Two electrical distributors made recent pledges to the National Association of Electrical Distributors' (NAED) Education & Research Foundation's Channel Advantage Partnership endowment. Electrical Distributors Co., San Jose, Calif., pledged $50,000 in memory of Tyke Lehmann, and B&K Electric Wholesale, City of Industry, Calif., has made a $25,000 commitment.

“We appreciate the support of Electrical Distributors and B&K Electric to the NAED Foundation,” said Jim Morlan, chairman of the Channel Advantage Partnership (CAP) Associates and president of Electric Supply Inc., Phoenix. “They know how important education and research are to the future of the industry. We are confident that they will bring valuable feedback about educational programs and research.”

The donations are part of an endowment fund for the NAED Education & Research Foundation. The principal amount of the fund remains untouched while the interest is used to commission future projects and studies. Electrical Distributors Co. and B&K Electric Wholesale will have permanent positions on NAED's CAP (Channel Advantage Partnership) Associates advisory group, which provides small-to-medium size distributors a voice in the selection and implementation of the NAED foundation's research and education projects.

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