BISMARCK, N.D. -- Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, announced the opening of two new branches.
One branch is located in Bismarck, N.D., where it opened on Dec. 1 to serve the western half of North Dakota. The other will open on Dec. 13 in North Canton, Ohio. It will serve customers in the Akron-Canton region of the state.
Located at 300 Enterprise Street in Bismarck,, the N.D. facility has 17,000 square feet and a staff of seven employees. Leading the Graybar Bismarck team are Branch Manager Ivar Berge, a 29-year Graybar veteran, and Branch Supervisor Chris Allrich, a 13-year Graybar employee.
"We are excited about the opportunity to expand our business in North Dakota," said Berge. "The economy here is strong and growing. We look forward to being a vital part of this community and serving the needs of our customers in the region."
The new Akron facility is located at 3805 Highland Park St. Northwest in North Canton, a central location that provides convenient access to customers across Northeast Ohio. The 37,800-square-foot facility is positioned to provide Graybar’s customers with comprehensive product and service offerings. Leading the branch’s 26 employees is Branch Manager Jim Lostoski, a 21-year Graybar veteran.
By combining our current Akron and Canton branches into a larger, more updated facility, we will be able to provide enhanced customer service throughout the region,” said Bob Smith, Graybar’s director, operations for Ohio and the surrounding areas.