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Corporate Profiles: MELTRIC


MELTRIC manufactures safe, reliable UL/CSA switch-rated plugs and receptacles with DECONTACTOR™ technology and push-button circuit disconnection. These all-in-one devices combine the safety and functionality of a disconnect switch with the convenience of a plug and receptacle. As a safety leader in the electrical manufacturing industry for more than 35 years, MELTRIC designs and builds quality electrical connections that emphasize electrical and user safety. MELTRIC’s company history connects to Gilles Marechal, who, after witnessing a horrible industrial electrical accident in the 1950s, set out to create a safer electrical alternative to pin and sleeve devices. After years of research and development, Marechal designed and manufactured the first switch-rated plugs and receptacles. Today, Marechal Electric, based in France, is a world leader in switch-rated plug and receptacle manufacturing. While Marechal’s original device design has undergone engineering and design enhancements, his original switch-rated plug and receptacle is still one of the safest products in the history of electrical manufacturing. MELTRIC, based in Franklin, WI, is the U.S. manufacturing arm of Marechal Electric. We proudly continue the Marechal legacy of electrical safety and ingenuity with the switch-rated plugs and receptacles we manufacture today. As a safety leader in the U.S. electrical manufacturing marketplace, MELTRIC products lead the field with innovative designs and safety features. MELTRIC switch-rated plugs and receptacles have push-button deenergization for fast, safe electrical disconnection, and are engineered to safely make and break under full load. Built-in provisions for lockout/tagout make MELTRIC devices NFPA 70E compliant; MELTRIC switch-rated plugs and receptacles are also NEC and CSA “line of sight” compliant. Visit the MELTRIC website for more on electrical safety and to learn about our innovative switch-rated plugs and receptacles. A free product offer is available.

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