U.S. Communities


Graybar Awarded U.S. Communities Electrical Contract

ST. LOUIS, April 3, 2013 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract to supply electrical commodities and services to the participants of U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. Los Angeles County served as the lead agency and awarded Graybar the contract after carefully evaluating proposals from several other distributors.
This award represents Graybar’s fourth term as the electrical provider through the U.S. Communities cooperative purchase program. This three-year contract contains two additional one-year options and represents the potential to generate up to $80 million in annual sales. Graybar offers manufacturer discounts, comprehensive services packages, strategic sourcing and volume incentives to the more than 90,000 state, local government, K-12, higher education, special districts and eligible non-profit agencies within the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. By negotiating additional savings from its suppliers, Graybar has provided additional savings for U.S. Communities participants while increasing the depth and breadth of products available through the program. Graybar also holds the Communication/Security contract for U.S. Communities.
“We value our long-standing relationship with Los Angeles County and U.S. Communities,” said Steve Stone, Graybar Vice President, Sales. “Our goal has been to provide an overall savings to Los Angeles County and participating agencies. Graybar can also provide additional value realized through new manufacturer participation and supportive services during and after the product sale. We look forward to continuing to work with U.S. Communities and its participating agencies.”
Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customer’s power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visitwww.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

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