Border States Electric Moves Into Kansas and Missouri with Western Extralite Purchase

Border States Electric Moves Into Kansas and Missouri with Western Extralite Purchase

Border States’ growth of late has been primarily a steady flow of new branches and branch expansions. Its largest recent acquisitions before Western Extralite were Electrical Wholesale of Utah, Salt Lake City, with eight branches, and Utilicor Corp., a utility specialist with locations in Jackson and Nashville, Tenn., both of which joined Border States in 2013.

Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., has reached an agreement to purchase Western Extralite, Kansas City, Mo., which more than 250 employees and 19 locations in Kansas and Missouri. Western Extralite will join Border States on Oct. 1.

“Three years ago, we started a journey to transition Western Extralite to an employee-owned company,” said John Isenberg, Western Extralite’s V.P., government sales. “Joining forces with Border States accelerates this effort

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