Branching Out: Electrical industry sees a surge of new distributor branch openings

While acquisition activity has slowed down so far in 2013, electrical distributors are opening up new locations like crazy.

While distributor acquisition have slowed down a bit,  Electrical Wholesaling’s editors don’t remember ever seeing a surge in branch openings similar to what’s going on right now.

In the past two years, electrical distributors have opened more than 40 new locations in the United States. That number is on the low side because it only counts the branches that EW’s editors were able to confirm through direct contact with the companies or through reports in the gen

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