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ABB Wins $33-Million Cable Contract in Belgium
ABB has won a $33-million contract to supply underwater power cables and electrical equipment for phase one of the Thornton Bank wind farm, about 30 kilometers off the Belgian coast in the North Sea. 06/04/07

Emerson to Digitally Automate North West Upgrading Oil Sands Project
Emerson Process Management has won a $2.6 billion contract to digitally automate an oil sands bitumen upgrader facility to be constructed by North West Upgrading (NWU) 28 miles northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. 06/01/07

WEG to Supply Cement Plant in Turkey
Collaborating with its local distributor Dal Elekrik, WEG has negotiated a one-million euro package for the expansion of the Mardin Cement plant in Turkey. 05/31/07

Siemens Awarded $217.5 Million Flats Sequencing System Subcontract
Siemens has been awarded a $217.5 million contract by Northrop Grumman to provide key technologies of the flats sequencing systems (FSS) for its contract with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to automate its flats mail stream, which includes large envelopes, catalogs, and magazines. 05/31/07

ABB Wins $70 Million Order for Delhi Metro
ABB has won a $70 million order to provide electrical equipment that will triple the length of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DRMC) commuter network by 2010. 05/30/07

Honeywell to Help Quincy Cut Energy Costs
Honeywell has announced a $32.8-million contract with Quincy, Mass., for a conservation program that will reduce the city’s energy costs, improve its buildings, and cut greenhouse gas emissions. 05/24/07

ABB Wins Record $350 Million Cable Order to Connect U.K. and Netherlands
ABB has won its biggest cable order ever for a high-voltage connection between the power grids of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. 05/24/07

ABB Wins $35-Million Order to Secure Power Supply in Norway
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won a $35 million installation contract to improve the capacity and reliability of power supplies in central Norway. 05/22/07


Mergers & Acquisitions

Varian Medical Systems Completes Acquisition of Bio-Imaging Research
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., has completed the acquisition of Bio-Imaging Research, Inc., (BIR) a supplier of X-ray imaging products for security and inspection. 06/04/07

Rockwell Automation To Acquire ICS Triplex
Rockwell Automation, Inc. will acquire Industrial Control Services Group Limited (ICS) for 110 million. 06/01/07

HBD Industries Acquires Precision Metal Products
HBD Industries, Inc. has acquired the business and assets of Precision Metal Products, Inc. (PMP) to expand its closed die forgings. 05/23/07



Jeffrey Kao Named Senior Vice President of Sales, Clinical, and IT Solutions at Hill-Rom
Hill-Rom, the healthcare unit of Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Kao as senior vice president, sales, clinical, and IT solutions. 05/30/07



Lazier Claims Lincoln Electric’s Annual Hard Charger Award at Indianapolis 500
Jaques Lazier, with the Playa Del Racing team, claimed Lincoln Electric’s 2007 Hard Charger Award at this year’s Indianapolis 500. 05/31/07

Hill-Rom Medical Technology Receives Excellence Award
Hill-Rom, a subsidiary of Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., has received a 2007 Medical Device Excellence Award for the Vest® Airway Clearance System Model 205. 05/25/07

Schneider Electric Marketing Executive Named as Finalist in American Business Awards
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division announced that Thomas Insprucker, marketing operations executive for the Schneider Electric North American Operating Division, has been named a finalist in the best marketing executive category for the 2007 American Business Stevie® Awards. 05/23/07

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Honeywell for Market Share-Boosting Solutions and Customer Service
Frost & Sullivan recently named Honeywell Process Solutions as the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership for its automation and software solutions in the oil and gas industry. 05/22/07


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Current Conditions EBCI Slides in May, while Six-Month Ahead Outlook Improves
Following on the heels of two months of expansion, North American business conditions softened in May, according to senior industry executives responding to NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Survey. 05/30/07

NEMA Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Energy Efficiency Tax Provisions
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced its support today for energy efficiency tax provisions in testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure. 05/25/07

Graybar Joins NEMA’s Associate Member Program
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced that Graybar has joined its new associate member program. 05/22/07


NEMA Publishes ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2007 for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2007 for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications. 05/29/07



Danish Cancer Patients to Receive State-of-the-Art Treatments with Varian Equipment
Danish Cancer Patients to Receive State-of-the-Art Treatments with Varian Equipment. 05/29/07

DuPont Chooses GE Fanuc Proficy™ Production Management Solution
GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Industrial, has announced that its Proficy™ Plant Applications (PPA) suite of production-management products has been named a solution-of-choice for complex manufacturing systems within DuPont. 05/29/07

Leviton and Prudential Lighting Unite to Provide Superior Service to Southern California
Leviton Manufacturing Company has announced that Prudential Lighting Products (PLP) will represent its commercial lighting management systems and energy management products in Southern California. 05/25/07



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