Graybar, St. Louis, has been awarded an exclusive five-year contract to provide electrical supplies to state and local governments, school districts, and other tax-funded agencies that are participants in the U.S. Communities program. The contract enables purchasing managers, installers, and other representatives of public agencies to buy electrical products that range from wiring, conduit, and circuit breakers to lighting fixtures, outlets, and switches.

U.S. Communities enables state and local government agencies to pool their collective purchasing power and improve the overall effectiveness of their purchasing processes. The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP), the National League of Cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors are national founding co-sponsors of U.S. Communities.