Mayer Electric Supply associate saves boy’s life

Scott Newton, a counter sales associate at Mayer-Calhoun, Georgia, stepped in to save a boy’s life a few weeks ago.

According to a company news release, as Newton was locking down the store he heard a woman screaming outside. The woman was shaking a little boy who was turning blue and appeared to be choking. Newton ran to the rescue. He turned the little boy over and tapped him on the back a few times until the boy spit out a large piece of hard candy that had apparently lodged in his throat. The woman was thankful Newton stepped in to help. The company noted that Newton is a humble individual and told them he did what anyone would do in that situation.

Caption: (Left to right) Mayer-Calhoun Team members Greg Smith, Jeff Edwards, Scott Newton, Gordon Callaway, Rodney Wise, David Callaway

David Callaway, Mayer-Calhoun’s branch manager, said that while Newton doesn’t think of himself as a hero, customers already consider him as such in his duties every day serving them, sourcing difficult to find items and getting them delivered on time.

Mayer Electric Supply is a wholesale-distributor of electrical equipment and supplies, lighting, factory automation, tools and communications. The company serves contractors, industrials, utilities, commercial businesses and institutions with new construction and maintenance components, parts, equipment and supplies. Mayer is a third-generation, family-owned business founded in Birmingham, Ala. in 1930. The company is also a certified woman-owned business. Mayer serves customers in nine southern states with 52 locations and more than 950 associates.

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