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BlueLinx Announces New Engineered Lumber Agreement With Georgia-Pacific
ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North America, today announced it has signed a three-year agreement to be the exclusive two-step distributor of Georgia-Pacific's GP LAM(r) laminated veneer lumber; Wood I Beam(tm) joists, including its new XJ 85(r) Wood I Beam(tm); and FiberStrong(r) rim board engineered lumber in the United States and Canada. The products are all designed to help ensure a stronger floor system and structural integrity.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Maxim Launches EE-Sim Online Simulation Tool
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:MXIM) ("Maxim") and Transim Technology Corporation ("Transim") today announced the launch of Maxim's EE-Sim Design Center, powered by Transim's industry-leading WebSIM(r) online design technology. A virtual design environment, EE-Sim allows engineers to create and simulate complex circuits online in a matter of mere minutes, greatly reducing design time.
Port of Houston Authority
PHA Commission Considers $33.8 Million for Bayport Cranes
HOUSTON, Feb. 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) will consider $33.8 million for electric cranes at Bayport Container Terminal as well as a request for qualifications for professional services for the design of Amenities Building no. 2 at Bayport, potentially to be constructed using Intermodal Steel Building Units, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. in the board room of the PHA Executive Building, 111 East Loop North (Exit 29 off Loop 610) in Houston. Chairman Jim Edmonds will preside over the meeting with Commissioner Steve Phelps, Commissioner Jim Fonteno, Commissioner Kase Lawal, Commissioner Jimmy Burke, Commissioner Janiece Longoria and Commissioner Elyse Lanier.
Retalix Receives Non-binding Merger Proposal
RA'ANANA, Israel, Feb. 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retalix(r) Ltd. (Nasdaq:RTLX) announced today that, although the Company has not been for sale, the Board of Directors received on February 14, 2009, a non-binding proposal to purchase all the outstanding shares of the Company in a merger transaction for a price of $8.00 per share in cash. The Board of Directors is evaluating the offer.
Meritage Homes Corporation
Meritage Homes Stockholders Approve NOL Protective Amendment
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced that stockholders today approved an amendment to the Company's Articles of Incorporation to restrict certain transfers of the Company's common stock, in order to preserve the tax treatment of the Company's net operating losses and built-in losses (NOLs). More than 99% of the 22 million shares voted in the special meeting of stockholders today were cast in favor of the amendment.
Reliv International, Inc.
Reliv International Hosts About 2,000 Distributors At its U.S. National Conference
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reliv International, Inc. (Nasdaq:RELV), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements, hosted approximately 2,000 U.S. distributors at its 2009 National Conference here last week.