Houston Wire & Cable Co., Houston, has joined the Affiliated Distributors (AD) buying/marketing group. As a member of AD, HWCC will be an authorized supplier of electrical wire and cable to market leading independent electrical distributors. 
 James Pokluda, HWC's president & CEO, said in a press release, "HWC’s sales and service platform and AD’s strong affiliate membership will be a powerful combination."
In other news at Houston Wire & Cable, the company recently announced that it had opened a new distribution center in Odessa, Texas, that will service local customers with standard same-day shipment and will-call pickup.   Joe Ezekiel, HWC’s Region V.P., said in a press release that the company is “excited about the long term benefits of an HWC location in this part of the country.” Odessa is in the middle of the booming West Texas oilfields.