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Updates from GE, Pelican Products and Comcast


• GE Transportation and Tenneco Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop a proprietary selective catalytic reduction (SCR) after-treatment technology designed to reduce and control diesel-engine emissions for various transportation and other applications. GE and Tenneco will collaborate on the development and production of GE's Hydrocarbon-Selective Catalytic Reduction (HC-SCR) catalyst, a diesel after-treatment technology designed to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions as effectively as urea-based SCR systems. Tenneco will work with GE to further develop and integrate the HC-SCR catalyst into complete after-treatment systems for the locomotive and off-highway vehicle markets. In addition, GE awarded Tenneco a development contract for locomotive projects and positioned the company to become a long-term strategic supplier of diesel after-treatment products to GE.

• Plastic injection-molded protective case producer Pelican™ Products has acquired long-time competitor Hardigg Industries, which manufactures roto-molded protective cases, for $200 million. Pelican Products now will employ more than 1,500 workers, operate in 12 countries, and maintain 22 offices globally and six manufacturing plants throughout Europe and North America. The Hardigg name will continue to identify the company’s high-end roto-molded shipping cases, leveraging the company’s brand recognition, Pelican Products said.

• Comcast recently began testing Wi-Fi service at 100 New Jersey Transit stations. The company is trying to determine if the service is accessible in the stations and parking areas. Comcast is not working directly with NJ Transit on the Wi-Fi trial.