Wesco International completes acquisition of Canada’s Brews Supply
By Anthony Capkun
October 4, 2011 – Wesco International Inc. says that its Wesco Distribution Inc., through its wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of Brews Supply Ltd. of Calgary, Alta. Founded in 1927, Brews is a full-line distributor of industrial, utility and commercial products with Alberta branches in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, and Mississauga, Ont.
“We are very pleased to have the Brews employees become part of the Wesco team,” said John J. Engel, Wesco’s chair and CEO stated. “Brews is a well-established business with long-standing customer and supplier relationships, and operates in the high-growth energy and industrial regions of Western Canada. This acquisition strengthens our industrial and utility market positions in Canada…”
“We are very pleased to be joining Wesco,” said Dale Berstad, Brews Supply president. “We are a customer-centric organization and, as part of Wesco, we have greater opportunities for our employees and are better-positioned to serve and grow our customer relationships.”