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McCain Featured on Discovery Channel
Earlier this year, McCain hosted the Discovery Channel at its Mexico plant to product a segment of How Things Are Made. 16/06/08

Emerson’s U.S. Motors® Brand Celebrates 100 Years
Emerson Motor Company’s U.S. Motors® brand—known for a history of innovation and pioneering technology—has reached its 100th year in the electric motors industry. Founded in 1908 in Los Angeles, U.S. Electrical Motors, Inc., was acquired by Emerson Electric in 1962. 16/06/08

Hawaii moves closer to 2008 NEC®
The State of Hawaii is closer to adopting the first statewide set of construction codes following a Hawaii Building Codes Commission meeting on May 14, 2008. 16/06/08

Joe Gryn , well known for his international work in certification and standards for CSA International, is leaving after 30 years
Not very long ago I chanced on the opportunity to participate in a bi-national meeting between the U.S. and Canadian National Committees for the IEC international conformity assessment scheme for electrical products intended for explosive atmospheres, better know as the IECEx Scheme. Leading the Canadian delegation was Joe Gryn, formerly CSA’s International Director of Conformity Assessment. 16/06/08

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conneXion Partners with Ferraz Shawmut
Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of electrical protection, has reached a new distribution agreement with conneXion®, a full service distributor of electrical equipment and supplies serving Chicago and surrounding territories. 13/06/08

ABB wins orders to upgrade HVDC station in China
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $8 million from the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to deliver valve and control-system components to the Lingbao extension project, located on the border between the provinces Henan and Shanxi in central China. 11/06/08

Carestream Health Announces Worldwide Orders
Carestream Health, Inc., recently signed contracts for its digital mammography solutions with mammography providers across the globe. 11/06/08

FPL Energy Awards Siemens Contract for 218 Wind Turbines
FPL Energy has ordered 218 Siemens wind turbines to be installed at several wind farms across the U.S. for delivery in 2009. 10/06/08

ABB to Upgrade Transmission Control for Vital North American Power Interconnector
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been selected by Hydro-Québec, Canada, for an upgrade of a high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) converter station. 06/06/08

Sectra Delivers IT Solutions for Efficiently Distributed Radiology Cooperation to Swedish County Council
Sectra has received an order to deliver an overall IT infrastructure for information exchange and cooperation among hospitals to the Swedish county council Region Skåne. 05/06/08


Mergers & Acquisitions

Acuity Brands Announces Acquisition of Guardian Networks
Acuity Brands, Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Acuity Brands Technology Services, Inc. 13/06/08

GE Energy Buys MapFrame
Atlanta-based GE Energy, a unit of General Electric Co., said the acquisition increases its "smart grid" portfolio, which are products designed to help utilities increase productivity and reliability while giving consumers information to better manage electricity use and expenses. 12/06/08

Philips to Acquire Brazilian Dixtal Biomedica e Tecnologia
Royal Philips ElectronicsPhilips Electronics~~ has reached an agreement to acquire Brazilian-based Dixtal Biomédica e Tecnologia (“Dixtal”), a leading Brazilian manufacturer of in-hospital patient monitoring, anesthesia, ventilation equipment, and ECGs (electrocardiogram), as well as other sensors for vital sign measurements. 12/06/08

AREVA Purchases RM Consultants Ltd, a British Nuclear Firm
AREVA acquires RM Consultants Ltd, a British consulting company specializing in nuclear safety assessment. 10/06/08



ILSCO Appoints Andrew Quinn COO
The ILSCO Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew B. Quinn as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 10/06/08

Ferraz Shawmutt Names Walker Vice President
Ferraz Shawmut promoted Kent Walker to the position of vice president of technical sales and services. 09/06/08

Thomas & Betts Appoints Rufus H. Rivers to Board
Thomas & Betts Corporation appointed Rufus H. Rivers as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. 09/06/08

Tony Satterthwaite Named President of Cummins Power Generation
Cummins Inc. announced today that Tony Satterthwaite has been promoted to President of Cummins Power Generation effective immediately, succeeding Tom Linebarger, who was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Cummins Inc. last week. 06/06/08

SonoSite Announces Appointment of Dr. Richard Martin to Board
onoSite, Inc., a world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, has announced the appointment of Richard O. Martin, PhD., to its board of directors. 05/06/08

Joe Loughrey to Retire as Cummins Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer
Cummins Inc. has announced that President and COO Joe Loughrey will retire from Cummins in March 2009. 04/06/08

Welch Allyn Names Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Welch Allyn President and CEO Julie Shimer has announced the appointment of Gregory Porter as senior vice president and general counsel for the medical device manufacturer. 02/06/08



OSRAM SYLVANIA Receives Technical Award
At the LightFair International 2008 trade show and conference, OSRAM SYLVANIA received a Technical Innovation Award for its QUICKTRONIC® PowerSHED™ High Efficiency Demand Response Ballast. 09/06/08

Lys Named 2008 National Inventor Of The Year For Solid-State Lighting Breakthrough
Scientist Ihor Lys has been named 2008 National Inventor of the Year by the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation. 04/06/08

GE Announces Winners of Coveted 25th Annual GE Edison Award
The 2007 GE Edison Award was presented to Enrique Peiniger and Jean Sundin of Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. (OVI) for lighting the United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. 02/06/08


NEMA Luminaire Section Seeks Roadway and Area Lighting Planning and Use Membership for Accredited Standards Committee 136
NOTICE: To All Interested Parties in Roadway and Area Lighting Planning and Use Fields. The Luminaire Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association is currently seeking additional membership for its Accredited Standards Committee 136 (ASC 136). 05/06/08


Siemens to Open Wind Turbine Research Center in Colorado
Siemens Energy announced that it will establish its U.S. wind turbine R&D competence center in Boulder, Colorado.- 13/06/08

Lincoln Welding Equipment Featured in Iron Man
In the new box office hit, Iron Man, Lincoln Electric welding equipment makes a cameo appearance, aiding Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark, an engineering guru in manufacturing a superhero suit to escape captivity. 11/06/08

U.S. MOTORS® Brand Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Emerson Motor Company’s U.S. MOTORS® brand—known for a history of innovation and pioneering technology—has reached its 100th year in the electric motors industry. 03/06/08


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