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Graybar Buys Two Automation Specialists

Aug. 3, 2022

Graybar Electric Co., St. Louis, completed the acquisition of Walker Industrial Products Inc., Newtown, CT. In addition, Shingle & Gibb Automation, a Graybar subsidiary based in Moorestown, NJ, has acquired New England Drives & Controls, based in Southington, CT.

Walker Industrial and New England Drives provide advanced automation and control solutions to OEMs, industrial users, and system integrators. Like Shingle & Gibb Automation, both companies are authorized distributors for large automation suppliers, such as Banner Engineering, Turck and Red Lion Controls. Moving forward, they will continue to do business under their current organizational names, with the same employees and supplier relationships.

“We are pleased to welcome Walker Industrial and New England Drives into Graybar’s growing automation platform,” said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar’s chairman, president and CEO in the press release. “Combined with our existing industrial business, these acquisitions position Graybar as one of New England’s leading automation and control distributors.”

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