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Agfa HealthCare Chosen by Cornwall Community Hospital to Provide Integrated Solutions
Agfa HealthCare has been chosen by Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) for its IMPAX™ picture archive and communications system (PACS), radiology information system (RIS), and speech recognition solutions. 15/10/07

Johnson Controls and Nexterra Energy Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Biomass Gasification
Johnson Controls, Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Nexterra Energy Corp. to offer biomass gasification solutions to Johnson Controls customers, including higher education, health care, government facilities, and industrial operations. 12/10/07

MedAssets Selects Siemens Medical Solutions for Chemistry, Automation, and Immunoassay Solutions
Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics has been selected by MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, a group purchasing organization and supply chain management company, to provide chemistry, automation, and immunoassay solutions for its facilities. 11/10/07

ABB Wins Power Order in Poland
ABB has won an order worth $27 million for power transformers to modernize and strengthen the Poland’s electricity network. 10/10/07

Cooper Partners with Chinese Electrical Company
Cooper Industries Ltd. has joined with the Nature Science and Technology Co. to provide switchgear products in China. 09/10/07

ABB India Wins Order from German Company
ABB India has won $2.5 million order from Germany’s KHD Humboldt Wedag GmbH to provide electric and automation solutions for a 5,000-ton-per-day cement plant at Katrana, Jordan. 09/10/07

Siemens Medical Solutions and Kameda Healthinformatics Institute Deliver Healthcare IT in Japan
Siemens Medical Solutions and Kameda Healthinformatics Institute Inc. have established Siemens Kameda Healthcare IT Systems K.K. Siemens Medical Solutions and Kameda Healthinformatics Institute will hold two-thirds and one-third ownership of the newly formed company, respectively. 03/10/07

Honeywell Receives New Supply Contract
Honeywell International Inc. has agreed to supply its Enovate blowing agent, which is used to insulate refrigerators, to Chinese home appliance maker, Hisense Kelon. 02/10/07

ABB Wins Control System Order for Alberta Power Project
ABB has been awarded a contract to provide Industrial IT Extended Automation System 800xA and related project services for the Keephills Unit 3 power project in Alberta, Canada. 01/10/07

Siemens Wins Large Offshore Wind Turbine Deal from UK
Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds has signed a preliminary agreement to buy wind turbines from Siemens for its wind farm off the British coast. 26/09/07

Honeywell Wins Contract from Airbus
Honeywell International Inc. has been awarded a $16 billion dollar contract to provide mechanical systems to the new Airbus A350. 25 /09/07

Carestream Health Signs Contract for Healthcare IT Solutions with Veterans Health Administration
Carestream Health, Inc. has won a multi million-dollar order with the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA’s) New England Region (VISN 1), which encompasses Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, an Rhode Island, for the company’s premier healthcare IT systems. 24/09/07

ABB Wins Power Order for World’s Largest Off-shore Wind Farm
ABB has won an order worth more than $400 million from the German utility, E.ON Netz GmbH, to supply power equipment to connect the world’s largest offshore wind farm to the German grid. 21/09/07

ABB Wins Orders for Power Refurbishment at Swedish Nuclear Plant
ABB won two orders with a joint value of $14 million from Svenska Kraftnät, a Swedish grid company, to upgrade the 400-kV switchgear at its Forsmark nuclear plant. 20/09/07

Johnson Controls-Saft to Supply Mercedes Hybrid Batteries
Continuing with their joint venture to develop and provide nickel metal hybrid and lithium-ion batteries for hybrid-electric vehicles established in January 2006, Johnson Controls Inc. and French battery maker Saft have been awarded a contract to produce lithium-ion batteries for DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes S Class hybrid. 19/09/07

Agfa HealthCare Signs Radiology Informatics Agreement with Adventist Health System
Agfa HealthCare has signed a second, five-year agreement to provide enterprise picture archiving and communication system (PACS) technology for the entire Florida division of Adventist Health System in Orlando. 19/09/07

Honeywell to Fuel Energy Conservation Program with City of Battle Creek
Honeywell has been awarded a $3.9 million performance contract from the City of Battle Creek, Mi., for an energy-conservation program that will use a combination of renewable energy technology and infrastructure upgrades to reduce the city's energy costs, improve its buildings, and cut greenhouse gas emissions. 18/09/07

GE Healthcare Signs Imaging Solutions Agreement with Novation
GE Healthcare has signed an agreement with Novation for GE’s advanced radiology and cardiology image and information management technologies. 13/09/07

U.S. Postal Service Awards Siemens Contract Expansion for Mail-Sorting Equipment
Siemens has been awarded a $54.6 million modification contract from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for mail-sorting equipment. 13/09/07

L-3 Awarded $44 Million Contract by U.S. Marine Corps
Cincinnati Electronics, a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, has been selected to receive a $44 million contract for delivery of thermal sight systems (TSS) for the U.S. Marine Corps' amphibious assault vehicle (AAV). 12/09/07

ABB Wins $20 Million U.S. Service Contract
ABB has been awarded a contract for $20 million by ATC Panels, Inc. to manage service activities at its Moncure facility in North Carolina. 10 Sep 2007

AREVA T&D Awarded First High-Voltage Direct Current Contract in China
AREVA‘s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has signed a multi-million Euro contract to supply H400 high-voltage direct current (HVDC) thyristor valves to interconnect the Chinese and Russian power grids. 10/09/07

ABB Wins $25 Million Power Order in Kenya
ABB has signed a $25 million contract with Kenya Power & Lighting Co. (KPLC) to upgrade and expand the system that controls Kenya's power transmission network and the distribution network in the capital city of Nairobi. 07/09/07

Varian to Provide Linear Accelerators to Danish Cancer Centers
Two leading Danish cancer centers have selected five medical linear accelerators from Varian Medical Systems to replace aging equipment and offer patients more advanced radiotherapy treatments as part of a national program to reduce waiting times for patients. 07/09/07

Honeywell to Help Denver Housing Authority Reduce Energy Consumption, Costs, and Emissions
Honeywell has been awarded an $11.6 million, 12-year contract to implement a comprehensive energy-efficiency program for the Denver Housing Authority (DHA). 06/09/07

Carestream Health and Médical Tronik Sign Supplier Agreement
Carestream Health, Inc. has signed a supplier agreement with Médical Tronik Montreal Ltd. (MTM), making MTM the exclusive supplier for Carestream Health’s digital medical imaging and information technology (IT) solutions in the province of Quebec. 05/09/07

Johnson Controls to Install Chiller Units for Qatar Chilling Plant
Johnson Controls will install 46 chiller units on the island of Pearl-Qatar for Qatar Cool, which is launching the world’s largest district-cooling chiller plant. 05/09/07

Honeywell to Supply Quality Control Systems to Chinese Containerboard Manufacturer
Honeywell is supplying its Experion process, machine, and drives (PMD), DaVinci quality control system, and ProFlow and AquaTrol cross-direction control system to China’s Nine Dragons Paper Ltd. 04/09/07

AREVA T&D Signs Contract in Saudi Arabia
AREVA Transmission and Distribution (T&D) has signed a turnkey contract to build a high-voltage substation in Saudi Arabia for an independent water and power project led by the Shuqaiq Water and Electricity Co. 04/09/07

ABB to Deliver Integrated OMS for El Paso Electric
ABB has won a contract to supply El Paso Electric (EPE) with an integrated outage management system (OMS). 31/08/07

Agfa HealthCare to Supply CR Systems to Palmer College of Chiropractic
Agfa Healthcare has won an order from Palmer College of Chiropractic for six of its computed radiology (CR) solutions systems. 29/08/07

Siemens Wins Order for Singapore Construction
Siemens has won an order from PowerSeraya Ltd., a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd., for the construction of a power plant in Singapore. 29/08/07

ABB Wins Metals Contract in China
ABB has won a $56-million contract to provide automation equipment and electrical systems for a high-efficiency steel mill to be built by Zhangjiagang GTA Plate Co. in eastern China. 28/08/07

Sonelgaz Awards AREVA T&D Turnkey Contract
AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) has signed a contract with main Algerian utility, Sonelgaz, to increase the capacity of its transmission grid. 27/08/07

Schneider Electric and Eaton Sign Agreement
Schneider Electric has signed an agreement with Eaton Corporation to divest the operations of MGE UPS Systems, a global provider of power quality solutions, per its prior commitment to the European Commission following the acquisition of American Power Conversion. 27/08/07

Varian to Provide Linear Accelerators to Netherlands Radiotherapy Project
Varian Medical Systems has been selected to supply advanced radiotherapy equipment for a major project that will bring state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatments to thousands of Dutch cancer patients. 24/08/07


Mergers & Acquisitions

Schneider Electric Acquires Pelco
Schneider Electric recently completed its acquisition of Pelco, a designer, developer, and manufacturer of video security systems. 18/10/07

GE Healthcare Acquires Dynamic Imaging, LLC
GE Healthcare has completed the acquisition of Dynamic Imaging, LLC. 12/10/07

Schneider Electric AG Purchases Moore Microprocessor Patent
Schneider Electric AG has purchased a Moore microprocessor patent™(MMP) portfolio license from the TPL Group, which is affiliated with Alliacense, to cover its recently acquired business unit, American Power Conversion (APC). 10/10/07

Hubbell Acquires PCORE Electric
Hubbell Inc. recently acquired closely-held PCORE Electric Co. 05/10/07

Schneider Electric Acquires Brazilian Manufacturer
French electrical equipment-maker Schneider Electric SA has purchased Brazilian machinery manufacturer Atos Automacao Industrial Ltd. 05/10/07

General Cable to Acquire the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
General Cable Corporation has agreed to acquire the global wire and cable business of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (Freeport), which operates as Phelps Dodge International Corporation (PDIC). 17/09/07

Cooper Acquires Two LED and Lighting Controls Businesses
Cooper Industries has acquired Illinois-based io Lighting, a dedicated light-emitting diode (LED) lighting fixture company, and Vermont-based Powerline Communications, Inc. (PCI), a manufacturer of digital lighting control panels. 31/08/07

ABB Sells Lummus Global to CB&I
ABB has agreed to sell its Lummus Global business to Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) for an enterprise value of $950 million. 30/08/07

Philips Completes Acquisition of Color Kinetics
Philips Electronics has completed its acquisition of Color Kinetics Inc., a leader in designing and marketing innovative lighting systems based on light emitting diode (LED) technology. 30/08/07



Rockwell Automation Names Crandall as CFO
Rockwell Automation, Inc. has named Theodore D. Crandall as senior vice president and chief financial officer. 17/10/07

Rea Magnet Wire Company Elects New President and CEO
Rea Magnet Wire Co.’s board of directors has elected Charles E. Fisher president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. 04/10/07

ILSCO Appoints Western Regional Manager
ILSCO Corp. has appointed Marlon J. Carson western regional manager. In his new role, he will cover the 13 western states for ILSCO, representing the ILSCO and UTILCO brands. 04/10/07

Cummins Appoints New Quebec Representative
Eve Grenon-Lafontaine has joined Cummins Canada and will assume the roles of territory manager and technical support manager, serving Quebec for Cummins Canada, starting next year. 03/10/07

Johnson Controls Appoints New CEO; Overhauls Corporate Identity
Johnson Controls, Inc. has appointed Stephen Roell, executive vice president and vice chairman, as chief executive officer, effective immediately. 02/10/07

Leviton Succession Plan Preserves Family Lineage
Donald J. Hendler, president, and Stephen B. Sokolow, vice chairman of the board of directors, both of Leviton Manufacturing Co., have been named chief executive officer and chairman of the board, respectively, as successors of Harold Leviton, who died last month. 01/10/07

Kodak Names New President and Chief Operating Officer
Eastman Kodak has named Philip Faraci as president and chief operating officer. 27/09/07

WEG Announces Administrative Changes
WEG has chosen current regional director for Europe, Harry Schmelzer Jr., to succeed Décio da Silva as president and chief executive officer. 26/09/07

Cummins Announces Leadership Changes
Cummins Inc. has appointed Scott Patrohay, president and chief executive officer, Cummins MerCruiser Diesel (CMD), as distributor principal of a new Cummins distributor joint venture that will serve much of the northeastern United States, effective January 2008. 25/09/07

DeJarnette Appoints New Executive
DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc. has appointed David B. DiNoia as director of program management. 24/09/07

Belden Appoints New Executives
Belden has made several executive appointments, effective immediately. 21/09/07

Elster Appoints Ed Gray as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Elster Integrated Solutions (EIS), part of Elster Group, has appointed Ed Gray as the vice president of regulatory affairs. 20/09/07

Halco Changes Name to Better Reflect Industry Position
Halco® Lighting Corporation, headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, has changed its name to Halco® Lighting Technologies. 17/09/07

DeJarnette Opens London Office
DeJarnette Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc., has moved its office to a location in London. 06/09/007

Littelfuse Names Vice President of Global Operations
Littelfuse Inc. has named David W. Heinzmann to the newly created position of vice president of global operations. 24/08/07



REA Magnet Wire Wins Safety Award
REA Magnet Wire Co. was recently named one of America’s Safest Companies by Occupational Hazards, a Penton Media Inc. publication. 18/10/07

Ferraz Shawmut Paper Wins PCIC Award
Three Ferraz Shawmut engineers and researchers were recently honored for an insightful paper presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) 2006 Industry Applications Society Petroleum and Chemical Industry Technical Conference. 16/10/07

Lincoln Electric Wins E-Star Award
In recognition of its ongoing excellence of exporting products manufactured in the United States, Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. was honored as a President’s E-Star Award recipient at ceremonies recently held at the White House. 16/10/07

L-3 Receives Award from U.S. Army to Supply Advanced Fusing
L-3 Communications has received an order from the U.S. Army for more than 48,000 M762A1 electronic time artillery fuses. 11/10/07

Lexington Square D Honored as Assembly Plant of the Year
Square D Lexington plant has been honored with the Assembly Plant of the Year awardfrom Assembly magazine. 28/09/07

Emerson Receives Top Honors for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technologies
Four climate control products developed by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson Electric, recently received 2007 Dealer Design Awards from an independent panel of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration contractors convened by the industry’s leading news publication, the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News. 14/09/07

Schneider Electric Honors Aurora Technologies as Supplier of the Year
Schneider Electric’s North American operating division has presented Aurora Technologies, Inc. (ATI) with its distinguished Supplier of the Year award for quality, productivity, and on-time delivery. 28/08/07


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NEMA Wins Commerce Department Award in Support of Outreach Initiative NEMA is once again a winner of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program competition. 05/10/07

Current Conditions EBCI Rebounds in September, But Future Indicator Now Signaling Contraction
Deterioration in North American business conditions slowed in the most recent month, according to NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI). 26/09/07

NEMA Welcomes New Associate Members
NEMA is pleased to welcome new associate members. 20/09/007

NEMA Announces New Members
NEMA is pleased to announce the companies that have joined as members. 18/09/07

NEMA and ESFI Note Passing of Industry Pioneer Harold Leviton
NEMA and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) extend condolences to the Leviton family and the employees of the Leviton family of companies upon the death of industry leader Harold Leviton. 11/09/07

Current Conditions EBCI Down Again in August; Future Indicator Continues to Signal Growth
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions slid for a second month in a row in August, dropping to 39.1. A reading of less than 50 is indicative of contractionary conditions. Moreover, the survey’s measure of the mean degree of change in North American business conditions slipped to -0.4 from -0.3 in July (on a scale ranging from –5 [deteriorated significantly] through 0 [stayed the same] to +5 [improved significantly]). As recently as June, the mean degree of change was in positive territory at +0.1. 29/09/07


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NEMA Reaffirms Industrial Control and System Standards
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has reaffirmed the following industrial control and system standards: ICS 2, Part 9-2002 (R2007) AC Vacuum-Break Magnetic Controllers Rated 1500 Volts AC; ICS 5, Annex F-2002 (2007) Industrial Control and Systems: High-Pressure Power Wash Test Procedure for Self-Contained Control-Circuit Devices; ICS 18-2001 (R2007) Industrial Control and Systems: Motor Control Centers; and ICS 18-2001 (R2007) Industrial Control and Systems: Motor Control Centers. 16/10/07

NEMA Applauds House Introduction of Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Act
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today applauded Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) for introducing “The Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives. 21/09/07

NEMA Applauds Brussels Proposal to Suspend Metric-Only Labeling Directive
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomes the European Commission's September 10 proposal to indefinitely postpone implementation of the European Union's (EU) 1980 metric-only labeling directive, which would have banned usage of non-metric units on products sold in the EU. 14/09/07

NEMA Testifies on Energy-Efficient Lighting Bill
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA’s) Government Relations Vice President Kyle Pitsor testified today on the Energy Efficient Lighting for A Brighter Tomorrow Act of 2007 (S. 2017) before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. 13/09/07

NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA GR 1-2007 Grounding Rod Electrodes and Grounding Rod Electrode Couplings
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA GR 1-2007 Grounding Rod Electrodes and Grounding Rod Electrode Couplings. It provides practical information concerning materials, construction, testing, performance, and manufacture of copper-bonded ground rod electrodes, zinc-coated ground rod electrodes, and stainless steel-clad ground rod electrodes. 05/09/07


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GE Joins the Green Grid
GE Consumer & Industrial has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium of more than 80 high–tech equipment companies, including AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and Vmware. 17/10/07

DeJarnette-Sponsored NASCAR Team Sets World Land-Speed Record
A NASCAR team sponsored by DeJarnette Research Systems and led by NASCAR veteran Aaron Brown of AB-1 Motorsports of Catawba, N.C., set a new world land-speed record for NASCAR stock cars. 15/10/07

Agfa Healthcare Finalizes Implementation of Cardiology Suite at Belgian Hospital
Agfa HealthCare has completed the installation of its IMPAX™ Cardiovascular Suite at the AZ Imelda hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium. 28/09/07

Siemens to Build France’s Largest Combined Cycle Power Plant
Siemens is building the new natural-gas-fired power plant at the existing power plant site Emile Huchet in Saint Avold in Lorraine, about 20 kilometers west of the French-German border near Saarbruecken. 27/09/07

AGFA Healthcare Provides HIS and PACS to Austrian Hospital
Agfa HealthCare has installed its ORBIS™ Hospital Information System (HIS) and its picture archiving and communications system, (PACS) IMPAX™, in the Salzburger Landeskliniken (SALK), the main hospital group in the Salzburg region of Austria. 18/09/07

Carestream Health Provides Computer Radiography Systems to Eleventh Central London HCA Site
The installation of Carestream Health’s computed radiography systems into central London’s largest private healthcare provider facilities is continuing at the latest Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) International site at Golders Green, North London. 14/09/07

Schneider Electric’s Building Automation Business Unit Joins Clinton Climate Initiative
Schneider Electric and TAC, its building automation business unit, have recently joined the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in a global effort to help cities around the world improve the energy efficiency of buildings and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. 12/09/07

Six UK Hospitals Join Together in Using Varian Medical Oncology Information Network
Six hospitals in northern England are implementing a Varian Medical Systems software system that will enable them to function as one clinical network. 11/09/07

Schneider Electric and IPF to Provide Electrical Solutions and Distribution for Zero-Emission Research Station
Schneider Electric and the International Polar Foundation (IPF) have announced the first zero-emission installation in Antarctica. 11/09/07


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