About McNaughton-McKay Electric Company



By definition, McNaughton-McKay Electric Company is a wholesale distributor of electrical supplies, but we are so much more. Whatever industry you serve, chances are McNaughton-McKay has the capabilities, processes, technologies and employees to provide the innovative solutions you depend upon to move your business forward.

Our commitment to building a balanced customer base ensures that no single market dominates our business portfolio, insulating us and in turn, you from the economic cycles that often plague single-market or customer dominant distributors.

It is said that change is the only constant. Just as your business has to regularly adjust to meet a variety of market conditions; electrical distribution is also an evolving environment. We embrace these changes, constantly seeking technological solutions that are built to accommodate today's rapidly changing business world. Whether you have complicated process applications or simply need a list of electrical products delivered to your job site, we have extensive experience in optimizing the distribution and solutions process to meet your unique needs.

While markets, technologies and processes evolve, one thing will never change: McNaughton-McKay's core competencies of selling only quality products, maintaining large and diversified inventories and ensuring on-time deliveries. The breadth and depth of our distribution capabilities, coupled with our considerable inventory and over one million square feet of warehouse space, positions us to be your true partner, providing your business with best in class products, innovative industry solutions, and superior customer service so you can stay focused on your business goals.

  • 1300+ dedicated employee owners covering 45 locations in 7 states that include:
    • 233 Account Managers
    • 167 Automation Specialists
    • 29 Lighting & Power Specialists
    • 5 Renewable Energy Specialists
    • 47 CAP Team Members
    • 234 Inside Sales People
    • 26 Counter Sales People
    • 59 Delivery Personnel in over 100 Vehicles
    • 260 Warehouse Associates
  • 500+ manufacturers including top names such as: Rockwell Automation, nVent|Hoffman, Sylvania, Thomas & Betts, Panduit, Mersen, Appleton, Acuity, Sola HD and Belden
  • 97% fill rate of orders for next day delivery
  • Company-wide inventory over $160 Million

*Information includes The Reynolds Company

McNaughton-McKay Customers

McNaughton-McKay is a full line electrical distributor of products ranging from pipe and wire to complex automation control systems for everyone from small electrical contractors to large scale manufacturers. With our professional sales people and engineers, we provide you with services and solutions that solve your problems. Our relationships aren't just about selling products; our focus is on long-term value that contributes to the success and profitability of our customers.

Our professional team of employees always go above and beyond to ensure that your needs are being met, and we strive to understand your business and industry. We focus on exceeding your expectations by delivering best-in-class products, industry solutions and superior customer service so you can stay focused on your business goals.

We lead the way in the distribution of electrical and automation products for industrial and commercial markets. Our comprehensive solutions for manufacturers help eliminate risk and waste while improving productivity and cycle-time. These offerings aid in improving quality and compliance, increasing yields, and automating complex processes. Our multitude of products and services help commercial construction customers save time, resources and overall job costs. Finally, we work to be good stewards of our environment with our renewable energy products and solutions. With a focus on solar energy, we strive to provide the highest quality energy efficient products for new construction and energy upgrade projects. These products have some of the best warranties in the industry.

You can find additional information about the industry solutions and services we provide by visiting the main sections of our website.

John R. McNaughton and Arch McKay
  • 1910 - McNaughton-McKay Electric Company was founded by John R. McNaughton and Arch McKay in Detroit, MI
  • 1982 - First branch opened in Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1984 - Start of acquisitions in North Carolina. South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio and Germany
  • 2006 - Became 100% employee owned (ESOP)
  • 2018 - Completed purchase of The Reynolds Company on January 2nd
  • 2019 - Purchased four locations in Middle and Southwest Georgia
  • 2019 - 8th Largest Distributor in the United States
  • 2020 - Celebrated our 110th anniversary
Our company was founded over 100 years ago on three basic foundational principles: selling only quality products, maintaining large and diversified inventories and ensuring on-time deliveries. We are committed to supporting these foundational principles through a high-level of professionalism that provides industry solutions and superior customer service that exceeds our customers' business needs.

Donald D. Slominski, Jr.
CEO & President

McNaughton-McKay Electric Co. 100% employee owned

On December 22, 2006 McNaughton-McKay Electric Co. became 100% employee owned.

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), is a method that many business owners use as they work towards retirement, and one that leaves the business in the hands of those who have a deep-seated interest in maintaining its prosperity and success: its hard-working employees.

As of 2015, the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) estimates approximately 6,500 U.S. companies have an ESOP, and approximately 14 million U.S. workers are ESOP participants.


We promise to exceed our customers' expectations during every experience.

We promise to work hard to understand your business and industry needs. Our professional team of employee owners will go above and beyond to ensure that your needs are met.

We promise to conduct our business with honesty, professionalism and a strong moral principle so that you are assured of doing business with a distributor that has integrity.

We promise to build a team atmosphere between you, our employees and manufacturers.

We promise to adapt to our market, trends and your needs so we can build on the over 100 years of success we have experienced. We will be responsive and adaptable to your needs so we may mutually improve our businesses.

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