Electrical Equipment Co. (EECO), Raleigh .N.C., has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of the Lynchburg, Va.-based business of Eck Supply (Eck Lynchburg). Eck Lynchburg is a Rockwell Automation distributor serving an adjacent geography to EECO in Virginia.
“We believe that EECO is the ideal acquirer for our Lynchburg business, given their commitment to service, their outstanding reputation and their technical expertise. We serve a growing, dynamic market and are convinced that our customers will benefit from the investments EECO is making in the automation business.” stated EC Eck III, owner.
The ownership transition to EECO is scheduled to be completed by late-June 2015. The location at 208 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, Va., will operate as part of EECO’s expanded Virginia region serving industrial and commercial customers.
Commenting on the transaction, Jack Lawson, president and CEO of EECO, said in a press release, “The addition of the Eck Lynchburg team will increase service levels to our customers and expand our reach in Virginia. We are excited about the opportunity to combine these two great teams and the increased commitment to our automation business. This investment reinforces our commitment to expand our market presence and strengthen our Virginia-based relationship with Rockwell Automation.”
Founded in 1926, EECO is an electrical distributor and industrial service provider specializing in automation, motor and electrical usage needs. EECO operates 14 locations from Virginia to Georgia. Eck Lynchburg is the exclusive Rockwell Automation distributor for the market area surrounding Lynchburg.