At Southwire Company, LLC—one of North America’s leading manufacturers of wire and cable used in the transmission and distribution of electricity—We Deliver Power…Responsibly®. Headquartered in Carrollton, Ga., we have more than 7,500 full and part-time employees who work at more than 40 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Honduras, China, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. With approximately 2.28 billion pounds of products and $5.5 billion in net sales in 2017, our products help provide power to millions of people around the world.
Southwire operates 36 manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico, Honduras and China and 11 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 January 2017, Southwire announced a planned closure of operations at our Flora, Illinois, manufacturing facility. Full plant operation subsided in the first quarter of 2017, and the facility continued to operate at a limited capacity until the fourth quarter. In addition, the company moved operations at the Southwire Dallas Customer Service Center in Arlington, Texas, to the company’s newly acquired facility in Denton, Texas.
As the company continues to focus on efforts to accelerate growth, in December 2017, Southwire announced the expansion of our distribution facilities in the West Georgia area. Adjacent to the company’s existing West Georgia and Retail East Customer Service Centers in Villa Rica, Ga., a new 400,000 square foot property is currently under development.
Southwire continues to bolster our portfolio of innovative and sustainable products to position the company for long-term growth. Following the 2016 acquisitions of United Copper Industries, Inc. (UCI) and Sumner Manufacturing, Inc., Southwire announced the acquisition of DCN Cables of Youngsville, N.C. in October 2017—an industry leader in manufacturing power whips for mission critical facilities. Through the addition of DCN Cables, Southwire now offers 24-hour turn around and an expansive, customized offering of receptacles, color choices and variable cable lengths built to fit specific customer requirements.