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NEMA Surveys its Members Regarding Brand Protection
With product counterfeiting on the rise – posing an increasing public safety threat as well as challenging manufacturers’ efforts to protect their brands and customers – the NEMA Board of Governors has called for increased member company awareness of product authentication technologies, strategies and practices. 18/04/08

Advance Recognized As Outstanding Supplier by Grainger
(April 17th, 2008 – Rosemont, Illinois) - Advance was presented with Grainger’s prestigious Partners in Performance Award for 2007 at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held March 18th, 2008 in Schaumburg, Ill. 17/04/08

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Siemens Secures Power Plant Order from Britain
The Siemens Energy Sector will build a combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Wales for Severn Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Welsh Power. 17/04/08

ABB Receives Multiple FACTS Orders from Steel Industry
ABB has announced five orders in the first quarter 2008, totaling $25 million, to install flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) for steel plants located in Australia, Egypt, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and Turkey. 17/04/08

JM Eagle Launches Partnership with H2O Africa to Help Address Water Crisis
JM Eagle has announced a partnership with The H20 Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on creating widespread public awareness of the water crisis in Africa and support for solutions. 15 /04/08

ABB Wins $150 Million Order for Energy-Efficient Technology
ABB has won a $150-million contract to provide power systems and grid connections for a natural gas and steam-turbine (combined-cycle) power plant to be built in the Netherlands. 09 /04/08


Mergers & Acquisitions

Schneider Electric Acquires ECP Tech Services
Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to acquire ECP Tech Services, a U.S.-based company that is a provider of power system testing, maintenance, and commissioning services to industrial, utility, and commercial customers throughout the United States. 16/04/08

Eaton Completes Purchase of the Moeller Group
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has completed the purchase of The Moeller Group. 08 /04/08

Avery Dennison Acquires DM Label Group
Avery Dennison Corporation has acquired DM Label Group, a manufacturer of high-quality woven labels with manufacturing facilities in six countries. 07/04/08



Jack Robertson of Elster Metering, Canada, Named to World Generation Class of 2008
Elster Electricity has announced that Jack Robertson, vice president and general manager of Elster Metering, Canada, has been selected to World Generation’s Class of 2008. 15/04/08

Technology Research Corporation Adds Vice President of Operations and Announces New Vice President of Engineering
Technology Research Corporation (TRC) has announced that Brad Freeman has joined it as vice president of operations, while Doug Tilghman will succeed Frank Brugner as vice president of engineering upon his retirement. 14/04/08

TR Announces New Vice Presidents
Technology Research Corporation (TRC) announced that Brad Freeman has joined the company as vice president of operations and Doug Tilghman succeeds Frank Brugner as vice president of engineering. 11/04/08


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Acuity's Lithonia Lighting Named 2008 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have named Lithonia Lighting, an Acuity Brands lighting business, as a 2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. 10/04/08


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Honor Electroindustry Leaders with the Prestigious Kite & Key Award
NEMA is soliciting nominations for the 21st Kite & Key Awards. 10/04/08

NEMA Calls on Congress to Ratify U.S.-Colombia FTA As Soon As Possible
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) strongly supports ratification of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), for which President Bush sent legislation to Capitol Hill today. 08/04/08


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NEMA Lighting Systems Publishes Papers on Effects of EPAct 2005 on Mercury Vapor Lamp Ballasts and Luminaire Ballast Disconnects
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Lighting Systems Division has published two papers that address lighting issues. 08/04/08


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Senate Passes Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Today, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive piece of housing legislation that included several critical tax incentives that encourage use of energy-efficient technologies and renewables. 10/04/08


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