Q What advice would you give to a prospective customer researching you vs. your competitors? A Customers should look at the breadth of capabilities and long-term partnering potential before choosing a distributor. Carlton-Bates is much more than simply a stocking distributor of automation & controls products. We desire to engage our customers far deeper than most distributors and earn their trust as a true partner. Our services include a wide-range of solutions with E-Commerce, Inventory Management, LEAN Services, and Global Accounts. One of our fastest growing solution segments is our Assembled Solutions division. Known as Wesco Assemblies, we have over 450 employees in dedicated assembly facilities in the US and Mexico. This includes assembly technicians, engineers, and program managers. With these resources and capabilities, we can help our OEM customers design and build products that are outside of their capabilities or scope. Finally, with our new SI relationships, we can provide customers with an entirely new level of automation services. I think potential customers will see that CBC has done a great job of providing world-class products and solutions, while maintaining a local and feel.