City of Industry, Calif.-based Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, will add 70,000 sq ft of inventory space to its City of Industry, Calif., warehouse to serve as a fully automated distribution center for its Southern California operations. The expanded facility is scheduled to open this August and will have approximately 157,000 sq ft of warehouse space.

The service center will serve as the primary shipping location for Graybar's branches in Southern California and will complement Graybar's Northern California service center. The service center will provide customers with fast access to extensive local inventory, supported by state-of-the-art warehouse management technology and responsive delivery service.

"In addition to using the latest in warehouse technology, this expansion enhances our service capabilities by offering greater breadth and depth in our local inventories while maintaining support from our existing 200,000-sq-ft Fresno zone warehouse," says Dave Maxwell, VP of Graybar's California district. "We continue to differentiate Graybar in the marketplace, working to the advantage of both our customers and suppliers in California."