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Irby expands utility presence in Florida

April 1, 2003
In a move to expand its coverage of the electric utility market, Stuart C. Irby Co., Jackson, Miss., bought utility distributor J.C. McCormic, Inc., Wildwood,

In a move to expand its coverage of the electric utility market, Stuart C. Irby Co., Jackson, Miss., bought utility distributor J.C. McCormic, Inc., Wildwood, Fla. Terms were not disclosed.

J.C. McCormic, an electric utility specialist in business for 43 years, had 1998 sales of $23 million, said Michael L. Anthony, vice president of operations, sales and marketing for Stuart C. Irby Co. The company will operate under the Stuart C. Irby Co. name.

Bill McCormick, former president of J.C. McCormic, will manage the Wildwood location for Irby; his brother Dan McCormick will continue as sales manager. The varied spellings of the family last name date back to a misprinted paycheck in the 1950s, said Bill McCormick.

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Doug Chandler | Senior Staff Writer

Doug has been reporting and writing on the electrical industry for Electrical Wholesaling and Electrical Marketing since 1992 and still finds the industry’s evolution and the characters who inhabit its companies endlessly fascinating. That was true even before e-commerce, LED lighting and distributed generation began to disrupt so many of the electrical industry’s traditional practices.

Doug earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Kansas after spending a few years in KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism, then deciding he absolutely did not want to be a journalist. In the company of his wife, two kids, two dogs and two cats, he spends a lot of time in the garden and the kitchen – growing food, cooking, brewing beer – and helping to run the family coffee shop.

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