CSC to buy Liberty Wire & Cable

In a move to build its business in the residential and commercial audio, video and broadcast market segments, Communications Supply Corp. (CSC), Carol Stream, Ill., has completed the acquisition of Liberty Wire & Cable Inc.

Liberty Wire & Cable, based in Colorado Springs, Colo., has approximately 130 employees and provides connectivity and infrastructure products to both the residential and commercial professional audio video markets. Liberty Wire & Cable's range of products includes interconnects, cable assemblies, speaker cable, specialized control and lighting systems cable, coax, security, data and telecommunications products, fiber-optic cable, patch panels, termination and cable management systems.

The company has three locations — its headquarters in Colorado Springs; a distribution and sales office in Charlotte, N.C.; and a fabrication and assembly operation in Phoenix. CSC plans to keep all three locations open, said Steve Riordan, CSC's president and chief executive officer.

Riordan said the acquisition gives CSC access to new customer vertical markets in the residential and commercial audio and video broadcast markets. This rounds out a product portfolio that supports network convergence, voice, data, security and now audio and video solutions.

“It's a big entrée into the residential home theater marketplace as well as the commercial A/V marketplace,” he said.

The addition of Liberty Wire & Cable brings the number of CSC full-service branch locations across the United States to 32. Liberty distribution centers in Colorado and North Carolina will continue to service Liberty customers globally.

Liberty Wire & Cable, led by Andy Bergdoll, president and general manager, will continue to operate under its current management team.

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