Nail-On Boxes speed installation time.

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Constructed of polycarbonate that is resistant to extremes in temperature, Nonmetallic Single-Gang Fast-Set Switch Box and Nonmetallic 3½ in. Fire Alarm Ceiling Box offer 2-hr firewall and ceiling rating. Switch box features 20.3 cu-in. capacity and enables quick device mounting by pushing screw into place and securing it with half turn. Providing 16 cu-in. capacity, ceiling box is red for visual identification.

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Thomas & Betts' Steel City® - Bowers® Nail-On Boxes Save Installation Time

Switch Box Features "Fast Set" Mounting; Red Fire Alarm Box Easily Identified

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - November 2, 2006 - Thomas & Betts recently introduced two nonmetallic nail-on boxes in its Steel City® - Bowers® product line that offer time-saving features for residential wood-stud applications. The Nonmetallic Single-Gang "Fast-Set" Switch Box (catalog no. 120-N-FS) offers a patent-pending design for quick device mounting, and the Nonmetallic 3 1/2" Fire Alarm Ceiling Box (catalog no. 3R-16-N-RED) is red for easy identification. Both are constructed of durable polycarbonate that is resistant to extremes in temperature, offering a two-hour firewall and ceiling rating.

"Both the Single-Gang 'Fast-Set' Switch Box and the Fire Alarm Ceiling Box were designed to save time and money," said Dan Michaelis, product manager for Thomas & Betts' Construction Products Group. "In the case of the switch box, the 'Fast-Set' mounting device enables the installer to merely push the screw into place and secure it with only a half turn. The fire alarm box is colored red for easy visual identification, which reduces time in identifying fire alarm and smoke detector locations for building inspectors, as well as reducing the risk of installation errors."

The Nonmetallic Single-Gang "Fast-Set" Switch Box's capacity is 20.3 cubic inches. The Nonmetallic 3 1/2" fire Alarm Ceiling Box's capacity is 16 cubic inches.

For more information about Steel City® - Bowers® Nonmetallic Nail-On Boxes, visit 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 connectors and 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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