Cooper Industries Completes Acquisition of Hernis Scan Systems AS

DUBLIN, Dec. 30, 2010 - Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) announced today that Cooper Safety has completed the acquisition of Hernis Scan Systems AS, following receipt of regulatory clearances and the requisite shareholder approval from shareholders of Vislink plc (LSE: VLK.L). The acquisition of Hernis Scan Systems is the fifth acquisition by Cooper this year and the third in the explosion-proof...

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Elbit Systems Ltd.

Goldcorp Announces Completion of Acquisition of Andean Resources

HAIFA, Israel, December 30, 2010 - Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ( Elbit Systems") announced that it has acquired the Brazilian companies, Ares Aeroespecial e Defesa S.A. ("Ares") and Periscopio Equipamentos Optronicos S.A. ("Periscopio"). The acquisition was accomplished in a series of transactions totaling tens of millions Brazilian Reals. Ares and Periscopio are involved in the...

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Johnson Controls to Acquire KEIPER and the Automotive Seat Business of RECARO

BURSCHEID, Germany, December 30, 2010 - Johnson Controls Automotive Experience Enhances Metal Components Business Johnson Controls, a leading global supplier of automotive interior systems and electronics, announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire KEIPER and the automotive sport and specialty seat business of RECARO. KEIPER is a leader in recliner system technology and is...

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Raytheon Company Commences Tender Offer for All Shares of Applied Signal Technology, Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 30, 2010 - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is commencing today, through its wholly-owned subsidiary RN Acquisition Company, a cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: APSG). Raytheon announced on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 that it had entered into a merger agreement with Applied Signal. Upon successful...

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L.B. Foster Co.

L.B. Foster Completes Merger of Foster Thomas Company into Portec Rail Products, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29, 2010 - L.B. Foster Company ( L.B. Foster", Nasdaq: FSTR) today announced that the merger of Foster Thomas Company with and into Portec Rail Products, Inc. ("Portec") has been effected as of December 27, 2010. Portec is now a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster. As of the close of trading on December 29, 2010, Portec's common stock will no longer be traded on the NASDAQ...

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Ferguson Enterprises

Ferguson Acquires Summit Pipe and Supply - Grows Footprint in the Southeastern US Waterworks Market

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 1, 2011 - Ferguson announces the acquisition of Summit Pipe and Supply Co. Inc. and Summit Pipe and Supply Company of Mississippi, Inc. (collectively, Summit") in an asset transaction completed Dec. 31, 2010. Summit is a waterworks distributor with three locations in Northport and Wetumpka, Ala. and Jackson, Miss. "Summit is a market leader with very talented associates...

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Gerber Scientific, Inc.

Gerber Scientific, Inc. Closes on Sale of Gerber Coburn

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Dec. 31, 2010 - Gerber Scientific, Inc. ( the Company") (NYSE: GRB) today announced that it had closed on the previously announced sale of its ophthalmic lens processing business unit, Gerber Coburn, to Coburn Technologies, Inc. for approximately $19 million, after fees and expenses. The Company said proceeds would be used to reduce its outstanding debt and for general...

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Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Sigma-Aldrich Acquires Cerilliant Corporation to Strengthen Its Analytical Chemistry Portfolio

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30, 2010 - Sigma-Aldrich® Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) announced today it has acquired all outstanding shares of Cerilliant Corporation of Round Rock, Texas to strengthen the Company's analytical chemistry product portfolio and to continue to deliver on its strategic growth plans. Cerilliant, a leading supplier of high quality reference standards and materials, provides...

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Colonial Circuits

Colonial Circuits Appoints Mike Tucker Director of Engineering

Fredericksburg, Virginia: Mark Osborn, President and founder of Colonial Circuits announced today the appointment of Mike Tucker to the position of Director of Engineering. In this position Mr. Tucker will report directly to Jim Pierce, Colonial's Operations Manager. He will be responsible for the overall effectiveness and productivity of the engineering department. He will be responsible for...

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Wolf Robotics

Wolf Robotics Hires New Eastern Canada Regional Manager

Kevin McWhirter becomes Eastern Canada Regional Manager. Fort Collins, CO: Wolf Robotics expands it's focus and growth intiatives in Canada with the appointment of Kevin McWhirter to the position of Regional Manager for the Eastern region. Kevin will manage the sale of robotic welding and cutting systems including standard modular equipment and custom engineered solutions for the Metal...

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