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Top 20 Stories of 2015: #15 Sonepar USA Acquires Eck Supply

Every weekday in December, tED magazine is counting down the Top 20 Stories of 2015. Below, the #15 most-viewed story of the year, originally published on June 20, 2015.

 

Sonepar USA announced Friday that it has purchased Eck Supply Co., a multi-location regional electrical distributor serving Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Founded in 1955, Eck Supply is a family-owned business in its third generation. By focusing on superior service and local inventories, Eck has grown from a single location in Richmond, VA to now include multiple locations throughout the southeast. Eck has thrived for many years with quality, dedicated and loyal personnel who pride themselves on providing reliable and superior customer service before and after the sale. Eck will be part of Sonepar USA’s New England/Mid-Atlantic region, led by Don Block.

Halsey Cook, President of Sonepar USA, said, “We are pleased to welcome Eck to the Sonepar USA family. Eck helps us build density in the Virginia market, and provides us with an opportunity to add coverage and create new solutions with our core electrical business in the Carolinas.”

Keith Steger, President of Eck, said, “We are excited to join Sonepar USA. This is the right opportunity for our business and we look forward to working with the Sonepar USA team to grow together.”

 

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