WESCO Acquisition

Werner Electric Supply acquires WESCO’s Sheboygan Falls branch

APPLETON, Wis. (August 17, 2020) – Werner Electric Supply, a business-to-business distributor of electrical supplies, solutions, and services, announced the agreement to acquire the Sheboygan Falls branch of WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) (“WESCO”), effective Sept. 1, 2020.

WESCO is a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions around the world. With this acquisition, Werner Electric Supply will become the authorized distributor of Rockwell Automation products in this market.

“This is an exciting opportunity for customers of both Werner Electric Supply and WESCO’s Sheboygan Falls branch,” Craig Wiedemeier, president of Werner Electric Supply, said. “Werner Electric Supply and WESCO are committed to a smooth transition, helping customers move their businesses forward to deliver electrical solutions in the Sheboygan Falls region. Our longstanding partnership with Rockwell and our product expertise makes us a valuable partner and enhances the experience for our customers by supplying them what they need, where they need it.”

Werner Electric Supply, founded in 1948, is currently the largest Wisconsin-based electrical distributor and operates 11 regional locations throughout Wisconsin and the upper Michigan region.


WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were over $17 billion, including Anixter International which it acquired in June 2020. WESCO offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The company employs over 18,000 people, maintains relationships with over 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 customers worldwide.  With nearly 1.5 million products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, WESCO provides innovative solutions to meet current customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates nearly 800 branch and warehouse locations in over 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.