April 23, 2008

Hoffman, Border States, Dakota Supply Group and Schneider Electric: Sponsors of the IDEA E-Biz Forum

IDEA would like to thank Hoffman, Border States and Dakota Supply Group for their Silver level sponsorship and Schneider Electric for their Bronze level sponsorship of the IDEA E-Biz Forum 2008.

Hoffman, based in Anoka, Minnesota, is a leading designer and manufacturer of systems that safely and reliably protect the electronic and electrical controls in industrial, data communication and commercial construction applications. With more than 60 years of experience, extensive technical expertise and a vast distribution network, Hoffman is recognized as an industry leader providing a broad range of standard, modified and custom enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Hoffman is a member of the Pentair Technical Products Group, which also includes Pentair Electronic Packaging, Schroff, Pentair Enclosures Europe, Pentair Enclosures Asia, and McLean Thermal. Find out more at www.hoffmanonline.com.  

Border States provides products and services to the construction, industrial, utility, and data communications markets. Active employees own 100 percent of the company under the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The employee-owned company has more than 1,200 employees and 50 branch operations in 11 states and Mexico. Border States is one of the 100 largest private ESOP companies in America and one of the few ESOP companies headquartered in North Dakota. Find out more at www.borderstateselectric.com.  

Dakota Supply Group is an employee owned full-line electrical, communications and mechanical distributor, known for state-of-the-art products, experienced employees, personal service, and a total quality management approach to every transaction from beginning to end. They offer 250 lines and 25,000 products. Dakota Supply Group’s corporate headquarters are located in Fargo, North Dakota. Find out more at www.dakotasupplygroup.com.  

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, offers integrated solutions making energy safer, more reliable, more efficient and more productive in the energy & infrastructure, industry, data centers & networks, buildings and residential markets. With sales of €17.3 billion in 2007, the company’s 120,000 employees in 102 countries help individuals & organizations make the most of their energy.

Square D® is a market-leading global brand of Schneider Electric for NEMA type electrical distribution and industrial control products, systems and services. Square D products are found in all types of residential, commercial and industrial construction, in a wide range of manufacturing and processing facilities, and in or on the products of other manufacturers. Find out more at www.squared.com.  

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