Case Studies

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

  • 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.


  • Graybar Helps Mountain Commercial Graphics Boost Lighting Quality and Production

    Graybar upgraded the lighting fixtures in Moutain Graphics' facility and helped save them an estimated $16,700 per year in combined energy and maintenance costs.


  • Graybar Serves up Made-to-Order Energy Solutions for Newk's Restaurant Chain

    By analyzing and upgrading the lighting system in Newk's 4,000-square-foot Mountain Brook, Alabama restaurant, Graybar helped reduce their total wattage needs by 90 percent, saving the restaurant $3,851 per year in energy costs. Learn more.


  • Graybar Helps Keep Tables Turning Atop Space Needle

    Graybar and Schneider Electric's goal was simple: to eliminate any noise or rotation issues at SkyCity restaurant while working with the Space Needle’s unique needs and time constraints for improvements. It was a high-profile project without any room for error.


  • Case Study: Indirect Materials Waste Reduction

    Vending has been shown to reduce usage of products from 20-30%. By reducing product usage you lessen your impact on the environment with less packaging waste and less unused product. By using vending to manage shared tools and supplies you are promoting reuse of products. Not only does vending help reduce expense and improve materials management, but is also good for the environment.

  • Cameras on Campus Boost Safety at Oregon High School

    The Silver Falls School District estimates the security system has generated substantial cost savings from reduced or deterred crime and, now plans to expand the IP network to other schools in the district.