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MISSISSIPPI 100 — Irby Company breaking sales records in its 90th year of doing business in Mississippi


By BECKY GILLETTE Irby Company, a leading electrical supply distributor, is one of Mississippi’s longest running homegrown business success stories. The company founded in 1926 in Jackson by Stuart C. Irby Sr. has grown from one branch in Jackson to nearly 60 branches spread across 25 states. In 2014, Irby had $894 million in revenue, which makes it the sixth largest ...

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Irby expands presence in Arkansas with new facility

JACKSON — Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, has officially opened it new facility in El Dorado, Ark. This new facility comes one year after Irby expanded its footprint in Arkansas with the acquisition of Treadway Electric. The addition of the El Dorado branch gives Irby 11 locations throughout the state of Arkansas. “The expansion into the southern part of ...

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Irby expected to be the state's newest $1 billion private company

Mississippi can expect to soon set a new place at the table reserved for The Magnolia State’s privately held billion-dollar companies. Jackson electrical products distributor Irby plans to join Ergon and Yates Construction at the $1 billion table by the end of next year, Irby president Michael Wigton said just days before the 86-year-old company christened a $6 million sales ...

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Still on top

While the 2011 version of the Mississippi 100 has many new names, the top five revenue-producers remain unchanged from 2010. The “big five” in order are Ergon Inc. of Jackson, The Yates Companies Inc. of Philadelphia, Staplcotn of Greenwood, Howard Industries Inc. of Laurel and Irby Company of Jackson. The only change from last year is Staplcotn moved up one ...

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Read the 2011 Mississippi 100 special issue of the MBJ online

The 2011 Mississippi 100, the state’s only ranking of Mississippi private companies, is available now. Find out if the top five revenue producers from the 2010 list are the same. Also see which companies are making their first appearance on the list and which one’s made the biggest jumps. Flip through the digital version below: [iframe src=’http://www.pageturnpro.com/MBJ/32080-MBJ_October18Miss100-2011/index.html’ width=’620′ height=’460′ frameborder=’0′ ...

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