Seeking Greater Global Reach, WESCO to Acquire Canada-based EECOL Electric

A subsidiary of WESCO International, Pittsburgh, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EECOL Electric Corp., Calgary, Alberta, and various affiliated companies for approximately CA$1.14 billion (about $1.17 billion). The move not only adds a large chain of locations throughout Canada run by a highly regarded full-line electrical distributor, but also opens doors for WESCO in South America.

EECOL Electric began as Electrical Equipment in 1919 and grew to become one of Canada’s

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