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Southwire Sells SCR Rod System in China

(Carrollton, Ga. September 1, 2007) – Southwire Company announced today the sale of an SCR® copper rod system to Jaingsu Jaingrun Copper Company Limited located in the Jiangsu Province, Yixing, China. 

This system is the 13th SCR Copper Rod System sold for installation in mainland China.  The SCR 7000 is designed with a production rate of 48 tonnes per hour and is capable of producing 314,400 tonnes of rod per year. The project includes the design of all operating equipment, from a skip cart furnace loader to a finished rod handling system.

“We are very excited that an experienced wire and cable producer chose to increase their production by purchasing a state-of-the-art SCR copper rod system” said Will Berry president of SCR Technologies. “We look forward to long and fruitful relationship with Jaingsu Jaingrun Copper Company.”

Southwire’s SCR team will be responsible for the design of the Southwire Furnace System consisting of a loader, melter, holding furnace and launder system, the casting machine, automatic metal pouring system, bar preparation unit, and computer monitoring system.  Southwire will supply all the equipment for these systems, except the fabricated steel assemblies of the furnace system and the bar preparation unit.

Continuing its many years of cooperation, Southwire will subcontract with Morgan Construction Company for the manufacture of the rolling mill, the rod delivery and cleaning system, the rod coiling system and the conveying system. Southwire and Morgan have worked together for more than 40 years to supply state-of-the-art continuous rod systems to the copper and aluminum industries.  Siemens will provide the electrical controls for this system and KM Europa Metal AG (KME) will supply the copper rings for the casting machine.

Southwire has sold 76 continuous-cast SCR Copper Rod Systems worldwide. The SCR continuous-cast system is the world leader in ETP (electrolytic tough pitch) copper rod production by maintaining its ease of operation, low operating costs and high operating efficiencies in producing quality rod to meet international standards.  In addition to copper rod mills, Southwire also sells SCR systems to produce EC, electrical alloy, and mechanical alloy aluminum rod. Southwire operates four of its own SCR systems, including a copper SCR system in Carrollton, Georgia and three aluminum SCR systems in Hawesville, Kentucky that produce EC, electrical alloy and mechanical alloy aluminum rod.