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1/2/2013

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Thomas & Betts Becomes NECA Premier Partner


Two-year commitment made to help make NECA members’ businesses stronger
 
MEMPHIS, Tenn -- Thomas & Betts Corp., a leading provider of electrical protection, connection and wire management products to the utility, industrial and commercial construction markets, has made a two-year commitment to the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)’s Premier Partner program. The focus of the program is on the Partners helping NECA members run their companies as efficiently and profitably as possible.
 
"Thomas & Betts brings significant value to our members through the Premier Partner program," said NECA Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Walter. "We appreciate the company''s commitment to the program, and we look forward to building on our great relationship that already includes their commitments to the NECA Show, the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee [NJATC] and the ELECTRI Council."
 
Thomas & Betts'' commitment for 2013 to 2014 fully subscribes to NECA''s only national sponsorship program, which has seven participants, all of which are committed through 2014. The Premier Partner of NECA program is now closed to additional participants.
 
"Thomas & Betts supports the electrical contracting industry and NECA members at many levels because we''re committed to the industry," said Thomas & Betts Vice President, Construction, Jim Feeney. "The Premier Partner program is an exciting extension of our efforts with NECA at the national level. We are eager to prove to NECA members all over the country that we can make their businesses stronger."
 
The Premier Partner of NECA program was launched in 2009 with multi-year commitments from founding Partners Graybar Inc., Milwaukee Electric Tool Co., and Westex Inc. Federated Insurance joined the program in 2010. Schneider, Square D, and Accubid Trimble joined for the 2012 to 2014 term.
 
The benefits available to the Premier Partners of NECA are unique and unobtainable through any other marketing program in the electrical contracting industry. NECA''s Premier Partners are welcomed into numerous year-round, high-profile networking, sales, brand-building and information-sharing opportunities with NECA members.
 
 
About Thomas & Betts
Thomas & Betts Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com.
 
 
About NECA
NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. For more information, visit www.necanet.org



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