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Rep News - April 21, 2023 Update

April 21, 2023

Cembre Inc. announced that Grissinger-Johnson Sales is now an active manufacturers' representative agency for the company and is covering the Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the northwestern Wisconsin territory. Grissinger-Johnson Sales is based in Plymouth, MN, and has been in business as a rep for over 45 years.

Effective April 17, Yanow, Brockton, MA, is the now New England manufacturers' representative for the WTEC portfolio, according to a company LinkedIn post.

DSI Southwest, Dallas acquired Emmco & Associates, a Houston-based NEMRA member that has been serving the electrical industry in the southern half of Texas for almost 45 years, according to a company LinkedIn post. Brian Damisch, principal and VP with DSI said in the post, “The DSI Team has been paying close attention to the recent consolidation in our business, both with rep firms and in the channel. We felt it was important to have a larger presence across all of Texas because of the overlap in customers.

“Efficiencies from the acquisition will continue to allow us to invest in the most important part of our organizations, the employees, and also the tools needed to drive share gains for the manufacturers we represent while adding value to our mutual clients.”

JD Martin is now Dialight’s independent manufacturers' representative in the Florida market. The company supports the entire Dialight portfolio — over 40,000 total fixtures and accessories which are stocked, and ready to ship in 48 hours — for their industrial applications. JD Martin also represents Dialight in the Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Louisiana and Mississippi markets.

Classic Wire & Cable appointed Electrical Lines to rep Colorado, eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska. According to the press release, the 63-year-old Electrical Lines is the longest-standing electrical agency in Denver. Their team has decades of combined industry experience and utilizes extensive market research to deliver service to their customers.

Smart Lighting Systems (SLS) will represent Nora Lighting in Sacramento, CA, and the state’s Central Valley. Smart Lighting System replaces longtime Nora independent manufacturers’ rep, Swoboda Lighting, whose principal recently retired.