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Company Overview of Southwire Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Southwire Company, Inc., also known as Kagan-Dixon Wire Corp., manufactures and supplies wires and cables for residential, commercial, mining, industrial, transmission, substation, distribution, renewable, and original equipment manufacturer markets in North America. The company provides metal-clad, feeder, and power cables, as well as THHN, SER, and other wire types; overhead conductors for transmission and distribution of electricity, insulated products for secondary distribution of electricity, medium-voltage cables for underground distribution, high-voltage cables for underground applications, bare copper for grounding systems, and superconducting (HTS) cables; and copper and aluminum ro...

One Southwire Drive

Carrollton, GA 30119

United States

Founded in 1937





Key Executives for Southwire Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 57
Founder and Chairman
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President of Operations
Executive Vice President and President of Energy Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Southwire Company, Inc. Key Developments

Celanese Corporation and Southwire Company LLC Develop Utility Transmission Conductor with Multi-Stranded Composite Core of Celstran CFR-TPR

Celanese Corporation and Southwire Company LLC introduced an affordable option for utility transmission lines - the new C(7TM) Overhead Conductor with a multi-stranded composite core of Celstran continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic rods (CFR-TPR) from Celanese. The Celanese- and Southwire-developed transmission conductor delivers nearly double the capacity and exhibits less sag than the same diameter aluminum conductor steel-reinforced (ACSR) conductor. The design allows for minimum sag at higher power transfer, and the stranded Celstran CFR-TPR core means there is no single point of failure for the overhead conductor. The C(7) Overhead Conductor with Celstran CFR-TPR provides seven key advantages: Minimal Thermal Expansion - Lowest level available in a composite core for minimal sag increase at high power transfer; Lightweight - High strength-to-weight ratio; Multi-Element Core - No single point of failure, unlike monolithic constructs; Flexible and Robust - Installs like traditional conductor without the need for special training and equipment; Celanese Engineered Material - The only all-thermoplastic composite core in the world, backed by 50-plus years of material innovation and know-how, with high-temperature performance (180 to 225 degrees Celsius); Multiple Conductor Designs - Tailored for installation requirements, from light-to-heavy ice loads, normal-to-long spans, and numerous conductor constructions; Use of Conventional Connectors - Traditional, crew-friendly, two-piece compression fittings.

Southwire Introduces Electrician's Tools that are More Durable, Perform Better and Enhance the Total Solutions for Professional Contractors

Southwire has introduced Southwire(TM) Electrician's Tools. This comprehensive line of hand tools, testers and meters is manufactured with top-quality materials to ensure superior performance and durability throughout the lifecycle of the tool. The tools include added features to help enhance user productivity and are backed by strong warranties. The impressive suite of tool products is a natural extension of Southwire's Maxis(R) Contractor Equipment line, which Southwire acquired in 2009. The new unit will be led by Brandon Moss, who was recently named vice president of Southwire's Tools & Accessories. Moss helped spearhead the rigorous product research and testing Southwire conducted while developing the new tools. Southwire's Electrician's Tools will be available in retail outlets and electrical wholesale and tools supply houses nationwide, allowing wide availability for professional contractors. The collection consists of a full line of professional grade hand tools that includes pliers, strippers, and screw drivers, as well as a wide array of electrical meters and testers. The Electrician's Tools line marks the latest innovation for Southwire, long known as a company with a powerful brand in the wire and cable industry and for 'real change' that empowers electrical contractors and installers. Contractors and electricians who use Southwire products and services have come to know Southwire for its premium quality products, innovation, and performance reliability that deliver value. They know that Southwire is in it for the long haul, and will continue to listen to their concerns and support their needs for years to come.

Southwire Company, Inc. Releases a Series of Mobile Apps

Southwire Company, Inc. is releasing a series of mobile apps that will offer electrical contractors, utilities, OEM's and other end users of Southwire's products and services powerful mobile tools that they can access on-the-go to maximize productivity. The first seven apps are now being released by Southwire, with several more to follow later in 2012. The apps focus on core needs that customers and product end users have to manage every day, like selecting and installing products and converting units of measure for more accurate pricing of quotes. The apps also make it simple to email the results to others on the jobsite, such as suppliers, when more materials are necessary, and inspectors, in connection with regulatory compliance.

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