Founder of State Electric Has Died

Updated 5 years ago Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
Engineering Complex Design
Engineering Complex Design

The 88-year-old businessman whose name adorns the  Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories has passed away. Weisberg died Saturday, Nov. 24, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.  

He founded State Electric Supply Company in 1952 by filling his pickup truck with light bulbs, extension cords, and fuses which he sold to grocery and hardware stores. From that humble beginning, the company grew to 40 branch locations in six states with 700 employees. The company, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, is located at 2012 Second Avenue.

Under the corporate umbrella of Arthur's Enterprises, Weisberg established a specialty wire manufacturing company, Service Wire, Inc., in 1968.

Arthur's Enterprises contributed a large amount of funds for both the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex now under construction and the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories at Marshall University.

"We believe that making an effort to provide customers with what they need when they need it, will keep them happy and coming back," Weisberg states on the company website.

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