Masonry Box meets wiring demands for conduit systems.

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At 3½ in. deep and 3¾ in. long, Steel City® 1 in. KO Masonry Box features 1 in. knockout on each end and 2 on bottom, as well as two ½ in. and ¾ in. eccentric knockouts. Factory made box is UL® listed, offers stable, welded steel, single-piece design, and will not deform after installation. It is available in single-gang and is non-gangable.



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Thomas & Betts Introduces the First Factory Made One-Inch Knockout Masonry Box Available



MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nov. 30, 2006 - To meet the growing demand for additional wiring capacity in conduit systems, Thomas & Betts (NYSE: TNB) introduced the Steel City® 1" KO Masonry Boxes, the industry's first factory-made one-inch knockout Masonry box. At 3 1/2 inches deep and 3 3/4 inches long, the 1" KO Masonry Box features a one-inch knockout on each end and two on the bottom, as well as two 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch eccentric knockouts. The box is available in single-gang and is non-gangable.

"School and light commercial construction require more wiring capacity to accommodate the increasing demand for power, data, voice, video and security connections," said Joe Pede, product manager for Thomas & Betts. "The additional conductors desired drive contractors to use one-inch pipe to meet the capacity requirements and modify standard masonry boxes to fit one-inch conduit. These field modifications are labor intensive and time consuming. The introduction of the Steel City® 1" KO Masonry Box will streamline this process saving time on the job site."

The Steel City® 1" KO Masonry Box is UL® listed, offers a stable, welded steel, single-piece design for heavy-duty applications, and will not deform after installation.

For more information about the Steel City® 1" KO Masonry Box (catalog number GW-135-NG-1), visit www.tnb.com or contact your Thomas & Betts sales representative by calling (800) 816-7809.

Corporate Overview
Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical components used in industrial, commercial, communications and utility markets. The company is also a leading producer of commercial heating units and highly engineered steel structures used, among other things, for utility transmission. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide. In 2005, the company reported sales of $1.7 billion.

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