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Smart Grid: Graybar Supports ELECTRI Growth by Donating $250,000

By Carolyn J Dawson December 29, 2010

Graybar, a Fortune 500 company specializing in supply chain management services and distribution of high-quality components, equipment and materials for a number of industries, has made a donation of $250,000 for the purchase of products made from Feb. 2 to Nov. 30, to ELECTRI International. The donation was made through the firm Graybar and Graybar ESP program manufacturers.

The contribution from Graybar will enable ELECTRI to fund, conduct, coordinate as well as monitor the critical research being carried on by the electrical industry. It will also help to deliver management education and supervisory training programs. The Graybar ESP program manufacturers include Square D, GE Lamps, ERICO, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper B-Line, Thomas & Betts, Panduit, Leviton, Hubbell and Wiremold.

In a release, the chairman, president and CEO of Graybar, Robert A. Reynolds, Jr., said, "ELECTRI's contributions to the industry are invaluable. We are honored to support ELECTRI in its mission to further the industry through research programs and training."

The president of ELECTRI, Russ Alessi, added, "Graybar's generous contribution to ELECTRI helps us stimulate change. With these significant new resources, we will continue to fund research on critical issues such as innovation in material handling, job supervision, and finding ways to attract the best and brightest to our industry. We are proud to have Graybar as one of ELECTRI's industry leaders."

Graybar, a North America-based company, provides distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, as well as supply chain management and logistics services. Since 1869, Graybar has focused on procuring, warehousing ad delivery of electrical or communications and data products, components, or any other related services to its customers.

ELECTRI International, the Foundation for Electrical Construction Inc., was established in 1989 the National Electrical Contractors Association, to the tune of $100 billion, the industry is responsible for lighting, power, and communication systems in buildings and communities across the United States of America. ELECTRI International provides assistance to electrical contractors to meet today's demands and tomorrow's challenges, in partnership with NECA.


Carolyn John is a Contributor to IoTevolutionworld. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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