CED/E & H Industrial Solutions was originally founded as Theobald Electric Company by brothers Harold and Edward Theobald, Jr. in 1946. First located at Eighth and Main, the Louisville company changed its name to E & H Electric Supply, Inc., and moved to Twelfth and Magazine in 1947. E & H (for Edward and Harold) then moved to its present location at 804 South Fifth Street. The size of the building has been expanded to more than double its original 30,000 square feet to allow for more inventory. Founded as a complementary business to a construction firm owned by Edward Theobald Sr., E & H specialized in a broad line of electrical products, carrying reputable lines that remain with the company today, such as Allen-Bradley, Hubbell Wiring Devices, Philips lighting, and Hoffman enclosures.
The business emphasis of E & H changed when the Theobalds recognized that the technological superiority of programmable controllers presented a newly affordable area of improvement for their customers, and added it as a second phase of service. The challenge of the high technology markets was met so successfully by E & H that the firm entered its third stage when it was acquired in December of 1982 by Consolidated Electrical Distributors—a California-based company that owns more than 500 similar businesses in the United States and Great Britain.
In 2013, we decided to focus primarily on the growing Industrial market for electrical and automation supplies in Kentuckiana and today we are known as CED Industrial Solutions. We also wanted to redefine our goal of delivering complete solutions for all of our customers, large and small. As we continued to grow, we constantly searched for new and better ways to serve our customers.
In 2015, we decided it was time to relocate to an updated and more conveniently located building. As a result of this decision, since April 4th 2016 we can be found at 2900 Blankenbaker Parkway, still in Lousville, KY 40299. We partnered with builders to design our new location down to the tiniest detail so the place is fully customized for what we do. We know this move will allow us to continue our growth and solutions offerings and are extremely pleased and excited about it.
Through it all, E & H Electric Supply has meant a great deal of things to a great many people. We strive to uphold the respected name of E & H and keep our heritage a part of our operations into the years to come, while evolving to best serve Louisville and the surrounding areas.
CED Industrial Solutions looks forward to serving you with our 70 years of electrical and automation experience!