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Oct 2, 2019

CEW WESCO logo 400WESCO has announced the appointment of Nelson Squires as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective October 1, 2019.

Squires served as Group Vice President and General Manager of WESCO Canada/International/WIS since January 2018 and as Group Vice President and General Manager of WESCO Canada since August 2015. From 2010 to July 2015, he was Vice President and General Manager, North America Merchant Gases and President, Air Products Canada of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. He has also served in regional and general management positions, as director of investor relations, and in various sales positions at Air Products. Earlier in his career, he was a Captain in the United States Army.

John J. Engel, WESCO's Chairman, President and CEO, stated, "Nelson has a strong track record of delivering sales and profit growth since joining WESCO four years ago.  He is a seasoned executive with excellent leadership skills, and I'm very pleased to announce his promotion to this global operations leader role in WESCO."

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Investment In Building Construction - NovemberTotal investment in building construction decreased 2.0% from October to $13.7 billion in November. Both the residential (-2.2% to $9.4 billion) and non-residential (-1.6% to $4.3 billion) sectors declined. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 2.1% to $11.6 billion.

In the residential sector, investment in single dwelling construction was down 2.0% to $4.9 billion, while investment in multiple dwelling construction (which includes doubles, row homes and apartments) declined 2.5% to $4.5 billion.

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