Pass & Seymour moves into datacom

Pass & Seymour/Legrand expanding into the North American market for data communication products with an agreement to buy Ortronics, Inc., Pawcatuck, Conn. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Ortronics, with approximately 300 employees, produces premises wiring hardware utilized in voice, data and video connectivity. Ortronics will continue to operate as an independent company and maintain an independent sales force, according to Doug Bottego, Pass & Seymour/Legrand's vice president of finances and chief financial officer. The Ortronics management team also will remain intact. Ortronics has locations in Connecticut, Florida, Costa Rica, the U.K., Italy, Malaysia and China.

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