Sonepar to combine Capital Lighting and Tristate organizations

Sonepar USA and Hagemeyer North America, both subsidiaries of Paris-based Sonepar, announced that they will be combining high-profile pieces of their operations in the Mid-Atlantic region into a single business.

Sonepar USA's Capital Lighting and Supply, headquartered in Upper Marlboro, Md., and Hagemeyer NA's Tristate Electrical and Electronics Supply Co., formerly based in Hagerstown, Md., will operate as a single unit to be led by John Hardy, president of CLS.

For the immediate future, the locations will continue to operate under their existing Capital Lighting and Supply, Hagemeyer NA, or Tristate names. Combined, the new organization will offer services from over 46 locations across Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia, said a joint press release.

"This is our first formal partnership endeavor since Hagemeyer North America joined the Sonepar family in 2008," says Paul Klasing, President of Sonepar USA. "Because we had two strong, successful companies, some in overlapping markets, the decision to merge the companies was an easy one."

Sonepar release via Reuters

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