Volunteer Service Marks Graybar’s 150 Years In Business

With its employees, the company will donate 90,000 hours of volunteer service — highlighting the 90 years of employee ownership.

Graybar, a St. Louis, MO-based distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today announced the launch of its “Empowering Our Communities” program.

This year, Graybar celebrates its 150th anniversary and 90 years of employee ownership. The “Empowering Our Communities” program invites employees and community members to celebrate the company’s history of service by giving back in a special way.

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Graybar employees participate in a food drive.

In 2019, Graybar employees will donate 90,000 hours of volunteer service in honor of the company’s 90 years of employee ownership. Graybar employees already give generously to help their communities, and this year, the company is providing employees with a paid workday to volunteer. In addition, Graybar is introducing a new matching program for employee charitable donations, with a goal of reaching $1.5 million in charitable giving in 2019.

“Graybar gives back because we believe it’s the right thing to do,” said Graybar chairman, president and CEO, Kathy Mazzarella. “We also believe strong communities are vital to our company’s future. The Empowering Our Communities program reflects Graybar’s commitment to investing in the long-term health and prosperity of our local communities, and it gives us an opportunity to honor the people and places that have contributed to our success for the past 150 years.”

Through its network of nearly 290 North American distribution facilities, Graybar stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network, and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence, and efficiency.