Graybar Opens in Hibbing, Minnesota

$5.25-billion distribution leader expands its presence in Northern Minnesota

ST. LOUIS, November 18, 2008 - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, has announced the opening of a 5,400-square-foot distribution facility in Hibbing, Minn.

Located east of Highway 169 at 3404 15th Ave. East, Unit #3, the $500,000 branch inventory is backed by a $1 million inventory in Duluth, Minn., and a $20 million inventory in Minneapolis. With the addition of the Hibbing location, the company now operates nine distribution facilities in Minnesota and more than 250 locations throughout North America.

Graybar Hibbing offers counter/will-call service and local truck deliveries Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with after-normal-business-hours emergency service as needed. The phone number is (218) 262-5858 and the fax number is (218) 262-5854.

Leading Graybar Hibbing is Branch Supervisor Dave Cimermancic, a 15-year Graybar veteran who transferred from the Graybar Duluth branch.

"With the opening of our new location, Graybar can better serve Northern Minnesota and the surrounding Iron Range mining community," said Cimermancic. "We are ready to help our customers power and network their facilities, offices and housing with speed, intelligence and efficiency."