Industry Roundup: Acquisitions, Changes and Accreditations


• Berk-Tek, New Holland, Pa., manufacturer of copper and fiber-optic cabling products, was awarded a TL 9000 Code of Practice for Quality Systems certificate from Underwriter Laboratories for its New Holland factory.

• Invensys Building Systems, Loves Park, Ill., has announced that its subsidiary, Precision Control Systems, Griffith, Ind., has moved back to local ownership and management, but will continue to represent Invensys regionally.

• Mission Critical Power Systems, a supplier of power protection equipment and systems, is moving its corporate headquarters from Chino, Calif. to Las Vegas, Nev.

Phihong, Fremont, Calif., has joined with other PoE technology developers to form the Power-over-Ethernet Technology consortium, which will work to implement IEEE 802.3 Power-over-Ethernet equipment by defining a new set of standard specifications.

Siemens Energy & Automation, Alpharetta, Ga., has selected Datalliance, Cincinnati, Ohio, to enhance existing relationships with key customers. Datalliance is a complete electronic commerce service that utilizes comprehensive VMI functionality to allow collaboration between suppliers and their distributors across the Internet.

SimplexGrinnell, Boca Raton, Fla., a business unit of Tyco Fire & Security, has earned certified status in Microsoft's Partner Program by demonstrating its expertise with Microsoft technologies and ability to meet customer needs.

Stanley Security Solutions, Noblesville, Ind., a provider of access control and security solutions, has acquired West Chester, Pa.-based Pinnacle Electronic Systems. Pinnacle provides security controls and monitoring systems in the correction facilities sector.

• Trane, Piscataway, N.J., recently secured a performance contract to upgrade the building HVAC infrastructure and climate control equipment in five buildings within the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of SteubenCounty, in Angola, Ind. In other Trane news, the company is offering a 5% rebate on certain commercial air conditioning rooftop systems being used as replacements for comparable equipment.

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
Variable speed drives: Smooth, efficient, electrically quite motion control; Process control upgrades; Mobile intelligence; Product finalists: Vote now; Product Exclusives
Machine design tips: Pneumatic or electric; Software upgrades; Ethernet advantages; Additive manufacturing; Engineering Leaders; Product exclusives: PLC, HMI, IO
This article collection contains the 5 most referenced articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security