Virginia Electronic Components acquires Morris Automation Group

VEC Supply, Charlottesville, Va., a leading distributor of electronic components and services, serving the datacom, industrial automation, security, access control, and OEM markets, today announced the acquisition of industrial automation specialist Morris Automation Group, Roanoke, Va. Morris Automation will operate as a stand-alone division of VEC and will continue to support the industrial automation marketplace.

In a press release announcing the acquisition, Frank Stalzer, VEC’s president, said, “We believe this is an excellent add-on to the VEC business bringing us some new world-class product lines and a strong customer base of industrial accounts. Our goal is to continue to build our business organically and through acquisitions and this latest move brings our number of branch locations to four.”

VEC maintains stocking sales branches in Lynchburg, Va., Roanoke, Va., as well as Raleigh, N.C. In addition, VEC maintains an on-line distribution business operating under the banner DirectDatacom.

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