Legrand President and CEO John Selldorff and Data Quality Manager and Better Communities Committee Leader Alyssa Adnani encouraged all North American associates to donate, incentivizing them with a dollar-for- dollar company match. “I’m pleased to report that a num- ber of Legrand associates throughout the country generously contributed to this important cause,” said Selldorff. “Since we have much to be thankful for, and we have been fortunate in our achievements this year, I’m very proud to announce that we will con- tribute the full $100,000 on top of the employee voluntary contributions to support the Red Cross in its ongoing disaster relief efforts.”
Nora Lighting Employees Support
No Kid Hungry Campaign In a company-wide vote, employees at Nora Lighting overwhelmingly sup- ported a holiday donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that helps ensure schoolchildren across America have access to healthy meals. Nora Lighting partners Fred and Jilla Farzan presented the holiday gift to No Kid Hungry representatives on behalf of Nora’s employees, sales reps, distributors, and customers. For the past six years, Nora Light- ing has made a significant holiday donation to a charitable cause on be- half of the company’s employees and associates. “This year we asked our Nora team what program they would like to sup- port and the overwhelming choice was No Kid Hungry,” said Jilla Farzan, executive vice president. “In the past our company would send promotional gifts during the holidays, but during the recent recession we decided it would be more meaningful to help those who are less fortunate. “We are blessed to have such a caring staff and, as a company, can offer financial support to programs like No Kid Hungry,” she added. “Without the specter of hunger in
their daily lives, children can thrive in school and focus on attaining acad- emic excellence.”
Irby and Rockwell Automation
Celebrate 75 Years Irby, a Jackson, Mississippi-based subsidiary of Sonepar USA, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary with Rockwell Automation. Irby was founded in 1926 and began its part- nership with Rockwell in 1941, with only a few branches. Today, Irby has 59 locations in 25 states, with 18 of those markets being dedicated to Rockwell Automation products. Rockwell recently held the 25th Annual Rockwell Automation 2016 Automation Fair in Atlanta. This event gave Irby and its customers a chance to celebrate the 75-year part- nership with Rockwell and to learn about the latest Rockwell Automa- tion products. While in Atlanta, Irby hosted a celebratory dinner at the Sundial Restaurant atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. More than 300 attended the event. “This was a true celebration event,” said Mike Leech, president. “Irby is grateful to have partnered with Rockwell Automation 75 years ago and is looking forward to the next 75!”
Hubbell Opens LSC Hubbell Lighting recently cut the rib- bon on its newly renovated Lighting Solutions Center (LSC). Based in the company’s Greenville, S.C., headquar- ters, the LSC serves as the centerpiece of its commitment to train, educate, and develop solutions as lighting tech- nology continues to evolve. Hubbell Lighting’s 3,000-square- foot R&D labs are also based in the facility. ;
› Crescent buys Mesco
Crescent Electric Supply, East
Dubuque, Ill., has purchased
Mesco Electrical Supply (Mesco),
Milford, Ohio. Mesco has three
locations and 19 employees.
› French Gerleman grows
St. Louis-based French Gerleman has opened a new branch
in Springfield, Mo. The company’s sixth location, it features
offices, warehouse space, and a
large in-house sales counter.
› Revere acquires Nelson
Revere Electric Supply, headquartered in Mokena, Ill., has
acquired the business of Nelson
Electric Supply, headquartered
in Racine, Wis. Combined, the
companies have 10 locations
throughout northern and central
Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
› SYD opens No. 22
Schaedler Yesco Distribution,
Harrisburg, Pa., has added a
location in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
This is the company’s 22nd
location in the state and the 14th
location shared with APR Supply, a plumbing and HVAC distributor based in Lebanon, Pa.
› Southwire buys Sumner
Southwire has acquired Sumner
Manufacturing, a manufacturer
of material lifts, jack stands,
welding tools, material carts,
and other tools and equipment
for the construction market.
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