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Eclectic Entertainment and French Producer to Collaborate on Primetime Animated Series
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Eclectic Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of OBN Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:OBNH), has signed a deal to co-produce "Bughouse Rock," its first primetime animated television series. The production represents a collaboration between Eclectic Entertainment and Production & Partners Multimedia, a French production company that recently received critical acclaim for its animated production "Panshel's World."
Atlas Copco completes acquisition of Baker Hughes Mining Tools
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Atlas Copco North America Inc. has completed its acquisition of Baker Hughes Mining Tools, a division of Hughes Christensen, a division of Baker Hughes Incorporated. Baker Hughes Mining Tools has annual revenues of approximately MUSD 40 (MSEK 300) and 176 employees. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Forbes Ranks Tele2 Amongst The World's Best Big Companies
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele2 AB, ("Tele2") (Nasdaq:TLTOA) (Nasdaq:TLTOB) (Stockholmsborsen:TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, is proud to be the only newcomer of the three Swedish companies represented on Forbes' list of the world's 400 best big companies. The categories that Forbes bases the list upon are: five-year sales and earnings growth; the past year's stock market performance; return on capital; and analysts' earnings expectations for the coming year.
Sapa Continues to Grow in Poland and Invests MSEK 40 in a New Press
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sapa has experienced rapid growth in Poland in recent years. Sapa already began establishing operations in Poland in 1991, making its initial investment in a new press plant in Trzcianka. In the autumn 1995, Sapa invested in press number two. Today, Sapa has 25 per cent of the Polish aluminium profiles market and growing exports in Central Europe. The Polish aluminium profiles market is expanding and is expected to continue to grow by an average of 10 per cent annually.
Munters assists in recovery after Florida Hurricanes
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Hurricanes Charley and Frances have rampaged Florida and hurricane Ivan is quickly approaching from the Caribbean. Damage from the first two hurricanes has been extensive and Ivan is expected to bring more devastation to Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
Skanska increases focus on residential development through new Nordic business unit
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) --Skanska is creating a new business unit for residential development in Sweden, Finland and Norway -- Skanska Project Development Residential Nordic Region. Skanska's development of residential projects is being removed from the Nordic construction units and will form a business unit exclusively aimed at project development.
Skanska Strengthens Senior Executive Team
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Skanska is intensifying its focus on improved profitability and growth in its core operations. As a step in this effort, the Senior Executive Team is being strengthened and several senior executives are being assigned new duties in the Group.