Several distributorships that State Electric Supply Co., Huntington, W. Va., purchased over the years will now carry the company's name. Shepherd Electric Supply Group, Raleigh, N.C.; Ligon Electric Supply Co., Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Tolley Electric Co., Clarksburg, W.Va.; will now be known as State Electric Supply Co. Ligon Electric has been part of the State Electric family since 1992 and Shepherd Supply Group since 2007. Both companies supply products to residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers throughout North Carolina. Tolley Electric Co. joined the State Electric family in 1986.

Founded in 1952, State Electric Supply is ranked #15 on Electrical Wholesaling's 2011 listing of the Top 200 electrical distributors with 671 employees. The company has expanded from its first branch location in Huntington to a network of 40 branches in six states. Fourteen of the 40 branch locations are located in the state of North Carolina.