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NKY’s Wiseway Supply acquires Lexington’s KY Lighting & Supply, extends reach to 10 branches


Northern Kentucky’s Wiseway Supply has acquired Kentucky Lighting & Supply, located in Lexington, broadening its reach into Central Kentucky.

Wiseway already has seven branches in the Greater Cincinnati market. With the acquisition, it adds three branches in Central Kentucky and creates a continuous market with virtually no overlap of customers or sales personnel.

John Cain

This acquisition expands Wiseway Supply’s service area, now ten branches, from Central Ohio to Central Kentucky with many key customers beyond that geography.

Wiseway Supply was founded in 1972 by Biz and Jackie Cain.

“This acquisition brings together two great teams with very similar cultures and a laser-like focus on customer service,” said John Cain Wiseway Supply’s owner and president. “Keeping the staff and vendors in place will ensure that our Central Kentucky customers receive the same products and great service they have been accustomed to from the terrific Kentucky Lighting & Supply team recently lead by Paula Minton.

“The acquisition of Kentucky Lighting & Supply fits well with our long-term plan of strategic, profitable growth.”

Paula Minton, Kentucky Lighting & Supply’s former General Manager, will join Wiseway’s Executive Team as Vice President, Showrooms. She will be the face of Wiseway Supply in Lexington.

“John and I have known and respected each other for over 25 years,” Minton said. “I am confident that the Wiseway Supply Team will continue our business in much the same manner we have done for more than 60 years.

“Wiseway Supply will be able to service our very diverse customer base, perhaps even driving faster growth in our footprint with their innovative solutions and processes. We feel very comfortable handing over the reins to Wiseway Supply.”

Wiseway Supply is a family-owned and professionally-managed distributor of electrical, plumbing and lighting supplies. Wiseway Supply considers its core values of Integrity, Experience, Innovation and Results to be as important today as they have been for over 45 years.

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