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An Olympic Win for Wiremold Prewired Raceway


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (June 24, 2010) – The recent Winter Olympics gave the world many examples of speed and agility.  The same can be said of Legrand/Wiremold.  The Vancouver Olympic Committee needed to provide power and data access for 19 media facilities, including the International Media Centre and Olympic venues.With global Olympic coverage depending on the media having reliable power and access to data/communications, they needed a proven solution.  And, of course, time was of the essence.

The solution was prewired 5400 Series raceway from Legrand/Wiremold.  The raceway was designed specially to meet the needs of the media and manufactured in 6 ft. and 8 ft. sections.  Not only did Legrand/Wiremold deliver on time, but sections were shipped with site-specific catalogue numbers and bundled for easy shipment from the VANOC central distribution center to each of the venues.

The nonmetallic, two-compartment raceway was mounted on the surface of the media tables with receptacles and data jacks facing up so that members of the media could make quick and secure connections. 5400 Series Raceway provided the capacity and low profile required for the Olympic media facilities – and the speed to get up and running on a tight deadline. 

About Legrand/Wiremold

Legrand/Wiremold, headquartered in West Hartford, Conn., is the leader in wire and cable management systems, including metal and nonmetallic raceways, power-poles, poke-thru devices, floor boxes, Walker® underfloor systems, plug-in outlet centers, firestopping systems, and innovative architectural columns.  Please visit http://www.legrand.us/Wiremold.aspx  or call 1-800-621-0049.

About Legrand

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. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom.  Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.0 billion in 2009. The company is listed on Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120. FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

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