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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has launched NEMACurrents, the only blog focusing on the electrical industry.

NEMACurrents includes posts from subject matter experts about legislation affecting the industry, energy efficiency, anti-counterfeiting, environmental design, electrical safety, the skilled workforce shortage, and much more.

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Siemens to Supply Three Two-Strand Slab Casters for Installation at Hyundai Steel Company, Dangjin Works, Korea
Siemens Metals Technologies received an order from Rotem, a company of the Hyundai Motor Group, for the supply of three two-strand slab casters for the new integrated iron and steel works project of Korean steel producer Hyundai Steel Co. 07/17/07

Sikorsky Selects Eaton to Supply Hydraulic Power-Generation System and Fluid Conveyance Package for New CH-53K Helicopter
Eaton has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to design, develop, and supply the primary hydraulic power-generation system and the fluid conveyance package for Sikorsky’s new military heavy-lift helicopter, the CH-53K. 07/17/07

Alcan Hires Areva to Build Green Plant
Alcan will pay French firm Areva $130 million to build an energy station in Saguenay, Quebec. 07/13/07

Siemens Wins Order for Offshore Wind Farm in UK
Siemens has won an order to supply 25 turbines for a wind farm off the Welsh coast being built by npower, the British arm of German utility RWE. 07/13/07

ABB to Supply Products for China’s Highest-Voltage AC Power Line
ABB has won an order to supply products for the highest voltage AC power line ever built in China. 07/13/07

Emerson Network Power, Dell Enter into Agreement
Emerson Network Power recently announced an agreement with Dell that was established to help customers expand data center capacities while driving down energy costs. 07/12/07

Siemens-led Group Wins Singapore Power Plant Deal
A consortium led by Siemens has won a $654 million order from U.S.-owned InterGen to build a power plant in Singapore, Siemens said on Monday. 07/12/07

Eaton Awarded Hydraulic Power Generation System on Embraer's Phenom 300 Light Jet
Eaton Corporation has been selected by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer to provide the hydraulic power generation system for its Phenom 300 light jet program. 07/11/07

Honeywell Gets $7 Million Deal from Total SA for UK Oil Refinery
Honeywell International Inc. inked a $7 million deal to streamline and integrate operations at a unit of French oil company Total SA. 07/10/07

ABB wins $50 million power order in Canada
ABB received an order in the first quarter of 2007 in excess of $50 million CAD from Manitoba Hydro to supply two new substations and upgrade four others as part of the Wuskwatim Transmission Stations complex in northern Manitoba. 07/10/07


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M to Acquire Rochford Thompson Equipment Ltd.
3M has confirmed entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Rochford Thompson Equipment Ltd., a manufacturer of optical character recognition passport readers used by airlines and immigration authorities, headquartered in Newbury, U.K. 07/16/07

Thomas & Betts Corporation Announces Acquisitions
Thomas & Betts Corporation has signed definitive agreements to acquire the Joslyn Hi-Voltage and Power Solutions businesses from Danaher Corporation for $280 million. 07/06/07

Rockwell Automation Acquires ICS Triplex
Rockwell Automation, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Industrial Control Services Group Limited (ICS Triplex). 07/05/07



New organization for Schneider Electric’s Human Resources
To meet increasing human resources challenges more effectively, Schneider Electric has divided its Human Resources function into two main functions—one strategic and the other operational—reporting to Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman of the Management Board and chief executive officer of Schneider Electric. 07/09/07

Ferraz Shawmut Appoints New Director of Human Resources
Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection, has named Natalie Zani its director of human resources. 07/06/07

Varian Medical Systems Names C. Clifton Ling Director of Advanced Clinical Research
Varian Medical Systems will appoint C. Clifton Ling, Ph.D, to the position of director of advanced clinical research for Oncology Systems. 07/05/07

ABB Names Enrique Santacana as Region Manager, North America and Head of ABB U.S.
ABB has appointed Enrique Santacana as region manager, ABB North America and president and chief executive officer of ABB Inc. USA, effective July 1, 2007. 07/05/07



President Bush Recognizes GrafTech as Leader in Fuel Cell Development and Commercialization
President George W. Bush visited GrafTech International Ltd.'s Advanced Flexible Graphite facility in support of his alternative energy policy and goal to reduce dependency on foreign oil. 07/17/07

Cooper Bussmann Recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has recognized the Cooper InVision™ Downtime-Reduction System as being a product and program that can make a significant impact on its members in the field. 07/16/07

Panasonic Wins Rental & Staging Systems Magazine Best Product Award at InfoComm 2007
Panasonic Projector Systems Company, Unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, today announced that its PT-D10000U fixed-installation projector was honored by NewBay Media's Rental & Staging Systems magazine as the Best Video Projection Product with 10,000 lumens or less. 07/11/07



MITA Applauds U.S. House and Key Leaders on Passage of MDUFMA
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for the reauthorization of MDUFMA, the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA II). 07/16/07

IDEA will present the 1st Annual Richard Buzun Leadership Award on the second day of the Electro E-Biz Forum 2007
Submit your company by August 1st to be considered for the Richard Buzun Award for Leadership and Innovation in eCommerce.


NEMA Publishes ANSI C18.2M, Part 2-2007 for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—Safety Standard
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C18.2M, Part 2-2007 for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—Safety Standard. 07/02/07



NOTE and Schneider Electric Extend Collaboration
EMS provider NOTE and Schneider Electric group company Elari of Finland have extended their collaboration on the production of Elari’s AirLink lighting range with wireless dimmers for buildings. 07/16/07

GE and Hitachi Form Alliance
General Electric Co. (GE) and Hitachi Ltd. launched a joint nuclear business to capitalize on rising demand for electricity and increasing concerns about carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired plants. 07/12/07

GrafTech Subsidiary AET Announces Settlement of Patent Infringement Dispute over Graphite Heat Spreaders
Advanced Energy Technology (AET) has reached a settlement with Vacek Incorporated, formerly doing business as MH&W International Corp, regarding its sale of KERATHERM® S900 natural graphite heat spreaders. 07/10/07

3M and LLC Reach Agreement
3M and LLC have reached settlement of a patent dispute involving lithium ion batteries in the Minnesota District Court and the International Trade Commission. 07/09/07

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center Fuels Growth with Siemens
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. and the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) announced a partnership to speed the growth of alternative fuel technology. 07/06/07



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