Mastec, Inc.

MasTec Announces Significant Revision and Enhancement to Nsoro Acquisition Earn-out Terms

CORAL GABLES, Fla.,Dec. 28, 2010 - MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced that it has signed an amendment which significantly improves the Company's economics in the earn-out associated with the Nsoro acquisition, MasTec's wireless infrastructure construction and maintenance subsidiary. Under the revised terms, MasTec will pay and deliver to the seller a one-time $40,000,000 cash payment plus...

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The Lincoln Electric Company

Lincoln Electric to Acquire Severstal Welding Business in Russia

CLEVELAND, Dec. 28, 2010 - Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire OOO Severstal-metiz: welding consumables, a leading manufacturer of welding consumables in Russia and a subsidiary of OAO Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies. The transaction will include acquiring...

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FirstEnergy Corp

FirstEnergy Sells 6.65 Percent Interest in Ohio Valley Electric Corporation

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 28, 2010 - FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today announced that its FirstEnergy Generation Corp. subsidiary sold a 6.65 percent participation interest in the output of the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) to Peninsula Generation Cooperative, a subsidiary of Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., for an undisclosed amount. The sale, which closed today and is effective...

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Mooney Airplane Company

Mooney Aviation

October 15, 2010, Kerrville, Texas - As Mooney positions itself for the future, the assets of Mooney Airplane Company, Inc. have been transferred to Mooney Aviation Company, Inc. Mooney Aviation Company wants to advise customers that it is currently providing service on all aircraft supported by Mooney Airplane Company, including technical support, service parts and the factory service center...

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Guidance Document addresses PCB-containing fluorescent lights.

Based on evidence of leakage when ballasts fail, U.S. EPA's guidance recommends schools take steps to reduce potential exposures to PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) from older fluorescent lighting fixtures by removing them. Document also offers advice on preventing exposure if leaking ballasts are discovered as well as how to properly handle and dispose of such fixtures. Heeding this advice will...

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Laser Institute of America

LAM 2011 Advance Program now available.

LIA's 3rd Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop will bring together industry specialists, executives, users, and researchers from around the world to show how cladding and rapid manufacturing can be applied to today's manufacturing challenges. During plenary sessions, Minlin Zhong from Tsinghua University will share his overview on Laser Additive Manufacturing in China, and David L. Bourell from...

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ASTM International

Proposed ASTM Standard to cover use of doublers in ship repair.

Many ship owners and operators repair ship structures with temporary steel patches known as doublers. U.S. Coast Guard and Navy, as well as other maritime authorities, usually allow such patches until ship's next inspection period, which can be as long as 3-5 years from date of repair. Subcommittee F25.01 on Structures is working on proposed new standard that will cover doublers: ASTM WK30649,...

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ASTM International

Determining Coal Bed Gas Content is focus of ASTM standard.

ASTM D7569, Practice for Determination of Gas Content of Coal - Direct Desorption Method, describes method for determining gas content of coal from such sources by desorption, using samples obtained by surface drilling. U.S. Geological Survey research geologist Peter Warwick called ASTM D7569 an important procedure for establishing a resource base for investment and development," citing potential...

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NTSB makes recommendations to U.S. Forest Service.

According to NTSB, U.S. Forest Service should develop mission-specific operating standards for firefighter transport operations that include procedures for completing load calculations and verifying that actual aircraft performance matches predicted performance. Service should also require adherence to aircraft operating limitations, and detail the specific 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135...

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Eriez

New Video from Eriez® Features E-Z Tec® XR-SS X-Ray Inspection Systems

Erie, Pa. - Eriez has produced a 2 Â-½ minute video highlighting its E-Z Tec® XR-SS (Side Shoot) Automatic X-Ray Inspection System which is ideal for use on high speed canning lines and upright non-glass containers. The video, narrated by Ray Spurgeon, Product Manager-X-Ray Inspection Systems, can be viewed at Eriez' YouTube channel: EriezMarcom. Spurgeon explains, In the past, there...

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