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Thomas & Betts' Product Display Boards Help Train Apprentice Electricians
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Thomas & Betts presented a product training electrical component display board to the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center/National Electrical Contractors Association/International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (JATC/NECA/IBEW) training facility in Lanham, Md., on Sept. 14, 2012. Thomas & Betts, a global leader in electrical components that manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power, developed the display board is used to educate apprentice electricians in the use of common electrical components and test their knowledge of how they are used in the field.
"The Thomas & Betts product display board is just an example of the pledge Thomas & Betts has made to support the NJATC, NECA and the IBEW. We have also placed six other display boards in JATC locations throughout the United States and plan to add additional units in 2013,” said Charles Treadway, president and CEO of Thomas & Betts Corporation.
“We greatly value the opportunity to partner with industry leading training partners, such as Thomas & Betts, to provide tools which aid our mission of supplying the electrical industry with the most highly skilled highly trained electrical workers.” said Michael I. Callanan, NJATC executive director, “I believe these boards are an important tool in our effort to succeed with this mission.”
Products featured on the board include Liquidtight fittings and conduit, Ty-Rap® cable ties, Steel City® boxes and pre-fabricated assemblies.
"Thomas & Betts' management, in addition to our thousands of field sales, operations and supporting personnel, are dedicated to a long-term, mutually beneficial commitment to NECA, IBEW and the NJATC," said Brian Herington, president, Electrical Division, US & Latin America at Thomas & Betts.
Thomas & Betts Corporation. also recently announced 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' commitment is for 2013 to 2014.
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.
Photo Caption: Pictured at the Sept. 14 unveiling of the Thomas & Betts display boards at the JATC/NECA/IBEW training facility in Lanham, Md are: (L to R) Ken Bassett, Potomac Testing Inc.; Kevin Burton, Assistant Training Director, JATC; Michael Shoemaker, Financial Secretary for Local Union #26; (front) David McCord, Training Director, JATC; (back) Chad Simpson, Thomas & Betts; Tim Max, Thomas & Betts; David Kendall, Thomas & Betts.