Jackson, Miss.-based Stuart C. Irby Co., a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, recently signed an agreement to become the authorized Allen-Bradley distributor for the Columbus, Miss., and Meridian, Miss., markets effective March 31. Irby will establish two new locations as full-line commercial and industrial branches to expand its existing Mississippi footprint.

Irby is the authorized distributor in Tupelo, Jackson, Hattiesburg, McComb and Pascagoula and has 12 locations in six additional states authorized by Rockwell Automation providing Allen-Bradley products and services.