HOUSTON, Texas — Crawford, A Sonepar Company, opened two new branches early this year. In addition to successfully combining the Irby and Crawford brands, the distributor continues expanding in Texas with the opening of their Tomball and McKinney branches.
“We are happy for the opportunity to strengthen connections with customers,” said McKinney Branch Manager, Chris Royal. “Our product mix and immersive setting support my team’s interactions with customers to make sure they have the material and service they require for a seamless experience.”
Following the organization’s density-branch model, the two new facilities feature open counter warehouses and custom-tailored inventory to cater to local customer needs. Each location maintains optimal inventory levels through the daily product deliveries from their distribution centers. The open design allows for associates to focus their time on providing the best service and connecting customers with valuable business solutions.
“What sets the Tomball branch apart from others in the area is going to be fantastic service,” said Tomball Branch Manager, Chandler Andrews. “We have a brand-new facility, self-pick options, a bilingual team, and we are genuinely excited to help.”
The combined Crawford footprint now stretches across eight southeastern states including Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida. The new additions mark their 62nd and 63rd operational locations.
“Through the integration of Crawford and Irby, we strengthened our networks and the ability to more effectively service our customers,” said President Mike Dumas. “With nearly double the branch count, we maintain a commitment to excellent local service and to ensuring stability in the distribution network. We look forward to our continued growth across the broadened footprint.”