Mayer Electric Supply

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Mayer Electric Supply is a large electrical equipment distributor headquartered at 3405 4th Avenue South in Birmingham's Lakeview district, with branch offices and showrooms throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The Birmingham headquarters was designed by Crawford, Giattina & Mitchel architects in 1975.

The company was founded in 1930 by Ben and Rosalyn Weil as the Electric Supply Company. During the Great Depression, they were forced to sell the business to Max Mayer. Mayer kept Weil employed managing the company and sold it back to him in 1934. Weil kept Mayer's name for the business as a tribute.

The business passed down to Leonard Weil and then to his son-in-law Charles Collat. Collat's family purchased the remaining stock from the Weil family in 1979. His daughter, Nancy Goedecke, is the current CEO. James Smith is president of the company.

In June 2018 the company shortened its name to Mayer, reflecting its image as a fast-paced, digitally-integrated company. The Birmingham-based company served 79 cities in 14 states as a wholesale distributor of electrical products and equipment, lighting, digital tools, DataCom technologies, power distribution and automation and control systems.

In October 2021 Mayer was acquired by Rexel USA of Dallas, Texas.


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