Pass & Seymour buys GE's C/I wiring device

Pass & Seymour/Legrand purchased Caribe GE Wiring Devices, Inc., Warwick, R.I., for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition includes the manufacturing assets of GE commercial and industrial wiring devices.

GE Wiring Devices, with annual sales of $18 million, will add market share and new products, such as some high-amperage devices, to Pass & Seymour's commercial/industrial wiring device line, says Bob Smith, vice president of sales and marketing for Pass & Seymour. The agreement also gives Pass & Seymour a stronger position at GE Supply Co., Shelton, Conn., a large distributor for the GE Wiring devices product line.

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