Leviton acquires Fiber Connect

September 11, 2006 -- Leviton says the acquisition broadens its suite of data center platforms to include fiber, copper, power, and cable management systems.

September 11, 2006 -- Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., a manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices and voice and data platforms, has announced its acquisition of Fiber Connect Inc., a Chicago-based provider of data center fiber-optic systems.

"With this acquisition - our second fiber-optic related acquisition in less than 24 months - our voice and data division broadens its suite of data center products," comments Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton's senior vice president. "This suite now includes quick-turn, custom, high-performance fiber solutions, a full range of Category-rated connectivity including 10G, as well as cable management and power solutions."

"As Fiber Connect reaches its tenth year in business, we are proud to join Leviton," adds Ron Berrettini, president and founder of Fiber Connect. "We can now better serve our clients with Leviton's global manufacturing and logistics capabilities, as well as reach a new set of customers in cooperation with Leviton's sales force. As technology infrastructure evolves, and increases in importance, we will become a global integration organization."

Fiber Connect is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Leviton, reporting into that company's voice and data division, which is led by vice president and general manager Ross Goldman.

"Data center infrastructure spending is growing rapidly and increasing in complexity," remarks Don Hendler, president of Leviton. "We have worked with Fiber Connect over the past few years and we look forward to bringing the benefits of a broad, high-performance solution to Leviton's customers worldwide."

The complete Leviton fiber-optic product line includes a range of pre-terminated and field-terminated fiber products, as well as standard and made-to-order fiber-optic cable assemblies (trunks), enclosures, and cable management and overhead raceways.

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