375 new jobs
$95 million capital investment
On Oct. 23, 2013, Southwire announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Georgia, creating 375 jobs and investing $95 million over the next four years.
A leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution of electricity, Southwire has purchased a 144,000-square-foot-facility in Villa Rica and has entered into a contract to purchase a 635,000-square-foot facility in Carrollton, increasing the company's production capacity.
The expansion will add 300 jobs at the newly purchased manufacturing facility in Carrollton, another 60 in Villa Rica and 15 at the Carrollton corporate offices, according to Gary Leftwich, manager of communications for Southwire.
The Southwire expansion is the seventh major industrial project to be announced in Carroll County since the beginning of the year, representing 960 new jobs and $262.5 million investment.
Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, Southwire Co. is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad (MC) cable, FlatWire® Ready products, cord products (including Tappan™ sound, security, and communication cables through Tappan Wire & Cable Inc.), utility cable products, industrial power cable, OEM wire products, SCR®copper and aluminum rod, and continuous casting technology. Southwire also supplies MAXIS® Contractor Equipment and Southwire™ Electrician's Tools to the commercial, industrial, retail, electrical wholesale outlet and utility construction markets.
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