PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Cooper Wiring Devices, a leading electrical wiring device manufacturer for industrial, commercial and residential applications, has been honored with a Platinum Product of the Year award from Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine. Its Combination USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle topped a list of more than 125 products to take home top honors.
The competition's 31 category winners were selected from a pool of more than 125 nominees. The final decision was made by an expert panel of ten judges representing electrical professionals from the engineering, contracting and plant facilities, and maintenance industries. Category winners were then featured on the EC&M website where readers voted to determine which products earned Platinum, Gold or Silver distinction in this year's awards.
Developed in response to the surge of consumer portable electronic devices that charge by means of a USB connection, Cooper Wiring Devices' Combination USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle is ideal for residential, commercial, educational, municipal and hospitality applications. The device provides a permanent and energy-efficient charging alternative to bulky adapters and computers. Compliant with the 2011 NEC®, the Receptacle's tamper resistant safety shutters also prevent the insertion of foreign objects.
"We are excited that the Combination USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle has been honored with a Platinum Product of the Year award in EC&M's 2012 competition," said Laura Ulz, President Cooper Wiring Devices. "Receiving this honor is further validation that our company remains committed to the continued development of innovative products."
To learn more about the Combination USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle or any of the great solutions offered by Cooper Wiring Devices, visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com.
About Cooper Wiring Devices Cooper Wiring Devices, a trusted name in electrical products, features Arrow Hart commercial and industrial solutions, CORE Lighting Controls, residential wiring devices and Cooper Interconnect industrial, military, aerospace, and subsea connectivity solutions. Cooper Wiring Devices is committed to providing products that increase productivity, energy efficiency, safety at work and in the home, and provide reliable performance. Cooper Interconnect, a Cooper Wiring Devices' business unit, is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated interconnect solutions for demanding environments and features well-known brands such as G&H, WPI, Burton, General Connector brands, Cam-Lok, and Thorkom. A subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), Cooper Wiring Devices is headquartered in Peachtree City, GA with international manufacturing and distribution facilities. For more information on Cooper Wiring Devices visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com.
About Cooper Industries Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.