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 2008 sales number and an employee count for publication in this year's listing.

Rank Company Headquarters Sales Per Employee
1 Western United Electric Supply Brighton, CO 3,050,444
2 Tri State Utility Products Inc. Marietta, GA 2,806,452
3 United Utility Supply Louisville, KY 2,282,609
4 Priority Wire & Cable Inc. North Little Rock, AR 2,147,908
5 Utility Supply & Service Georgetown, TX 2,090,909
6 Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. Little Rock, AR 1,877,778
7 General Pacific Inc. Portland, OR 1,865,517
8 International Electrical Sales Corp. Miami 1,781,250
9 Reynolds Co., The Fort Worth, TX 1,256,684
10 Omni Cable Corp. West Chester, PA 1,193,061
11 Houston Wire & Cable Houston 1,138,609
12 Villa Lighting Supply St. Louis 1,135,802
13 Advance Electrical and Industrial Supply Norcross, GA 1,066,436
14 Caniff Electric Supply Hamtramck, MI 1,032,258
15 Wholesale Electric Supply Co. of Houston Inc. Houston 1,018,605
16 Allied Wholesale Electrical Supply Inc. Indianapolis 1,016,020
17 Turtle & Hughes Linden, NJ 1,015,361
18 Sunrise Electric Supply Addison, IL 1,014,925
19 Connexion Buffalo Grove, IL 1,000,000
21 Lasalle Electric Supply Livonia, MI 993,750
22 OneSource Distributors LLC Oceanside, CA 975,862
23 WESCO Distribution Inc. Pittsburgh 947,663
24 Independent Electric Supply Inc. San Carlos, CA 933,333
25 Codale Electric Supply Inc. Salt Lake City 927,106

Tables & Analysis

The Top 200 Electrical Distributors
Alphabetical Guide to the Top 200 Electrical Distributors
Top 25 as Ranked by Sales Per Employee
2008-2009 Distributor Acquisitions in the Electrical Market
Top 200 Annual Sales 2004-2008
The Biggest Electrical Distributors on the Planet
The Five Largest Electrical Distributors

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