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Southwire to Expand Wire & Cable Capacity

Southwire Co., Carrollton, Ga., said it’s expanding its production capacity for building wire and feeder MC cable by renovating an existing 650,000-square-foot facility on 111 acres in Carrollton, Ga. The plant will enable Southwire to dramatically increase capacity, while streamlining operations to support residential and commercial construction growth to meet future customer demand for building wire and feeder MC cable products, the company said.

Production has already begun at the new plant and additional equipment will be added over the coming months, with the goal of making it one of the most efficient and up-to-date wire and cable manufacturing facilities in operation today. Once complete, Southwire will produce several key product lines using updated equipment and manufacturing techniques.

"This new facility delivers a number of manufacturing benefits and the property allows for further expansion as needed," said Phil Tuggle, SVP building wire, Southwire. "Copper wire will continue to be our largest building wire category, but the market is continually demanding value engineered alternatives to copper. So not only will we get increased capacity, but we'll do it with an extremely efficient footprint with room for future growth."

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