Graybar Raises More Than $144,000 for Charity

ST. LOUIS, April 29, 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 raised more than $144,000 for charities across the United States through its community platform, Graybar CARES.

Over the past month, Graybar employees, customers and manufacturers raised funds in a friendly competition to benefit various charities, including the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, SouthSide Early Childhood Center in St. Louis, Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, among others. Graybar’s Pittsburgh District took top honors in the competition by raising more than $18,000 for its charity.
 
These charitable efforts served as a preview to the company’s national training conference held in Phoenix last week. At the conference, employees and manufacturers competed in various teambuilding activities to win an additional $5,000 donation from the Graybar Foundation. Graybar’s California District won the competition and plans to designate the Foundation’s charitable gift to Homes for Our Troops.
 
“I am very proud of the impact we continue to make in the communities where we do business,” said Graybar Chairman, President and CEO Kathleen M. Mazzarella. “This was the most successful of our recent Graybar CARES events thanks to the overwhelming support of our employees, manufacturers and customers.”
 
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 customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.
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