P&S Shim-Lock Wins Innovation Award

Syracuse, NY, October 25, 2007 - Electrical Contracting Products magazine recognized Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring devices and home systems, as a 2007 INNOVATION Award Winner. P&S's Shim-Lock won in the award category for "Electrical Fixtures, Small."

The prestigious program recognizes outstanding companies whose products or services have best responded to electrical contractors' market challenges by offering creative and innovative ideas.

Divided into 18 product categories, the nearly 160 entries were judged by a distinguished panel of professional electrical contractors from across the nation. Criteria included:

oEase of use
oCost effectiveness
oQuality contribution
oProductivity improvements

"The Shim-Lock is a simple, inexpensive solution to a complicated problem, and it's become quite useful for contractors," said Lynnette Sorbello, Commercial Product Specialist for P&S. "We're honored by this recognition, which proves that good things come in small packages."

P&S Shim-Lock is designed to mount devices flush in oversized drywall, tile and panel wall applications. The Shim-lock fastens onto the screw in the mounting slot of an electrical wiring device or lighting control strap. Once the screw is tightened to the desired depth, the Shim-lock's tabs lock it in place flush with the wall to eliminate a floating installation in any residential or commercial device application.

Ceremonies for the INNOVATION Awards were held Oct. 6 in San Francisco, Calif., at the 2007 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Show. Winners received crystal awards recognizing their achievements in meeting the needs of the $82 billion electrical contracting market.

Winning products will be showcased in the November issue of Electrical Contracting Products and featured on www.ecpzone.com.

Pass & Seymour/Legrand is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, accessories and home systems in North America. For more information, call 1-800-611-7277 or visit www.passandseymour.com.

Legrand (www.legrandelectric.com) is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. With a presence in more than 60 countries, Legrand employs over 33,000 people. Its catalogues list more than 130,000 products with sales totaling over $3.7 billion. Legrand is developing and reinforcing its technological leadership by constantly increasing the added value of its offerings.

Jim Osterbrock
Phone: 315-468-8350

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