Hot Dipped Galvanized Products from Cooper Crouse-Hinds Offer Superior Corrosion Protection from Harsh Environments+G641


Hot Dipped Galvanized Products Ideal for Transportation, Infrastructure and Mass Transit Use

SYRACUSE, NY, - Continually looking for ways to offer a broader range of solutions to our customers, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, a leader in electrical products that provide safety, productivity, innovation and labor savings in hazardous, industrial and commercial environments, has developed a complete line of Hot Dipped Galvanized products designed for use with rigid/IMC conduit.

The product offering includes conduit bodies and covers, mogul bodies and covers, conduit straps, clamps and couplings as well as hubs, XJG & XD expansion & deflection joints, cast boxes and covers, all hot dipped galvanized. This broad product offering provides corrosion protection against water, road salt and other harsh environmental conditions making them ideal for transportation, mass transit and bridge or other infrastructure use. Available on a wide range of products, hot dipped galvanized solutions from Cooper Crouse-Hinds provide another corrosion resistant option beyond stainless steel and epoxy coatings.

"All of our hot dipped galvanized products are designed to stand up to the test of time," said Grant Gawronski, President, Cooper Crouse-Hinds. "The hot dip galvanized process produces a much thicker, durable coating which prevents corrosion of the protected product. For our customers, that means options in choosing a solution the best meets their preferences and specification requirements in delivering long, dependable service and a reduced need for replacement or general maintenance."

For maximum strength and durability, each product is passed through a molten bath of zinc at high temperatures. The result is a metallurgical bond formed between both the zinc and steel with a series of distinct iron-zinc alloys. The thick, durable coating produced prevents corrosion by forming a physical barrier on the product. Should that barrier become damaged, the coating acts as a sacrificial anode protecting the steel inside. All hot dipped galvanized products conform to finish thickness per ASTM A123/A123M, UL514B and NEMA FB1 standards.

Cooper Crouse-Hinds is a leader in electrical products that provide safety, productivity, innovation and labor savings in hazardous, industrial and commercial environments. To learn more about Cooper Crouse-Hinds' wide range of hot dipped galvanized solutions visit www.crouse-hinds.com.

About Cooper Crouse-Hinds

Headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., Cooper Crouse-Hinds is a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) that integrates a comprehensive line of electrical and instrumentation products with expert support, industry insights and local availability, engineering safety and productivity in the most demanding industrial and commercial environments worldwide. Cooper Crouse-Hinds manufactures over 100,000 products, including conduit and cable fittings; enclosures; plugs and receptacles; industrial lighting fixtures; signals and alarms; controls and electrical apparatus; commercial outlet boxes and hubs; and electronic components and protection equipment for process control branded MTL Instruments Group. Cooper Crouse-Hinds products are sold worldwide and meet all local and international code requirements. They are used in general construction or in harsh and hazardous environments across the globe, performing to the highest standard of safety and reliability. For more information, visit www.crouse-hinds.com.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 24 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

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