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Legrand receives Pre-Approval by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) for the Ortronics cabinet line

NEW LONDON, Conn., January 24, 2013 – Legrand, a leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce the Mighty Mo stand alone enclosure has been pre-approved by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) for Preapproval of Anchorage (OPA).

The OSHPD pre-approval program is a voluntary process that independently reviews and pre-approves equipment anchorage, to be used in health facility construction projects in California. Recognizing the value of the OSHPD strict safety standards, Legrand submitted its Ortronics Mighty Mo cabinets. “Pre-approval from OSHPD will expedite the installation and permit process and eliminate the time and money that would be required to review the cabinets during the project’s OSHPD construction plan review,” states Dan Gosselin, cabinet product manager for Legrand Data Communications. This approval allows the cabinet to be deployed in health care facilities, schools and other mission critical facilities in California and guarantees the end user that the cabinet was designed in accordance to California Building Code (CBC) 2010. OSHPD products are required to meet building codes that address the area's seismic activity.

The OPA number is OPA-2507-10 and can be found on the state of California’s Web site here.

OSHPD is a government agency in California empowered by the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Seismic Safety Act in 1973. Due to several hospital collapses in the early 1970s, OSHPD was created to ensure uniformity in health care facility construction standards. These standards have been set so that patients remain safe, and hospitals remain functional during, as well as following an earthquake. To ensure that these standards are followed, OSHPD both reviews plans prior to construction and inspects facilities following construction. Because the review and inspection process can be both time and labor intensive, the Facility Development Division of OSHPD has worked with manufacturers to develop pre-approved systems, which simplify and speed-up the construction review process.


About Legrand:
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.8 billion in 2011. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed as LR.PA (PARIS: LR) on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). 

Editorial Contact and Photos:
Debbie Harris, Marketing Communications Manager
Legrand, 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
Direct Tel: 860-405-2837, Fax: 860-405-2972