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Southwire Announces It’s New Energy Center

By providing
a unique environment for customers to discuss product needs, as well as observe
the advanced manufacturing process of wire and cable that crews will deploy in
the field, the new Southwire Energy Center is extending the company’s
reputation for innovation as a leading energy industry supplier.

Southwire’s
state of the art plant located in Villa Rica, GA will lead a push in developing
smart grid components and products for renewable energy projects.  The new multimillion-dollar facility’s
primary focus will be to expand Southwire’s substation cable technology and
solutions.

“We believe
the Southwire Energy Center is unlike any plant our customers have ever
toured.  We have co-located our sales and
product development teams with our manufacturing and logistics operations.  This builds stronger collaborative problem
solving, in a modern facility that allows customers to be involved in product
development and observe the manufacturing process like never before,” said
Michael Tribble, Vice President, Substation Cables at Southwire.  “A major focus of what is taking place at
Southwire Energy Center is developing new products and services for
substations, because we recognize the critical importance of these facilities
for our customers.”

The
Southwire Energy Center offers a variety of specialized cable products and
services to improve productivity and make the process of building new
substations or upgrading existing facilities easier.  The facility will provide a complete product
overview, simplified order fulfillment and flexible delivery scheduling so
products arrive when they are needed on the jobsite.  Additionally, Southwire will provide advanced
technical support during the substation design and specification stage.

Southwire is
focused on sustainability and will assist customers in eliminating waste by
allowing substation project managers to get cut to length cable for specific
installation needs.  The Southwire Energy
Center will also pioneer a “substation kit” that will be custom packed with all
fo the cable components needed to build or upgrade a substation based on
customer specifications for individual projects.

Southwire
has more than 60 years of experience in providing customers with innovative
products and services.  The Southwire
Energy Center is a next generation manufacturing facility that will meet
customer needs by offering a single trusted source for substation planning and
product fulfillment.  The facility will
utilize insights uncovered by Southwire’s Cofer Center, which tracks new technological
trends and researches ways these advancements can be implemented, such as
cables that integrate monitoring and automation capabilities to support smart
grid development.

The
Southwire Energy Center will manufacture specialty substation cables along with
control cables that include Southwire’s Proof Positive Technology to help deter
theft.

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