WESCO enters Big Apple

WESCO Distribution, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., agreed to buy the assets and business of Liberty Electrical Supply Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Liberty Electrical and its 35 employees will become part of the Avon Division of WESCO Distribution, based in Hauppauge, N.Y. Liberty Electrical principals Harvey Ball, Robert Frank and Steve Meyer will continue in their present roles.

The acquisition of Liberty Electrical gets WESCO even closer to the action in New York City, says Lenny Moskowitz, Avon's president.

Both Liberty Electrical and Avon concentrate on the contractor market, but during the last year to 18 months, both companies have branched out to do more industrial business. WESCO will continue to operate Liberty Electrical either as Liberty Electrical or Liberty and Avon Electric, a division of WESCO Distribution.

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