Case Studies

Read a sampling of our success stories by clicking on a link below.

  • Graybar SmartStock Vending Increases Production Efficiencies At Large Equipment Manufacturer

    Instead of expanding the storeroom with more parts which would require tracking and constant replenishing, Graybar proposed Graybar SmartStock® Vending. By implementing the Graybar SmartStock Vending machines, TAW no longer has to worry about lost downtime due to material shortages.


  • Graybar Brings Light to High-Performance Automotive Center

    Passion Performance Auto wanted a lighting system as high-tech and unique as its new facility. Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business LEDs provided energy-efficiency while highlighting the sleek, stainless steel features of the new facility.

  • Graybar Provides LED Street Lighting to the City of Oakland

    When Oakland decided to upgrade its more than 30,000 street lights to a more energy efficient and cost-effective lighting solution, it chose GE Evolve™ LED Roadway Scalable Cobrahead fixtures supplied by Graybar. Learn how the city of Oakland anticipates energy savings in excess of 40 percent and reduced maintenance costs due to the longer life of the LED lighting fixtures. 


  • Graybar Lighting Retrofit Easy on the Eyes

    When Kristian Reyes, Graybar Manager, Specialty Business, visited his optometrist in Lafayette, Calif., he didn’t need glasses to see that lighting improvements could make a difference on the sales floor and in the examination rooms. Read how Graybar's proposed retrofit produced a 93% wattage reduction and better dimming controls.


  • Graybar Helps Reduce Energy Costs at Healthcare Facility

    When a healthcare provider in central California wanted to increase the energy efficiency of its medical offices, it turned to Graybar for a cost-effective solution. The facility is expected to save 33 percent annually on energy costs with a projected energy savings of approximately $263,000 over a five-year period.


  • Graybar Provides Inventory Management Solution to VEC

    When Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc. (VEC) received the electrical contract on a $1 billion steel mill project in early 2012, the company needed an efficient way to manage materials on site. Graybar introduced VEC to Graybar SmartStock®, an electronic inventory management solution created to simplify stock management and material replenishment.


  • Data Center Financing Solutions

    A lease-to-own payment plan will allow Wilcon to purchase Brocade’s MLX routers and ICX switches over 36 months. Wilcon is utilizing the new Brocade system to provide Layer 2 services from one platform, which enables them to offer service provider-level Ethernet. By financing the purchase with GFS, they can expand their customer base and service offerings.


  • Graybar Teams Up With Local Community College for Auditorium Lighting Retrofit

    Graybar recently helped the Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C. save an estimated $6,000 annually by retrofitting the lighting system of its auditorium with a combination of Metalux Encounter™ and SkyRidge™ LEDs from Eaton's Cooper Lighting Business.


  • Graybar PowerSmart Helps Leading Robotics Manufacturer Upgrade Warehouse Lighting

    Graybar addressed Yaskawa Motoman’s warehouse lighting needs with a seamless, start-to-finish solution that now allows for taller robotics equipment, which is projected to help reduce energy usage with a two-year positive return on investment.


  • Graybar Provides LED Lighting to City of Stamford

    The city of Stamford chose Graybar for a cost-effective, yet sustainable energy solution to replace the high-pressure, sodium-based streetlights of the city. The city of Stamford is expected to save more than $146,000 annually, thanks to GE’s Evolve™ LED Roadway Medium Cobrahead fixtures.