Business Briefs for the Week of July 27, 2009

Lutron, EPCO, Palmer Electric

  • Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., recently donated thousands of products to Habitat for Humanity, Americus, Ga. The donation, including thousands of energy-saving dimmers, is available for use in Habitat for Humanity projects throughout the United States

  • Engineered Products Co. (EPCO), Minneapolis, a supplier of specialty lighting and wiring consumable products for electrical contractors, recently announced that the company’s new corporate headquarters has helped it meet customers’ just-in-time inventory needs, in addition to accommodating the company’s growth. Commenting on the advantages that the new 87,000-square-foot building offers, EPCO President Jack Schuster said, “With more than twice the room we had in our previous location, we now have the space to serve customers even more efficiently. In addition to more inventory space, we’re continuing to bring more product manufacturing in house.”

  • The multi-family division of Palmer Electric Co., Winter Park, Fla., recently secured a contract for more than $300,000 for electrical services and lighting for a 78-unit assisted living facility at LifePointe Village, Orlando, Fla. Under its contract, Palmer is providing site and building electrical contracting and a fire alarm system for the three-story, 70,000-square-foot facility.

  • Clockwork Home Services, Sarasota, Fla., recently announced that it has awarded the 100th franchise of its Mister Sparky America’s On-time Electrician brand. The 100th franchise was awarded to Robert Dorr, Camarillo, Calif., who purchased a Mister Sparky franchise in June 2009.

  • Siemens Energy and Automation, Atlanta, was selected to provide software and metering technology as a member of a team to develop and implement a global Meter Data Management System (MDMS) for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala. The project calls for the team to track, record, and report energy consumption at U.S. Army facilities for the contract term with the goal of establishing energy consumption accountability by individual facilities.

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