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Hubbell completes two acquisitions

April 1, 2003
Hubbell Inc., Orange, Conn., acquired Devine Lighting of Kansas City, Mo., which specializes in design-oriented architectural outdoor lighting fixtures.

Hubbell Inc., Orange, Conn., acquired Devine Lighting of Kansas City, Mo., which specializes in design-oriented architectural outdoor lighting fixtures. Terms of the agreement were not announced. Devine will operate as a division of the Hubbell Lighting unit, Christiansburg, Va. Hubbell bought the Devine trademark and name and will continue to use it for some time, said a Hubbell spokesman. Management will remain the same.

Hubbell also completed the purchase of assets from Hybrinetics Inc. of Santa Rosa, Calif. Hybrinetics made a range of dimmer switches for incandescent and fluorescent lighting and low wattage motor controls used for fans and similar applications. These products will be sold through Hubbell's Electrical Products platform.

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Doug Chandler | Senior Staff Writer

Doug has been reporting and writing on the electrical industry for Electrical Wholesaling and Electrical Marketing since 1992 and still finds the industry’s evolution and the characters who inhabit its companies endlessly fascinating. That was true even before e-commerce, LED lighting and distributed generation began to disrupt so many of the electrical industry’s traditional practices.

Doug earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Kansas after spending a few years in KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism, then deciding he absolutely did not want to be a journalist. In the company of his wife, two kids, two dogs and two cats, he spends a lot of time in the garden and the kitchen – growing food, cooking, brewing beer – and helping to run the family coffee shop.

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