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Hicks Electric & Utility Supply Co. (HESCO) opens in Atlanta area

Nov. 8, 2012
A new distributor serving the electric and utility markets has opened its doors in the Atlanta metro. Electric & Utility Supply Co. (HESCO) is now open for business at 6915 Northeast Expressway, Doraville, Ga. HESCO serves electrical and utility ...

A new distributor serving the electric and utility markets has opened its doors in the Atlanta metro. Electric & Utility Supply Co. (HESCO) is now open for business at 6915 Northeast Expressway, Doraville, Ga. HESCO serves electrical and utility contractors, as well as industrial and commercial accounts in Georgia and throughout the Southeast.

The opening of HESCO marks the return to the business of the David Hicks family, remembered by many contractors as the founders of DH Supply Co. DH Supply was sold to French-owned Rexel in 2006. In a press release announcing the opening of his new location, David Hicks Jr., the company’s president, said, “There is a void in the marketplace today of locally owned, independent distributors. We see a competitive advantage in our ability to be responsive to customers’ needs and make decisions on the spot. This is a business that comes down to people and relationships, and we feel that we can fill that niche and give contractors another choice and the kind of service they are looking for.”

Located at the intersection of I-85 and I-285 on the old DH Supply property, the new HESCO facility features a 60,000-square-foot warehouse, as well as a retail counter. “We returned to this location because it is convenient for our customers, and allows us to service the entire metro area effectively,” said Hicks. “The large warehouse also provides the opportunity for us to stage and store materials for our customers’ larger jobs.”