Graybar buys up Advantage Industrial Automation


Graybar, a St. Louis distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Advantage Industrial Automation. The transaction is scheduled to close on April 1, 2015.

Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, Advantage provides control and automation products to industrial users, OEMs, and system integrators. Advantage was founded in 1989 and has six locations in the southeastern United States.  As a subsidiary of Graybar, the company will continue to operate under the Advantage Industrial Automation name with the same employees, leadership team and suppliers.

Ken Entrekin, co-founder and CEO of Advantage, stated, “We believe Graybar brings a multitude of resources and similar core values that will serve our company and our employees well for years to come.  We look forward to positioning ourselves with this industry leader and expanding our business as part of the Graybar team.”

-Bill O’Leary


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