Carrollton,  GA 
United States
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 Press Releases

  • Aaron Hammond, who you might remember from his blog post about helping Rommel Construction save time and money by changing their jobsite setup, has written in with another success story. Keep reading to see how Hammond was able to help another contractor increase profits while decreasing workload through Southwire’s SIMpull Solutions® innovations.

    Joe Zalewski, a Senior Project Manager with Battaglia Electric, called in the summer of 2016 to inform me of a possible Southwire copper contract for the brand-new Bayhealth campus project in Milford, Delaware. He was managing it and wanted to learn more about Southwire’s SIMpull Solutions® innovations. We scheduled a time to meet so I could hear more about his needs and present Southwire’s suite of solutions to him. Joe hadn’t used any of the SIMpull Solutions® products yet but was definitely interested in trying what we had to offer.

    SIMpull Solutions®After our initial meeting and a couple jobsite meetings, Joe was convinced that some of Southwire’s SIMpull Solutions® products would be a good fit for the Bayhealth job. His approach was, “If it creates value, I am going to use it”. The first solution he was looking to try was the SIMpull® CoilPAK™ wire payoffs, but he needed a loaner SIMpull™ CoilPAK™ cart. I was able to provide two loaner carts and some pulling accessories to start. I brought the carts to his job and provided a training session to ensure his crew knew the proper handling procedures for using the SIMpull® CoilPAK™ wire payoffs. From there, I left the carts for about three weeks on his jobsite and followed up a couple times.

    The outcome was all positive and they ended up buying our SIMpull™ CoilPAK™ carts for the job. By utilizing the products within Southwire’s SIMpull Solutions® innovations, Joe and his crew were able to work smarter and faster. In fact, they enjoyed the benefits of the SIMpull® CoilPAK™ wire payoffs so much that they recently placed another order for SIMpull™ CoilPAK™ carts. They explained that they had experienced a material and labor savings since using the SIMpull® CoilPAK™ wire payoffs compared to their traditional means and methods of installing circuit sized wire. This was a great success for both Battaglia Electric and Southwire. With over 1.8 million feet of #12 & #10 wire to install, they were able to save a ton of time and have their circuits installed in a safer, more productive way using Southwire’s SIMpull® CoilPAK™ wire payoffs.

    If you would like to learn more about how a Contractor Solutions team member can assist you at your next jobsite, contact them at

    ©2018 Southwire Company, LLC.  All Rights Reserved

  • Engineers

    Celebrated since 1951, National Engineers Week – or EWeek – is a time to encourage the upcoming generation of students to pursue a career path in engineering. Done through public awareness campaigns of engineering achievements, each year has a theme to help recognize the many different ways that engineering impacts our daily lives and shapes our future. Held from February 18-24, the theme for 2018’s EWeek is Inspiring Wonder, and Southwire is celebrating by highlighting the wonder inspired in students at the Southwire Engineering Academy (SWEA).

    EngineersDeveloped jointly with the Carrollton City School System, SWEA is a cooperative education program for promising students enrolled in the Carrollton High School STEM program to gain firsthand experience in the engineering field. To apply, the students submit their applications to their school CTAE Director who then, with a panel of teachers and school administrators, decide which applicants to accept. Several factors are taken into consideration, including grades, attendance record, and attitude.

    “Because this is such a competitive program, we try to combine rigorous classwork with student interests to ensure that we are sending over some of our best students to Southwire,” affirmed Principal David Brooks. “While our students are intellectually capable, we want the applicants to have the enthusiasm for SWEA’s material too.”

    Once in the program, the students are split into small groups and given a year to tackle manufacturing and technological challenges that full-time engineers would face in their careers. Each group is supported by two Southwire engineers who act as mentors to the students and assist in the process of discovery and experimentation. As they are working on Southwire’s campus with employees, the students are also expected to conduct themselves to Southwire’s professional and safety standards.

    “Watching the students grow from high school seniors to young professionals is one of the most exciting parts of the SWEA program to me,” relayed Theresa Fisher, Southwire’s Power Systems & Solutions Manufacturing Training Specialist who oversees the SWEA program. “As they work together on engineering challenges, they are learning valuable collaborative, presentation, and communication skills. They are relying on each other to bring their best selves to SWEA so that they gain the confidence to discuss ideas with full-time engineers as if they’ve been working in the industry for decades too.”

    EngineersThe benefits of SWEA go beyond exposing high school students to practical engineering projects and professionalism. Southwire is committed to developing a sustainable future workforce, an objective that our CEO, Rich Stinson, wrote about in his op-ed article featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The goal for a sustainable workforce includes engineers, as their product innovations streamline current efficiencies and open up the construction opportunities of tomorrow. As our series of blogs about megatrends have indicated, the next generation of engineers will have to create solutions for the energy demands of smart cities and how to retrofit aging infrastructures.

    “One of the things that is so positive about the program is that not only are the students working on real world engineering challenges, but they’re also getting a head start on their careers,” stated Dr. Mark Albertus, the Carrollton City School System’s Superintendent. “Because Southwire is such a cutting edge company, the students are being exposed to what the future holds in engineering. I’m so thankful for Southwire’s partnership with this. It’s not only benefitting the school system, but Carroll County as a whole.”

    For more information about SWEA, please check out To learn more about Southwire’s commitment to product, environmental, and workplace sustainability, please visit

    ©2018 Southwire Company, LLC.  All Rights Reserved

  • RV

    Southwire Company, LLC, the trusted source for Surge Guard* products designed to protect you, your RV, and electrical equipment, is pleased to announce a new warranty for its line of Surge Guard products.  The new warranty includes Lifetime Equipment Coverage for all Surge Guard products, and includes Connected Equipment Coverage to protect appliances in the RV, like TVs and microwaves, against costly damage resulting from transient voltage surges or spikes.

    The new warranty applies to all Surge Guard products purchased on and after 11/27/2017.

    “We want our customers to know we not only care about their safety, but the personal property inside their RVs, as well,” said Marc Hall, Vice President, Mobile Power & Electrical Safety. “That’s why we are committed to offering best-in-class quality, performance, and protection with our Surge Guard products and warranties. We believe in educating customers on the importance of power quality and electrical load so they can maintain a safe environment while enjoying all the amenities RVs have to offer.  Enhancing our warranty is a simple way for us to show our support for safe RV’ing and appreciation of our customers’ investments.”

    About Southwire Mobile Power:

    Southwire is the trusted source for Surge Guard products designed to protect you, your RV, and electrical equipment. We provide power for your journey with RV cords and adapters, and Shoreline Reels™ hose and cord reels to eliminate the mess. Wherever you are traveling, Southwire is proud to provide peace of mind when you hook up your RV at a campground, motor park, or recreational area. Learn more at

    To learn more about other great RV products, stay tuned to

    ©2017 Southwire Company, LLC.  All Rights Reserved

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Sunday, Sept. 30 - Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

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