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NEMA Announces Support for Energy-Efficient Lighting Policy

The members of the Lamp Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently announced a joint industry commitment to support public policies that will transform the U.S. market to more energy-efficient lighting within a decade. There is a growing number of proposals at the international, state and local levels that would eliminate the presence of certain general-service incandescent lamps in the marketplace.

Citing this as an issue of national importance, NEMA is calling on the U.S. government to devise a federal solution in order to avoid confusion in the marketplace.

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Siemens Kicks Off $10 Million Rural Healthcare Project in China
Siemens Medical Solutions has kicked off a five-year rural healthcare project in China with a total investment of $10 million. 04/09/07

Agfa HealthCare Receives Contract Awards in Three Product Categories
Agfa HealthCare has announced that Novation, a leading health care contracting services company, has awarded it contracts to provide radiology Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) solutions, Radiology Information System (RIS) solutions, and cardiology PACS to the University Health System Consortium, VHA Inc., and HealthCare Purchasing Partners International (HPPI) member facilities. 04/05/07

Dresser-Rand Selected to Provide Equipment for Gjoa Offshore Project
Dresser-Rand Group Inc., a global supplier of rotating equipment and aftermarket parts and services, announced that it will supply advanced turbomachinery for Statoil's semi-submersible production platforms to be located in the Gjoa field, approximately 50 kilometers off southwest Norway. 04/04/07

ABB to Improve Power Quality and Productivity at Metals Processor
ABB has announced $6.5 million order to install flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) at a ferro-nickel smelter in Brazil. 04/04/07

Siemens Awarded Drive System Contract For U.S. Navy's Sea Base Project
Siemens Energy and Automation has announced a new contract from Oceaneering Advanced Technologies, a division of Oceaneering International, Inc. (OII), to provide an electric winch motor control system and an energy storage system for a crane designed to move large containers on U.S. Navy ships while at sea. 04/03/07

ABB To Supply Transformers To Meet Power Requirements for Beijing Olympics
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won a contract from the Beijing Electric Power Corporation for power transformers to strengthen electricity grids in the city and ensure reliable power for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. 04/03/07

Honeywell’s Formation Flying System Certified for Use on All Military Aircraft
Honeywell has announced that its Military Airborne Collision Avoidance System - Formation Rendezvous (MILACAS-FR), selected by Boeing for the C-17 Formation Flying System, has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration for use on all military aircraft. 03/30/07

Healthcare Receives Order for Deployment of Centricity Pharmacy at DOD Sites
GE Healthcare has announced that as part of the company’s ongoing contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, Centricity Pharmacy will be implemented at three unnamed U.S. military treatment facilities in 2007. 03/30/07

Honeywell Gets $12.8M Air Force Deal
The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $12.8 million contract to Honeywell International Inc. 03/29/07


Mergers & Acquisitions

Belden Completes Acquisition of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH
Belden, a world leader in the development of signal transmission solutions, has completed the acquisition of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH (HAC) for approximately $260 million. 03/28/07

GE and Smiths Agree To Merge Scanner Divisions
General Electric and Smiths Group have formally agreed to merge their detection businesses that make the scanners and X-ray machines increasingly in demand for homeland security purposes. 03/27/07



Rockwell Automation Announces CFO Transition
Rockwell Automation, Inc. has announced that Theodore D. Crandall, senior vice president and head of the Control Products & Solutions segment will replace James V. Gelly on an  interim basis as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Gelly is expected to remain with the company’s finance function in an advisory capacity. 04/06/07

GE Announces Healthcare Officer
GE has announced the appointment of Frank M. Schulkes as vice president and chief financial officer of GE Healthcare–International. 04/06/07

Sheri Woodruff To Join Tyco Electronics
Tyco International has announced that Sheri Woodruff, currently vice president of media relations, will join Tyco Electronics as vice president of corporate communications at its new Berwyn, Pennsylvania, headquarters. 04/05/07

Perkins Named Managing Director of Drives Services, USA
Jim Perkins has been named managing director of Drives Services, USA for ABB, according to Rick Hepperla, senior vice president and general manager – Low Voltage (LV) Drives. 04/02/07


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TRC Records 29% Rise In Thermostat Collections In 2006
The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) reported record collection of mercury thermostats for 2006, evidence that the program is increasing its visibility and reach within household heating and cooling product distribution channels. 04/09/07

NEMA Applauds Successful Conclusion of U.S.-Korea FTA Negotiations
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed today’s announcement that negotiations between the United States and South Korea on a free trade agreement (FTA) concluded successfully in Seoul on April 1. 04/03/07

NEMA Announces Two Members in New Associate Program
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced that FedBid and Tiax have joined its new associate member program. 04/03/07

NEMA and ACEEE Reach Agreement on Industrial Motor Efficiency Standards
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have announced that they have reached consensus on federal standards for energy-efficient motors. 03/28/07

North American Business Conditions Improve in March
North American business conditions improved for the first time in eight months in March, according to senior industry executives responding to NEMA’s monthly Electroindustry Business Confidence Survey. 03/28/07


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Agfa HealthCare Connects Department of Defense and Veterans Hospitals in Record Time
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic image solutions, has announced the creation of a vital connection between the radiology departments at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda’s National Naval Medical Center, and James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center in Tampa. 04/09/07

Konica Minolta and GE Form Strategic Alliance to Accelerate OLED Lighting
Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc.(collectively KM), and the General Electric Company (GE) have announced a strategic alliance to accelerate the development and commercialization of OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) devices for lighting applications. 04/02/07

Nokia, Siemens Networks to Begin Operations
Nokia Siemens Networks, the joint venture of German conglomerate Siemens and Finnish handset maker Nokia, will start operations on April 1, according to both companies. It will be the world's second-largest mobile-networks company and the third-largest in fixed-line infrastructure. 03/29/07

GE and mtvU Award MIT Students with $25,000 Eco-Grant
GE and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, greenlighted the winning student-developed project in the first-ever mtvU GE ecomagination Challenge. Biodiesel@MIT, a first-of-its-kind, solar-powered refueling station and processor will convert waste vegetable oil to biodiesel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 03/29/07

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