Graybar Opposes Private-Labeling

Graybar Electric Co., St. Louis, is taking a public stand against private-labeling.

“It has come to our attention that the distribution industry is, in some ways, having an identity crisis,” Graybar said in an ad appearing in the May issue of TED magazine. “It’s started to dabble in the manufacturing business. Suppliers have noticed this development as well. As a distributor, we believe it’s critical that we distribute our suppliers’ products, not develop and market our own.

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