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ZINSCO BOLT-ON BREAKERS TO BE AVAILABLE FROM CONNECTICUT ELECTRIC
The Company’s Next Step in Expanding Its Commercial Line

March 20, 2019

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Connecticut Electric now manufactures commercial electrical products from Zinsco, expected to be available for purchase September 2019. Based on market research and feedback from industry professionals, there is great demand for these products in the United States. “We’re excited to expand our ability to power businesses,” said Chuck Whitaker, Director of Product Management at Connecticut Electric. “This is just one way we stay true to our value of innovation.” Connecticut Electric is the exclusive provider of these products for electrical distributors. For the last several years, new, replacement products from Zinsco’s commercial collection have not been available on the market. Used or refurbished breakers can be found, but they are not recommended by professionals due to safety concerns. By manufacturing new replacements, Connecticut Electric is addressing a need in the market that hasn’t been met for years. “The safety of used or refurbished breakers is concerning,” said Crystal Kandis, Product Manager of Connecticut Electric, “so, we’re eager to provide our customers with certified, new breakers.” Electrical distributors can contact their local sales representative for more information or to place an order. These products are also expected to be available through Lowe’s, Amazon, and Home Depot by the end of the year. Connecticut Electric was founded in 1906 and manufactures new, replacement residential and commercial electrical products. The company strives to power homes and businesses nationwide from its headquarters in Anderson, Indiana.

CONNECTICUT ELECTRIC, INC. RELEASES NEW BOLT-ON COMMERCIAL BREAKERS
The First of Several Commercial Products to Be Released

March 10, 2019

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Connecticut Electric, Inc. now manufactures new, replacement Bolt-On style circuit breakers for commercial use. “And this is only the beginning,” said Director of Product Management, Chuck Whitaker. Until now, Connecticut Electric has focused on residential circuit breakers only. With a full year ahead, the company will be releasing a series of commercial products from various brands throughout 2019. CEO Jeff Jensen stated, “We power homes and businesses literally and economically. These new products will fill the demand electricians see every day.” Recent market research and requests from industry professionals led to the development of these new products, and Connecticut Electric is the only manufacturer that carries new, replacement breakers for these models. While used and refurbished versions of these breakers have been available from other sellers, reusing breakers puts consumer safety at risk. “Our customers spoke and we listened,” says Mike Knudson, Sales Director. “We are excited to provide products customers have requested and which are greatly needed in the U.S. market.” The first models to be released by Connecticut Electric are Federal Pacific NB-style breakers, which come in one-pole and two-pole models. Connecticut Electric was founded in 1906 and manufactures new, replacement residential and commercial electrical products. The company strives to power homes and businesses nationwide from its headquarters in Anderson, Indiana.

CONNECTICUT ELECTRIC PARTNERS WITH BRAH ELECTRIC
New, Commercial Products Now Available

March 10, 2019

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Connecticut Electric, Inc. has partnered with Brah Electric to expand their collection of legacy commercial products. “We are confident that this partnership will help distributors increase sales and better serve their customers,” said Chuck Whitaker, Director of Product Management at Connecticut Electric. Brah Electric manufactures new, replacement electrical products, specializing in hard-to-find brands. By collaborating with Brah, Connecticut Electric is able to provide their customers with a wider range of commercial products. The partnership is not limited to circuit breakers, but also involves products like bus plugs and definite purpose contactors. “This relationship will strengthen our core company values of quality and innovation,” said Mike Knudson, Director of Sales at Connecticut Electric. “Our mission is to power homes and businesses quickly and economically, and this partnership does just that.” Brah Electric’s new, replacement products are available for purchase through Connecticut Electric immediately. Distributors can contact their local sales representative for more information. Connecticut Electric was founded in 1906 and manufactures new, replacement residential and commercial electrical products. The company strives to power homes and businesses nationwide from its headquarters in Anderson, Indiana.

CONNECTICUT ELECTRIC DONATES TO CHARITABLE CAUSES
Thousands of Company Dollars Go Towards Giving Back

December 2, 2018

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Connecticut Electric, Inc. donated over $14,000 to eight different non-profit organizations in 2018. Two of Connecticut Electric’s core values are service and giving back. Each year, the company seeks new opportunities to contribute to charitable causes. Kristin Hayes, Director of Finance at Connecticut Electric, oversees these donations. “By donating to these organizations, we are able to stay true to our value of giving back to the community,” she said. “It’s an objective that we’re happy to prioritize because it strengthens our company culture.” The company more than doubled their donations compared to 2017. Over the past few years, Connecticut Electric has donated frequently to national organizations like the Wounded Veterans Foundation and City of Hope. Wounded Veterans is based in Indiana and honors and supports war heroes across 30 states. City of Hope focuses on treatment for cancer and diabetes patients and is recognized nationwide for its research. Other donations are based on the needs of local entities like Anderson’s Herald Bulletin, a newspaper that donates toys to children in need, and Fishers High School, located just a few miles away from Connecticut Electric’s headquarters. “I love working for a company that not only cares about causes across the country, but also about the people whom we share the community with,” said Nathan McBride, Director of IT at Connecticut Electric. “It really adds to the integrity that we show our customers every day.” The company plans to contribute to these and other organizations throughout 2019 as well. Hayes said, “I’m always excited to strengthen our relationships with the causes that we already know and love, and I look forward to learning about new ones in the future.”

CONNECTICUT ELECTRIC BEGINS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WITH BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHO
Interns Get College Credit for Working on Company Projects

January 10, 2017

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Connecticut Electric has formed a relationship with Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho) to develop an internship program for college students. “We are excited to witness the ideas and energy that these ambitious students will bring with them,” said Jeff Jensen, CEO of Connecticut Electric. With the goal of progress in mind, the program is developed in an effort to increase Connecticut Electric’s ability to implement new ideas to improve relationships with customers. “By helping them learn, we are strengthening our own knowledge,” said Kristin Hayes, Director of Finance at Connecticut Electric. Kim B. Clark, President of BYU-Idaho from 2005-2015 and former dean of Harvard Business School, said, “I believe that at BYU-Idaho we must learn to develop programs that not only can be applied to our students on and off our campus, but also can be effectively and efficiently applied by others across the world.” The internship program is one example of how Connecticut Electric and BYU-Idaho can collaboratively achieve their goals. BYU-Idaho’s academic calendar runs on a trimester schedule, allowing students to attend classes year-round. By partnering with the school, Connecticut Electric can recruit interns during all seasons. The availability of prospective interns during the year promises to benefit the company with access to bright minds while increasing opportunities for BYU-Idaho students. “I am excited to apply what I’ve been learning in my classes and to build my skills in a real-life scenario,” said Kaylee Thorne, a Communications student from BYU-Idaho and one of the first interns to join Connecticut Electric’s program. “It’s great to receive school credit for the work that I’m doing for Connecticut Electric.” Field experience often helps college graduates prepare themselves for future careers, and internships provide them with that experience. Brigham Young University-Idaho is located in Rexburg, Idaho. The school was originally founded as Ricks College in 1881 before becoming a four-year university in 2001 and adopting its current name. Despite being located far from major cities, BYU-Idaho hosts more than 20,000 students online and on campus. Connecticut Electric was founded in 1906 and manufactures new, replacement circuit breakers for Zinsco, Pushmatic, Federal Pacific, Wadsworth, and Challenger. The company is based in Anderson, Indiana.

CONNECTICUT ELECTRIC GIVES BACK IN 2017
Company Donates to Local, Non-Profit Organizations

December 4,2017

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Connecticut Electric donated over $6,000 to six different charitable causes in 2017. “This year, we focused our donation efforts towards strengthening our local community,” said Kristin Hayes, Director of Finance at Connecticut Electric. “It’s great to be able to contribute to causes so close to home.” Five of the six benefiting organizations are locally operated, and the proceeds went directly to addressing needs in the surrounding community. For example, the Leadership Academy of Madison County encourages local youth to become servant leaders, and the Saint Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Foundation assists funding for patient care and hospital equipment. Both of these locations are within a few miles of Connecticut Electric’s headquarters. The remainder of the donations went to the following organizations: Madison County 4-H Association, National Fire Safety Council, The Herald Bulletin, and Anderson’s Festival of Trees. The company plans to continue donating to organizations in the future. “Serving others is a value that makes up the foundation of everything we do here at Connecticut Electric,” said Jeff Jensen, CEO. “We will continue to make giving back a priority.” Connecticut Electric was founded in 1906 and manufactures new, replacement circuit breakers for Zinsco, Pushmatic, Federal Pacific, Wadsworth, and Challenger. The company is based in Anderson, Indiana.

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