ATLANTA - Home Depot has announced that subsidiaries Apex Supply Company and Maintenance Warehouse will change their names to Home Depot Supply on March 1 to present a unified brand in the business-to-business marketplace. Home Depot Supply is a division of Home Depot that focuses on serving business-to-business customers, offering a range of products, from builder and trade construction materials to plumbing and HVAC products, in addition to maintenance, repair, and operating supplies.

"Combining these professional supply businesses under the Home Depot Supply brand will leverage their collective strength to benefit our customers," said Jim Stoddart, president of Home Depot Supply. "We are building a platform for future growth that will provide superior services tailored to meet the needs of professional customers. We understand that each customer's needs are different, and we are committed to having the expertise to meet them uniquely. We're building our business around their business."

The Home Depot Supply logo will appear on collateral materials and signage in March.

Apex Supply Company, based in Atlanta with branches throughout the Southeast, is a wholesale distributor of plumbing and HVAC products, industrial pipe, valves, and fittings. Maintenance Warehouse provides maintenance, repair, and operations products, with the ability to supply over 95 percent of the United States with next-day delivery on thousands of in-stock maintenance products at wholesale prices, says the company.

Publication date: 02/16/2004