ATLANTA - Apex Supply Company and Maintenance Warehouse, subsidiaries of The Home Depot, will change their names to The Home Depot Supply on March 1. According to The Home Depot, the change will present a unified brand in the business-to-business marketplace.

"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 The 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 name change will not affect the way customers interact with the companies, and customers will be notified of new services and product offerings as they become available. Customers can expect to see The Home Depot Supply logo on collateral materials and signage in March.

Publication date: 02/23/2004