Encore Wire Corporation manufactures electrical building wire and cable. The company supplies building wire for interior electrical wiring in commercial and industrial buildings, homes, apartments, and manufactured housing. 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 product line, while maintaining and enhancing its’ low-cost production capabilities to help the company prosper. The company’s strategy for expanding its share of the building wire markets emphasizes customer service and product innovations coupled with low-cost production. 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 company also purchases small quantities of other types of wire to re-sell to customers that buy products that it manufactures. NM-B Cable: Non-metallic sheathed cable is used primarily as interior wiring in homes, apartments and manufactured housing. NM-B cable is composed of either two or three insulated copper wire conductors, with an un-insulated 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 is composed of two or three PVC insulated copper wire conductors, with an un-insulated ground wire, all jacketed in PVC. SE Style Cable: Service Entrance cable is primarily utilized as an external service drop to the meter base to the distribution equipment. SE style cable is composed of 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: HHN/THWN-2 cable is used primarily as feeder, circuit and branch wiring in commercial and industrial buildings. It is composed of 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 is composed of a copper or aluminum single conductor, either stranded or solid, and with a single layer of cross-linked polyethylene (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 is composed of a copper or aluminum single conductor, either stranded or solid, and with a single layer of cross-linked polyethylene (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 consists of 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 also allowed by the National Electric Code (NEC). 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, who sell building wire and various other products to electrical contractors. The company sells its products primarily through independent manufacturers’ representatives located throughout the United States and, to a lesser extent, through its own direct in-house marketing efforts. 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. Competition The company’s primary competitors include Southwire Company, Cerro Wire LLC, United Copper Industries, General Cable Corporation and AFC Cable Systems, Inc. Research and Development Activities During the year ended December 31, 2013, the company’s research and development costs were approximately $1.5 million. Intellectual Property The company files patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It 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 can 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. History Encore Wire Corporation was founded in 1989. The company is a Delaware corporation, and was incorporated in 1989.
encore wire corp (EW3:Frankfurt)
1329 Millwood Road
Mckinney, TX 75069
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