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CHARLESTON, SC – Sonepar announced on Tuesday that its US subsidiary has reached an agreement to acquire Basin-River Electrical Supply LLC.

This acquisition allows Sonepar to develop its business in the Plaquemine, Louisiana market. Family-owned since 1981, the Basin-River branch will become part of Sonepar’s Crawford Electric brand upon closing.

“In the Louisiana area, Crawford operates four sites focused on the commercial and industrial segments,” said Rob Taylor, president of Sonepar North America. “The acquisition of Basin-River strengthens Crawford’s presence with petrochemical, utility and marine contractors.”

“Basin-River’s footprint and customer relationships make it a great strategic fit for Crawford. Kenny and Geri Lynne Gilbert are highly respected at Plaquemine, and Basin-River’s business continues to outpace the market,” said Crawford President Mike Dumas. “I look forward to welcoming the entire Basin-River team to Crawford and building on the strengths of our businesses. to expand our business opportunities.

“We had options when it came to this acquisition and Crawford stood out above the rest. They are used to being number one in our market and we are excited to join the team,” said Kenny Gilbert, Basin-River branch sales manager. “Crawford has a phenomenal management team, and we can immediately tell that they really care about their people. .”

“I’m very happy to be part of a much bigger team with endless resources. I’ve always wanted to see our business grow,” said Geri Lynne Gilbert, Basin-River Sales Manager. “Crawford, combined with Sonepar’s supplier relationships, will help us achieve this dream.

The acquisition is expected to be finalized in October.

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