Turtle & Hughes Acquires Los Angeles Distributor

LINDEN, N.J. — Turtle & Hughes Inc. announced today the acquisition of Associated of Los Angeles (ALA), a subsidiary of Steven Engineering, Inc., and one of the oldest and largest independent electrical distributors in the Los Angeles area.

“As Turtle & Hughes celebrates our 95-year legacy of quality service in the electrical distribution marketplace, the addition of Associated of Los Angeles creates a powerhouse of experience and industry knowledge for our customers. Its strong team of industry specialists extends the reach of our growing operations in Southern California and positions us to grow our business significantly while providing an unparalleled level of service,” said Luis Valls, President, Turtle & Hughes Electrical Division.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome the employees of Associated of Los Angeles to the Turtle & Hughes extended family,” said Jayne Millard, Chairman and CEO, Turtle & Hughes. “Both of our companies have endured for close to a century by creating a legacy of integrity, trust and excellence, exemplified in our company cultures that value our customers and our people.”

Under the new ownership arrangement, Associated of Los Angeles will continue to supply customers with the same extraordinary level of service and technical expertise they have come to trust, but with greater depth and breadth to its product and services portfolio. The company will maintain its current location in Los Angeles County, which complements and expands Turtle & Hughes customer coverage from its existing branches in Huntington Beach and Ontario. The Turtle & Hughes Southern California regional headquarters will move to the Associated of Los Angeles location under the direction of Vice President and General Manager Jeff Stroin.  Aram Marandyan will assume a new role as branch sales manager for Associated of Los Angeles.

About Associated of Los Angeles

Associated of Los Angeles began operations in 1928 when Mr. C.D. Russell, Sr. purchased the assets of Baker Electric Company and formed Associated Wholesale Electric Supply Company. Over the years, it expanded its local presence in Greater Los Angeles, with an emphasis on municipal, county and state institutions. Today, it remains a premier distributor partner to these agencies, as well as to the international petrochemical industry. It is a primary contractor to several major entertainment venues and large manufacturers. As a premier supplier to the industrial and commercial markets, it offers quality products ranging from commodity lines to advanced technology.

About Turtle & Hughes

Turtle & Hughes, established in 1923, is an independent woman-owned market leader in the Northeast with operations from Boston to Philadelphia, as well as in Texas, Louisiana and Southern California.  It is ranked among the top 20 electrical distribution companies nationwide and services the industrial, construction, commercial, electrical contracting, export and utility markets. Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS), a division of Turtle & Hughes, services Fortune 100 companies in the growing integrated supply market.  It operates nationwide, and in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. It has been widely recognized as one of the industry leaders in providing world-class integrated supply programs.

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