Electrical MRO and construction materials distributor WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, reported sales for the second quarter 2009 were $1.2 billion, compared with $1.5 billion in the second quarter 2008, a decrease of 27%.
Profit for the second quarter was $26.4 million, about half that of the comparable quarter 2008.
"We are taking quick and decisive actions to manage the company through the global economic downturn," said John J. Engel, senior vice president and COO. "WESCO is currently facing weaker end market demand across most of our served markets. We continue to focus our energies on a series of sales and cost reduction programs and LEAN productivity initiatives to efficiently serve our customers and take market share in this challenging environment."