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Legrand, North and Central America Employees Volunteer from Across the Country Participate in 2019 National Rebuilding Day


WEST HARTFORD, CT. May 16, 2019 – Employees of Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA) — the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures — from multiple locations across the U.S., donated their time to take part in the Rebuilding Together 2019 National Rebuilding Day, providing home repairs for those in need.

 

Participation in the event was organized through Legrand’s Better Communities program, a cross-company initiative that encourages volunteerism across three major focuses: home improvements (better homes), the greening of schools (better schools), and natural disaster prep and response efforts (better recovery). Rebuilding Together has been a partner of the Better Homes program since 2014, and Legrand volunteers focused on initiatives dedicated to building and improving homes for low-income families, disabled individuals, veterans and others.

 

Rebuilding Together declares National Rebuilding Day as the last Saturday in April each year. On this day, thousands of volunteers join together to provide much-needed and often critical repairs for families in communities across the country.

 

Legrand employees donated more than 280 volunteer hours working alongside home owners to repair fences, leaking pipes, replacing sheetrock, installing handrails, fixing and replacing doors, planting gardens, and a variety of other home improvement projects. 

 

"National Rebuilding Day is perfectly aligned to the mission of our Better Communities program," said Susan Rochford, VP of Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Public Policy. "We're very proud of the number of our employees who volunteer their own time to help improve the homes and lives of others."

 

“I love getting the chance to meet our neighbors, and help them tackle their home improvement challenges,” said Isela Ramirez-Kim, Legrand’s Rebuilding Together Team Captain in San Jose, “Whenever we work with Rebuilding Together, it really feels like we’ve had a lasting impact.”

 

Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization with the goal of preserving affordable homeownership and revitalizing neighborhoods through free home repairs and modifications for neighbors in need. Working with corporate and community partners, they rebuild homes, revitalize communities and rebuild lives. Rebuilding Together affiliates along with almost 100,000 volunteers complete nearly 10,000 rebuild projects across the country each year.

 

About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and sustainable growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings—including connected products stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand is one of the most sustainable companies in the world, as ranked by the Corporate Knights, and is committed to achieving carbon, water, and waste reductions in its operations, deepening its community relationships, and continuously improving the environmental profile of its products. Legrand reported sales of around $7.1 billion (USD) in 2018. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, www.legrand.us.

 

Media contacts:

Michelle O’Brien

Director, Corporate Communications

(860) 574.4307

michelle.obrien@legrand.us

 

Philip Weiss

Brand Definition

(212) 660.2555

philip@brand-definition.com