Add Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) Inc. to the growing rank of electrical distributors that have donated $100,000 to the NAED Education & Research Foundation.

With headquarters in Westlake Village, Calif., and 500 locations in 45 states, CED is one of the largest distributors in the United States.

“As the top purchaser of training products from the NAED Education & Research Foundation, CED is committed to educating their employees and providing their customers with top-notch service. Now they are uniting with many other electrical distributors to ensure the Foundation’s future,” said Bill Elliott, chairman of the Channel Advantage Partnership and president of Elliott Electric Supply in Nacogdoches, Texas. “We are pleased and honored by their participation.”

The donation will become part of an endowment fund for the NAED Education & Research Foundation. The principal amount of the endowment will remain untouched, while the interest will be used to commission future projects and studies. As a $100,000 donor, CED will have a permanent position on the Channel Advantage Partnership Council, which will help select future educational programs and research projects.

For more information about contributing to the Foundation endowment, contact Bill Elliott, Channel Advantage Partnership chairman, at (936) 569-1184 or billelliott@elliottelectric.com.