Border States Electric Supply is among the largest independent electrical and communications distributors in America. It specializes in providing products, service and support to industrial, communications, construction and utility customers. It is 100 percent employee owned. BSE, based in Fargo, N.D., has been involved in some of the largest construction projects in the United States. BSE operates in 10 states and Mexico. All BSE branch warehouse locations are networked together to bring its entire inventory into play to meet contractors needs. It has a combined inventory of over $30 million of the industry's most popular products and brands. BSE trucks deliver to a wide service area logging over one million miles a year. Every order delivered on a BSE truck is delivered free. The company was founded in 1952 by Bob Thompson and Herald Madson.