Local Paper Profiles Mississippi’s Nesco

Oct. 5, 2017
The Daily Journal tells how Nesco Electrical Distributors began and how Bob Gatlin came to own it.

We always like to see local newspapers that find the good stories to be told about electrical distributors in their towns. The Tupelo, MS, Daily Journal ran a profile recently on independent electrical distributor Nesco Electrical Distributors, also based in Tupelo. The article tells the story of how Clarence Lomenick launched the company in 1965, later run by his son Eddie, who sold to Bob Gatlin in 2005.

Quotes in the article highlight the ways independent distributors battle the national and international chains, a perennial subject in our industry with plenty of admiration on both sides, presented here for the general readers of Tupelo.

“They have their own strategy, and we had ours,” Lomenick said. “We have both a depth and a breadth of items in our stores. They don’t have a lot of depth, but they have a lot of breadth. So when people wanted it, we had it in stock.”

Daily Journal: Nesco: Not too big, not too small