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3/12/2019 Member News

Border States Electric Expands PVF Market Segment

Border States Electric (BSE) announces the expansion of their pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) segment of their industrial market by hiring a highly motivated team of experts.

Six individuals with technical expertise and sales and operations experience have joined Border States. Ken, Brandon and Chuck Keller are part of this team with 98 years of combined PVF experience. They have long-standing business relationships with critical PVF vendors and many current BSE customers. Additionally, they are former employees of Challenger Industries, a well-respected industrial distributor that provided PVF products and services for crude oil and natural gas exploration, pipelines, natural gas plants, power plants and refineries. 

“With the Keller’s joining our team, additional investment in inventory and equipment and our commitment to the PVF market segment, Border States will be well positioned to provide customers both electrical and PVF products supported by specialists — something many of our customers have been asking for.” Jason Stein, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing said.

This expansion of the PVF market segment will start in the Northwest Region of BSE, which includes branch locations in Bismarck, Dickinson, Minot, Watford City and Williston, North Dakota. BSE will strategically phase-in PVF in other branch locations to support customer demand.

BSE supplies products and services to construction, industrial and utility customers. The 100 percent employee-owned company is ranked the seventh largest electrical distributor in the U.S. by Electrical Wholesaling magazine. BSE has more than 2,600 employees and more than 100 branches in 22 states. Corporate headquarters are in Fargo, N.D.