Hodges Southwest is a NEMRA member serving the Electrical and Communications markets throughout Texas.
Hodges Southwest is a member of Netcom One, a group of geographically non-competitive top NEMRA members who meet for three working days twice a year to sharpen our skills and best practices while learning from one another and top industry leaders. Members represent a variety of manufacturers and geographic territories which allows for open discussion and brainstorming on how to better relate through similar, but non-competing market conditions.
Our quotation management system tracks the exact status of every outstanding quotation with current feedback. At any given moment we are tracking millions of dollars of outstanding opportunities. This information is extremely important and we manage, monitor, and report the information carefully.
We work hand in hand with lead electrical and design engineers focusing primarily on having our principals' products approved.
We focus on conducting specification work at both the electrical end user and contractor levels as well as the E & C (engineering and construction).
Hodges Southwest tracks and forecasts Texas electrical industry sales in conjunction with the highly specialized electrical industry information service DISC, which is widely recognized as the electrical industry leader in market analysis and forecasting. This specialized service provides current information by county in Texas on what electrical distributors are selling. We have customized this service by market area to allow us to set realistic targets with our manufacturer partners and monitor our performance.
We have installed on every computer a virtual assistant which is an internal communications system that allows efficient movement of information from person to person. The telephones and computers are fully integrated. Each sales person is equipped with a smartphone in order to provide quick and complete communications. We have the latest quotation monitoring software and Laserfiche scanning technology which allows us to process quotes, orders and shipping information electronically providing our sales force important real time information.
Our periodic email communiciation—The Hodges Hotwire—enhances our customer's awareness of our manufacturers' product offerings. The Hodges Hotwire is emailed to over 1500 electrical distributors and contractor subscribers throughout Texas and Oklahoma. The Hodges Hotwire is a key tool that we use to keep our customer base continually aware of new products, featured products, ever changing market conditions and upcoming events.
Corrosion College is a hands-on short course that provided proven solutions for the prevention of industrial corrosion through classroom and hands-on experience. Grants of 1.5 CEUs are available to participants upon successful completion. Corrosion College provides hands-on experience in understanding the process of corrosion through two days of intensive instruction conducted by professionals in the field of corrosion protection. Corrosion College helps participants explore and understand proven strategies for combating corrosion.
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