June 8, 1999 |
AlliedSignal Inc., the largest maker of flight safety systems, and Honeywell Inc., the largest maker of automated controls, have set an aggressive six-month timetable to merge their operations into a $24-billion industrial giant that makes everything from aircraft landing systems to home thermostats. Honeywell, as the combined company would be called, also is gearing up for more acquisitions in areas as diverse as security access systems and pharmaceutical chemicals.
June 5, 1999 |
AlliedSignal Inc. overcharged the military for components bought since 1996--in one instance by more than 200%--because it used flawed pricing data, according to a Pentagon audit. Poor negotiating by the Pentagon also was to blame, according to the draft report by the Pentagon's Inspector General, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg News. In all, the military overpaid by $4.9 million, or 18%, what was "fair and reasonable" for $32.
July 7, 1998 |
Thousand Oaks-based Amgen Inc. is among 15 stocks Salomon Smith Barney Inc. is betting on to be attractive investments in the coming year. The latest edition of Salomon's "Ten+ Exceptional Names," an annually revised portfolio of stocks, is based on the recommendations of the firm's industry analysts. Last year's list gained 31% through the 12 months ended June 30, beating the 28% price gain for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index over the same period.
April 9, 1998 |
A federal appeals court sent back to U.S. District Court a $1.2-billion jury verdict awarded to Litton Industries Inc. in its long-running patent fight with Honeywell Inc. A federal appeals court remanded the case to a trial judge after ruling for Honeywell on some issues and for Litton on others in the complex fight over a process for making mirrors used in aircraft navigation systems.
April 7, 1998 |
Honeywell Inc. agreed to buy Westinghouse Security Electronics Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corp., for an undisclosed sum, as Honeywell moves to boost sales of its security system controls and CBS focuses on its media and entertainment businesses. The acquisition would give Minneapolis-based Honeywell more products to sell and a larger customer base.
March 12, 1998 |
Honeywell Inc. said Wednesday that it has acquired a Simi Valley-based airfield-lighting manufacturer to bolster its share of the $12-billion market for aircraft-landing equipment. With its acquisition of closely held Hughey & Phillips Inc., the Minneapolis-based avionics giant hopes to provide "one-stop shopping" for airlines and airports looking to enhance current landing procedures with satellite tracking of aircraft, Honeywell Vice President Mike Smith said.
March 18, 1997 |
The U.S. Supreme Court told a federal appeals court to take another look at a high-stakes verdict against Honeywell Inc. in its long-running patent-infringement fight against Woodland Hills-based Litton Industries Inc. Honeywell's appeal centered on a challenge to a patent rule known as the doctrine of equivalents, which lets a patent holder get damages from competitors for products or processes that are similar, but not identical, to patented inventions.
March 3, 1997 |
When Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Bonsignore enters his spacious office at Honeywell Inc., he doesn't have to switch on the lights. They come on automatically whenever someone enters the room. Bonsignore also doesn't have to worry about dry winter air damaging his totem pole or tribal masks carved by natives of British Columbia and Alaska. The corporate offices are humidity controlled.
January 28, 1997 |
Honeywell Inc., a global manufacturer of control systems for home and industry, will acquire Measurex Corp. for $600 million in cash. The transaction is expected to strengthen Honeywell's position as a supplier of systems, services and products for the worldwide pulp and paper manufacturing industry, the companies said in a joint statement.