The National Association of Electrical Distributors, St. Louis, recognized the generous support of distributor Graybar and manufacturer Lutron Electronics for their $10,000 donations to the NAED Education and Research Foundation. The contributions put the NAED Foundation closer to its $200,000 fundraising goal for the Annual Contribution Campaign ending in June 2012. All funds go toward providing education and research programs for the $80-billion-plus electrical distribution channel.

For more than 40 years, the NAED Education & Research Foundation has provided members with the latest industry information, valuable education tools and industry research initiatives. Past tax-deductible donations have led to preparatory courses for the Certified Electrical Professional program and the newly launched Branch Manager University, among other initiatives.