Posted September 27, 2022

Sonepar acquires Basin-River

Sonepar's U.S. subsidiary has agreed to acquire Basin-River Electrical Supply of Plaquemine, Louisiana.

SoneparA family-owned business since 1981, Basin-River’s branch location will be integrated into Sonepar’s Crawford Electric brand at closing.

“In the Louisiana region, Crawford operates four locations focusing on commercial and industrial segments. The Basin-River acquisition further builds Crawford’s presence with petrochemical, utility, and marine contractors,” said Rob Taylor, president of Sonepar North America.

Mike Dumas, president of Crawford, said: “Basin-River’s footprint and customer relationships makes it a great strategic fit for Crawford. Kenny and Geri Lynne Gilbert are well-respected in Plaquemine, and Basin-River’s business continues to outpace the market. I look forward to welcoming the entire Basin-River team to Crawford and leveraging our companies’ strengths to expand our business opportunities.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Kenny Gilbert, branch business manager for Basin-River, said: “We had options when it came to this acquisition and Crawford stood out from the rest. They have a history of being number one in our market and we are excited to join the team. Crawford has a phenomenal management team, and we could immediately tell they truly care about their employees.”

Geri Lynne Gilbert, sales manager for Basin-River continued: “I am most excited about being part of a much larger team with endless resources. I have always wanted to see our company grow. Crawford, combined with the vendor relationships at Sonepar, will help us achieve this dream.”

The acquisition is expected to close in October.