Our roots extend to 1937 when Roy Richards, a recent graduate of Georgia Tech, started a company to erect power poles. On March 23, 1950, Richards founded Southwire with three used machines and a workforce of 12 employees. Today, Southwire’s reputation for quality and service continues to grow, boasting nearly 8,000 employees throughout the world.
Nearly one in two new homes built in the United States contains our wire, and we produce half of the cable used to transmit and distribute electricity throughout the nation. More than half of the world’s refined copper passes through one of our SCR® systems, our tools & equipment business continues to grow and our wire plays a key role in the manufacturing of other products including automotive wiring harnesses and electrical motors.
Visit Southwire at www.southwire.com/.