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Hubbell Recognized as Outstanding Supplier by Grainger

ORANGE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2009-- Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) announced today that Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, a division of Hubbell Incorporated (Delaware), was presented with Grainger’s prestigious Supplier of The Year Award as well as with a Partners in Performance Award for 2008 at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held March 2-3, 2009 in Schaumburg, Illinois. Grainger is a leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions.

Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, cost control, on-time shipping, active collaboration and order fulfillment. Grainger’s suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Approximately 2 percent of Grainger's 1,200 suppliers receive this award each year and then Grainger selects one of the Partners in Performance winners as its Supplier of The Year.

“Hubbell is honored to have been selected Supplier of The Year for 2008 by Grainger. Our two companies have shared a long history of partnering to provide customers with high quality products and services. These awards recognize the value of our full service approach across the entire business system and the passion for excellence our team has in serving customers,” said Timothy H. Powers, Chairman, President and CEO of Hubbell Incorporated.

Hubbell Incorporated is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. With 2008 revenues of $2.7 billion, Hubbell Incorporated operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, Italy, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Australia. Hubbell also participates in joint ventures in Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China, and maintains sales offices in Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, Mexico, South Korea, and the Middle East. The corporate headquarters is located in Orange, CT.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) with 2008 sales of $6.9 billion is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Panama. Through a highly integrated network including more than 600 branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger's employees help customers get the job done.

Source: Hubbell Incorporated

Hubbell Incorporated
William R. Sperry, 203-799-4100