Crescent Electric Leads The Charge

Rockdale facility first branch location to install EV Charger

Sep 15, 2011, 12:27 ET from Crescent Electric Supply Company

EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. and ROCKDALE, Ill., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crescent Electric Supply Company has selected its Rockdale, Illinois facility to install its first electric vehicle charging station as part of the company's nationwide program to support the installation, training and service of EV supply equipment. One of thirteen Illinois locations, Crescent Electric's Rockdale branch is located at 1867 Crescent Way, near the intersection of S. Larkin and Moen Avenue.

"The EV charger, supplied by Leviton Manufacturing Company, will be used to train electrical contractors, business owners and municipal agencies on proper installation, operation and maintenance procedures," noted Joe McDermott, Crescent Electric's Chicago-area district manager. "We are committed to support our local communities and their sustainability initiatives to reduce petroleum usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Supporting an EV infrastructure fits perfectly into those plans."

"Our Rockdale branch is the first of ten facilities that will be outfitted with EV chargers in the first phase of a nationwide roll-out," commented Bob Settle, Crescent Electric's vice president of marketing. "Demo and training units will also be installed in other key markets such as Bloomington/Normal, San Diego, Portland, Phoenix, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Indianapolis and Nashville.  Other locations will follow as the demand for EV chargers spreads."

About Crescent Electric:

Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the ten largest electrical distribution companies in the U.S. The company serves contractors, institutional, commercial and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, lighting, automation and data communications products from 120 branches nationally (including four in the Chicago-land area - McHenry, Aurora, Elk Grove Village and Joliet /Rockdale.) The privately owned company was established in 1919 and is dedicated to being the leading distributor of quality products through value-added services. For more information on Crescent Electric Supply Company in the Chicago area, visit or phone 815-725-3020.

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