Encore Wire Corporation operates as a manufacturer of electrical building wire and cable. The company supplies building wire for interior electrical wiring in commercial and industrial buildings, homes, apartments, and manufactured housing. Products The company offers an electrical building wire product line that consists primarily of NM-B cable, UF-B cable, THHN/THWN-2, and other types of wire products, including metal-clad and armored cable. All of these products are manufactured with copper or aluminum as the conductor. The principal bases for differentiation among stock-keeping units are product type, conductor type, diameter, insulation, color, and packaging. NM-B Cable: Non-metallic sheathed cable is used primarily as interior wiring in homes, apartments and manufactured housing. NM-B cable includes either two or three insulated copper wire conductors, with an uninsulated ground wire, all sheathed in a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) jacket. UF-B Cable: Underground feeder cable is used to conduct power underground to outside lighting and other applications remote from buildings. UF-B cable includes two or three PVC-insulated copper wire conductors, with an uninsulated ground wire, all jacketed in PVC. SE Style Cable: Service Entrance cable is primarily utilized as an external service drop from the meter base to the distribution equipment. SE style cable includes copper or aluminum multiple conductors, insulated with PVC or a single layer of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation, all jacketed in PVC. THHN/THWN-2 Cable: THHN/THWN-2 cable is used primarily as feeder, circuit and branch wiring in commercial and industrial buildings. It includes a copper or aluminum single conductor, either stranded or solid, and insulated with PVC, which is further coated with nylon. Users typically pull THHN/THWN-2 cable through cable tray or protective conduit pipe. XHHW-2 Cable: XHHW-2 wire is intended for general purpose applications utilized in conduit or other recognized raceways for service, feeders, and branch-circuit wiring. It includes a copper or aluminum single conductor, either stranded or solid, and with a single layer of XLPE insulation. USE-2 Cable: USE-2 or RHH or RHW-2 wire is intended for general purpose applications utilized in conduit or installed in underground applications or in recognized raceways for service, feeders, and branch-circuit wiring. It includes a copper or aluminum single conductor, either stranded or solid, and with a single layer of XLPE insulation suitable for wet locations. Metal-Clad and Armored Cable: Metal-clad and armored cable is used primarily as feeder, circuit and branch wiring, primarily in commercial and industrial buildings. It includes multiple conductors, either stranded or solid, and insulated with PVC, which are further coated with nylon and then fully encased in a flexible aluminum or steel ‘armored’ protective sheath that eliminates the need to pull the wire through pipe or conduit. Photovoltaic Cable: Photovoltaic style cables are designed to meet the different needs of the emerging Solar Industry by providing connections between PV panels, collector boxes and inverters; and where allowed by the National Electric Code. Bare Copper: Bare copper conductors are used in overhead electrical transmission and distribution systems for grounding electrical systems, and where high conductivity and flexibility are required for equipment and circuit grounding. Customers The principal customers for the company’s wire are wholesale electrical distributors throughout the United States, who sell building wire and various other products to electrical contractors, and to a lesser extent, to retail home improvement centers. Marketing and Distribution The company markets its products throughout the United States primarily through independent manufacturers’ representatives, and to a lesser extent, through its own direct marketing efforts. Strategy The company’s strategy is to further expand its share of the building wire market primarily by emphasizing a high level of customer service and the addition of new products that complement its current product line, while maintaining and improving its low-cost production capabilities. The company’s strategy includes customer service, product innovation, low-cost production, efficient plant design, and incentivized work force. Research and Development Activities The company’s research and development costs were approximately $1.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. Intellectual Property Matters The company files patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The company owns various patents and pending patent applications. The company also owns various registered trademarks and pending trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The registrations for the marks would expire on various dates between 2015 and 2023, but each registration could be renewed indefinitely as long as the respective mark continues to be used in commerce and the requisite proof of continued use or renewal application, as applicable, is filed. Competition The company’s primary competitors include Southwire Company, Cerro Wire LLC, United Copper Industries, General Cable Corporation, and AFC Cable Systems, Inc. History Encore Wire Corporation, a Delaware corporation, was founded in 1989. The company was incorporated in 1989.
encore wire corp (EW3:Frankfurt)
1329 Millwood Road
Mckinney, TX 75069
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