Elliott Electric Supply, Nacogdoches, Texas, opened its 58th branch Oct. 17. In Abilene, Texas, the new branch, with 15,000 square feet and five employees, is Elliott's first appearance in the Central West Texas market. The branch will continue the distributor's strategy of establishing a “host” facility in a market and adding smaller “satellite” operations around it as customer needs warrant them.

James Meazell, with 13 years experience in this market, is branch manager; and Jason Watts, with seven years experience, will operate as outside sales rep for the branch.

Elliott Electric ranked No. 33 on EW's most recent Top 200 with $179 million in sales and more than 500 employees.