PEPCO, Cleveland, Ohio, has announced the addition of three new branches located in Toledo, Cincinnati and North Ridgeville. The Toledo branch opens Aug. 30 and will service northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana and southern Michigan. The Cincinnati branch, which will be a data-telecom branch, opens Sept. 30 and will service southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana. The North Ridgeville branch will open in the first quarter of 1999 and will service western Cuyahoga County, Lorain, Erie and Sandusky.
Mayer Electric Supply Co., Inc., Birmingham, Ala., has announced the opening of a new location in Cookeville, Tenn. The Cookeville branch is Mayer Electric's 41st location.
Wise Components, Inc., based in Greenwich, Conn., for more than 20 years, completed its move to new headquarters facilities on Harbor View Ave. in Stamford. In addition to sales and administrative offices, the new location includes a 20,000 sq ft warehouse.
ABB Industrial Systems, Inc., New Berlin, Wis., has announced it will establish a new Product Development & Applications Research Center in New Berlin. With drives development centers located in Finland, Switzerland and Germany, the new facility is aimed at establishing local drives systems capability closer to its customers throughout the Americas.
GE Supply's Honolulu branch recently inaugurated its new sales office and warehouse with an open house and manufacturers' trade show to demonstrate the company's commitment to the Hawaiian market. Ceremonies that included a traditional Chinese-dragon blessing and a visit by Hawaii's governor, Benjamin Cayetano, highlighted the show. Twenty-five manufacturers andmanufacturers' reps exhibited their products and services to approximately 600 g uests, among whom were customers from the electrical contractor, industrial, utility and commercial sectors. Pictured at left are (from left to right) Jeff Stroin, GE Supply regional manager, Governor Cayetano and Malcom Kikuta, GE Supply branch manager.