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Wesco acquires utility wholesale distributor LaPrairie Inc.


December 20, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

December 20, 2013 – Wesco has entered a definitive agreement to acquire LaPrairie Inc., a wholesale distributor of electrical products serving the transmission, distribution and substation needs for utilities and utility contractors for the last 25 years across Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

“LaPrairie is a well-regarded distributor of electrical products with a strong technical sales force that has developed long-standing relationships with utility customers,” said John J. Engel, Wesco’s chair, president and CEO.

Closing is expected to occur in January 2014. Wesco says LaPrairie generates about $30 million in annual revenue from its location in Newmarket, Ont.