PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wesco is commemorating its 100th year on this day, the second anniversary of its transformational combination with Anixter, and honoring all the entities that have joined forces to form the new Wesco.
“Very few companies enjoy such longevity and success. Wesco, from the beginning has been a leader in our industry, acquiring and developing capabilities along the way. Our ability to create value for our stakeholders by combining strengths is in our DNA,” said John Engel, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The company is also launching Wesco Cares, its new corporate philanthropy program, by making a $5M commitment to community partners.
“Serving our communities is an essential part of who we are today and is a shared value among all subsidiaries and legacy companies. Wesco Cares provides for corporate charitable donations, employee volunteerism, and employee gift-matching. Beginning next year, June 22 will become an annual day of caring for Wesco employees globally,” Engel said.
“Our mission is to build, connect, power and protect our world. Reaching out to our communities, many of which continue to struggle in the face of significant challenges, is a fitting way to celebrate the history and longevity of our company,” Engel said.
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Wesco International (NYSE: WCC) builds, connects, powers and protects the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wesco is a FORTUNE 500® company with more than $18 billion in annual sales and a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Wesco offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The Company employs approximately 18,000 people, partners with the industry’s premier suppliers, and serves thousands of customers around the world, including more than 90% of FORTUNE 100® companies. With nearly 1,500,000 products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, Wesco provides innovative solutions to meet customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. Wesco operates approximately 800 branches, warehouses and sales offices in more than 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.