar Facility To Announce Solar Research Grant
GE has announced that it is accelerating its solar energy research program with the help of an $8.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Invensys Consolidates India Operations
Invensys is consolidating its Indian operations in an effort to bolster manpower and expand the scope of development work.

GE Commemorates Thomas Edison's 160th Birthday
Thanks to a grant provided by GE Consumer and Industrial, the Thomas Edison House on East Washington Street in Louisville, Kentucky, has new state-of-the-art museum lighting in commemoration of Thomas Edison's 160th birthday. 03/14/07

Siemens Medical Solutions Collaborates with Wyeth to Advance Development of New Alzheimer's Therapies
The Molecular Imaging division of Siemens Medical Solutions, a provider of molecular imaging equipment, tracers, and services, will partner with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to use Siemens’ new research imaging agent in clinical studies of therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. 03/13/07


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