The Equity Product Excellence Award for 2001 was presented to Cooper Wiring Devices at the buying/marketing group's annual meeting.

The award is a measure of product quality, packaging and consistent competitive pricing. At the annual meeting, 242 independent electrical distributors voted for the top electrical manufacturers.

“The Equity Award underlines the accomplishments of all Cooper Wiring Devices' employees before the distributor-manufacturer community in the country,” said Dan Potter of Equity Electrical Associates.

Other Equity 2001 product award recipients were NSI Industries, Osram/Sylvania and Sea Gull Lighting.


IMARK Group, Oxon Hill, Md., has added two new members. Gross Electric of Toledo, Ohio, and City Plumbing & Electric Supply, Gainesville, Ga., have joined IMARK's ranks.

Gross Electric, family-owned and operated since 1910, is one of northwestern Ohio and southern Michigan's lighting and accessory retailers. It has branches in Ann Arbor and Monroe, Mich., and two locations in Toledo, Ohio.

In addition to City Plumbing & Electric's Gainesville headquarters, it has locations in Winder, Cornelia, Cumming, Blairsville, and Rabun Gap, Ga.

IMARK Group is a national network of 180 independent electrical distributors.

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