Graybar Opens New Logistics Center in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

PLYMOUTH, Minn., May 14, 2010 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, is enhancing its presence in the Minneapolis area to position itself for growth and to better serve its customers.

Graybar's Minneapolis operation recently opened a full-service logistics center in Brooklyn Park, Minn., to serve as the primary shipping location for its thirteen branches across Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota, and as a secondary shipping location for its five branches in northeast Wisconsin. The service center, located at 7601 Setzler Parkway North, provides customers with fast access to extensive local inventory, supported by state-of-the-art warehouse management technology and responsive delivery service.

"This enhanced service and logistics platform will greatly improve the vitality and growth of our locations in the areas we serve," said Bill Keller, district vice president for Graybar’s Minneapolis operation. "By centralizing and upgrading the size and technological capabilities of our warehouse facilities, we can better align our resources to serve our customers more effectively."