WESCO International, Inc. To Ring Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), today announced that members of its executive leadership team, board of directors and guests will participate in The Opening Bell Ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. 

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WESCO, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading electrical distributor in North America and serves as a diversified global supply chain solutions provider.  The business has a long and rich tradition, having been formed in 1922 as the sales distribution arm of Westinghouse Electric Corporation.  WESCO was formed via a private equity sponsored leveraged buy-out in 1994 and became a publicly-traded NYSE listed company in 1999.

The Opening Bell Ceremony will celebrate WESCO Chairman Roy Haley's 15 years of service as CEO and mark the one year anniversary of WESCO's successful management succession process implemented last year.  To commemorate this occasion, John J. Engel, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined by members of the leadership team, will ring the NYSE opening bell.

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) is a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, whose primary operating entity is WESCO Distribution, Inc.  WESCO Distribution is a leading distributor of electrical construction products and electrical and industrial maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies, and is the nation's largest provider of integrated supply services.  2009 annual sales were approximately $4.6 billion.  The Company employs approximately 6,100 people, maintains relationships with over 17,000 suppliers, and serves over 100,000 customers worldwide.  Major markets include commercial and industrial firms, contractors, government agencies, educational institutions, telecommunications businesses and utilities.  WESCO operates seven fully automated distribution centers and approximately 380 full-service branches in North America and select international markets, providing a local presence for area customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

The matters discussed herein may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.  Certain of these risks are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, as well as the Company's other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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