City Electric Supply, Dallas, opened new locations in Rochester Hills, MI, and Kings Mountain, NC, last month.
The CES Rochester Hills branch marks the ninth store in the state of Michigan. It’s located between three other branches near the Michigan Eastside — CES Waterford, CES Macomb and CES Madison Heights. Branch Manager Jason Thienel said in the press release that the new branch is close to many industrial and commercial buildings. “Opening here was a no-brainer,” he said. “It’s not just a great store location, but there’s also a lot of business and development happening in the Detroit suburbs.”
The new CES branch in North Carolina is the first CES store to open in Kings Mountain. It’s located in an area surrounded by industrial plants, residential developments and commercial business. Local projects include the 24M warehouse, townhomes, apartments and restaurants. CES Kings Mountain Branch Manager Gerald Smith, who has been a resident of the small town for 26 years, is excited to see CES enter his city. “I don’t know if it’s hometown stuff, but they’re more open to supporting a local business, “said Smith in the press release. “We’re the first distributor here. The only places close by are hardware stores. We don’t have a lot of competitors over here.”
“We’ve done really well from the time we opened up. People are coming in pretty steadily, with some help from word of mouth and the KM Times. That helped drum up some interest in the local community.”