Werner Electric Supply Co., Neenah, Wis., has purchased Best Electric Supply Co. of Milwaukee.

The acquisition expands Werner Electric's territory to include all of southeastern Wisconsin, with the addition of three new service centers in Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Racine.

“This is an important strategic move for us,” said Lynn T. MacDonald, president/CEO of Werner Electric Supply. “We now service the largest metropolitan market in the state of Wisconsin.”

Combined sales for Werner Electric and Best Electric are projected to reach $150 million in 2005. The additional locations in Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Racine give the Neenah-based company a total of 11 service centers throughout Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Werner Electric Supply of Wisconsin ranked No. 46 on Electrical Wholesaling's Top 200 listing in June 2005.