For a recent two-screen addition to the Hollywood complex in Huntsville, Ala., matching the existing lighting fixtures posed a challenge; the 65,000-sq-ft theater's original wall sconces had been dis-continued. Crimson Electric, the electrical contractor turned to the Huntsville branch of WESCO Distribution, Inc. for help matching the interior lighting.
"That was a tough one," recalls Anthony White of WESCO. "For some reason, even the original specs didn't seem to match the lighting, so I went to the site personally with several catalogs to match it by eye."
To match the dish-shaped wall sconce and compact fluorescent lamp combination, White found an exact replica in the architectural lighting catalog of FC Lighting. The Lombard, Ill.-based lighting manufacturer specializes in matching, modifying and customizing lighting.
If White hadn't found an exact match, FC Lighting's CAD design department could have modified an existing fixture from their catalog. FC Lighting modifies or custom-makes small runs of any type of lighting with computerized machinery such as laser metal cutters, metal forming brakes, turret (punch press) machines.
Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley presented Fromm Electric Supply Corp. of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Phillipsburg, N.J.; and Bethlehem, Pa., with the Competitive Edge "Top National Distributor" award.
Also known as the Excalibur Award, the Competitive Edge Award is based on King Arthur's legend of the "Sword in the Stone." Approximately 100 distributors with more than 700 satellite branches throughout the United States and Canada competed for the award.
Fromm Electric Supply Corp., based in Piscataway, N.J., is ranked 118 on Electrical Wholesaling's listing of the 250 Biggest distributors.
Fromm Electric's president, Jay Fromm holding the Excalibur Award with Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley's senior vice president of marketing, Chuck Edwards.