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O'Connell Communications, Inc.
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Ghaz Shukairy
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
800-435-0705 (259)
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New MudBug™ Wire Connectors from IDEAL Designed for Utility Tracer Lines

SYCAMORE, IL, March 9, 2006 - IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., one of the most trusted names in the electrical industry, today introduced MudBug™ direct burial wire connector purpose-engineered for the utility industry.

The innovative MudBug safely connects underground gas tracer lines while providing superior protection. Moisture and corrosion resistant, MudBug comes pre-filled with a non-hardening silicone to prevent entrance of water, dirt or other damaging substances related to direct burial applications.

MudBug connectors feature a ribbed cap with a hexagonal head that provides the installer with a secure grip and faster fingertip starts, even in wet conditions, along with swept wings for installation by hand or with a standard nut driver. No pre-twisting or crimping is required.

Utility contractors will appreciate MudBug's #20-8 AWG wire range capacity that easily handles the most common gauges and combinations.

MudBug is UL Listed to direct burial test standard 486D up to 600V maximum voltage.

For more information and a free sample pack, contact Ideal Industries, Inc., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483, & on the web, www.idealindustries.com.

ABOUT IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies meeting the needs of installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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2006 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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