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Sonepar Subsidiary to Buy Boston Distributor
July 9, 2007
NorthEast Electrical Distributors/Eagle Electric Supply, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, has agreed to buy Ralph Pill Electric Supply, Boston, MA.   ; The company was established in 1919 by Ralph Pill, a Lithuanian immigrant. His son Alfred E. Pill has served as president for the past 50 years. RPESCO has 16 locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. RPESCO's 2006 sales rank them as one of the largest independently-owned electrical distributors in New England and among the top 100 in the country.
They serve the residential, commercial and industrial markets.   ; Ralph Pill Electric is known for its panel board shop, trade-marked Bee-Line Boards," and its online lighting fixture fulfillment offering.
Don Block,  ; president of NorthEast Electrical Distributors and Eagle Electric Supply, sees RPESCO as "a great opportunity to increase our penetration in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and to serve the state of Maine market."
Sonepar USA is a subsidiary of Sonepar, a privately owned company, with headquarters in Paris, France and operations in 29 countries across four continents and $12.4 billion in revenue.