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TEC SDOC Washington Report
On May 13, U.S. and European Union officials met as the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) to address issues identified by either Washington or Brussels as "unnecessary regulatory barriers to trade". 06/02/08

Petratis Named President/CEO of Quanex
David D. Petratis, former president and CEO of Schneider Electric North American Operating Division, has been named president and CEO of Quanex Building Products Corporation, a manufacturer of materials and components for the building products market. 06/02/08

NEC News

Three States Adopt 2008 NEC®
In the past few weeks, three states, Wyoming, Kentucky, and Colorado, have adopted the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC). The new Code includes important safety provisions, including the use of arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) and tamper-resistant outlets for receptacles. 06/02/08

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DOE Awards Nuclear Recycling Contract Extension to AREVA and Mitsubishi Alliance
The International Nuclear Recycling Alliance (INRA), led by AREVA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and including Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited, URS Washington Division, The Babcock and Wilcox Company, and Battelle, signed an agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) extending its October 2007 nuclear waste management contract. 28/05/08

Siemens Wins $245 Million Order from U.S. Postal Service for 550 Mail Sorting Systems
Siemens has been awarded a $245-million contract from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for 550 Advanced Facer Canceller Systems (AFCS) 200 to replace and modernize its existing fleet of AFCS. 28/05/08

General Cable Enters Joint Venture in Algeria
General Cable Corporation, a leading global supplier of wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets, announced today that it has entered a joint venture for majority ownership of E.P.E / EN.I.CA.BISKRA/SPA (Enica Biskra), an Algerian state-owned manufacturer of low and medium-voltage power and construction cable. 27/05/08

Siemens to Supply Power Plant Components for South Korea
Siemens Energy has been awarded an order to supply key components for units five and six of the POSCO Power combined-cycle power plant in South Korea. POSCO Power Corporation, the end user, is the largest Korean independent power producer. 23/05/08

Honeywell Partners with Airbus, JetBlue, and International Aero Engines to Study Biofuels Use for Commercial Aircraft
Honeywell has announced that UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, and Honeywell Aerospace will partner with Airbus, JetBlue Airways, and International Aero Engines to study sustainable biofuel use for commercial aircraft. 21/05/08

Carestream Health Donates Medical Imaging Equipment to Help China’s Earthquake Victims
Carestream Health, Inc., has donated several innovative mobile digital imaging systems to the Red Cross Society of China to help provide diagnostic x-ray exams to victims of the earthquake in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. 20/05/08

ABB Wins $170-million Contract for Baltic Sea Power Link
ABB has won a contract worth $170 million from Svenska Kraftnät and Fingrid Oyj, the transmission system operators in Sweden and Finland. 19/05/08


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M to Acquire Dental Implant Manufacturer IMTEC Corp.
3M announced has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IMTEC Corp., a manufacturer of dental implants and cone-beam computed tomography scanning equipment for dental and medical radiology. 22/05/08



Belden Appoints Wolfgang Babel to Head EMEA Business Segment
Belden, a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of signal transmission solutions, has appointed Wolfgang Babel as vice president, operations, and president of Belden Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). 28/05/08

Chris Curtis Named President and CEO of Schneider Electric’s North American Operating Division
Schneider Electric has announced that Chris Curtis has assumed the position of president and CEO of Schneider Electric’s North American Operating Division. 27/05/08

Pass & Seymour/Legrand Named Electrical Vendor of the Year by WinWholesale
Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring devices and home systems, received the Electrical Vendor of the Year Award from WinWholesale. 23/05/08

Saxena Joins Ferraz Shawmut as Product Manager
Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection, has named Piyush Saxena its Product Manager, Surge Protection. 22/05/08

Emerson Announces New Executive Appointments
Emerson recently announced that Edgar M. Purvis, Jr. has been named executive vice president of Emerson and business leader of Emerson Climate Technologies, headquartered in Sidney, Ohio. 21/05/08

Siemens Execs Appointed to Industry Positions
Several executives within Siemens Medical Solutions have been appointed to new roles and leadership positions in numerous strategic healthcare industry organizations. 20/05/08

Technology Research Corporation Announces Director Appointment
Owen Farren, Chairman and CEO of Technology Research Corporation (TRC) has announced the appointment of N. John Simmons, Jr. to its board of directors. 19/05/08


NEMA Announces Industry Initiative to Stimulate Energy-Saving Lighting Upgrades
NEMA announced a new initiative today aimed at reducing energy use and costs in the 5 million existing commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings in the United States. 29/05/08

North American Business Gauges Bounce Back in May
Following sharp drops a month ago, NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Indexes (EBCI) for both current and future North American conditions rebounded in May. 28/05/08

House Extends NEMA-Backed Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction
Yesterday, by a vote of 263-160, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to a five-year extension of the energy-efficient commercial building tax deduction. For months, NEMA has actively lobbied the House and Senate for this extension, and will continue until these provisions become law. 22/05/08


NEMA Publishes MS 3-2008 Determination of Image Uniformity in Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Images
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published MS 3-2008 Determination of Image Uniformity in Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Images. 19/05/08


Siemens to Supply 140 Wind Turbines for Greater Gabbard
Siemens Energy has received an order to supply 140 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts (MW) each. 29/05/08


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