Graybar Earns Spot on InformationWeek 500 for Ninth Consecutive Year

ST. LOUIS, September 16, 2011 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, was named to the InformationWeek 500, a listing of some of the most innovative users of business technology. 2011 marks the ninth consecutive year Graybar has appeared on the list.

InformationWeek identifies and honors some of the nation’s most innovative users of information technology (IT) with its annual listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s most well-known companies. Graybar was named to this year’s list due in part to its innovative use of a video-based help application and wiki technologies to support its implementation of SAP CRM.

“Graybar is honored to again be selected for this prestigious list,” said Scott Clifford, Graybar’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Our placement on the InformationWeek 500 list for the ninth consecutive time shows our commitment to provide our customers and employees with the most innovative IT solutions.” Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

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 nearly 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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