HD Supply Utilities and Agile Sourcing Partners, Inc. Sign Contract to Offer Supplier Diversity for the Utility Community

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Both companies will combine their strengths and teams to offer comprehensive capabilities to increase utility supply chain efficiencies

HD Supply Utilities, North America’s largest electric utilities distributor and premier provider of integrated supply solutions for transmission & distribution and generation, and Agile Sourcing Partners, Inc., the leading partner of choice to utilities for integrated materials and services, today announced an equity relationship to offer comprehensive capabilities and enhanced value-added services to utility customers. Agile Sourcing Partners is a diverse business enterprise and a California Public Utility Commission-certified Woman, Minority-owned Business.

“HD Supply Utilities is committed to supplier diversity for utilities across the United States,” said Alan Morris, vice president, sales, southwest region, HD Supply Utilities. “We are excited about the relationship with Agile and see it as an opportunity to strengthen our company while helping develop diversity in the supplier community.”

HD Supply Utilities offers the most advanced integration solutions in the industry, optimizing innovative technology to deliver bottom line savings for the utility supply chain. Agile Sourcing Partners has a strong focus on customer service and supply chain expertise offering procurement and project management services, global sourcing, freight management, incoming inspection, job site delivery coordination and materials assembly solutions.

Both companies will combine their strengths and teams to offer comprehensive capabilities to increase utility supply chain efficiencies. The relationship will initially focus on the expansion of transmission & distribution, substation and smart grid product and solution offerings, growing into the areas of safety equipment, tooling and generation plant maintenance.

“Our partnership is strategic; working with HD Supply enhances our ability to adopt best practices for the benefit of our utility customers—today and tomorrow,” said Maria Thompson, president of Agile Sourcing Partners. “We gain access to HD Supply Utilities’ robust supply chain processes, technologies and expertise, allowing us to increase our scope and grow our business. Ultimately, this investment will enhance our ability to deliver value to our customers.”

Maria Thompson will remain president of Agile Sourcing Partners and Alan Morris will continue in his role as vice president, sales, southwest region of HD Supply Utilities under the relationship.

About Agile Sourcing Partners, Inc.
Agile Sourcing Partners was founded by Maria Thompson with a strong focus on customer service and supply chain expertise. As a leading partner in the utilities supply chain, Agile sources materials from commodities to highly engineered products including pipes, valves, fittings, instrumentation, hardware and transmission lattice towers serving some the largest gas and electric utilities on the West coast. Agile offers procurement and project management services, global sourcing, freight management, consulting, quality inspection, job site delivery coordination and materials assembly solutions.

About HD Supply Utilities
HD Supply Utilities (http://www.hdsupply.com/utilities), including its Canadian operations, is North America’s largest electric utilities distributor and premier provider of integrated supply solutions for transmission & distribution and generation. It is a business of HD Supply (http://www.hdsupply.com), a leading industrial distribution company, providing a broad range of products and services to professional customers in the infrastructure & energy, maintenance, repair & improvement and specialty construction markets.

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