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Contributing to LEED Credits

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (December 27, 2007) – Wire and cable management products from Legrand/Wiremold contribute to LEED materials credits for recycled content and may contribute to credits for local and regional materials sourcing. These systems are also manufactured and packaged so as to construction waste.

Legrand/Wiremold typically uses steel with an average post-consumer recycled content of 23.5%, and an average pre-consumer/post-industrial recycled content of 6.4%. In products with aluminum, the average post-consumer recycled content is up to 70%. Legrand/Wiremold makes available specific documentation required for determining the recycled content of each product.

Many Wiremold® products are made to order and cut to length in the factory, so there is typically very little construction waste from onsite fabrication. Prewired raceway is manufactured to exact specifications, so there is no scrap at all generated onsite. Reduced and bulk packaging – available for all systems – also reduces waste. Staged deliveries that are timed to the construction cycle add efficiency and reduce space required to store product prior to installation.

Wiremold products are manufactured in West Hartford, Conn. Recycled steel, aluminum, and other materials are typically sourced from local suppliers within a 500-mile radius of the plant. For project sites within a 500-mile radius of West Hartford, the value of the Wiremold product may be used in calculating the total value of local/regional materials in the project. Legrand/Wiremold supplies the appropriate supporting documentation.

For more than 15 years, Legrand/Wiremold has been a pioneer in "lean manufacturing," in which traditional mass production is replaced with a process that flows smoothly in response to customer requirements, without requiring large or excessive inventories. Lean manufacturing eliminates waste and adds value by only producing what customers want, when they want it. A cornerstone of lean manufacturing at Legrand/Wiremold is the Kaizen process for continuous improvement. It strives for the total elimination of waste through action-oriented events within the production 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 is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2010. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI. In 2010, Legrand was added to the European DJSI as well (ISIN code FR0010307819).


Bill Graulty, Mintz & Hoke Inc., (860) 679-9761,

Don Torrant, Legrand/Wiremold, (860) 523-3646,