AFL Associates Receive 2013 Fujikura President’s Award for LAZERMaster Technology

Spartanburg, SC – May 29, 2014 – Several AFL associates were awarded the 2013 Fujikura President’s Award for the LZM-100 LAZERMaster, the world’s first fully automated glass processing and splicing system that utilizes CO2 laser technology. An annual award provided by Fujikura, AFL’s parent company, this honor recognizes Fujikura group companies or departments for outstanding achievement in the development of new products or processes. Continue reading AFL Associates Receive 2013 Fujikura President’s Award for LAZERMaster Technology

General Cable successfully completes the testing of Ultrol 60+ medium-voltage safety-related class 1E cables for Gen III+ and Gen II applications

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, May 28, 2014 ― General Cable (NYSE: BGC) announced today that its ULTROL 60+ medium-voltage safety-related Class 1E 60-year-life cable has successfully completed third-party environmental qualification testing. With adherence to ASME NQA-1 and US NRC 10CFR50 Appendix B requirements, the completion of this extensive testing confirms conformance of ULTROL 60+ to advanced, passive GEN III+ and legacy 40-year reactor profiles.
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Borealis drives strategic development projects with global OEMs

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastic solutions for the automotive industry, have worked closely with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop a new range of polypropylene (PP) materials that meet the designated “Alliance Specifications” (AS). These specifications have been defined in accordance with the Renault-Nissan product portfolio strategy with the aim to apply them globally on all new cars. This follows the trend of using a focused PP product portfolio on common global OEM platforms – such as the “Common Module Family” (CMF), the engineering architecture that covers Renault-Nissan Alliance vehicles for the global compact and large car segments – to bring the cost-performance ratio to the next level. Borealis and Borouge support these efforts with their cutting edge PP materials.
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Siemens – Vision 2020

– Focus on growth fields along the electrification, automation and digitalization

– Acquisition of Rolls-Royce gas turbine and compressor business and public listing of audiology set the course

– New organization with flatter structures – Sector level eliminated

– Greater employee participation in company success – Siemens to make up to €400 million available annually depending on company performance

– Launch of share buyback of up to €4 billion upcoming Continue reading Siemens – Vision 2020

Alstom 2013/14 annual results

Between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014, Alstom booked €21.5 billion of orders, down 10% compared to last year. Sales, at €20.3 billion, showed a 4% organic growth compared to last year. Income from operations amounted to €1,424 million, down 3%, with a 7% operating margin. The net result decreased from €768* million in 2012/13 to €556 million, affected mainly by higher restructuring and financial charges as well as some specific write-offs and provisions. The free cash flow has been positive in the second half of 2013/14 with €340 million generated, after the €511 million outflow in the first half. Continue reading Alstom 2013/14 annual results

Light Brigade and USTelecom Partner to Offer Network Engineering and Outside Plant Training

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – May 6, 2014 – Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, and USTelecom, the nation’s premiere trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry, are partnering to offer fiber optic delivery training encompassing network engineering and outside plant (OSP). Continue reading Light Brigade and USTelecom Partner to Offer Network Engineering and Outside Plant Training