The federal government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan have designated WESCO Distribution-Canada, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of WESCO Distribution, Inc., Pittsburgh, as the primary vendor for a new supplies contract for 1998 and 1999. The total value of the government's "standing offer" for supplies is $6.3 million (Canadian). As the primary vendor, WESCO expects at least $3.15 million in new business from government agencies over the next two years. WESCO currently has more than 10 similar blanket contracts with the Canadian government that generate more than $5 million in total annual sales.