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YESCO Merges with Schaedler Brothers

Aug. 1, 2003
Two large central Pennsylvania electrical distributors-Schaedler Brothers, Inc. and York Electrical Supply Co. (YESCO)-have merged their family-owned

Two large central Pennsylvania electrical distributors-Schaedler Brothers, Inc. and York Electrical Supply Co. (YESCO)-have merged their family-owned companies to take advantage of size efficiencies, similarities in product lines and complementary market areas. Schaedler Brothers has a majority share in the new company, Schaedler/YESCO Distribution. James Schaedler will become president.

The resulting company would have annual sales revenues of more than $70 million through five locations and about 180 employees. Both companies specialize in the industrial market and are distributors for many of the same product lines, including Allen-Bradley Co., Milwaukee, Wis. The merger would give the new company control of Allen-Bradley's Areas of Primary Responsibility (APRs) for central Pennsylvania.

The merged company also plans to seek out companies in other industries for potential mergers. "Our strategy is simple: Get our customers everything they need efficiently through one supply channel," said Jeffrey Livingston, president of YESCO, who will become an advisor to the board of Schaedler/YESCO Distribution.

About the Author

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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