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LegrandĀ® Celebrates 50 Years of Data Communications Excellence

NEW LONDON, February 1, 2016–Today at the 2016 BICSI Winter Conference, Legrand®, a global leader in high-performance network infrastructure hardware announced the commencement of their 50 years of Data Communications Excellence celebration. The Data Communications division of Legrand was founded as Ortronics® in 1966 in Norwich, CT. Since the inception, Legrand’s Data Communications division has grown continuously with the acquisitions of many great brands, including Wiremold®, Cablofil®, Electrorack®, Quiktron®, C2G®, and  RapidRun®.  


Legrand will kick off the celebration at BICSI Winter in Orlando, Florida January 31- February 4th. Make sure you stop by booth #407 where they will be handing out pins honoring the years of customer partnerships as well as other great items promoting the milestone. New products will be featured in Legrand’s booth, including the Transceivers, and a new display featuring  RapidRun® Optical .


Festivities are planned throughout the year across all Legrand locations to commemorate the anniversary.  A celebratory event including past customers and distributors as well as retired employees will be held in June.


“I am very proud to be part of the Data Communications Division of Legrand’s 50 year anniversary celebration. The organization continues to reach new heights each year and we have the team and tools in place for continued success in the years ahead,” said Mark Panico, president of Legrand Data Communications.



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 is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $6.0 billion in 2014. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Quiktron, Vantage, Watt Stopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).


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Rosa Allyn, Marketing Specialist