Thomas & Betts Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical products in industrial, construction and utility applications. The Company is a producer of commercial heating and ventilation units used in commercial and industrial buildings and engineered steel structures used for utility transmission. It has operations in over 20 countries. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Steel Structures and Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC). It sellsits products through channels, including electrical, utility, telephone, cable, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning distributors; mass merchandisers, catalog merchandisers and home improvement centers, and directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), utilities and certain end-users.