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AREVA Wins Two Contracts in UAE Totaling 86 Million Euros
AREVA has been awarded two turnkey grid reinforcement contracts in the United Arab Emirates, totaling 86 million euros. 20/02/08

DeJarnette Awarded First European dyseCT™ Installation
DeJarnette Research Systems has announced its first European installation of its dyseCT workflow engine. 20/02/08

ABB Wins Power Orders in India Worth $71 Million
ABB has won orders worth around $71 million from Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL), India’s national transmission utility, to help strengthen the country’s transmission network. 19/02/08

Carestream Health Announces U.S. Orders
Carestream Health, Inc., recently signed several contracts for its Kodak Directview computed radiography and digital radiography systems from leading U.S. healthcare facilities. 13/02/08


Mergers & Acquisitions

Cablofil/Legrand Acquires PW Industries
Cablofil/Legrand has announced the acquisition of California-based PW Industries, a leading manufacturer of cable trays and prefabricated wiring systems, including ladder tray, ventilated and solid bottom tray, one-piece channel tray, and single-rail cable management, as well as prefabricated branch circuit wiring systems. 19/02/08



Emerson CEO Named Among the Best in America
Institutional Investor magazine has named David N. Farr, chairman, CEO and president of Emerson, one of "The Best CEOs in America." 25/02/08

Larrie Rose, President of Belden Europe, Retires
Larrie Rose, vice president, operations, and president, Belden Europe, will retire at the end of February, after a 35-year career with the company. 22/02/08

Cummins Filtration President Pamela Carter to Assume New Role as Leader of Cummins Distribution Business
Cummins Inc. has announced that Pamela Carter, president, Cummins Filtration, has been promoted to the role of president, Cummins Distribution Business. 21/02/08

Pryor Retires from Agfa HealthCare
Bob Pryor has decided to step down as the head of Agfa HealthCare Americas. 15/02/08

Lamina LEDs Bring Out Brilliance of Cartier Jewelry
Lamina Lighting Incorporated, an innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced that their SōL™ MR16 LED has been included in the specifications for jewelry cabinetry lighting for Cartier, the renowned French jeweler and watchmaker based in Paris. 14/02/08



Frost & Sullivan Confers 2008 Leadership Award on Carestream Health
Frost & Sullivan has awarded the 2008 Global Radiology Information Systems Market Penetration Leadership Award to Carestream Health, Inc., for its steady growth in the radiology information systems (RIS) market. 22/02/08

Carestream Health Awarded 2008 Shingo Prizes for Excellence
Carestream Health has been awarded two 2008 Shingo Prizes for Excellence in Manufacturing. It is the only medical imaging and information management company to make the winner’s list. 21/02/08

SEW-Eurodrive Wins Excellence Award for Lyman Plant
A commitment to manufacturing practices that support productivity, empower people, and protect the environment has earned the SEW-Eurodrive plant in Lyman, SC, a 2007 Top Plant award for operational excellence from Plant Engineering magazine. 12/02/08


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Motors Shipments Decline Sharply to Close Out 2007
NEMA’s Motors Shipments Index contracted 7.3 percent quarter-to-quarter during the last three month period of 2007. 25/02/08

Lighting Index Tumbles During Fourth Quarter of 2007
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index fell sharply to close out 2007, contracting 6 percent between the third and fourth quarters. 25/02/08

NEMA Sees Strengths and Weakness in New WTO Paper
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed last week’s release in Geneva of the latest World Trade Organization text on industrial goods negotiations. 14/02/08


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NEMA Publishes ANSI_NEMA_ANSLG C78.377-2008 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Solid State Lighting Products
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_NEMA_ANSLG C78.377-2008 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Solid State Lighting Products. 21/02/08

NEMA Publishes ANSI/ICEA T-26-465/NEMA WC 54-2008 Guide for Frequency of Sampling Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation, and Portable Cables for Test
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/ICEA T-26-465/NEMA WC 54-2008 Guide for Frequency of Sampling Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation, and Portable Cables for Test, which was developed by the Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) and approved by ANSI and NEMA. 14/02/08


President Bush Takes Unprecedented Steps To Advance Earmark Reform
Today, the President signed Executive Order 13457, "Protecting American Taxpayers from Government Spending on Wasteful Earmarks." 01/29/08


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