For Turtle & Hughes, new century brings new corporate HQ

One of nation’s leading electrical and industrial distributors is moving from Linden to Clark

Turtle & Hughes, one of the nation’s leading electrical and industrial distributors, serving multiple industries from commercial real estate through utilities and infrastructure, is relocating its headquarters — just in time for its 100th anniversary.

The company, which was founded in 1923, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Linden to Clark.

The company recently signed a lease for 27,000 square feet at 100 Walnut Ave., Signature Acquisitions announced. (The news was first reported by Real Estate NJ.)

Located off the Garden State Parkway at Exit 135, 100 Walnut Ave. offers top amenities, including an on-site full-service cafeteria, shared conference facility and first-class on-site property management and ownership, Signature Associates said.

The location of the headquarters may have changed, but the company’s business philosophy has not. The company said on its website that it is eager to take all it has learned in the first 100 years into the second.

“History is not just about the past, it’s about creating the future,” the company said. “You don’t get to 100 years without a lot of learning.”

The company said it will continue to rely on four key principles:

  • Family: Family-founded, -run and -owned — yesterday, today and tomorrow. The company said it has extended its family to include its employees, partners and customers.
  • Sustainability: Turtle & Hughes said it has consistently focused its impact through an environmental lens and systemic companywide initiatives. The company said it supports its customers with industry-leading products and services, its employees with opportunities and tools to be their very best, and its communities with compassion.
  • Resilience: The company said it has built its 100-year heritage with technical expertise, continuing to set the pace for what’s possible in the industry by adapting to the challenges of a new era of energy transition.
  • Progress: An innovative spirit has driven Turtle & Hughes for the last century — and the next century will call on the company to solve even more complex and challenging problems for its customers.

The company said its efforts this decade alone show it is moving forward with purpose.

The company said it donated much-needed personal protective equipment to first responders and created new ways for employees to work remotely. It published its first environmental, social & governance report, showing its commitment to the environment, people and community. And it entered the electric vehicle charging market, becoming a major player.

Throughout it all, some things have stayed the same.

The family-owned company is eager to celebrate its centennial — and will do so by doing what it always has done, Executive Chairman Jayne Millard said.

“Much has changed since my great-grandparents first opened our doors in 1923, but one thing remains constant: Our ability to adapt and transform to the requirements of our customers, and our commitment to help each employee be the very best they can be — for themselves, their families, our customers and our company,” she said.