Rexel buys Tri-Valley Electric

Rexel has acquired Tri-Valley Electric Supply Inc., a single-location electrical and datacom supplies distributor in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Founded in 1978, Tri-Valley serves the residential, commercial and industrial customer segments in the greater Pinal County area. Tri-Valley operates from a 12,000-square-foot facility with 15 employees. Former owners Ron and Marian DiMino will assist the company during the transition period before retiring.

The acquisition is a complementary fit to existing Rexel locations in Phoenix and Gilbert, Ariz. The business is operating under the trade name Rexel Tri-Valley, taking advantage of Rexel's national and international name recognition and Tri-Valley's local business reputation. The Rexel Tri-Valley branch will join Rexel Inc.'s West Coast division.

Rexel's U.S. holding company, International Electric Supply Corp., is headquartered in Dallas. IESC oversees the separately managed and operated businesses of Rexel Inc. and GexPro (formerly GE Supply). Rexel employs more than 7,200 people at more than 450 locations in 45 states and posted sales of more than $5.3 billion in 2006 in the United States.

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