Graybar Recognized by Bechtel for Outstanding Performance on Power Projects

ST. LOUIS, March 18, 2014 – 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 was one of 56 companies recognized for outstanding work on power projects with the Bechtel Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition awards. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel Power’s communications, renewable, transmission, nuclear and thermal projects during 2013.
“Subcontractors and suppliers play a critical role in our ability to deliver projects to our customers with the highest levels of safety, quality and ethics,” said Toby Seay, president of Bechtel’s power global business unit. “The expertise and innovation they bring are essential to a project’s success.”
“Bechtel’s standard of excellence makes this award especially meaningful,” said Bob Lyons, Graybar Senior Vice President, North America Operations. “Bechtel brings skill, experience and customer commitment to each of its projects. We are grateful for the opportunity to work together and hope to continue our relationship in the future.”  
Companies were evaluated on multiple factors, including: overall performance; the ability to deliver quality equipment on time; the ability to work collaboratively to meet milestones and meeting or exceeding project expectations in aspects of safety, construction performance, technical expertise and environmental compliance. Nominations were submitted by Bechtel project procurement and contracts managers, and final recommendations were approved by senior leadership within Bechtel’s power business.
About Graybar
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 or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.
About Bechtel
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right – no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 companies.