Irby Opens New Facility in West Boylston, MA

Jackson, MS (June 23, 2014) — Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, is proud to announce the opening of a new rubber goods testing laboratory in West Boylston, MA. The new facility is located at 100 Hartwell Street, Unit 17, and will serve customers in the Northeastern U.S. Irby has already been providing testing services to many customers in this region from our existing testing laboratories in Fargo, ND and Fort Worth, TX. The opening of this facility in Massachusetts will allow us to reduce the shipping time and add capacity to our national network thus reducing cycle times for all customers.

Randy Schatz, Director of Safety Services said, “Over the years, Irby has established an outstanding reputation in the market for testing rubber goods. This testing laboratory will expand on that reputation and allow us to improve the level of service already provided to our customers.”

Irby prides itself on providing a full range of solutions to our customers’ needs. One specific need that many of our customers have is for rubber goods testing as required by OSHA. The opening of this facility in Massachusetts demonstrates Irby’s commitment to providing a full range of services to our customers by providing a regionalized solution to their rubber goods testing needs.

Irby was founded in 1926 and is based in Jackson, Mississippi. The company has 57 locations in 21 states. The employees of Irby serve customers with innovative products and services in four major market segments – industrial, contractor, commercial and utility. To find out more, go to www.irby.com.

Sonepar USA is made up of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors. Headquartered in Philadelphia PA, Sonepar USA is part of Sonepar group worldwide organization, a global player in electrical equipment distribution. The Sonepar Group is present in 35 countries. To find out more, go to www.sonepar-us.com.

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