Turtle & Hughes Inc., Linden, N.J., has opened a new branch in the Long Island City sector of Queens in New York. The branch, which is the company's ninth, is unusual for the amount of parking available — a luxury within the city limits — and for its choice location close to both the Queensboro Bridge and the Midtown Tunnel for access to Manhattan and near the Brooklyn-Queens and Long Island expressways for serving customers in those boroughs and Long Island.

“Probably the main reason for establishing this location is that New York City is where Turtle & Hughes was founded in 1923,” says Rick Reffler, senior vice president. “We're writing a lot of business in the city with major accounts and a number of them have voiced an interest in us having a local presence once again.”

The new location came as part of an acquisition of Millennium Electrical Supply, founded in 1999 by Frantzy Theodule, who continues as a lead member of T&H's outside sales force. The operation continues to focus primarily on contractor and counter trade, which the company hopes to boost within the city while it also expands further out on Long Island.

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