In 1937, our founder, Roy Richards, simply wanted to erect poles and string wire so his grandmother could read under electric light. So, he started a company to do just that. On March 23, 1950, he expanded on that dream and founded Southwire Co. LLC with just three secondhand machines and 12 employees. That same spirit is how we’ve continued to grow into a global supplier of wire and cable, and one of the leading suppliers of wire for utilities in the U.S. Yet, we’ve never forgotten where we came from: we’re still private, family-owned and based right down the road in Carrollton, Georgia.
We manufacture half of the cable used in the transmission and distribution of electricity across America, and one out of every three homes contains our electrical wiring. More than half of the copper rod made around the world is produced with Southwire Continuous Rod (SCR®) technology. Our tools and equipment business continues to grow, and our wire plays a key role in the manufacturing of other products, including automotive wiring harnesses and electrical motors.
At Southwire, we work hard every day to discover, develop and distribute sustainable solutions that exceed the expectations of our stakeholders around the world. In doing so, our goal is simple: we want to go from good to great. We continue to build on our seven decades of rich history by looking to the future—a future where needs will be met through high-end systems and solutions, and a future guided by the technologies, forces and trends shaping our industry.
Wire is the starting point. Every challenge. Every day. The people of Southwire bring the innovation, expertise and responsiveness you need for to make your project a success.