The acquisition of yet another cable company has expanded Tyco Thermal Controls' thermal product line. Formerly Raychem HTS, Tyco Thermal Controls, Menlo Park, CA, purchased Pyrotenax, Trenton, ON, a maker of mineral-insulated cable. A former supplier to Tyco's Tracer Division, Pyrotenax manufactures heat tracing, thermocouple and fire-rated cable in Canada and the United Kingdom.
The MI-cable business provides "a huge opportunity to serve our customer with a more complete range of heat tracing solutions," said Jim Thompson, Tyco Thermal Controls' president.
Just last April, in a move to better reflect the growth of its products and services, much of it through acquisitions, Raychem changed its name to Tyco Thermal Controls. Com-panies added to the cable giant's stable over the past two years include Tracer Industries, Houston; Accutron, Hyde Park, ON; and LG-Cable, Sterling, VA.
"Each of these acquisitions align and support our growth strategy," Thompson said.