Graybar Electric Company specializes in the procurement, warehousing and distribution of electrical, communications, data networking products and related services. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Graybar is one of the leading distributor of high-quality electrical materials, components and equipment in North America, notes the company's website.
Since its founding in 1869, Graybar has grown into a Fortune 500 company with 8,000 employees, 260 distribution centers all across North America and a revenue of $6 billion, as of 2014. It has also become one of North America's largest employee-owned companies, as stated on its website.
Among the materials and equipment that Graybar distributes are industrial wires and cables, switchgear and distribution equipment, communication wires and cables, telephone connectivity products, fluorescent and incandescent lighting products, conduit and trays and automation and controls. The company also distributes maintenance, repair and operations supplies.
Graybar Electric Company stocks and sells different types of items that number in the hundreds of thousands from thousands of manufacturers. Apart from selling and distributing the said items, Graybar also offers logistical services and related supply chain management services, notes the Bloomberg website. The company serves clients from different industries including construction, commercial, institutional, government and industrial and utility vertical markets.