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Melrose Industries PLC ("Melrose") is pleased to announce the completion of the £3.3 billion disposal of its Elster business to Honeywell International Inc. and the proposed return of approximately £2.4 billion in cash to shareholders, equivalent to 240 pence per ordinary share. On 6 October 2015, in accordance with its…

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DCM Shriram Ltd. is a leading business conglomerate, a spin-off from trifurcation of the reputed erstwhile DCM Group in 1990. DCM Shriram has manufacturing facilities of fertilizer, chlor-vinyl, and cement in Kota (Rajasthan), India. The business portfolio of DCM Shriram comprises primarily of:     Agri-Rural Business         Urea & SSP…

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German company Siemens plans to build an industrial unit to manufacture wind turbine blades in Morocco’s Tangier’s Automotive City (TAC). The engineering giant will begin construction of the new plant in March 2016 for an estimated cost of MAD 1.1 billion, according to the Regional Investment Center (CRI). The wind…

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General Electric Co. agreed to acquire privately-held Metem Corp., in a deal that aims to bolster GE’s competitiveness in heavy-duty gas turbine engines. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close in the first quarter of 2016, weren’t provided. Metem is a provider of precision cooling hole manufacturing technologies that…

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Honeywell, a leader in wirelessly connected gas and radiation detection solutions, has introduced MultiRAE Benzene, the industry’s first wireless portable six-gas monitor with a benzene-specific, snapshot measurement designed to protect workers in hazardous environments. The new MultiRAE Benzene includes an innovative six-tube cartridge -- RAE SepTube Cartridge -- that operates…

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NovaTech International, LLC has completed a major automation upgrade at the DAK Americas (DAK) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin plant in Cosoleacaque, Mexico. The existing process automation system, also supplied by NovaTech, had operated reliably since 1996 but had grown obsolete. The upgrade to the latest version of D/3® hardware and…

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A consortium comprising Siemens and El Sewedy Electric T&D has signed a contract with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the construction of six state-of-the-art substations. Located at El Minia, El Beheira, Qalubia, Assiut and Kafr El Zayat governorates, the 500/220 kV (kilovolt) substations will transmit power generated by…

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of approximately 74.97 percent of the share capital of DeLclima S.p.A. (BIT: DLC) (“DeLclima”) on December 23, 2015, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the agreement into which De’Longhi Industrial S.A. (“De’Longhi Industrial”) and Mitsubishi Electric entered on August 25,…

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Pratt Industries' Valmet-supplied containerboard production line, PM 16, successfully came on stream on October 04, 2015 at their greenfield paper mill in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA. This is Valmet's first OptiConcept M installation in North America. "PM 16 is one of the industry's most efficient paper mill, employing 120 people to…

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JMP Engineering Inc. (JMP), an engineering services company providing solutions in Process Control, Information and Analytics, and Smart Robotic Applications for Fortune 500 companies, announced today that Rockwell Automation is now identifying JMP as a “Process PlantPAx Recognized System Integrator”.  This upgrades JMP from the legacy Process Logix Partner designation,…