WESCO Bolsters Position in Electronics Market with RS Electronics Acquisition

WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RS Electronics, Livonia, Mich., an 82-year-old distributor of electronic and electrical products serving the industrial, medical equipment, automotive and contract manufacturing end markets. The company has eight branches located in the Midwest and Southeast and forecasted 2011 sales of approximately $60 million. The deal is expected to close next month.

In a press statement, John Engel, WESCO’s c

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