(201) 462-0900 • www.SwiftElectrical.com Our Business is Built on Service
WELCOME August Sodora Jr. & Jodi Sodora Saladucha Swift Electrical Supply’s roots are in Union City, New Jersey, where Anthony “Mr. Swift” Sodora started a small family business that has grown and prospered through three generations. Now at four locations, we are one of the premier “Independents” serving the tri-state area. Most electrical supply houses today are owned and operated by big foreign conglomerates. Swift Electrical Supply is family owned and operated, and we try to know all of our customers by name. To this day, Swift Electrical Supply retains some its original customers and prides itself on going the extra mile for a customer in need. If you’ve been an active customer with us at any time during this journey, we want to extend our gratitude. If your operation is new to Swift Electrical Supply, we are eager to provide the products and services that have made us a leading electrical distributor. We will work to earn your trust and keep you as a valued customer for the next 80 years! Anthony “Swift” Sodora Augie Sodora Jr. & Sr.
On August 22, 1995, our main building in Union City was completely destroyed by fire. Our Nanuet, New York, facility was converted to serve as our hub of operations. Union City was converted to a branch location with Anthony DePeri as its Branch Manager. In December 2000, the Union City branch was moved to West New York, New Jersey. Then in June of 2001, Swift Electrical Supply opened a branch in White Plains, New York, and Pat O’Brien became the Branch Manager. In March 2003, Swift purchased the assets of a competitor based in Teterboro, New Jersey. Swift Electrical Supply moved its headquarters to Teterboro. West New York’s branch closed, moving its inventory and employees to the headquarters—the operation folded into the main operations. Since the company’s inception, we have grown both our customer base and our service offerings. Originally only contractor oriented, Swift Electrical Supply now sells to a diverse group of customers, including electrical contractors, architects, builders, commercial property managers, local municipalities, counties, cities, townships, etc. The area we cover includes New Jersey, New York and southern Connecticut. OUR HISTORY 1943, journey begins Union City, Hudson County, NJ 1950, August Sodora Sr. joins 1982, Augie Sodora Jr. joins 1992, joined Affiliated Distributors 1995, Union City HQ destroyed by fire, moved operations to Nanuet 2000, moved to West New York, Hudson County, NJ 2001, White Plains, Westchester County, NY opens 2003, Teterboro, Bergen County, NJ opens 2007, East Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ opens 2015, Valley College, Rockland County, NY opens August “Augie” Sodora Sr. 1933-2021 2023, celebrating 80 years! Anthony “Swift” Sodora, Founder Augie Sodora Sr., right Uncle Pepe, left Swift Electrical Supply was started in 1943 by Anthony “Swift” Sodora and Frank Oertell as Oertell & Swift Electrical Supply, located in Union City, New Jersey. In 1953, Mr. Sodora bought out Mr. Oertell and changed the name of the company to Swift Electrical Supply. August Sodora, Mr. Sodora’s son, joined the company in 1950. In 1955, the Sodoras opened a second location in Nanuet, New York, and Joe Hennessey, Sr., one of the company’s original employees, moved up to Nanuet to become the Branch Manager. Mr. Hennessey, Sr. retired in 1990 and was succeeded by Jodi Sodora Saladucha. The Union City main building was originally a theater. When Swift Electrical Supply first moved in, August Sr. installed a retail showroom in the front area. For years, this was a large part of our business; the store was open until 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the contractor and showroom trade. August Sodora’s son, Augie Jr., graduated from college in 1982 and began full-time employment at Swift Electrical Supply in Union City. Augie Jr. worked previously for many summers in the warehouse and then started at the counter full-time. Today, Augie Jr. is the President. He is responsible for the daily operations of the business. SINCE 1943! 1955, opened in Nanuet, Rockland County, NY Office Staff 1970s Augie Sodora Jr., right Harry Biehle, left a Rockland County original customer
OUR PEOPLE “The employees make the company what it is; they make it come to life. Their dedication and enthusiasm are the furnace that keeps us going.” —Jodi Sodora Saladucha At the heart of the Swift Electrical Supply operation is a dedicated team of people who truly want to help your operation succeed—every day, whether it’s through a purchase or inquiry. We proudly employ a highly knowledgeable, dedicated workforce. Contact us if you’re looking for an opportunity to grow with us. If you invest in your people, they will invest in you. And that’s how we have carried ourselves over the past 80 years. Swift Electrical Supply and our employees are local and eager to invest in the communities we live in and help them thrive. We invest in charities that include the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic, Saint Dominic’s Home, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Paramus Fire Department Co. #1, to name a few. “Our Business Is Built On Service” has been Swift’s motto for many years, but what does it really mean? How does our company really live it? The culture we’ve worked to create provides the answer. To Swift it means always trying to find ways to say YES to our customers’ requests. Our commitment is to make the customers know they can count on us to always give a 100% effort to fulfill their needs. Additionally, fairness is a big part of our culture with our customers and with our team. Treating each other, our customers, and our suppliers fairly is very important. Our core values of Respect, Dedication, Reliability, and Improving are equally important; they need to start with our leaders and be driven through our organization to our associates, customers, and supplier partners.” —Augie Sodora Jr.
OUR CUSTOMERS serving the tri-state region When it comes to serving a vast electrical market, our customers are the very reason our business is here. Our family has been realizing the American Dream for 80 years now. Swift Electrical Supply is dedicated to providing the best customer experience possible. Our success has always been a direct reflection of each successful project completed. As a full-service electrical distributor, our customers include commercial, industrial, and residential electrical contractors, institutional and educational maintenance personnel, and facility and building managers. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. Because we’re a local, family-owned and operated, independent business, we are able to respond to the unique needs and challenges of each job. We’re agile, highly engaged, and will find the solutions you are looking for to keep your project on budget and your business profitable. (201) 462-0900 www.SwiftElectrical.com
Backos Group PC 201-727-0707 Certified Public Accountants Advisory Accounting Taxation Services Acquisition & Mergers Our Core Values exemplify the behaviors by which we live. They reflect who we are and how we treat our customers, suppliers, and colleagues. Respect: How we view ourselves and how we interact with others. Have respect for yourself and for others, then you will earn respect. Without a culture of mutual respect for all, people will not come together as a team. Dedication: A powerful commitment to our customers and to each other. Doing your best when no one is watching. Demonstrating initiative, consistency, and integrity. Show yourself, your teammates, your customers, and your suppliers that YOU CAN through actions. Reliability: At the ready, every day, to serve your customers and colleagues and deliver a high level of performance. Following through on our commitments shows we are doing what we say we will do. When we are reliable, others can count on us, and we can count on ourselves. Improving: A commitment to actively and consciously being better every day. Continuous personal improvement asks us to accept the challenge to modify our own behavior and to recognize that self-development is a never-ending process. Work SMART as well as hard. Give your all. Be the best you can be.
OUR MANUFACTURERS What’s Good for Business in New Jersey The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey is a unique network of businesses committed to improving and advancing the cause of free enterprise in the Garden State. Our focus sets us apart from other organizations and provides the basis upon which we work to make our state a better place to live, work and conduct business. cianj.org Affiliated Distributors National Association of Electrical Distributors Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey The Most Reliable Brands Solid Industry Partnerships Competitive Pricing Swift Electrical Supply represents the most reliable brands available. Our customers can count on us to stock the products needed daily. Each month we run multiple “Counter Events” at each of our branches to highlight our supplier partners. These mini tradeshows afford excellent opportunities to educate our customers and employees on the latest products and innovations. Stop in for free samples, literature, and promotions. (201) 462-0900 • www.SwiftElectrical.com
OUR PRODUCTS A FULL-LINE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTOR Stocking Warehouse Locations Our Business is Built on Service. In saying that, we understand the need to maintain an incredible inventory of the products you need today. Over the years, our processes have evolved along with product innovations and understanding our customer base. We do this effectively and without waste, which keeps us competitive. Swift Electrical Supply stocks, or can quickly access, what our customers need to get the job done. If you have a unique product that is not normally stocked, our expert team will get it to you quickly. Our reputation for customer service excellence is never taken for granted.
OUR SERVICES • Switchgear & Lighting Project Management • Value Engineering • Jobsite & Shop Deliveries • Construction Project Management • Wire Cutting & Paralleling Services • RF Bar Coded Inventory & Order Pulling • 24/7 Emergency Response • Product & Safety Training • Credit Services • Broad Inventory • Will Call In order to serve as an industry leader, Swift Electrical Supply does not simply provide reliable products at a competitive price. We go the extra mile by offering services that put us in a better position than our competitors. Our logistics expertise ensures your tools, equipment, materials, and supplies arrive at your jobsite accurately and on time. LET SWIFT SERVE AS YOUR “BASE CAMP” Swift Electrical Supply is the logistical partner for storing, managing, and delivering the products our customers need. We handle, manage, package, kit, and promptly deliver your items to save time and reduce labor. (201) 462-0900 • www.SwiftElectrical.com
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SWITCHGEAR & LIGHTING • Switchboards • Panelboards • Transformers • Safety Switches • Fuses Swift Electrical Supply’s in-house electrical engineers and project managers handle the management of Switchgear and Lighting jobs and daily delivery business to suit your needs. We provide more than just competitive pricing; we offer personalized service throughout the duration of your projects. Today’s customers need follow through on all of the details surrounding the completion of projects and the best management of their facilities. We have developed Swift systems that ensure the timely and accurate delivery of equipment and services. WE’VE BUILT OUR BUSINESS ON SERVICE • Meters • Loadcenters • Contactors • Controls We manage your projects from sourcing to delivery to completion. Our manufacturer relationships, expertise, determination, and longevity ensure your satisfaction. Swift Electrical Supply has a very knowledgeable and dedicated lighting department with many years of experience. We are your own team of experts who will be with you every step of the way, from the bidding phase until your project installation is complete. Our goal within Swift Electrical Supply’s lighting department is to be an indispensable partner to your team. We will always go the extra mile because we know that it makes all the difference in the lives of our customers! The lighting department offers complete coordination and management of your lighting projects. From design to follow-up warranty issues after completion, Swift Electrical Supply wants to be your lighting partner.
BERGEN COUNTY, NJ NY NJ PA CT OUR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS 100 Hollister Road • Teterboro, NJ 07608 (201) 462-0900 www.SwiftElectrical.com Warehouse & Counter Sales Adjacent to Teterboro Airport, seven miles from the George Washington Bridge, and strategically located within minutes of Routes 80, 46, 17, 3, the NJ Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway, there is no better location for our customers to reach us. Looking to have some fun in the area? We are minutes away from MetLife Stadium, home for the New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as the American Dream retail and entertainment complex. In a bind and need material now? Contact us 24/7 for assistance. You can rely on us for our: • Knowledgeable Staff • Exceptional Customer Service • Quality Products • Competitive Prices • Accurate Orders • Timely Delivery
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ NY NJ PA CT 10 Alvin Court, Suite 108 • East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 613-1010 www.SwiftElectrical.com Warehouse & Counter Sales OUR BUSINESS IS BUILT ON SERVICE Just minutes from Rutgers University, (Go Scarlet Knights!) this branch serves as headquarters for the university’s many maintenance contractors and facility vendors. We specialize in serving the local municipalities and hospitals whose sense of urgency in procurement is vital.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY NY NJ PA CT 12 Skyline Drive • Hawthorne, NY 10532 (914) 784-0005 www.SwiftElectrical.com Warehouse & Counter Sales OUR BUSINESS IS BUILT ON SERVICE Strategically located in Westchester County and a short distance from New York City, this location offers its customers unparalleled service. We have been recognized in this territory as providing our contractors with the best products and finest service. Our knowledgeable team is familiar with the entire area and stays current with requirements for local jobs. “We offer convenience, warmth, and an honest place to visit for all your electrical needs; our customers are a part of our family.” —Joe Munnick, Branch Supervisor
ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY NY NJ PA CT 709 Executive Boulevard • Valley Cottage, NY 10989 (845) 623-3425 www.SwiftElectrical.com Warehouse & Counter Sales OUR BUSINESS IS BUILT ON SERVICE Strategically located in Rockland County, New York, since 1955, we serve this community of electrical contractors and facility managers with a deep breadth of inventory that is replenished each day. Our team are experts in the products and services we provide.
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