As in the past, specialty distributors, which tend to have fewer customers and employees than full-line electrical distributors, dominate the list of distributors as ranked by sales per employee. The companies here were among those respondents that provided both a 2007 sales number and an employee count for publication in this year's listing.


Rank Company Sales per employee
1 Western United Electric Supply Corp., Brighton, Colo. 4,120,000
2 Tri State Utility Products Inc., Marietta, Ga. 3,524,242
3 Rural Electric Supply Cooperative (RESCO), Middleton, Wis. 2,800,000
4 General Pacific Inc., Portland, Ore. 2,800,000
5 United Utility Supply, Louisville, Ky. 2,430,000
6 Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., Little Rock, Ark. 2,242,857
7 Priority Wire & Cable Inc., North Little Rock, Ark. 1,959,093
8 Utility Supply & Service (Texas Electric Cooperatives Inc.), Georgetown, Texas 1,923,076
9 Power Line Supply/Utility Supply and Construction Co., Reed City, Mich. 1,894,736
10 Argo International Corp., New York 1,599,106
11 International Electrical Sales Corp., Miami 1,500,000
12 NEDCO Supply, Las Vegas 1,237,333
13 Houston Wire & Cable Co., Houston 1,181,250
14 The Reynolds Co., Fort Worth, Texas 1,174,444
15 Villa Lighting Supply, St. Louis 1,144,705
16 Omni Cable, West Chester, Pa. 1,109,375
17 I.G. Federal Electrical Supply Corp., Long Island City, N.Y. 1,021,276
18 Caniff Electric Supply, Hamtramck, Mich. 1,018,028
19 World Class Wire & Cable, Waukesha, Wis. 1,005,585
20 Codale Electric Supply Inc., Salt Lake City 939,130
21 PEPCO (Professional Electric Products Co.), Eastlake, Ohio 925,925
22 Lasalle Electric Supply, Livonia, Mich. 921,739
23 Independent Electric Supply Inc., San Carlos, Calif. 890,163
24 Grove Madsen Industries, Reno, Nev. 872,166
25 Kriz-Davis Co., Grand Island, Neb. 843,394

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