Wesco International Inc was incorporated in 1993 and effectively formed in February 1994 upon acquiring a distribution business from Westinghouse Electric Corporation. The Company is a provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services. Its primary product categories include general electrical and industrial supplies, wire, cable and conduit, data and broadband communications, power distribution equipment, lighting and lighting control systems, control and automation, motors, and safety. Its product categories and associated product lines that offer are; General and Industrial Supplies, Wire, Cable and Conduit, Data and Broadband Communications, Power Distribution Equipment, Lighting and Controls, and Control, Automation and Motors. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of value-added capabilities, which includes supply chain management, logistics and transportation, procurement, warehousing and inventory management, as well as kitting, limited assembly of products and system installation. Its network of branches and distribution centers are located primarily in North America. The Company distributes over 1,000,000 products, grouped into six categories, from more than 25,000 suppliers utilizing automated, proprietary electronic procurement and inventory replenishment system. The Company competes directly with distributors of electrical and other industrial supplies. Its competition is primarily focused on the local service area, and is generally based on product line breadth, product availability, service capabilities and price. The Company currently has trademarks, patents and service marks registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Its facilities and operations are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to environmental protection and human health and safety.