New structured cabling association seeking multi-faceted cooperation

Formed to bring together leaders of cable and connectivity companies, including manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers, the newly-formed Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) ...

Formed to bring together leaders of cable and connectivity companies, including manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers, the newly-formed Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) seeks to become a collaborative resource for technologies and products aiming to meet emerging network applications.

Chairman is Kevin St. Cyr, president of Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company (www.berktek.com), and the organization’sadministrative offices are located at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC.

“With the wide variety of products, systems, and applications now available, many leading manufacturers, distributors, and material suppliers recognized the need for an unbiased, industry-based resource to better inform and educate users on codes and standards bodies,”says St. Cyr. “The initiative to form CCCA was based on a collective desire to meet the performance, safety, and environmental demands of the marketplace by offering recommended best practices.”

CCCA plans to be proactive with codes and standards bodies, as well as with trade, industry, and governmental organizations in communicating and influencing policy and decisions affecting thequality and performance of the struc-tured cabling infrastructure.

“CCCA is expected to flourish as anorganization attracting new membersthat represent the vast majority of manufacturers and distributors of communications cables, connectivity, materials, and related components,” says St. Cyr. “That also means we want to work closely with other trade and industry organizationsto share information and advance technologies to improve safety, performance, and environmental impact.”

For more information on CCCA, contact executive director Frank Peri (cdc@dmv.com).

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