CRL Opens New Branch Distribution Facility in Houston

Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), a supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, industrial and automotive industries, has opened its newest branch distribution facility in Houston.

This new branch serves the southern regions of Texas, as well as customers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of Mexico.
The company's existing branch in Dallas continues to serve northern Texas, as well as Oklahoma and Arkansas.

This new 42,400 sq. ft. facility is located in the northwest section of Houston, in the Fairbanks Industrial Park.

"This move brings our operations closer to our customers in southern Texas, and demonstrates our deep commitment to the Texas market," says Donald E. Friese, CRL president and chief executive officer.

The facility features new shipping equipment and computer systems. A "will call" department allows customers to pick up orders on site.

"We have already had very good reception here. I feel it is the best opening we have ever had for a new branch. The common question from customers is 'What took you so long to locate here?'" said Mike Scroggins, the Houston branch manager.

"We have enjoyed many years in Dallas and are pleased to be expanding our capabilities within Texas. This area is a major growth market, and is very important to our own advancement as the leading supplier to the glass industry. This new facility not only raises our level of service to our customers in that region, but is also a good business decision," added Friese.

Luis Sanchez and Stacy Goates have been named assistant branch managers at the Houston branch.

Contact information for the Houston branch is:

4420 Wind Fern Rd. Houston, Texas, 77041.

Phone: 713/462-6300

Fax: 713/462-6306.

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