Business Briefs for the Week of April 21, 2008

Palmer Electric, Westinghouse Lighting, Active Power

  • The residential division of Palmer Electric, Winter Park, Fla., recently added a national homebuilder to its client roster with the signing of three contracts with KB Home, Los Angeles. Palmer is providing estimating and electrical wiring for new single- and multi-family homes in communities throughout central Florida.
  • Philadelphia-based Westinghouse Lighting recently announced its partnership with Veolia Environmental Services (VES) North America to promote Veolia’s proprietary recycling kit, RecyclePak, through Westinghouse’s Web site. The lighting and electronics recycling program provides a convenient way for companies to recycle large or small quantities of used lamps and ballasts. The cost of each kit includes everything needed for recycling — packaging, pre-paid shipping, labels, and documentation.
  • Austin, Texas-based Active Power has renewed its global distribution agreement with its largest OEM partner and customer Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill. The new three-year contract contains substantially similar terms and conditions to the previous agreement with enhancements to reflect new products, operational processes, and pricing. As part of the distribution agreement, Caterpillar will continue to market Active Power products under the Caterpillar brand and as a complement to its own product line.
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