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WESCO buys Alaskan distributor

July 1, 2010
WESCO International, Inc., Pittsburgh,-has acquired the business of Potelcom Supply, Inc. headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Potelcom is a single-branch distributor with annual sales of approximately $25 million operating primarily in the utility, ...

WESCO International, Inc., Pittsburgh,-has acquired the business of Potelcom Supply, Inc. headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Potelcom is a single-branch distributor with annual sales of approximately $25 million operating primarily in the utility, industrial and government markets in Alaska.

"This acquisition strengthens and expands our utility, industrial and government market positions in Alaska, as well as broadens our supplier lines," said Stephen Van Oss, WESCO's senior VP and COO. "Combining Potelcom's cabling expertise with WESCO's industrial MRO and construction expertise and data communication product offerings provides a complete solution for our customers in Alaska. The Potelcom organization is well regarded in the Alaskan marketplace and we are pleased to welcome them as part of WESCO."

WESCO release via PR Newswire