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Southwire Adds to Tools & Equipment Business with CEP Purchase

Sept. 10, 2020

Southwire, Carrollton, GA, has acquired Construction Electrical Products (CEP), Livermore, CA, a 40-year-old manufacturer of temporary power distribution and portable lighting products. CEP’s existing product line will be combined with Southwire’s expanding electrical safety and lighting solutions — adding popular products such as the 3-Phase Power Carts and the LED Balloon Light. Southwire will welcome 47 employees from CEP and integrate its 48,000-square-foot Livermore facility into its distribution footprint.

 “As we continue to expand our Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions team, CEP’s 40-year legacy and presence in the temporary power and portable lighting market will be a strong complement to Southwire’s product portfolio and our strategic growth initiatives,” said Rich Stinson, Southwire’s president and CEO, in the press release.

“CEP provides a two-fold advantage for our growing electrical safety and lighting product lines while also bolstering our entire selection of Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions,” said Brandon Moss, Southwire’s executive VP of Tools, Components, & Assembled Solutions, in the press release. “CEP’s products have a strict focus on safety while also being able to build to spec through the Custom UL 1640 manufacturing program. We are excited to add CEP’s products to Southwire’s selection of solutions, as they provide more electrical product options that allow contractors to work safely and more efficiently during every jobsite phase.”

Southwire’s other acquisitions over the years include: Madison Electric Products (2020); United Copper Industries (2016); Seatek (2015); Coleman Cable (2014); American Insulated Wire (2010); Tappan Wire & Cable (2010); Maxis Contractor Equipment (2009); Essex Electrical Products (2006); FlatWire (2005); Alflex (2004); and General Cable’s building wire assets (2001).