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  • Technology Research, LLC (TRC) is a leading manufacturer of electrical safety products. Based in Clearwater, Florida, TRC designs, develops and manufactures products that prevent electrical fires and protect people and pets from electrocution and serious injury caused by electrical shock.
  • The company was founded in 1981 by Raymond H. Legatti and Raymond B. Wood. Both had worked for Electromagnetic Industries, a subsidiary of the Square D Company where Legatti served as president and Wood held a senior management position.
  • TRC's original business plan was to develop a military product base for engine generator set controls, where founders had over 30 years experience. During its first year of operation, the company qualified 22 military products for sale to the U.S. government and its prime contractors, a major accomplishment.
  • The next phase of TRC's business plan involved leveraging management's functional expertise into commercial electrical safety products, primarily based on ground fault sensing technology.
  • Experiencing a great deal of early success, the company went public in 1984. It traded on NASDAQ National Market under the symbol "TRCI".
  • By 1987, TRC had developed its patented "core" technology, Shock Shield, for ground fault sensing that would lead to a variety of applications for safer homes and workplaces.
  • Also in 1987, TRC's Shock Shield® ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) product received The Governor's New Product Award, another major accomplishment.
  • Since 1981, when TRC was founded, the development of ground fault technology has grown into product lines known as Shock Shield® , Fire Shield® , HD-PRO™, and Surge Guard®
  • TRC has unparalleled leadership in the design and production of ground fault protection devices. The company's Fire Shield technology has many applications including sophisticated electrical extension cords, surge strips, and power cords for appliances.
  • The 2002 National Electrical Code (NEC) mandated cord fire protection (AFCI or LCDI protected cord sets) on all room air conditioners. Fire Shield technology met this code requirement. All room air conditioners built beginning in 2004 have AFCI or LCDI protected cord sets.
  • Most of the company's products are listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), approved by various safety standards bodies and meet U. S. government safety regulations. TRC's wholly owned manufacturing facility in Honduras is ISO 9002 certified - a worldwide recognized quality system.
  • March 2010 TRC completed the acquisition of 100% of the common stock of Patco Electronics, Inc. Patco designs and manufactures battery management tools for secondary or re-chargeable batteries in several battery chemistries and its product solutions support customers in military, commercial and industrial sectors.
  • In November 2010 TRC announced their acquisition of the assets associated with the Shoreline Reels product line owned by TDI Products, Inc. Shoreline Reels products are manual and motorized cord and hose reels for recreational vehicles (RV), specialty vehicles, boats, and other industrial applications.
  • TRC's vision remains firmly in place - to develop customer focused power management solutions and market products worldwide that contribute to the level of safety where people work and live. The Company also continues to be a primary supplier of power control and monitoring equipment used by the U.S. military and its prime contractors.
  • In May of 2011, TRC was acquired by Coleman Cable, Inc., Waukegan, Il, (Nasdaq: CCIX), a leading manufacturer and innovator of electrical and electronic wire and cable products for the security, sound, telecommunications, electrical, commercial, industrial, and automotive industries. With extensive design and production capabilities and a long-standing dedication to customer service, Coleman Cable, Inc. is the preferred choice of cable and wire users throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.ColemanCable.com
  • Coleman Cable, Inc. was acquired by Southwire, North America's leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity.  TRC is a Southwire Company.

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