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For Immediate Release
October 8, 2001

The Siemon Company Wins Environmental Award

Watertown, CT — The Siemon Company, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of telecommunications connecting hardware and premise cabling systems, proudly announces that it has recently won the 2001 State of Connecticut Green Circle Award. This award, given by the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, is granted each year to companies and individuals for promoting pollution prevention, waste reduction, natural resources conservation, and environmental awareness…ultimately improving the quality of the environment in Connecticut.

This year, The Siemon Company was selected along with other Connecticut businesses including Pratt & Whitney, Pitney Bowes, Inc., Frito-Lay, Inc., and the United States Coast Guard Academy. "These Connecticut award winners voluntarily contributed significant time and resources to their businesses and community and helped illustrate that pollution prevention is a viable management approach for protecting the State's public health and environment," said Arthur J. Rocque, Jr., Commissioner of the State of CT DEP.

Jeff DuPaul, assistant plant engineer at The Siemon Company (left), accepts the 2001 Green Circle Award from Arthur J. Rocque, Jr., Commissioner of the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (right). The Siemon Company won the award for its implementation of an innovative, energy efficient air compression system that reduced the company's electricity consumption by 30% in its Dynamic Building manufacturing plant.

Siemon won the award for cutting its electricity use by 30 percent through the implementation of an innovative, energy efficient compressed air system in its Dynamic Building, a manufacturing facility that houses plastic injection molding, progressive metal stamping, CNC programming, sheetmetal fabrication, and automated production and assembly machinery. To help maximize energy efficiency, the new system includes features such as a premium efficient motor, two-stage rotary screw, variable frequency drive, and cycling refrigerated dryer. Jeff DuPaul, Siemon's assistant plant engineer, explained, "Not only did this system help the company, but it was something that was environmentally positive. Every year we try to do at least one environmental improvement project such as this." The result of this new system implementation is that Siemon can now meet its compressed air needs while lowering its energy consumption in the building by 30% — or approximately $10,000 savings per month!

The Siemon Company proudly accepted the 2001 Green Circle Award in a ceremony held on October 3, 2001. Siemon has a long-standing reputation for its environmental consciousness. Over the years, it has won numerous awards including the William O. Jeffrey III Irmco Environmental Improvement Award, a CBIA Environmental Success Award, induction into the EPA's New England Star Track Program, two State of CT DEP Green Circle awards, and ISO 14001 certification.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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