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October 10, 2015 6:53 AM ET

Electrical Equipment

Company Overview of Southwire Company, LLC

Company Overview

Southwire Company, LLC, also known as Kagan-Dixon Wire Corp., manufactures and supplies wires and cables for residential, commercial, underground and surface mining, industrial, transmission, substation, distribution, renewable power, and original equipment manufacturing (OEM) markets in North America. It provides aluminum building wires, automotive cables, branch circuit cables, copper building wires, data com and low voltage electronics wires, feeder cables, flexible cords, flexible conduits, industrial portable cords and cables, telecom cables, well pump and low voltage irrigation cables, and whip products. The company also offers aluminum bare transmission and distribution cables, alumin...

One Southwire Drive

Carrollton, GA 30119

United States

Founded in 1937





Key Executives for Southwire Company, LLC

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 59
Founder and Chairman
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President and President of Energy Division
Executive Vice President and President of North America
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Southwire Company, LLC Key Developments

Southwire Co. Purchases High-Voltage and Extra-High-Voltage Plant in North Carolina to Expand High-Voltage Cable Production

Southwire Co. has signed an agreement with ABB Inc. to purchase a high-voltage and extra-high-voltage (HV/EHV) underground transmission cable manufacturing plant in Huntersville, North Carolina, U.S. Through the acquisition, Southwire adds EHV cable products to its portfolio and expands its capacity to produce HV cable. The agreement also paves the way for Southwire to develop a strategic relationship with ABB. The 240,000-sq-ft (22,300-sq-m) three-year-old plant features technology for producing HV/EHV underground transmission cables ranging from 230 kV to 400 kV. Helping to strengthen North America's power transmission infrastructure, these cables distribute massive amounts of electricity and renewable energy - including wind and solar - in support of the nation's smart grid initiative.

Southwire Company, LLC Announces Board Changes

Southwire Company named Rich Stinson as its president as the company begins a transition in leadership. Stinson, now group president of electrical systems and services for Eaton Corporation, will join Southwire on Oct. 15. After initially serving as president under President and CEO Stu Thorn, Stinson will assume the role of chief executive officer following an orderly transition period. Thorn previously announced plans to retire after more than 14 years leading Southwire. His retirement closes a remarkable career of service to the company and its shareholders.

Southwire Signs Contract with ABB

Southwire Company has signed a contract with ABB Inc. The agreement has been signed to purchase a high-voltage and extra high-voltage underground transmission cable manufacturing plant in Huntersville, North Carolina. The acquisition is likely to be completed in the third quarter of 2015.

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