HIGH POINT, NC — Near the southern point of the Piedmont Triad in North Carolina, you’ll find High Point, a sprawling city that extends into four counties. Now, a long-time distributor in this manufacturing hub is not only one of the newest CES locations, it is also one of the most experienced.
In a rare move, CES purchased an existing supplier. David Lambeth has been running his business for 40 years and doing an amazing job. We are more than thrilled to merge and continue building relationships with the customers in the area.
Merging with an existing supplier will be the high point in this transition. Lambeth’s team has an incredible reputation in the area and a loyal customer base; it’s our duty to move into the area gracefully and continue to offer the same great service our customers there have come to expect.
After 18 months of conversation between Lambeth and CES VP of Operations John Nantz, Lambeth felt the two businesses were very alike and offered the green light.
The process to merge was slow and methodical. CES District Manager Doug Wells was instrumental as he handled many of the logistics and served as branch manager for much of the interim before Branch Manager Tracy Brown joined the team from another CES division.
“High Point was one of the last big cities in North Carolina where we didn’t have a location. We’ve been looking at High Point for probably 20 years and it never felt right until this opportunity came around. It was scary, but it was important,” Nantz said. “It ties our branches together up there… really, it ties the whole market together from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Lexington, and now High Point, we’re in all the big areas.”
CES is now tasked with bringing in new stock, switching over barcodes, and rebranding the store. It was important to Nantz and Wells that the same team that’s run the store for many years stay intact and as a result, the same familiar faces are still behind the counter. “It’s exciting being a part of this change,” Brown stated.
Visit CES Hight Point, NC at: 1944 W. Green Dr. High Point, NC 27260.