Linden-based Turtle & Hughes, a distributor of industrial and electrical products, said it’s expanding its Texas footprint with a new facility in Round Rock, north of Austin. With this move, Turtle builds upon its commitment to sustainability evidenced in its major industrial, infrastructure and commercial projects across North America.
Turtle said the new 40,000-square-foot facility in Austin will help it deliver energy-efficient solutions to the region’s thriving technology sector. Supported by its 100,000-square-foot presence in the Houston area, and customer and vendor relationships cultivated over 45 years, Austin is a natural growth market for Turtle.
“Austin is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing innovation hubs in the country. We at Turtle are enormously proud to be part of this forward-looking community at a time of profound energy transition,” Kathleen Shanahan, Turtle CEO, stated. Aside from New York and New Jersey, where Turtle was founded and grew over the last 100 years into a fourth-generation family- and woman-owned company, the Gulf Coast market has been the company’s longest established region.
Turtle’s plans to locate in Austin accelerated rapidly with its opportunity to provide a major manufacturer with energy-efficient lighting and other sustainable materials for a new facility. From plans to opening, the new facility took under nine months.
Now Turtle is poised to equip technology, construction and municipal entities in the wider Austin region with sustainable products and end-to-end solutions. These include LED lighting, battery storage, EV charging, renewable energy and a broad array of electrical, water/wastewater and alternative energy infrastructure support.