40 41 WERNER ELECTRIC VENTURES, LLC W erner Electric’s rich legacyof electrical distribution inMin- nesota andWesternWisconsin began as a familybusiness in downtownMinneapolis in 1920.Ups and downs over the years eventually led to the sale of the company,and sparked a positive newjourney focused on customer andmarket growth.In 2008, the companymoved its headquarters to Cottage Grove,MN,and has since expanded its Regional Distribution Center and office space byan additional 60,000 square feet.The distribution center nowstocks thousands of prod- ucts to provide fast order fulfillment to customers,completewith standard next-daydelivery service and,in some cases,same day. Werner Electric excels at being a distributor of expertise and newsolu- tions,intent on deliveringmore than just what’s in the box.Leveraging the human element of business to differentiate,Werner is focused to bring SOLUTION, SUPPLY, SUPPORT WERNER Electric Ventures, LLC AT A GLANCE: WERNER ELECTRIC WHAT: A commercial and industrial equipment supplier WHERE: Cottage Grove, Minnesota WEBSITE: www.wernermn.com