Graybar Announces Acquisition of Cape Electrical Supply

ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2016 – 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 has entered into an agreement to acquire Cape Electrical Supply. The transaction is scheduled to close on July 1, 2016.
Headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Cape Electric is a regional distributor serving electrical contractors and large engineering construction firms, as well as industrial, institutional and utility customers.  Cape Electric was founded in 1953 and produced revenue of approximately $126 million in 2015 through its 17 locations in the central United States. As a subsidiary of Graybar, the company will continue to operate under the Cape Electrical Supply name with the same employees, leadership team and suppliers.
Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar’s Chairman, President and CEO said, “We are excited to welcome the Cape Electric team to Graybar and look forward to achieving profitable growth together. This marks the second acquisition for Graybar in as many years, and we will continue to seek out similar opportunities to expand our reach and diversify our business in the future.”
Kyle Thoma, Cape President and CEO, stated, “Cape Electric and Graybar complement each other well, and we are pleased to become part of the Graybar team. We believe this gives us a tremendous opportunity to be a part of a growing company for years to come.”
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 260 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.