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ESFI Gets Boost from Schneider Electric


05/18/2005 9:00AM
Schneider Electric’s North American Operating Division has extended its longstanding support of electrical safety education with a $25,000 donation for 2005 to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI).

ESFI seeks to reduce electrical-related deaths and injuries through vigilant public education, and to give the general public, school children, and the workforce tips and tools to use to prevent deadly and destructive electrical accidents. Schneider Electric is the only Platinum Beacon sponsor of the ESFI, having fulfilled a five-year, $500,000 contribution pledged in 1999 to the ESFI endowment campaign to support electrical safety education.

“We’re grateful to Schneider Electric for supporting our mission to help individuals enhance their safety by following basic guidelines and to keep abreast of new products that add to the security of one’s home,” said Michael G. Clendenin, executive director of ESFI. “Our sponsors demonstrate a strong, sincere interest in protecting consumers through their own efforts and through their support of ESFI activities.”

Clendenin said such donations allow the foundation to sponsor National Electrical Safety Month each May and to produce resources and outreach programs designed to raise public awareness of electrical hazards.

“Our business has been and always will be dedicated to the safe and reliable distribution and control of electrical power,” said David D. Petratis, president and chief executive officer of Schneider Electric North American Operating Division. “Our support for ESFI is a natural extension of who we are and what we believe in.”

 

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