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TEC Forms Alliance With Tri-County EC

August 12, 2019

TEC has formed a Sole Source Alliance with Tri-County Electric Cooperative. The state association now has 27 warehouse alliances across the state.

"TCEC's mission is to enhance the quality of life in our diverse communities," said Darryl Schriver, TCEC general manager and CEO. "Our alliance with TEC allows us to streamline our supply chain so we can focus on increasing value to our member-owners, beyond reliable service."

Establishing alliances with co-ops statewide has become a priority for TEC. By leveraging TEC's buying power, co-ops benefit by purchasing through a single point of contact, which streamlines the process and saves time and money. Alliance partners have so far identified more than $93 million in savings since joining the program.

"Alliances not only benefit individual cooperatives, but they benefit Texas cooperatives as a whole," said Johnny Andrews, chief operating officer of TEC Manufacturing & Distribution Services. "Every new partnership further strengthens the bargaining power of current partners and justifies efforts to expand our network of alliances."