Distributor Acquisitions and Record Copper Price Hikes Share 2005 Headlines

An article in this month’s issue of Electrical Wholesaling picks the most interesting electrical news of 2005. In the second of two articles based on that report, EM takes a look at the companies and trends that made news during the past year.

Rumors are starting to swirl on other potential acquisitions of large regional distributors. Sonepar’s purchase of Stuart C. Irby, Jackson, Miss., rumors of Home Depot’s interest in Hughes Supply, and reports of private-equity firms court

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