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Ballroom Box Withstands Heavy Loads, Offers Capacity and Flexibility


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Oct. 8, 2010) – Legrand/Wiremold has introduced new floor boxes that withstand the heavy loads associated with wheeled vehicles in locations such as hotel ballrooms, exhibition halls, convention centers, entertainment venues, museums, and automobile showrooms. These boxes feature rugged construction, including heavy-duty covers, and provide ample capacity for power, communication, and audio/video devices. New CCBBS Series small ballroom floor boxes are designed for above-grade (CCBBS) and on-grade (CCBBS-OG) concrete floors. CCBBS-OG boxes have an epoxy coating as an extra layer of protection for when the box is used in contact with the earth.

CCBBS Series small ballroom floor boxes provide up to 12 gangs of proprietary and industry-standard faceplates for power, communications, and A/V. Power options include standard duplex 20A and 30A receptacles, GFCI, Hospital Grade, and turnlok receptacles. The open A/V system accommodates devices from a wide range of manufacturers such as Ortronics, Extron® Electronics, Crestron®, and others. These floor boxes also feature designed-in features for ease of installation, including a minimum of 3" of wiring capacity behind each device face plate, ¾" to 2" trade size knockouts, and a removable/repositionable divider for separation of services.

The heavy-duty cast aluminum cover has been designed and tested to meet static loads of 25,000 lbs. The cover, which has a self-closing handle, rotates 180° to provide full access to the interior of the box. Two large cable egress areas offer plenty of capacity and flexibility for wires and cables. Covers designed for carpet installations maximize carpet and minimize the amount of metal showing.

TopGuard protection prevents water, dirt and debris from entering the floor box compartments and devices. CCBBS Series floor boxes have been UL listed to U.S. and Canadian safety standards for carpet, tile, and wood covered concrete floors.

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