As one might expect, specialty distributors dominate the list of the Top 25 electrical distributors among the nation's largest as ranked by sales per employee. For the second consecutive year, Western United Electric Supply Corp., Brighton, Colo., takes the No. 1 slot. With 23 employees and one location, Western United Electric Supply lists its primary market as rural electric co-ops.

This ranking is based on the companies that provided both a 2002 dollar sales number and an employee count for publication in Electrical Wholesaling's June 2003 Top 200 listing of the largest electrical distributors. Based on the 139 companies that furnished both, the average sales per employee came in at $472,167.

Top 25 by Sales Per Employee

Rank Company Sales Dollars Per Employee
1 Western United Electric Supply Corp., Brighton, Colo. 2,400,000
2 Reed City Power Line, Reed City, Mich. 1,929,825
3 Yale Electrical Supply Co. Inc., Boston 1,909,091
4 Tri-State Utility Products Inc., Marietta, Ga. 1,851,852
5 United Utility Supply, Louisville, Ken. 1,608,696
6 Equity Utility Service, Marietta, Ga. 1,483,105
7 Resco (Rural Electric Supply Co.), Madison, Wis. 1,367,347
8 International Electrical Sales Corp. (IESCO), Miami 903,226
9 Crawford Electric Supply, Dallas 833,333
10 Valley Lighting LLC, Linthicum, Md. 794,118
11 Key Electrical Supply (of IES), Houston 683,333
12 TVESCO Inc. (Tennessee Valley Electric Supply Co.), Memphis, Tenn. 647,368
13 Priority Wire & Cable, Little Rock, Ark. 636,538
14 Communications Supply Corp., Carol Stream, Ill. 636,364
15 City Lighting Products, St. Louis 634,921
16 WESCO Distribution, Pittsburgh, Pa. 612,934
17 Independent Electric Supply Inc., San Carlos, Calif. 594,286
18 Maurice Electrical Supply, Washington, D.C. 593,750
19 Tacoma Electric Supply Inc., Tacoma, Wash. 577,500
20 Professional Electric Products Co. aka PEPCO, Eastlake, Ohio 566,087
21 Codale Electric Supply Inc., Salt Lake City 554,545
22 I.G. Federal Electrical Supply Corp., Long Island City, N.Y. 546,296
23 Turtle & Hughes Inc., Linden, N.J. 536,111
24 Windy City Wire, Hillside, Ill. 527,104
25 Border States Electrical Supply, Fargo, N.D. 524,010
Based on the companies that provided both a 2002 dollar sales figure and electrical employee count for publication in this June's ranking of the Top 200 electrical distributors in Electrical Wholesaling.

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