Industry Roundup: News from the Manufacturers

IBEW recognizes new system from Cooper Bussmann; Schneider Electric acquires Pelco; and more.


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has given special recognition to Cooper Bussmann, St. Louis, for the company’s InVision Downtime-Reduction System as being a product and program that can make a significant impact on its members in the field.

Schneider Electric, headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France, has expanded its building automation offerings with the acquisition of California-base Pelco, which designs, developments and manufactures video security systems. Pelco recently won a Frost & Sullivan 2007 Company of the Year Award in the North American video surveillance market.

TAC, Dallas, developer of building automation, security systems and energy solutions, has completed the acquisition of six operating units of Yamas Controls Group Inc.

Victaulic, Easton, Pa., producer of mechanical pipe joining systems, announced the appointment of Dr. Hsiang-Cheng Kung as research director of engineering. In this new role, Dr. Kung will work to advance the level of Victaulic’s research programs in the Fire Safety market and represent the company in a global capacity.

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