Leviton has announced the purchase of a 29.1% minority interest in its stock that has been held by Thomas & Betts Corporation since 1994, for a cash tender of approximately $300 million. Leviton’s purchase of Thomas & Betts’ minority interest in its stock secures its long-term strategic objective of the restoration of total ownership of the company to the Leviton family and continuation of its policy to remain privately held and operated.
Watt Stopper/Legrand announces the launch of RoHS-compliant commercial occupancy sensors as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the planet. Specifiers, building owners and contractors who select these lighting controls can be assured that they are helping reduce the amount of hazardous waste that will enter the environment, in addition to achieving energy savings.
Delta Controls received the highly sought-after BACnet certification from the WSPCert certification body, in addition to the BTL listing from the WSPLab test laboratory for Revision level 6 of the BACnet standard at the Building Controller level for its products. This certified that the respective manufacturers’ products conform to the worldwide standard ISO 16484-5 (BACnet).
Advance was presented with Grainger’s prestigious Partners in Performance Award for 2007 at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held March 18th, 2008 in Schaumburg, Ill. Grainger, a leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions throughout North America, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.
Universal Lighting Technologies is among the charter members of the new NEMA Premium Ballast Program, which recognizes excellence in energy-saving technology. The program is designed to identify the industry’s most efficient T8 ballasts, including the entire ULTim8® family of electronic ballasts from Universal Lighting Technologies.
Leviton Manufacturing Company Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire ControlThink LC, a leading home and building control software and services company. The acquisition will join Leviton’s strengths in product manufacturing and distribution with ControlThink’s PC-, CE- and mobile phone-based solutions for intelligent home control.
Advance has announced that a variety of its electronic ballast offerings have become charter products within the voluntary new NEMA Premium® Ballast Program.
The Genlyte Group Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of lighting fixtures, controls, and related products for the commercial, industrial and residential markets, has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Philips Holding USA Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics pursuant to which Philips will acquire Genlyte in an all-cash transaction for approximately $2.7 billion (US) that will create one of the world leaders in lighting fixtures, controls and related products.
Universal Lighting Technologies, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-efficiency lighting ballasts and control systems, has entered into an acquisition agreement with Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as MEW) (TSE: 6991). Through this acquisition, Universal Lighting Technologies merges with a premier global manufacturer of lighting devices.
Square D® Clipsal® lighting control products from Schneider Electric were key components in a retrofit project at Fay Herron Elementary School near Las Vegas, Nev., that was honored as a Best of 2007 project by Southwest Contractor magazine. The award program, which honored the Fay Herron Elementary School Rehabilitation and Modernization project as winner of the Mechanical/Electrical category, recognizes construction and design excellence in Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. The project was one of 218 entries submitted from Nevada, among more than 700 total entries from the tri-state area.