J&B Supply Inc., Fort Smith, Ark., recently was awarded the first annual 2005 Prophet 21 Equity/EDN Distributor Partner of the Year award.

J&B Supply was chosen for its leadership in the electrical industry at large and Equity/EDN specifically. In addition, J&B Supply was recognized for its use of technology to strengthen its position in the marketplace while encouraging other independent distributors to do the same.

ā€œProphet 21 makes every effort to recognize its outstanding customers,ā€ said Chuck Boyle, president and CEO of Prophet 21, Yardley, Pa. ā€œJ&B Supply clearly demonstrates a willingness to embrace new technology to improve and enhance performance.ā€

Steve Jones, president of J&B Supply, was pleased to receive the award. Jones said his more than 15-year partnership with Prophet 21 has helped him continually improve the way he manages his business while keeping operational costs down.

With approximately 100 employees, J&B Supply operates from eight locations in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, supplying electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning products.