Graybar Acquires Metro

Electrical, communications and data networking distributor announces acquisition of St. Louis-based Metro Electric Supply and Metro Lighting.
While distributors still face major challenges from supply chain backlogs, labor and pricing strategies, the economy seemed to be the biggest topic of concern as we passed the midpoint of 2022.

St. Louis-based electrical, communications and data networking distributor Graybar acquired Metro Electric Supply and Metro Lighting, a regional distributor that primarily serves homebuilders and contractors that specialize in residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Metro is also based in St. Louis.

Metro is a regional distributor that serves homebuilders and contractors who specialize in residential, commercial and industrial projects. It is also a retailer of lighting products.

The company, founded in 1967, operates 14 locations across the St. Louis region, including eight electrical supply locations and six lighting showrooms. As a subsidiary of Graybar, the company will continue to operate under the Metro Electric Supply and Metro Lighting brand with the same employees, leadership team and suppliers, Graybar said.

“We are pleased to welcome the Metro Electric Supply and Metro Lighting team to Graybar,” said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, chairman, president and CEO of Graybar. “As two well-established St. Louis companies, we believe our future together is bright. We look forward to powering a new era for our companies and for the St. Louis region.”

Graybar ranks No. 3 on MDM’s Top Distributors list for electrical, data and security distributors with $7.2 billion in 2020 revenue.

Earlier this week, the company acquired Steven Engineering

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