Respironics, Inc.

Royal Philips Electronics to Acquire Respironics for USD $66.00 Per Share

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Dec. 21 -- RESPIRONICS, INC. (NASDAQ:RESP) today announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Royal Philips Electronics (Philips) will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Respironics for USD 66.00 in cash per share, or a total purchase price of approximately USD 5.1 billion. The offer price represents a premium of...

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Saint-Gobain Acquires the Third Largest Danish Builders' Merchant and Launches Exclusive Negotiations for the Purchase of Estonia's Leading Builders' Merchant

COURBEVOIE, France, December 20 -- Saint-Gobain's Building Distribution Sector announces the acquisition of DLH's building materials distribution division and the launch of exclusive negotiations for the purchase of the Estonian building materials distributor Famar Desi. o With estimated sales of DKK1.82 billion (EUR245 million) in 2007, DLH's building materials distribution division is the third...

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Shweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.

Schweitzer-Mauduit Announces Acquisition

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Dec. 21 / -- Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) today reported that two of its French subsidiaries have entered into an agreement to purchase the 28 percent minority interest in LTR Industries S.A., the Company's reconstituted tobacco leaf business in France, owned by Societe Nationale d'Exploitation Industrielle des Tabacs et Allumettes, S.A., a subsidiary of...

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Siemens Industry - Digital Factory - Machine Tool Systems

$30 Million Norwood Plant Expansion Completed

Governor Strickland Joins Siemens in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony NORWOOD, Ohio, Dec. 11, 2007--Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. (SE&A), today celebrated the dedication of its newly revitalized electric motor manufacturing facility in Norwood, Ohio. After a $30 million investment, the facility has been transformed into a Global Motor" research and technology development center that will contribute to...

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Sky-Trax Inc

Sky-Trax Launches Value Added Reseller (VAR) Premier Partner Program

Sky-Trax announces the official launch of their Premier Partner Program New Castle, Delaware, December 12, 2007 Sky-Trax, Inc. is please to announce the launch of their VAR Premier Partner Program. The Sky-Trax Premier Partner Program is designed to create partnerships with quality companies having proven track records of customer service and successful installations that are interested in...

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Fusion UV Restructures Distribution in UK

Gaithersburg, MD, December 17, 2007 - Fusion UV Systems, Inc. today announced that it had restructured its distribution operations in the United Kingdom. Fusion will transfer the sales and service of Fusion customers in the Benelux countries and the UK/Eire from Fusion UK to an independent distributor UVio Ltd., founded by Scott FitzGerald, who was formerly with Fusion UV Systems, Inc. UVio will...

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Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc.

Iowa Soy Lubricant Manufacturer Relocates - Continues Success After Destructive Blaze

(Cedar Falls, Iowa) Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc. (ELM) has been relocated to a facility in the Cedar Falls, Iowa Industrial Park. It's the latest move in ELM's recovery from a devastating fire this past March which tore through its production facility in Plainfield, Iowa. The company was able to maintain its customers and provide products by out-sourcing its grease blending...

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Mori Seiki Renovates DIXI Machines Production Facility

Company invests in its continued commitment to excellence Chicago, Illinois, December 21, 2007 - Mori Seiki has announced the completion of extensive renovations to the DIXI production facility in Le Locle, Switzerland. The updates to the DIXI facility have doubled its usable floor space, expanding it to over 160,000 sq. ft. The completed expansion has added a state-of-the-art training center to...

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Abbott Laboratories

Abbott to Present at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 21 -- Abbott (NYSE:ABT) will present at the 26th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. Thomas C. Freyman, executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, will make a formal presentation on the company at 11:00 a.m. Central time. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be accessible through Abbott's Investor Relations Web site...

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American Electric Power

AEP, MidAmerican Texas Transmission Joint Venture Begins Operation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. (MidAmerican) today completed the transaction establishing Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) as a joint venture to build transmission projects within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The joint venture also was approved today to operate as a transmission- only utility in ERCOT...

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