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Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) represented ATW Automation, Inc. (ATW) in the relocation of its Michigan manufacturing facility previously located at 12841 Stark Road in Livonia, Michigan to 31077 Durr Drive in Wixom, Michigan. ATW, an affiliate of ATS Automation, Inc, is an Ontario-based company which designs and builds factory…

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Emerson Process Management has launched the Rosemount  4088 MultiVariable™ Transmitter. The device is a new platform for Emerson in upstream and midstream oil and gas applications, providing differential pressure, static pressure, and temperature measurement from a single transmitter. The advanced Rosemount 4088 extended range capability captures flow rate spikes above…

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Germany`s Siemens AG said on Friday it settled a longstanding dispute with Mexican state oil company Pemex over two public contracts linked to a South Korean company. Pemex has been at loggerheads with Siemens and South Korea`s SK Engineering & Construction Co Ltd- a unit of SK Holdings Co -…

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* Fanuc says to launch shareholder relations division * Loeb's Third Point has urged Fanuc to boost buybacks * Fanuc known for hoarding cash * Shares jump 13 pct to record high (Recasts with Fanuc statement, details on Loeb) Japanese robot maker Fanuc Corp is considering dividend hikes and stock…

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With global demand growing and the emphasis on energy efficiency rising, the move towards automated welding is inevitable, says analysts at Frost and Sullivan. A new report, Global Welding Robotics Fact Book, reveals an increase in the use of welding robots over manual welding methods due to its consistency and…

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Swiss-Swedish industrial group ABB (VTX:ABBN) has won a USD-130-million (EUR 123m) cable system order from Danish utility Dong Energy A/S for the 660-MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the UK. The Walney Extension will be built off the northwest coast of England, next to the existing 367-MW Walney offshore…

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In her insights yesterday into the critical role of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices and sensors in mobile connected healthcare, or mHealth, Karen Lightman, executive director of MEMS Industry Group (MIG), wrote that device manufacturers see huge market opportunities, fueled obviously by all kinds of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. How…

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A joint venture between Yokogawa Solution Service and Hitachi has won an order to build a water supply monitoring system for the Metropolitan Cebu Water Services District (MCWD). The MCWD serves Cebu City and 12 surrounding cities and municipalities in Cebu Province, which is located in the central Philippines. This…

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Siemens will supply four turbines to a power plant near Egypt's Suez City to add more than 650 megawatts (MW) of power generation to the creaking national grid, suggesting that government efforts to encourage investment are bearing fruit. The German industrial group said on Tuesday it was awarded a contract…

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European Union antitrust regulators have extended their investigation into Siemens' $7.6-billion proposed takeover of U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc , the European Commission said. The EU competition watchdog will now decide by July 14 instead of June 30 whether to clear the deal, one of Siemens' biggest. The…