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P&S Honored at 2009 Best of the Best Marketing Awards

Syracuse, NY, September 15, 2009 — Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, has been named a winner in TED Magazine’s 2009 Best of the Best annual marketing awards competition. The company was recognized in the direct promotion category for its NEC® Adoption Support Mailing.

The 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) required Tamper-Resistant Receptacles to be installed in new homes. The receptacles offer continuous and constant protection for children against electrical injuries, with a built-in shutter system that prevents them from inserting objects into electrical sockets.

P&S’s NEC Adoption Support Mailing requested support from electrical inspectors for adoption of the Tamper-Resistant Receptacle requirement, state by state. Each mailing, sent to 4,000 inspectors nationwide, included a Tamper-Resistant product card with an attached plug and paper clip to demonstrate the shutter system’s function. A product-launch CD featured product images, video, a presentation with Code details, and more. A support-request letter outlined the Code requirements and the safety benefits of Tamper-Resistant Receptacles.

“We take pride in all of our marketing efforts, but this project raised awareness of a very important safety standard,” said Jim Lent, marketing communications manager at P&S. “The mailing enabled us to get the right information to key decision makers, and we’re thrilled to have earned this recognition.”

TED Magazine’s annual Best of the Best awards program honors marketing excellence and recognizes creativity within the electrical industry in companies of all sizes. Distributors and manufacturers/suppliers are judged against their peers in multiple divisions based on sales volume.

For more information about P&S Tamper-Resistant Receptacles and NEC adoption, contact your P&S representative or visit

Pass & Seymour/Legrand is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, home systems and accessories in North America. For more information, call 1-800-776-4035 or visit

Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Backed by sound business and financial structures, Legrand is actively expanding its presence in fast-growing geographical zones and market segments that include lighting controls, energy savings and home automation, through a sustained stream of targeted, self-financed acquisitions and other initiatives. In 2007 Legrand employed 35,000 people around the globe and reported sales of €4.1billion, including 25% in emerging markets. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819).