Thomas & Betts (T&B) bets on its good connections. The company provides electrical connectors, HVAC equipment, and transmission towers to the commercial construction, industrial, and utility markets through thousands of distributor locations and wholesalers in North America. Its segments include electrical (electrical connectors, enclosures, raceways, installation tools); HVAC (heaters, gas-fired duct furnaces, and evaporative cooling products); and steel structures (poles and transmission towers for power companies). Brands include Color-Keyed, Elastimold, Kindorf, Red Dot, Reznor, and Steel City. In mid-2012, T&B was acquired by power and automation technology powerhouse ABB Ltd.