Wire and cable master distributor Omni Cable, headquartered in West Chester, PA, said it has signed agreements with two of the industry’s largest manufacturers of molded case circuit breakers making Omni an authorized distributor. Both Eaton Corp., Cleveland, and Schneider Electric, Andover, MA, authorized Omni to sell their MCCBs, a move that positions Omni Cable as an authorized source for electrical distributors to purchase Eaton and Square D MCCBs through an authorized reseller, reducing the chance of distributors seeking products from unauthorized sources.
“Counterfeit and suspect electrical products pose significant risks to contractors and end users alike, and focused effort is needed to address the problem,” said Greg Donato, COO, Omni Cable, said in the release. “Before these agreements, electrical distributors seeking to supply MCCBs found it difficult to procure products from competing manufacturers due to existing Eaton and Schneider Electric authorized distributor agreements.”
The program will launch as a pilot in the following Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. With these agreements, Omni Cable can provide electrical distributors with safe, reliable, and traceable factory-direct MCCBs from competing manufacturers.