As one of the leading manufacturers of wire and cable used in the transmission and distribution of electricity, Southwire delivers power to millions of people around the world. Nearly one in two new homes built in the United States contains our wire, and we produce half the cable used to transmit and distribute electricity throughout the nation. More than half the world’s refined copper passes through one of our SCR® systems, our wire plays a key role in the manufacturing of other products, including automotive wiring harnesses and electrical motors, and our tools & equipment business continues to grow.
Headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, we have nearly 8,000 full- and part-time employees who work in more than 40 cities throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Honduras, China, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. With approximately 2 billion pounds of products and $6 billion in net sales in 2018, Southwire continues to energize the lives of people everywhere.
Southwire operates more than 30 manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico, Honduras and China and 10 customer service centers in the United States and Canada. We also hold growing international presence with several sales and support offices strategically positioned to serve customers in markets all over the world.
In February 2018, Southwire announced a planned closure of operations at our Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, customer service center. The relocation of facility operations to existing distribution facilities in the United States and Toronto, Canada, concluded at the end of the year, with the majority of the activity moving to a new 400,000-square-foot property in the west Georgia area.
Southwire continues to bolster our portfolio of innovative and sustainable products to position the company for long-term growth. Southwire announced two acquisitions in August of 2018.
- Southwire acquired Garvin Industries of Franklin Park, Illinois, to create broader opportunities to provide custom solutions for our electrical customers. We welcomed approximately 30 new employees to Southwire into our Tools, Components & Assembled Products group.
- We also welcomed ProBuilt Professional Lighting, LLC of Mundelein, Illinois, to our business. As a part of our Tools, Components & Assembled Solutions group, ProBuilt’s unique, high-quality lighting solutions improve jobsite lighting for our contractors.