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About us

About CED

We’re one of the nation’s largest electrical supply distribution networks, with over 700 locations across the United States. We distribute just about every piece of equipment that keeps your lights on, your energy flowing and your lifestyle comfortable.  As a privately owned company, CED offers a unique approach to wholesale distribution.  With a highly decentralized business philosophy, CED empowers its individual locations to make decisions at the local level.  The results are businesses that tailor their products and services to the local markets they serve.  These highly specialized businesses are customer-focused and driven by entrepreneurial minds.  In Michigan, CED operates under the “All-Phase Electric” business name.

Our History

CED & All-Phase History

All-Phase Electric Supply was founded in 1959 by Ronald F. Kinney. Mr. Kinney was a man of extraordinary energy and drive who built his first business from the ground up using every available resource; even an old A&P supermarket sign was used when he converted that building into his first electrical distribution location in downtown Benton Harbor in April 1959.

In June 1999 Ron Kinney decided to sell All-Phase to Consolidated Electrical Distributors “We chose to sell the company now because I wanted to be involved in the transaction,” Kinney said in a news release. “We have selected CED because they understand the electrical distribution industry, have a successful track record in distribution, and value the unique culture and commitment to superior customer service that All-Phase has nurtured since opening our doors in 1959.”

A few years later Mr. Kinney began to expand his company, and in June 1965 he bought out his local competitor, West Michigan Electric, which had stores in Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo. All-Phase quickly grew into the nation’s eighth largest Electrical Distributor, with 93 locations. At its height, All-Phase had locations in 19 states with more than 1,500 employees nationwide.

At the time, the purchase was one of the largest electrical distribution acquisitions in history. All of the All-Phase Electric locations still operate under the DBA of All-Phase Electric, but now can utilize the resources of the larger CED network.

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose CED Great Lakes?

Extensive Reach

With over 700 locations nationwide, CED Great Lakes ensures you have convenient access to a comprehensive range of electrical equipment and supplies, making it easier than ever to keep your lights on and your energy flowing.

Local Empowerment

At CED Great Lakes, we believe in empowering our local teams to make decisions that best serve the unique needs of their communities. This decentralized approach allows us to provide personalized solutions and exceptional services.

Commitment to Excellence

Since our inception in 1957, CED Great Lakes has been dedicated to excellence in the electrical distribution industry. Our commitment to customer service, integrity, and the highest quality products has helped us earn our reputation as a trusted partner in the field.

Rich Heritage

Rich Heritage: Established in 1959, All-Phase Electric Supply thrived as a national leader with 93 locations across 19 states. Joining forces with Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) in 1999, our legacy of excellence continues, delivering unparalleled service and expertise.

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