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ABB Group?[edit]

I've been following links to Westinghouse to bypass that disambiguation page. This article currently says that BNFL bought ABB Group and merged it with Westinghouse - that can't be right? Any Westinhouse people out there who can tell me what this sentence was supposed to say? --Wtshymanski 17:59, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It seems that someone shortend the facts too much: ABB sold it's nuclear power division in 2000 to BNFL. -- 00:29, 20 January 2006 (UTC)


I worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation back when they bought CBS. It was this corporation that divided itself into two companies: Westinghouse Electric Corporation, which was the broadcasting portion, and Westinghouse Electric Company, which was the nuclear et al company. (I worked for the nuclear fuel division of the corporation (and then of the company when it was split off).) I left the company before they renamed themselves to CBS and before BNFL bought the nuclear company. Thus, I'm not 100% sure the name wasn't changed in the interim, but the name was certainly Westinghouse Electric Company before BNFL and is certainly the name now under BNFL. It seems most likely that the name was continuous and that BNFL did 'not' rename the company but rather kept the name it was given at its formation by the parent Westinghouse Electric Corporation. --Paul 02:02, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

"Devastating blow" ?[edit]

The section about Moving to Cranberry Township looks more like a newspaper editorial than a wiki article, so I've tagged it with POV-section. I don't know anything about the matter itself to be able to clean it up properly.

Also, this paragraph includes an inline link to the "memo" that talks about the move; I don't normally see links like this: it smells to me like it would be better to excerpt the key points of the memo, and then list that as a reference instead.

SJFriedl (talk) 18:05, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Fifty years gap[edit]

I notice no mileposts between 1945 and 1995. Didn't the company in those years build many large power stations and other infrastructure around the world, including dozens of nuclear plants, and license the design for the 900 MWe reactors that remain the backbone of Nuclear power in France? It would be nice to see some of the years listed for those developments. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:49, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

"Corporate Profile"[edit]

Edits referring to "Corporate Profile" appear to be unverifiable. Also, several of those are promotional, and would require a reliable third-party source Tedickey (talk) 09:33, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

The company website has no "2009 Westinghouse Corporate Profile", nor does google find it. The company profile already referenced in this topic does not contain the information cited to "Corporate Profile". Some of it may be verifiable, but not with the given source. Tedickey (talk) 23:22, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

This is the link for the corporate profile - It would appear that the version has been slightly updated to the 2010 version, but it is still a solid reference and is a published document. —Preceding unsigned comment added by L8 researcher (talkcontribs) 19:37, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Two small updates needed[edit]

A request, for anyone who may have this article watchlisted: this article has become outdated and its infobox includes information that is no longer correct. First, Westinghouse Electric Company's CEO is no longer Aris Candris, who retired at the end of March 2012 and was replaced by Danny Roderick. In addition, there is one owner missing from the infobox, 10% stake holder KazAtomProm, and the percentage stake for Toshiba should be 67%, not 77%. On behalf of the company, I would like to ask for two edits to the article's infobox to update this information. I would prefer not to make any edits to the article myself as I am working with the Westinghouse Electric communications team.

The two edits I'd like to suggest for the infobox are:

  1. Replace Aris Candris with Danny Roderick
  2. In "Owners": update the percentage for Toshiba's ownership to 67% and add KazAtomProm (10%)

Citations for these two changes are provided below, respectively:

<ref>{{cite news |title=Westinghouse selects GE exec as CEO |author=Erich Schwartzel |url= |newspaper=Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |date=27 September 2012 |accessdate=11 December 2012}}</ref>
<ref>{{cite news |title=Toshiba to buy Shaw's stake in Westinghouse |url= |work=World Nuclear News |date=10 October 2012 |accessdate=11 December 2012}}</ref>

The edits are straightforward, so I hope that another editor will be able to make these for me. One note about the ownership, for anyone curious: although it has been announced that Toshiba will be buying the Shaw Group's 20% stake, per the World Nuclear News source I provided above, this sale has not taken place yet so it is still correct to say that Toshiba holds 67% and Shaw Group holds 20%. That should be done in January once the sale goes through. If there are any questions, please reply here and I will respond as soon as I can. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 19:39, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--ukexpat (talk) 21:14, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! WWB Too (Talk · COI) 22:29, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

American company[edit]

The lede mentions Westinghouse is an American company. Given the fact that it is at least 67% owned and controlled by the Toshiba Group, does this attribute mean anything / make sense? I will put an inline tag up, rather than boldly delete it. please ping me with your opinion.--Wuerzele (talk) 16:22, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

self reverted change since I found a proper term: removed 'American' and replaced with 'US based'--Wuerzele (talk) 19:47, 15 April 2014 (UTC)