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Company Overview

Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.

History

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Founded in 1869 by inventor Elisha Gray and entrepreneur Enos Barton, Graybar has been one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America since 1929. Click the link below to read "The Graybar Story".

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Locations

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Through a network of 290 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, our 8,500 employees serve more than 145,000 customers. Our corporate headquarters are located in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Services & Products

Products
Graybar works with top manufacturers to distribute a wide range of products for all types of projects.  In addition to our core electrical, communications and data networking (comm/data) categories, we also offer lighting, MRO, safety, security, and other products needed across a variety of industries.
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Services
Graybar specializes in complete building solutions, and can help customers manage even the largest projects. Services include logistics, inventory, and materials management, process efficiency, complete building systems, and other business services. ​​​​
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Graybar is focused on helping contractors improve their efficiency and profitability. Learn more from our customers by watching the clip on this page, or click the link below to see the full video.
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Updates

News

Lithonia Lighting Puts New Lighting Competitors to the Test

It’s important today that lighting high bays and industrial fixtures are able to withstand surge protection. Many import products flooding our market today, that don't pass the ANSI standard for industrial of 6kV. Lithonia Lighting puts the competition to the test in the below video.


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Graybar Welcomes Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking  products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today welcomed Missouri Governor Mike Parson to its corporate headquarters in Clayton, Mo.  

Governor Parson met with Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar’s chairman, president and CEO, along with members of Graybar’s executive team. During the visit, the group discussed workforce development opportunities in Missouri, labor challenges across the construction industry and policy matters regarding distribution.

“It was an honor to host Governor Mike Parson today,” said Mazzarella. “As we continue to transform the supply chain for the future, it is imperative that we work with local and state leaders to understand how distribution can drive positive change and fuel economic growth across the region.”  

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 290 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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Graybar Reports Record Third Quarter Results

Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today reported record third quarter results.  

For the third quarter, Graybar achieved a net sales record of $1.9 billion, a 10.0 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Net income for the quarter was also a record at $54.0 million, up 82.0 percent from the same period in 2017.

For the first nine months of the year, the company reported net sales of $5.3 billion, an 8.0 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Net income for the first nine months of the year increased 48.1 percent to $119.1 million. The increase in net income was partially due to a lower corporate income tax rate as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and ongoing company tax planning initiatives.

“I am very pleased with our results through three quarters,” said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Graybar. “We continue to see positive results as we remain focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience and transforming the supply chain for the future. We are committed to investing in our people, technology and service innovation to drive our growth and power a new era of distribution.”

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 290 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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New LED Lighting Eliminates Safety Issues for Manufacturer

The low light levels at OMNOVA’s facility were a safety concern for technicians maintaining and monitoring the facility’s processes. See how Graybar helped raise the light level by over 300% while decreasing the energy usage from 8.04kw to 5.213kw.

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Celebrate Ty-raps 60th anniversary with a free gift! For a limited time, customers can receive a free gift for orders of $100 or more on eligible Ty-rap cable ties.

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Events

Careers

With 8,500 employees in more than 290 locations across North America including Canada and Puerto Rico, Graybar is a national company with local career opportunities, including:

  • Sales Representatives
  • Business Development Managers
  • Material Handlers
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Internship Program

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Awards & Accolades

• No. 426 on the FORTUNE 500 ranking of America’s largest companies (2018)
• No. 55 on the Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies list (2017)
• Named to FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list for the 16th year (2018)
• Named by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” (2018)
• No. 13 on the National Center for Employee Ownership “Employee Ownership 100” list (2018)
• No. 3 on the Modern Distribution Management Market Leaders list (2018)
• No. 3 on Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 200 Electrical Distributors list (2018)
• Named one of the Top Workplaces in Atlanta, the California Bay Area, St. Louis, Oregon and Southwest Washington (2018)
• On Broadband Communities’ Fiber to the Home Top 100 list (2018) 
• Named one of Selling Power’s “Best Companies to Sell For” (2018)

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Leadership

As a leading North American distributor, Graybar operates with one clear mission: to serve as the vital link in the supply chain, adding value for customers and suppliers with innovative solutions and services. Graybar’s strategy is to sustain the organization as an independent and employee-owned company, while achieving the results that position the company as an industry leader and allows Graybar to work to the advantage of those it serves.

Board of Directors

Mazzarella
Kathy M. Mazzarella

Chairman, President and CEO
Joined Graybar in 1980

Bender
David A. Bender

Atlanta District Vice President
Joined Graybar in 1988

Clifford
Scott S. Clifford

Senior Vice President,
Supply Chain Management
Joined Graybar in 1994

Geekie
Matthew W. Geekie

Senior Vice President, Secretary
and General Counsel
Joined Graybar in 2008

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Richard H. Harvey

New York District Vice President
Joined Graybar in 1983

Harwood
Randall R. Harwood

Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Joined Graybar in 1978

Lyons
Robert C. Lyons

Regional Vice President
Joined Graybar in 1979

Mansfield
William P. Mansfield

Senior Vice President, Marketing
Joined Graybar in 1987

Maxwell
David G. Maxwell

Senior Vice President, Sales
Joined Graybar in 1985

Propst
Beverly L. Propst

Senior Vice President,
Human Resources
Joined Graybar in 2002

Quality

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard

Graybar's registration to the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard represents a major achievement in establishing and maintaining a quality process. Our goal is to achieve excellence in customer service by monitoring and meeting specific performance standards. Developed by the International Organization for Standardization, the name "ISO" does not stand for the initials of the organization, but is derived from the Greek word isos, which means, "equal."

ISO-registered organizations document what they do, and do what they document. The registration process shows us where we can improve service levels, streamline the way we do our jobs, and drive costs down. All this makes for a productive organization that can stay focused on what is important - delivering superior distribution service to our customers. Graybar’s Quality Management System and all Graybar locations are registered to the quality standards established by ISO.

Governance

Corporate Responsibility

At Graybar, we believe being a good corporate citizen is simply the right thing to do. As employee-owners, we make decisions with a long-term view in mind. We have a unique and personal responsibility to each other and the Company, to our customers, and to our communities where we live and work. Holding ourselves accountable for delivering results in these three areas is something Graybar takes seriously. 

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