Leviton Unveils 2011 NEC® Code Pocket-Guide, Commences Smart Community Campaign

Award-winning manufacturer helps electrical professionals work smarter, better and faster with free educational campaign and valuable training tools

Mar 07, 2011, 13:52 ET from Leviton

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to education and to support the community of electrical professionals, Leviton today announced the start of the Smart Community campaign, a free educational and training program designed to arm distributors with critical materials and training programs that help electrical contractors and inspectors to work safer, smarter and always in code compliance. The campaign kicks off with the release of the 2011 "Captain Code" Pocket-Guide to the NEC® Code Changes.

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About Captain Code

It is used in conjunction with the 2011 National Fire Prevention Association's National Electrical Code Manual and features Leviton's iconic "Captain Code" explaining the critical changes in the 2011 NEC manual that relate to wiring devices and telecommunication systems. "Leviton's 'Captain Code' Pocket-Guide is a user-friendly tool with simple to interpret visuals and narratives and acts as a go-to tool for the busy electrical professional," said Tom Degnan, Contractor Channel Development Manager for Leviton. "Leviton is proud to provide this guide to help ensure safety and compliance at all times." The guide also features illustrations from industry expert and author, Mike Holt.

Coming this spring to Leviton distributors nationwide or available immediately through Leviton's website at http://www.leviton.com/codebook2011, "Captain Code" is a massive undertaking that distills and simplifies thousands of pages of technical compliance data into an easy-to-reference pocket-guide and an indispensible part of every electrical professional's toolbox.  

The Smart Community Campaign

In addition to the publication of the "Captain Code" Pocket-Guide, Leviton will also unveil an interactive companion website, complete with online training, instant reference to "Captain Code" and cross-indexed by application and article. This breakthrough interactive portal provides a significant educational reference tool for electrical professionals.

"Because our products are built into nearly every residential and commercial building, we take pride in helping our Value Added Distributor partners and electrical professionals lead the industry in quality, safety and compliance," said William Marshall, Leviton's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "This Smart Community campaign is our contribution to fostering leadership, by providing complimentary training resources and our popular pocket- guide helps to empower our electrical professional customers."

Leviton has also developed a Learning Lab series based on the content found in the Pocket-Guide. Learning Lab Seminars will be held at participating Leviton distributor partner locations and presented by Leviton sales professionals. These seminars inform electrical professionals on what it takes to comply with the 2011 Code.

All the Code Book learning tools are accessible at http://www.leviton.com/codebook2011

About Leviton

Leviton (www.leviton.com) is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded in 1906 and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. A progressive family owned and managed company, it is the largest such company in the Americas. Today, Leviton's product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten buildings throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton is the Smart Choice for professionals and homeowners seeking products and solutions that add value, efficiency and energy savings to our world.

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