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MDM Interview, Part 2: Graybar – The People Factor

MDM Editor Lindsay Young sat down with Graybar Senior Vice President and CFO Beatty D'Alessandro at the January meeting of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. The second part of this interview focuses on how Graybar is addressing the recruitment, retention and training of its employees. Part 1, published Feb. 25, 2009, can be found online at
MDM: What does Graybar do to encourage its employees to continue their education and training?
Beatty D'Alessandro: We offer tuition reimbursement plans for employees in undergraduate and select graduate programs. We also provide all employees with extensive training that helps them work more effectively. 
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