Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.
When the City of Hudson Director of Public Works & Parks Tom Zeuli first met with Graybar, he was quickly impressed with the number of services and solutions Graybar had to offer. For the past few years, Zeuli had been looking into upgrading the city’s lighting system, but poor timing and issues with budgeting had left the project at a standstill.
ST. LOUIS, July 13, 2020 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, was recently named a Top Workplace in Indianapolis, Knoxville and New Jersey. These awards come on the heels of Graybar being named a Top Workplace in Atlanta for the seventh consecutive year.?
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Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 288 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.32jike.net or call 1-800-GRAYBAR. To learn more about career opportunities at Graybar, visit www.32jike.net/careers.
There is a labor shortage across the construction trades, and Graybar wants to help.
The National Electrical Contractors Association says that 7,000 electricians join the electrical industry each year, but more than 10,000 retire.
“With retirement on the horizon for many skilled professionals, the industry is in need of new ways to fill the talent gap,” said Graybar Chairman, President and CEO Kathy Mazzarella. “The lack of skilled workers and a narrow talent pipeline means that projects fall behind, costs rise and companies start to decline opportunities. The Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship allows us to make a positive difference by increasing awareness of careers in the construction trades and removing barriers to entry for young people with financial needs.”
Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship
Launched earlier this year, the Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship is available to high-school students nationwide and aims to reduce the cost of attending a trade school or participating in an apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship program.
Each award recipient of a Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship will receive $1,000, renewable for a second year to total $2,000. Graybar will award up to 50 of these scholarships.
In order to be eligible for the Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship, applicants must:
Be graduating high-school seniors or have recently earned a high-school equivalency diploma (GED, HiSET, TASC)
Plan to enroll full-time in a non-profit community college, technical school, trade school, vocational school or apprenticeship program in the United States of America
Intend to complete an associate degree, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or certificate program leading to work in the construction trades (electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, welding)
Achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, 456 on the GED, or 60 on the HiSET (at least an 8 on each subtest) or equivalent scores on a state-sanctioned test
Demonstrate financial need
Students can find the link to apply for the scholarship at poweringtrades.com. Applicants must register and apply through Scholarship Central, a platform hosted by the St. Louis Community Foundation. In addition to the applicant link, there is a host of information at poweringtrades.com. This includes program requirements, downloadable flyers and posters, and a list of frequently asked questions.
The deadline for the 2020 scholarship application has been extended to May 15. Recipients will be announced later this year.
ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2020 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, announced today that Regional Vice President Robert C. Lyons will retire on August 1, 2020, after 41 years with the company. Lyons is a member of the company’s Board of Directors, serving on several committees and as a Voting Trustee of the corporation. Upon his retirement, he will step down from his committee responsibilities, as well as his role as a member of Graybar’s Board of Directors and as a Voting Trustee.
Graybar also announced the election of Dennis E. DeSousa to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, effective August 1, 2020. DeSousa currently serves as Regional Vice President for the company’s western region, a position he has held since 2017. In his expanded role, he will have responsibility for all of Graybar’s districts, as well as certain subsidiaries.
“On behalf of Graybar's employees, shareholders and Board of Directors, I thank Bob Lyons for his extraordinary contributions to the company. Bob is a remarkable leader who has earned the trust and respect of those around him, and we wish him all the best in his retirement," said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We also congratulate Dennis DeSousa on his new assignment. Dennis is a highly effective leader who will play a vital role in moving our business forward for the future.”
Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of 288 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.32jike.net or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.
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With 8,700 employees in 289 locations across North America including Canada and Puerto Rico, Graybar is a national company with local career opportunities, including:
Interested in pursuing a career in the construction trades? Click here to learn about Graybar’s new scholarship program.
??Named to FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list for the 17th year (2019)
??No. 415?on the FORTUNE 500 ranking of America’s largest companies (2020)
??Named one of the Top Workplaces in Atlanta, the California Bay Area, South Carolina and Edison and Teterboro (2019)
??No. 11 on the National Center for Employee Ownership “Employee Ownership 100” list (2019)
??No. 3 on Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 200 Electrical Distributors list (2019)
??No. 4 on the Modern Distribution Management Market Leaders list (2019)
??Named one of Selling Power’s “Best Companies to Sell For” (2019)
??On Broadband Communities’ Fiber to the Home Top 100 list (2019)?
??No. 5 on the St. Louis Business Journal’s Top 150 Privately Held Companies list (2019)
??2019 Private Board of the Year Award by Private Company Director, Directors and Boards and Family Business magazines
? Awarded the BBB Torch Award for the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction and business ethics (2019)
? Awarded Vertex Innovation Award for applying tax technology in unique ways to overcome business challenges and drive value (2019)
As a leading North American distributor, Graybar operates with one clear mission: to serve as the vital link in the supply chain, adding value for customers and suppliers with innovative solutions and services. Graybar’s strategy is to sustain the organization as an independent and employee-owned company, while achieving the results that position the company as an industry leader and allows Graybar to work to the advantage of those it serves.