Wesco acquiring Canadian-based Trydor Industries
By Anthony Capkun
June 7, 2012 – Wesco International Inc. announced that Wesco Distribution Inc.—through its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary—has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trydor Industries (Canada) Ltd., headquartered in Surrey, B.C. Closing is expected to occur in July.
With sales of about $35 million and offices in Surrey, Calgary and Edmonton, Trydor is a full-line distributor of high-voltage electrical products and services addressing the transmission, substation and distribution network needs for utilities, independent power producers and utility contractors in Canada.
“Combining the expertise and customer base of Trydor Industries and Brews Supply (which we acquired in October 2011) gives us a strong platform to grow our utility business in Canada,” said John J. Engel, Wesco’s chair and CEO.
A publicly traded holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wesco International Inc. says it employs about 7300 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 active customers worldwide.