Graybar, a distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, has agreed to acquire Valin Corp., a leading distributor of automation, filtration, fluid handling, heating and process control products and systems.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Valin provides technical solutions for the technology, energy, life sciences, natural resources and transportation industries.
The company operates 12 locations in the western and southwestern U.S. As a subsidiary of Graybar, the company will continue to operate under the Valin name with the same leadership team, employees, and suppliers.
“We are excited to welcome the Valin team to Graybar,” said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Graybar. “As Graybar expands its industrial automation platform, Valin’s portfolio of products, solutions and technical resources complements our existing capabilities and provides a foundation for growth into new markets.”
“I believe Valin and Graybar are well aligned, not just from a business standpoint, but also from a cultural perspective,” said Joseph C. Nettemeyer, CEO of Valin. “At Valin, we take pride in being a company that emphasizes growth, innovation and ownership. As we join Graybar, we will continue to build on these strengths, while we focus on providing exceptional service to our customers and investing in our future.”