Business Briefs for the Week of June 26, 2006

  • Austin, Texas-based Active Power recently signed an agreement with Georgia State University, Atlanta, involving the company’s CoolAir UPS system. Under the agreement, GSU may use the CoolAir equipment for a specified period of time for a fixed, predictable annual price that includes extended warranty and maintenance coverage.
  • On June 9, Sarasota, Fla.-based Clockwork Home Services, Inc. acquired Atlanta-based Mister Sparky, Inc.. Under terms of the deal, Clockwork is acquiring ownership, rights, and uses of all Mister Sparky trademarks, the Mister Sparky name, clients, all other intellectual property, and ownership of Mister Sparky’s equipment, facilities, and operations.
  • Santa Ana, Calif.-based Pulizzi Engineering, Inc. recently announced compliance with the RoHS Directive standards for the restriction of hazardous substances in electronic equipment. This directive bans placing products on the European Union market if they surpass allowable levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.
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