To increase its market share in South Carolina, Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Inc., Columbia, S.C., acquired Santee Electric Supply, a distributor of electrical supplies for the industrial, construction, commercial, OEM and MRO markets throughout South Carolina.

With Santee, Shealy adds two locations in Sumter and Florence, S.C., and 13 associates.

Santee Electric Supply will now operate as Shealy Electrical Wholesalers. Its two locations will be incorporated into Shealy's locations in Sumter and Florence, according to Bill DeLoache, president of Shealy Electrical Wholesalers.

Terry Weaver, who was a partial owner of Santee Electric and served as Santee's president, will be the area business manager for the Sumter and Florence locations. He founded Santee in 1987 and has more than 30 years of experience in the electrical industry.

Before adding Santee, Shealy Electrical Wholesalers had seven locations and 150 people serving the industrial, construction, utility, OEM, MRO and automation markets throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.