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NEMA’s 79th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference
November 12-14, 2005, Washington, DC

This year marks another milestone in NEMA's history. Malcolm O'Hagan, president for the past 14 years, will be retiring. NEMA's 79th Annual Meeting will pay tribute to O'Hagan, and review the progress the association has made during his tenure, including the internationalization of the organization, enactment of sound energy and trade policy, and the institution of NEMA's unique fee-for-service business model.

Speakers will discuss the electroindustry's future and how companies can overcome the obstacles they may face in the coming years.

Register for NEMA's Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference now!


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Contracts

DeJarnette Wins Ten PACS Migration Contracts in July
DeJarnette Research Systems announced the receipt of new Picture Archiving and Communications System migration contracts in the month of July. 8/10/05

Owensboro Medical Health System Upgrades to IDX Carecast
Owensboro Medical Health System will upgrade its enterprise clinical system to the next-generation IDX Carecast solution from IDX Systems Corporation. 8/9/05

Kodak Signs Agreement to Service Novadaq’s Cardiac Imaging System
Eastman Kodak Company has finalized a worldwide service agreement with Novadaq Technologies Inc. of Toronto, Canada. 8/8/05

Oakwood Healthcare System Upgrades to IDX Carecast
IDX Systems Corporation has signed an agreement with Oakwood Healthcare System to upgrade to the IDX Carecast enterprise clinical information system. 8/5/05

Siemens to Help North Carolina County Save $3.7 Million in Energy Costs
The government of Pitt County, North Carolina, expects to save more than $3.7 million in energy and building operation costs under a 12-year performance contract with Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. 8/4/05

University of Virginia Chooses GE Healthcare for Neuro Surgical Navigational Research Agreement
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with the University of Virginia Health System to develop new, minimally invasive surgery techniques. 8/2/05

Siemens to Save Mississippi Dept. of Corrections $6 Million in Energy Costs
Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., will guarantee the Mississippi Department of Corrections more than $6 million in energy and operational costs under the terms of a 15-year performance contract. 8/1/05

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Personnel

Stein Named President, Cooper Bussmann
Cooper Industries, Ltd., has appointed Kevin M. Stein as president of its Cooper Bussmann division, effective August 22, 2005. 8/11/05

Acuity Brands Names Morgan President of Lighting Group; Honeycutt to Retire
John K. Morgan has been named president and chief executive officer of Acuity Brands Lighting. 8/3/05

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Awards

Philips Medical Awarded Frost & Sullivan Customer Service Leadership Award
Frost & Sullivan presented Philips Medical Systems with the 2005 Customer Service Leadership Award for its excellence in the European refurbished medical imaging systems market. 8/9/05

GE Healthcare's LightSpeed VCT Honored for Creative Ingenuity
GE Healthcare has been awarded the gold Connecticut Quality Improvement Award for its volume computed tomography system, the LightSpeed VCT. 8/8/05

Honeywell Named One of START Magazine's Hottest Companies of 2005
Honeywell has been named one of START magazine's hottest companies, an award recognizing companies that improve manufacturing processes through unique and reliable technology solutions. 8/5/05

Philips SpeechMagic Wins Innovative Speech Recognition Solution Award
Royal Philips Electronics has won the industry-leading Most Innovative Speech Recognition Solution award from Speech Technology Magazine. 8/4/05

DaimlerChrysler Recognizes Johnson Controls for Outstanding Diversity Performance
DaimlerChrysler has awarded Johnson Controls its 2004 Supplier of the Year Award, honoring the company as one of the automaker’s top suppliers for its exemplary performance in supplier diversity and exceptional level of quality service. 8/1/05

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NEMA’s Industrial Controls Indices Surge in Second Quarter of 2005
Sales of industrial control products, as measured in NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls Index, expanded by 4.8 percent in the second quarter of 2005. 8/8/05

NEMA Lighting Systems Index Posts Steady Gains in First Half of 2005
The NEMA Lighting Systems Index increased 1.1 percent in the second quarter of 2005, marking the index’s highest reading in four years. 8/5/05

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NEMA President Sees Energy Policy Act of 2005 Being Signed into Law
At the invitation of the White House, NEMA President Malcolm O’Hagan flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 8 to watch President George W. Bush sign a sweeping energy bill, bringing to a close four years of political negotiating. 8/10/05

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Schneider Electric North American Operating Division Plant Commemorates 50th Anniversary
David Petratis, president and CEO of Schneider Electric’s North American operating division, local dignitaries, retirees, and employees recently gathered at the Square D plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to celebrate the facility’s 50th anniversary. 8/12/05

Color Kinetics Joins Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance
Color Kinetics Inc. has joined the NGLIA—an organization that partners with the DOE to accelerate the advancement of solid-state lighting. 8/11/05

CSA International Establishes New Facility, Expands Lighting Services
CSA International has announced the establishment of an 8,000-square-foot lighting and electric laboratory facility in Alpharetta, Georgia. 8/10/05

Philips Lighting, Advance Transformer Team Up to Pledge $250,000 to NAED
The National Association of Electrical Distributors has announced a $250,000 commitment by Philips Lighting and Advance Transformer to the NAED Education & Research Foundation. 8/1/05

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August 15, 2005
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