Patton Signs Border States Electric Supply as Master Distributor

Appointed as a stocking master distributor, North Dakota-based Border States Electric Supply will streamline delivery of Patton’s US-manufactured networking equipment throughout the region.
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June 2, 2014 - PRLog -- PATTON… Let's Connect!

GAITHERSBURG, MD and FARGO, ND: Patton Electronics ( has appointed Border States as a stocking master distributor for technology markets along the Mid-West Region of the United States, the two companies announced today.

In the new partnership, Border States will provide near-immediate delivery of Patton’s US-manufactured CopperLink (™ Ethernet Extenders, OnSite (™ DSL Customer Premise Equipment, Connect-IT ( line drivers, interface converters, baluns, surge protectors andBODI rS (™ bandwidth on demand cellular routers for Mid-West customers by fulfilling orders and shipping inventory from their Fargo, ND facility.

Customer demand for Patton products is strong in Border States’ territories. Those customers—as well as Border States downstream sales channels—will reap the benefits of the new partnership: As a Value-Added Distributor (VAD), Border States offers comprehensive support services throughout the supply chain.

“I am enthusiastic to have Border States as a strategic business partner in the Mid-West Region and I am certain BSE will enhance our market presence in the industries we have traditionally been strong in," says Sean Gerrity, Patton’s Regional Director for The America's and Japan.

“Border States is unique in that in they offer all the equipment a customer would need to complete a job from start to finish right there on their premise… along with excellent support and customer service. Between the quality service BSE offers and the quality Made in the USA networking products Patton Electronics offers, a customer just cannot lose says Johnnie Grant, Patton’s Connectivity Product Line Manager.

• Commercial
• Datacomm
• Education
• Electrical construction
• Government
• Health care
• Industrial
• Mining
• Oil and gas
• Plumbing
• Renewable energy
• Utility

“We are excited to bring our partnership with Patton to our customers,” said Matt Huovinen, DataComm Market Specialist at Border States. “Patton, like BSE, has a strong history in helping customers utilize their current infrastructure, there is plenty of copper plant that is still worth using!”

“Patton Electronics is a good example of the type of manufacturer that Border States likes to partner with,” said Bruce Penas, Border States’ Industrial Market Manager. “Like Border States, Patton provides customers with more than just products, but solutions to their challenges and problems—solutions using quality, leading-edge products backed by first-class customer service and technical support.”

About Border States ( Electric Supply

Since 1952, when two entrepreneurs founded Border States to serve the electric utility industry, we’ve grown into a product and supply chain powerhouse. Today, our more than 1,600 employee-owners provide products, materials management solutions, and delivery and logistics expertise to tens of thousands of customers across diverse industries including:

What started as a single location in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has evolved throughout 60 years into the ninth largest independent electrical distributor in the United States, with 62 locations ( in 14 states. From our Fargo (, our geographic footprint includes the Great Plains and Upper Midwest, and also Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee and Utah.

No matter where we serve our customers, our City Desks and Will Call locations—and Customer Service Representatives and Account Managers—are always staffed with employee-owners willing to go the extra mile to take their businesses to the next level, with exceptional products and incredibly responsive, knowledgeable service.

About Patton (

Patton is all about connections
. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions—complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP (, Ethernet extension (, and wireless router ( technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA.

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