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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