Irby, a Jackson, Miss.-based subsidiary of Sonepar USA, recently opened a 28,000-sq-ft. facility in Houston after being awarded the CenterPoint Energy Integrated Supply Agreement. The new facility began operation on Feb. 1 and is located at 3520 S. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Suite. 200. In addition to the CenterPoint agreement, Irby will actively explore opportunities to service additional public power and utility contractor markets in the greater Houston area. Founded in 1926 the company has 59 locations in 25 states serving the industrial, contractor, commercial and utility markets.