Hoping to better serve the Rhode Island market, Standard Electric Supply Co., Inc., Wilmington, Mass., opened a new office in Warwick, R.I. The company's new 16,500-sq-ft office is located at 501 Jefferson Blvd. and includes a counter sales area, sales offices, a warehouse and distribution facilities. The company says this strategic location will further strengthen its New England presence by offering better access to southeastern Massachusetts and Connecticut markets.

"For many years, we have been doing business, in a very limited fashion, in this area," says Dennis Miller, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Standard Electric Supply. "This new location will give us the physical presence and personal touch necessary to truly be effective and successful here."