Business Briefs for the Week of Aug. 3, 2009

Lutron Electronics, Skire, EMCOR

  • Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., recently announced the settlement of its International Trade Commission complaint against Universal Smart Enterprises Corp. (USE). The complaint contained allegations that USE dimmers infringed two Lutron patents and a Lutron configuration trademark relating to Lutron’s lighting control products. As part of the settlement, USE has agreed to remove from the United States all existing inventory of the accused products and agreed to the entry of a Consent Order whereby it agreed not to import or sell any of the accused products within the United States.

  • Skire , Menlo Park, Calif., recently announced that RMT, Madison, Wis., has chosen Unifier for its end-to-end construction services project management platform. The Unifier platform, according to Skire, will enable RMT to integrate all aspects of construction project management with best practices to help ensure management consistency, visibility, and process optimization across all of its client projects.

  • EMCOR Group, Norwalk, Conn., recently announced that its Dynalectric San Diego subsidiary has received a contract for the installation of electrical systems for the Cricket Wireless corporate headquarters improvement in San Diego. Scope of work includes installing tel/data, fire alarm and security systems, as well as installation of a satellite antenna park and ongoing maintenance on an emergency backup generator and server suite with UPS back up.

  • Meyda Lighting, Yorkville, N.Y., recently announced the appointment of California Lighting + Components, Gardena, Calif., as its new sales agency in southern California. California Lighting + Components will market the complete Meyda Lighting brand, along with Meyda's custom capabilities, to lighting distributors, specifiers, designers, and other industry professionals throughout southern California.

  • The Townsend Corp, Parker City, Ind., recently announced that its , Kennett, Mo., business unit has expanded its capability to serve the wind energy market through the formation of a Wind Energy Tower Wiring team. The team became fully operational on July 1 and consists of a core group of personnel that has completed more than 500 tower installations and has more than 30 years of wind energy experience combined, including working with towers manufactured by a variety of major turbine manufacturers.

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