Helping Our Industry During Challenging Times

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Posted on March 24, 2020

In times like these, we need to come together to do our part. As a leading distributor that works in an essential critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Federal Government, Graybar is doing everything we can to support you and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. We know you need someone you can trust, which is why our business will continue to stay open and serve our customers through these challenging times. Our national footprint allows us to have a contingency plan to support customers in case any of our individual locations become impacted.


Graybar has specific solutions for the challenges members of the Safer Buildings Coalition may be facing.

  • Ways to promote social distancing on the jobsite, while maintaining productivity and efficiency: 
    • Order online or over the phone instead of in person
    • Utilize part carts, fixture carts and spool carts that can be moved around by just one person and require fewer people on site to receive, open, handle and move materials 
    • Make wire pulls with a smaller crew using Graybar’s SmartReel® wire management system
  • If you have public agency customers (State & Local Government, Education, Special Districts and/or Non-Profits), they have access to Graybar’s OMNIA Partners contracts to help expedite procuring the materials you need without a lengthy bid process
  • Inventory and logistics to keep materials arriving on the jobsite as scheduled
  • Increased inventory of mission critical items for healthcare customers
  • Options for portable and temporary power for setup of COVID-19 testing stations
  • Quick setup Wi-Fi stations to help connect your temporary sites
  • Public safety solutions to improve first responder communications abilities
  • Cellular solutions to increase coverage and maintain mission critical functions


If there is something we can help you with, our sales and support staff are available for emails, phone calls and video conferencing. We are also available to support you after hours at 1-800-GRAYBAR. To ensure we are in accordance with CDC guidelines around workplace health, safety and social distancing, we are allowing digital signatures to sign for your material.