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Graybar Electric Company owns a wide range of electrical supplies and services, from electric wire to telephone systems. Originally founded as a company that only offered barbed wires for cattle fences, Graybar has grown into one of the nation's largest companies in its industry. It has evolved beyond just offering barbed wire and other such rudimentary products to offering complex products like cellular antennas, surveillance systems, circuit breaker panels, and other products. Today Graybar employs thousands of people in hundreds of locations throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia to ensure that customers meet their electrical needs both big and small.
The year was 1918 when H. B. Gray founded the company in St. Louis. It was a small business that only offered barbed wire for cattle fences. The Gray family owned and operated the company until 1986, when it was sold to employees. In 1989, the name of the company changed from Graybar Electric Company to Graybar Corporation. At this time, there were approximately 250 employees and sales figures approached $100 million.
Graybar has grown tremendously in the last few decades and has expanded its product line to include complex products like cellular antennas, surveillance systems, circuit breaker panels, and more. The company now offers an extensive range of electrical supplies and services with over 350,000 different products for all types of applications.