Companies share a 111-year history of doing business together
ST. LOUIS, December 11, 2007- Graybar, one of the nation's leading distributors of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, is now working with GE Security to distribute its security solutions.
Graybar will carry GE Security video surveillance, intrusion, access control and fiber optic systems. These solutions are designed to work together to simplify installation for integrators and contractors, and to provide a complete, end-to-end system for commercial, industrial and institutional end-users. In addition, Graybar carries GE lighting solutions, signaling products from the GE division of Edwards and fiber optic systems from the GE division of IFS.
According to Graybar Vice President - Comm/Data Business Mike Dumas, the addition of GE Security is one of the most significant enhancements Graybar has made to its expanding portfolio of security solutions since entering the security market in 2004. Graybar stocks security solutions throughout its distribution network of more than 250 North American locations.
"We are proud to offer our customers GE Security solutions," said Mike Dumas. "Being able to install an integrated security solution is a priority for our customers, and it's the primary reason we sought out a business relationship with GE Security. Now, our employee-owners are offering our customers even more choice and convenience when we help them evaluate, select and implement their security solutions."
The business relationship between Graybar and GE dates back to 1896 when the supply division of Western Electric began distributing GE lamps. When it was spun off from Western Electric in 1925, the supply division was renamed Graybar after Western Electric founders Elisha Gray and Enos Barton. Graybar employees purchased their company in 1929.
"Our relationship is built on a history of trust and dedication to providing excellent customer service," said Dean Seavers, president and CEO, GE Security. "We look forward to continuing that tradition as we expand our relationship and work collaboratively to bring ever more innovative integrated security solutions to our mutual customers."
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, telecommunications, networking and security products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 250 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, serving as the vital link to hundreds of thousands of customers. For more information, visit graybar.com/ or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.