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Employees, Parent Company Contribute to Katrina Relief

Employees of Legrand North America, including Wiremold/Legrand in West Hartford, will contribute directly to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief and recovery. According to Mike Gambino, Wiremold/Legrand CEO, Legrand North America will be matching employee contributions to the Red Cross up to $100,000.

“Wiremold employees have always been ready to step up to the plate and do what they can when the need is there. This will give us an opportunity to make a real difference,” said Marianne Michalek, V.P. Human Resources. p> Employees of Wiremold/Legrand had a close personal connection to the hurricane and floods. Dale Budenski, a Wiremold® sales representative, lives in Metairie, La. Fortunately, his house sustained only minor damage, and a nearby levee remained intact. “Evelyn and I feel very lucky as we are a lot better off than most,” he related in an email to Wiremold/Legrand colleagues. “Our family is safe, we have livable property to return to and we had no looting. We thank everyone at Wiremold for all the thoughts, prayers, and support. We cannot tell you how much you have helped us get through this tragedy.”

Legrand North America, headquartered in West Hartford, Conn., employs 2,600 people across the United States and Canada. In addition to Wiremold/Legrand, subsidiaries include Pass & Seymour/Legrand, Ortronics/Legrand, Watt Stopper/Legrand, and On-Q/Legrand. Legrand is the world’s leading specialist in residential housing and commercial building products and systems for electrical installations and information networks.

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