Sonepar, Charleston, SC, announced that its U.S. subsidiaries, Crawford Electric and Irby Electric, will merge operations in 2024, and operate on a combined basis as Crawford. Irby Utilities will remain a stand-alone business and will not be impacted by this change.
“Combining these two best-in-class operations under the single Crawford brand will create significant growth prospects across the entire footprint,” said Rob Taylor, president of Sonepar North America, in the press release. “We expect a smooth transition over the course of the next year, one which will not impact our customers or the day-to-day work of associates of either Crawford or Irby Electric.”
The new Crawford will have full responsibility to serve the contractor/installer and industrial customer base in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Florida panhandle, Tennessee, and Texas, with continued investment in logistics, branch coverage, and acquisitions to accelerate profitable growth and maintain its strong leadership position.