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Gerrie Electric Wholesale acquires FM Supply

April 12, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun

April 12, 2022 – Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. has acquired FM Supply, an independently owned and operated Canadian electrical wholesale company founded in 2009.

“The team at FM Supply have a great reputation for treating their customers’ business like our business, and work together to deliver an outstanding customer experience,” said Ron Fields, FM Supply president. “When Colin Moore, Chris Watamanuk and I came to the decision to sell, we wanted to ensure that these customer traditions would be continued and supported in the future.”

It is anticipated that business will continue as usual at FM Supply; however, they will now have access to Gerrie’s inventory and a broader range of products and services.

“Gerrie’s core purpose is passionately helping customers be more successful by delivering exceptional experiences. It is with every confidence that [FM Supply] contacted and selected Gerrie as being the best fit for their customers […]” said Heather Gerrie, co-president & CEO.

Gerrie Electric is one of the largest independent electrical distributors in Ontario, with 22 branches and two distribution centres throughout south-central Ontario, and over 400 employees.

“The spirit of being a family-owned business has played an important part in the success of our company since 1957,” added Elaine Gerrie, co-president & CEO. “We are thrilled to have the FM team as part of the family.”

Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. is a Canada Best Managed company, Platinum Club member (maintaining Best Managed status for 7 years or more), and is certified by WBE Canada as a majority women-owned company.

It is also a member of AD Canada. AD is North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies. Its memberships comprises 845-plus independently owned member distributors, representing over 500 branches and annual sales of $58 billion across nine industries and three countries.

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