Mergers, Alliances, and Acquisitions
Hubbell acquired Pcore Electric Co., a manufacturer of high-voltage condenser bushings used in the electric utility infrastructure to provide safe passage of electricity into and out of transformers.
Fieldbus Foundation, Hart Communication Foundation, and Profibus Nutzerorganisation formed the Wireless Cooperation Team to collaborate on wireless technology in discrete and process manufacturing. The project is an extension of prior collaboration on EDDL.
Schneider Electric purchased Brazilian machinery manufacturer Atos Automacao Industrial Ltd.
NOVEMBER 8, 1997Chinese engineers divert the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam.
NOVEMBER 10, 2001The World Trade Organization approves China's membership.
NOVEMBER 13, 1997The Disney musical ''The Lion King'' opens on Broadway.
NOVEMBER 18, 2001Phillips Petroleum Co. and Conoco Inc. announce a merger that would create the third-largest U.S. oil and gas company.
NOVEMBER 21, 2002NATO seeks to expand its membership into the borders of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as it invites seven former communist countriesSlovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgariato join the alliance.
NOVEMBER 22, 2005Angela Merkel takes power as Germany's first female chancellor.
NOVEMBER 26, 1998Tony Blair gives the first speech ever by a British prime minister to an Irish parliament.
NOVEMBER 27, 2005Doctors in France perform the world's first partial face transplant on a woman disfigured by a dog bite; Isabelle Dinoire receives the lips, nose and chin of a brain-dead woman in a 15-hour operation.