As part of Entergy’s ongoing commitment to the customers and communities it serves, the company has spent more than $2.8 billion with local businesses since 2017. With more than a century in the books as a utility industry leader and expert in disaster recovery, the company has long used local business partnerships to play a role in sustaining communities and restoring economic prosperity. The COVID-19 crisis has proven no different.
As COVID-19 began impacting our communities, we partnered with suppliers like Briarwood Contractors to provide suddenly vital items like masks and disinfectant. Briarwood, a 100% woman/minority-owned business, has helped us meet the challenge of safely bringing essential employees into work and putting money back into our local economy. Since 2017, Entergy has spent over $2.2 billion with certified diverse suppliers like Briarwood Contractors.
Entergy is committed to our communities - and our local economies. Since 2017, we've spent $2.8B with local suppliers. So when our River Bend facility needed maintenance, we turned to Flowserve in Baton Rouge. They were not only able to handle the highly specialized work, they also completed it quickly. This kept $1.5 million in Baton Rouge - and Flowserve's shop floor full of employees.
After Hurricane Laura devastated southwest Louisiana, there weren’t enough poles available to replace the roughly 14,000 that Entergy needed to rebuild our distribution system. We worked with T&C Distributors to locally source between 680-1,275 storm-hardened poles per day during our restoration.