ABB (www.abb.com/us) is the world’s leading power and automation technology company. ABB is also the world’s largest manufacturer of power transmission and distribution equipment, offering a wide range of advanced products, systems and services to enhance energy efficiency and grid reliability, providing intelligence across the energy supply chain. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employees more than 112,000 people. ABB’s North American operations, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, employ about 12,000 people in 20 manufacturing and other major facilities (app. 9,500 in the U.S.). ABB serves electric, gas and water utilities as well as industrial and commercial customers around the world.