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ABB Wins $126-Million Substation Order in the United Arab Emirates
ABB has won a $126 million order for three turnkey substations from ADWEA group (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority). 06/29/07

ABB to Supply Automation and Electrical Systems for Germany’s Newest Coal-Fired Power Plant
ABB will supply the entire package for electrical and automation systems at Germany’s Duisburg-Walsum plant, the first hard-coal-fired power plant to be built in 11 years. 06/28/07

Sectra Signs Distribution Agreement with Polish Medical Company
IT and medical-technology company Sectra has signed a distribution agreement with the Polish company Edo Med Sp.z o.o., a provider of medical imaging products. 06/28/07

ABB Wins $72 Million Order from Statoil
Swiss engineering company ABB has won a $72 million order from Norwegian oil company Statoil to build a power link for a new production platform in the North Sea. 06/22/07

Siemens Signs Contract with NATO to Deliver Geographical Information System
Siemens Enterprise Communications Belgium will lead a major project to provide NATO with a new geographical information system (GIS). 06/21/07

Sectra Delivers Tigers for IP Telephony to Nordic Battlegroup
Sectra has announced that the  Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has ordered Tiger XS products with support for Internet protocol (IP)-based satellite communication for its secure voice communication. 06/20/07

Cummins Secures Large Engine Order From Beijing Public Transport
Cummins Inc. has announced that Beijing Public Transport Holdings Ltd. (BPT) has ordered 1,400 Cummins Euro IV diesel engines and 250 Cummins Westport Euro III compressed natural gas engines to power transit buses in China's capital city. 06/19/07


Mergers & Acquisitions

Eaton to Sell Automotive Mirror Controls Business
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Mirror Controls Division to funds managed by Englefield Capital LLP for $111 million. 06/29/07

Eaton to Acquire MGE’s Small Systems Business from Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric and diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation have entered into exclusive negotiations for the divestment of Schneider’s MGE uninterruptible power systems (UPS) for $570 million. 06/27/07

Eaton Expands Power Quality Offerings with Acquisition of Pulizzi Engineering
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has acquired Pulizzi Engineering, a leading manufacturer of AC power distribution, AC power sequencing, redundant power, and remote-reboot power-management systems. 06/21/07

Color Kinetics Announces Acquisition by Philips
Color Kinetics Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Royal Philips Electronics for approximately $791 million. 06/20/07



Plaia Named Vice President/General Manager of Leviton Commercial/Industrial Business
Leviton Manufacturing Company has appointed Ed Plaia as vice president/general manager for the company’s commercial and industrial business. 07/02/07

GE Appoints Company Officers
GE has appointed several new officers, including David J. Bilas, vice president, Appliance Sales for GE Consumer & Industrial; and Jerry A. Rose, vice president, product management leader for GE Security. 06/28/07

Cummins Filtration President Pamela Carter Named to Spectra Energy Board of Directors
Cummins Filtration President Pamela L. Carter has been elected to the board of directors of Spectra Energy Corp., a Houston-based natural gas company. 06/22/07

3M Names Marschall I. Smith Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel
George W. Buckley, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of 3M has announced today that Marschall I. Smith, vice president, general counsel and secretary of Brunswick Corporation, will become 3M’s senior vice president, legal affairs and general counsel, effective July 16, 2007. 06/19/07



Schneider Electric Honored as a Top Raytheon Defense Supplier
Schneider Electric has been honored as one of the top 25 companies providing on-time delivery, quality, and commitment to process improvement by Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems Business.  06/29/07

Lincoln Foundation Names Jimmy Lincoln Award Recipients
Lincoln Electric’s James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation (JFLF) has awarded its Jimmy Lincoln Award to brothers Steve Illius and Tom Illius of Columbia Station, Oh., for outstanding performance at the Lincoln Electric Welding School. 06/26/07

CIO Magazine Honors Emerson for Information Technology Excellence
CIO magazine has selected Emerson as a recipient of its 2007 CIO 100 award. 06/26/07

Schneider Electric Receives SAMA Award for Outstanding Corporate Performance in Strategic Customer Management
Schneider Electric has been honored by the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) with its award for outstanding corporate performance in strategic customer management. 06/25/07

Watt Stopper/Legrand Honored with California’s Prestigious “Flex Your Power” Award
Flex Your Power, California’s statewide energy-efficiency campaign, has recognized Watt Stopper/Legrand as a leader in energy efficiency with a Flex Your Power award. 06/20/07


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NEMA Applauds Signing Of U.S. Free Trade Agreements With Panama And South Korea
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) congratulates U.S. trade negotiators on this week’s signing of two important bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), and calls upon Congress to ratify the two FTAs as soon as possible. 06/28/07

Current Conditions EBCI Rebounds in June, Six-Month Ahead Outlook Continues to Expand
Current business conditions in North America are considerably improved compared to last month, according to the results of the Electroindustry Business Confidence Survey of senior executives. 06/27/07

NEMA Welcomes Antitrust Decision on Motor Carriers, Urges Timely Implementation
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has filed comments with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board supporting the Board’s decision to terminate its approval of antitrust immunity for trucking company associations engaged in collective rate-related activities, including the National Classification Council (NCC), an arm of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA).  06/19/07


NEMA Publishes Standard NU 2-2007 Performance Measurements of Positron Emission Tomographs
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA NU 2-2007 Performance Measurements of Positron Emission Tomographs. 06/27/07

NEMA Publishes ANSI_ANSLG C78.43-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Single-Ended Metal Halide Lamps
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_ANSLG C78.43-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Single-Ended Metal Halide Lamps. 06/20/07

NEMA Publishes ANSI Z535.4-2007, American National Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI Z535.4-2007, American National Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels. 06/19/07

NEMA Publishes BL 2-2007 Energy Efficiency for Electronic Ballasts for T8 Fluorescent Lamps
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published BL 2-2007 Energy Efficiency for Electronic Ballasts for T8 Fluorescent Lamps. 06/19/07



Color Kinetics Revitalizes World's Tallest Tower with Intelligent LED Lighting
Signifying another milestone in the adoption of LED sources for large-scale landmark projects, Color Kinetics Inc. has announced that its LED lighting technology has dynamically transformed the world's tallest freestanding tower: the CN Tower in Toronto. 07/02/07

Square D Files Suit Against Breakers Unlimited for Selling Counterfeit Products
Square D®, best known in the United States as the flagship brand for the Schneider Electric North American Operating Division (Schneider), has filed suit against Breakers Unlimited, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. 06/27/07

Leviton Donates Energy-Efficient Lighting Controls to Ronald McDonald House
Leviton Manufacturing Company, a producer of electrical and electronic wiring devices, has joined with other corporate sponsors in Alabama to outfit Birmingham’s new $7 million, 33,000-square-foot Ronald McDonald House with energy- and cost-efficient technologies. 06/27/07

AREVA to Form Joint Venture with UC RUSAL
AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has announced an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture with the Russian company, United Company RUSAL (UC RUSAL), the world’s largest producer of aluminum. 06/25/07

Welch Allyn, Oridion Announce Technology Integration Agreement
Welch Allyn, a manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, has entered into a technology integration agreement with Oridion, a medical device company that makes products for ventilation patient monitoring. 06/21/07



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