Crawford Electric Supply, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Sonepar USA, opened a new location in New Braunfels, Texas. The new location, managed by Jimmy Obuch, is the distributor's eighth location overall and seventh in Texas.

The New Braunfels location is a newly constructed 25,000 square-foot facility, with a 4,000 square-foot office and full-service counter area. In addition to an efficiently laid-out office and warehouse, Crawford incorporated many “green” initiatives throughout the new facility, including a tilt wall/cement building with a double insulated roof, the highest rated Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) air conditioning and heating units and T-5 fluorescent highbays lighting up the warehouse. In addition, the New Braunfels location includes motion sensors throughout the office areas and double-paned energy efficient windows and doors. The T-5 fluorescent highbays will produce an annual energy savings of $6,150, and Crawford forecasts a 25 percent savings on overall utility costs for the facility.

These environmentally responsible solutions are part of Sonepar USA's sustainability program called Blueway, which is focused on educating customers about eco-friendly products that use less energy and fewer natural resources.

“We have been serving contractors in the New Braunfels area for some time now,” says Craig Levering, CEO. “This new facility will allow us to supply those customers in a more convenient location. Plus, our state-of-the-art design and energy-efficient operations clearly demonstrate Crawford's dedication to environmentally responsible business practices.”

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