About Us

Quality, innovation, selection and support

Appleton Group, formerly known as EGS Electrical Group, brings together the world’s most recognized brands: Appleton, ATX, O-Z/Gedney, SolaHD, EasyHeat, Nelson Heat Trace, Nelson Firestop and McGill. We are a trusted, global supplier of steel boxes and fittings, heat tracing cables, power supplies, explosionproof controls, floor warming systems, industrial lighting and much more.

 For product selection, quality, ease of installation and reliability in use, count on Appleton Group to supply the familiar products that have led the industry for decades—as well as the innovations that will drive new opportunities in the decades to come.

Our Brands

Stretching back as far as 1847, the companies that make up Appleton Group are all pioneers in their respective fields. Today, they stand for a heritage of proven quality and an enduring commitment to innovation. Backed by the resources of Emerson, they are ready to supply and support all the electrical solutions you need.


Lighting, distribution equipment, plugs and receptacles, and other electrical construction products for hazardous and ordinary locations


Fittings, enclosures, controls and other electrical products designed for commercial and infrastructure locations


Power supplies, transformers, conditioners, regulators and other products for delivering reliable industrial power


Heating solutions to ensure proper pipe temperatures, free-flowing roof gutters, warm floors and safer sidewalks

Nelson Heat Trace

Heat tracing cables, panels, controls, accessories and software for industrial applications in ordinary and hazardous locations

Nelson Firestop Products

The right class of firestopping protection for any penetration, in any building or ship.


Electrical utility and safety solutions including portable and temporary lighting, reels and cords, switches and indicators, GFCIs and more


Our Products

Appleton Group supplies all the products needed to install, maintain and upgrade electrical systems anywhere – including hazardous, corrosive, weather-exposed, offshore and any other type of location.

Commercial Products

Service entrance fittings, conduit bodies and fittings, boxes and covers, connectors, clamps and hangers


Hazardous and ordinary location control stations, motor starters and indicators

Distribution Equipment

Hazardous location switches, circuit breakers, panelboards and switchracks

Enclosures and Junction Boxes

Hazardous and ordinary location conduit and cable outlet boxes, junction boxes and enclosures


Hazardous and ordinary location conduit bodies and outlet boxes, cast device boxes, IMC and EMT fittings, ground fittings, cable and cord fittings, cable tray conduit clamps, cable glands, sealing fittings, drains and breathers

Heating Cables

Residential, commercial and industrial cables, thermostats and accessories for deicing, snow melting, floor warming, thermal storage and process temperature maintenance


Lighting technologies for any industrial or commercial application, including rugged, wet, corrosive and hazardous locations

Plugs and Receptacles

Metallic and non-metallic solutions for any load, fixed or portable, hazardous or ordinary location

Power Supply, Conditioning and Protection

Power supplies, transformers, conditioners, filters and uninterruptible power systems

Specialty Products

Cord reels, power cords, switches and indicator lights


O-Z Gedney





 The Industries We Serve:

Food and Beverage
Pulp and Paper
Oil and Gas Refining
Oil and Gas Exploration and
Machine Tools
Water and Wastewater
Chemical Processing
Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical
Manufacturing and Cosmetics
Commercial and Industrial
Power Generation
Alternative Energy Source