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JESCO buys GEN-X for Nebraska expansion

April 1, 2003
JESCO Wholesale Electric Supplies, Inc., Sioux Center, Iowa, acquired GEN-X Electric Supply for an undisclosed sum, in a move that expands JESCO's coverage

JESCO Wholesale Electric Supplies, Inc., Sioux Center, Iowa, acquired GEN-X Electric Supply for an undisclosed sum, in a move that expands JESCO's coverage of Nebraska and adds capabilities in the motor market.

GEN-X, Beatrice, Neb., is a full-service electrical distributor that also handles motor sales. The 80-year-old company had 1998 sales of about $2 million. GEN-X's motor shop will "diversify JESCO and allow JESCO to sell and service motors from its five locations," said John Franken, JESCO's president and chief operating officer.

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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