W W Grainger is a leading distributor of electric motors in the USA. W W Grainger was founded in 1927 by William W. Grainger as a wholesale business for electric motors and with a mission to provide the consumers with consistent supply of motor vehicles. When the company started its operations, the sales were made primarily through mail orders using catalog and post cards. The company expanded tremendously and by 1936, it already had 15 branches. In the year 1967, the company became public. The company has since expanded its line of products and currently it has over 700 branches.