State Electric’s branches in the Northern Appalachian region of our footprint – Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, and Clarksburg, WV, and Indiana, PA – are looking forward to success in 2019 and beyond.
State Electric Supply Company is pleased to be the recipient of 2018 Sales Leadership of the Year Award, presented by supplyFORCE at their 2019 National Meeting in Orlando, FL. This award is the highest sales award supplyFORCE recognizes.
State Electric offers a Materials Management System to help customers organize and regulate thousands of product offerings. With our Materials Management System, Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) small parts are organized, maintained, and serviced on a regular basis. It creates a single source for al MRO needs, which eliminates overstocking and cuts down search time.
State Electric received the 2018 AD Electrical eCommerce Subscriber Leadership Award at the 2019 AD eCommerce Summit in February.
State Electric is a member of AD (Affiliated Distributors), an organization that connects distributors and suppliers to help its members perform. The AD eCommerce Summit provided resources and expertise for distributors developing eCommerce sites.
Branches in our Southern Ohio area are introducing products made by Titan Industrial Plastics, LLC. Titan Industrial is a new startup company in Lancaster, Ohio, which is why State Electric has chosen to support it. Jim Nye, sales manager in the Southern Ohio region, said the company tries to support the area and businesses local to the branches.
State Electric is a certified Nexans AmerCable Connector Repair Distributor, allowing us to install high voltage couplers and terminations on Nexans AmerCable products with the full warranty from the manufacturer through the completed the product. We have certified technicians for TJB high voltage coupler installations and for 3M terminations. This is one of our most valuable services to our mining customers, as the installations are largely used by underground coal mines throughout the United States.
With a focus on maintaining relationships, State Electric’s Huntington, West Virginia, region has a strong outlook for 2019. Specifically, State Electric is still involved in one of its longest and strongest partnerships. Marshall University is just across the road from State Electric’s corporate building and Huntington branch, which is also State Electric’s first location. State Electric and Marshall University have had a mutually beneficial relationship since 1965 when the company and the university set up a deal to trade buildings. Marshall was part of what our founder, Art Weisberg called the “20th street business community,” a tight-knit alliance of business helping one another succeed.
Our Gastonia, NC, branch recently had the opportunity to donate materials through D.R. Cline Electric, LLC for a Wounded Warriors Project. Through donated labor and materials, contractors built a custom smart home for a local wounded hero. We're thankful to have a small part in such a great project!
Large purchases are often grounds for nervousness and second guessing, especially with projects in which the customer cannot envision the end result. Our Energy solutions specialists have recently begun offering 3D Rendering Lighting Designs for exterior applications. With this free, full-time service, customers can see exactly what they are purchasing. These renderings are functional for customers who have limited lighting knowledge because they do not have to follow complex data points; they simply see what they will get.
Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS Dubai Team was awarded 1st Place in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East Competition held in Dubai, UAE. The solar house is made of customizable “cartridges” which are manufactured separately and joined together on-site to complete the construction process. Virginia Tech’s house featured several innovative ideas including counters that raise and lower to accommodate different user heights and an automatic hatch that can track and accept drone deliveries of mail and packages.