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[17 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Anvil Int’l to sell certain assets of Picoma electrical fittings business to John Maneely | 1,236 views]

ATLANTA — Pipe product maker Anvil International LP said Friday it plans to sell some assets of its electrical fittings business, Picoma, to steel pipe producer John Maneely Co.
Under an agreement between the two companies, John Maneely will transfer some assets of Seminole Tubular Products, its plumbing fittings business.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Anvil is a unit of Atlanta-based Mueller Water Products Inc., which makes infrastructure and flow control products. John Maneely Co. is a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group, a private equity fund.
The transaction is expected to close in mid-November …

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[16 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Printed circuit board production will drop 20% ’09 | 1,081 views]

Printed circuit board (PCB) production will decline 20% to $40.5 billion in 2009 because of weaker demand for electronics equipment caused by the global economic downturn, according to a study by trade association IPC.
The world market for PCBs had reached $50.8 billion in 2008, up 1% over 2007. Growth in global board production will resume in 2010 when the market grows to $43.5 billion worldwide.
The value of North American board production is expected to end 2009 at about $3.49 billion, about 15% below 2008, when production totaled $4.1 billion. However, …

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[16 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Connector Project – the future for a long time | 1,062 views]

As Metro tries to achieve regional consensus on how the Portland area should grow, Clackamas and Washington County officials are fighting over a long-studied transportation project.
At issue is the Interstate 5-to-Highway 99W Connector Project. In February a steering committee of state, county and local officials recommended a series of road projects to improve east-west traffic access between Wilsonville, Tualatin and Sherwood. But on Oct. 8, the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners told a Metro advisory committee that it opposed the project.
Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp says the opposition is largely based …

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[16 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Ford’s recall of up to 14 million | 1,094 views]

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is expanding its previous recall of vehicles over a cruise-control-switch defect by 4.5 million vehicles. Including previous recalls for the problem, Ford has now recalled more than 14 million vehicles, making this the company’s biggest recall ever. The switch poses a fire hazard, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles are pickup trucks, minivans and commercial vehicles built between 1992 and 2003.
Ford’s recall history with the switch, which started a decade ago, was expanded on Tuesday, notably to include the Ford Windstar. …

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[16 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Alberta needs a new transmission line ‘and did not disappear’ | 1,100 views]

It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.
But if you peel away the layers of confusion, one thing is clear: Alberta needs to upgrade its transmission system or risk jeopardizing its economic growth, says the CEO of the Alberta Electric System Operator.
“Regardless of the process that’s outlined in the law — be it Bill 50 or any other law — the need doesn’t go away,” David Erickson said yesterday in an interview with the Calgary Sun’s editorial board.
“It needs to be there, because that’s really what’s going to make Alberta continue …

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[14 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on EZ Connector Wins First Place for Best New Product From the North American Trailer | 1,196 views]

TULARE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EZ Connector Inc. (www.ezconnector.com), developer and manufacturer of high-performance products for improving the safety and reliability of electrical trailer and towing connections, today announced that the company has been awarded the first place for the ‘Best New Product of the Year’ by the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA).
The EZ Connector’s latest electrical towing system in the form of EZ Recreational 7-Pin (EZR7 product) has been recognized during the annual NATDA convention held in Louisville, Kentucky.
The EZR7 electrical connection system assures you …

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[14 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on The new connection settings for my pace of reform – 205 | 1,163 views]

A bevy of dignitaries stood atop fresh asphalt, near the shadow of a looming new freeway on-ramp, to dedicate the first piece of a grand plan.
With the dedication of the new 112th Avenue connector on Monday, motorists for the first time had a direct connection between Interstate 205 northbound and 112th. The $23 million project — $3 million under budget — enables those motorists to avoid Mill Plain Boulevard altogether, relieving congestion at one of Southwest Washington’s most notorious traffic bottlenecks.
U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, D-Vancouver, said politicians are well aware …

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[14 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Research and Markets: Household Electrical Appliances in Denmark | 1,113 views]

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–
Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/608e9a/domestic_electrica) has
announced the addition of the “Domestic Electrical Appliances in Denmark” report
to their offering.
The Domestic Electrical Appliances in Denmark report offers a comprehensive
guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the
latest retail sales data (2003-2008), allowing you to identify the sectors
driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and
offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market – be they new
product developments, format trends or distribution issues. Forecasts to 2013
illustrate how the market is set to change.
Product coverage: …

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[10 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on GUD announces takeover offer for Breville | 1,118 views]

PRODUCT marketing business GUD Holdings has made a takeover offer for Breville Group, to create what it says would be a major Australasian small appliances business.
GUD says it’s offering one share for every four Breville shares, valuing Breville at $2.20 per share, or at $322 million on an enterprise basis.
GUD says it is an “attractive premium” of 206 per cent to the Breville closing price of 72 cents on May 28, 2009, the day before GUD announced it had acquired 19.4 per cent of Breville.
It is a 47 per cent …

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[10 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Oklahoma power line upgrade doesn’t make it to list | 3,930 views]

Oklahoma stands to benefit from more than $300 million worth of projects meant to beef up the region’s transmission grid, but most folks in the know seem to be dwelling on the one that got away: A project that would have upgraded power lines between Woodward and the Panhandle, spurring the development of wind power in the region.
MultimediaPhotoview all photos “This is such an important issue to the state, and the region, that we really need to get it on the list,” said Phil Crissup, director of regional transmission affairs …