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Ballast

Informal; anything that helps bring balance to an economy or company. For example, if strong auto sales lift an otherwise stagnant economy, it may be said to be a ballast preserving GDP growth. The term refers to the weight that helps balance a ship at sea.
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Pink Sheets:AXTG) announced today that the company will display their patented, energy-efficient Dimming/Daylight Harvesting (DDH) Fluorescent Ballasts at the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) annual Globalcon expo and conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on April 4 & 5, 2007.
The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Ballast Nedam fully support and unanimously recommend the Offer;
Since the 1880s, empty and near-empty ships have taken on water as ballast to increase their stability and balance on the open seas.
As indicated before, Ballast Nedam will continue to actively explore strategic options in the interest of the company and will make announcements accordingly as appropriate or necessary.
Gary Sprules of the University of Toronto in Mississauga, Ontario, suspects the invader crossed the Atlantic in ballast water picked up in Leningrad by Soviet freighters dispatched to carry cargo home from North America.
In addition to integrating many features for maximum programmability and protection, the IRS2168D provides a wide range input to address the challenge of designing complex multi-lamp electronic ballast circuits, rounding out our portfolio of non-dimmable fluorescent ICs," said Stephane Ernoux, IR product manager.
Certain Dutch and international parties have approached Ballast Nedam with a view to exploring the opportunities for a merger or acquisition.
The approval submission was taken into consideration as part of the MEPC 65 s agenda covering harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water .
15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ballast water treatment systems refer to various products that assist in removing impurities from ballast water, which is normally used by shipping vehicles to maintain balance and stability.
We are confident we will receive product approval for the new 347 volt DDH Ballast and will meet all standards and requirements as previously achieved with our other products," said Kip Hirschbach, CEO of Axis Technologies Group, Inc.
In view of its focus on creating value, Ballast Nedam has sold its 20 percent stake in Benelux Secondary PPP Fund I to DG Infra Yield, its joint-venture partner.
Agreement concerning the sale of Ballast Nedam Offshore's activities