Schneider Electric Sponsors 'Makeover'

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Schneider Electric is sponsoring this week's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition construction project near the company's Peru, Indiana, facility.

As a Benefactor Sponsor, Schneider Electric will provide energy-efficient products, volunteer support from the local plant, and a financial contribution to support the family receiving the custom-built home.

Ty Pennington and the show's design team will knock on the door of a family in Indiana to notify it that it will receive a brand-new custom-built home.

The family will then meet the build team, sponsors, and community that will be building its new home in just one week.

The build will take place from October 21-27 when the newly constructed house will be revealed to the homeowners.

"Schneider Electric has a long-standing commitment to both community involvement and sustainable development," Schneider Electric USA president, Amy Huntington, said. "This sponsorship enables our company and employees from our facility in Peru to positively impact the lives of local residents by supporting this family in need."

As part of its commitment to help people make the most of their energy, Schneider Electric will donate the following products, which will help reduce energy consumption and lower costs for the homeowner:

• Juno Recessed LED Downlights - provide 50,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. Energy Star rated, environmentally friendly, and saves 85% in energy costs annually over traditional incandescent fixtures
• Square D 240V NQ Lighting Panelboard - is easier to get to a job site and install. Helps maximize contractor's ability to keep projects on schedule
• Square D QO Circuit Breakers - are easily recognized by the red Visi-Trip Indicator, which makes it easy to spot a tripped circuit breaker.
• Square D Qwik-Open Protection - is standard on all 15A and 20A circuit breakers. Trip reaction within 1/60th of a second
• Surgebreaker Plus - is a whole-house surge protector. Provides surge protection ratings of 80,000A with surge protection that addresses electrical, telephone, and TV systems.

In addition to product donations, Schneider Electric is making a cash donation to the family, bringing the company's total donation to approximately $40,000.

Throughout the build, employees from Schneider Electric's facility in Peru will volunteer on-site.

The facility, which manufactures panelboards for Schneider Electric, is a primary employer in the region.

Other business and community partners include: Hallmark Homes Inc., Anderson University, Carter Lumber, BiltBest Windows, Reese Wholesale, ClimateMaster, J&N Stone, Modern Trailer Sales, Blakley's Flooring, Madison Millwork, and Ball State University.

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