Nov 29, 2022
As part of more than a billion-dollar modernization commitment across its footprint, Southwire is nearing the completion of construction on a new, state-of-the art rod plant in Carrollton, Ga. The new plant replaces an aging, 40-year-old facility and will increase copper rod production by at least 10 percent annually.
In 1963, the company patented Southwire Continuous Rod (SCR®) technology, which transformed the wire and cable industry. More than half of all copper rod in the world has passed through a SCR system in some capacity. Through cutting-edge technology and practices, the new rod plant will produce more copper rod than any other SCR® system, while encompassing a smaller environmental footprint.
“Our goal as a company is to be generationally sustainable, and the construction of this plant is a key milestone on that journey. This is a significant investment in our future," said Rich Stinson, Southwire president and CEO. “We are proud of our industry-leading influence, and this new facility will set a higher global standard for sustainability and efficiency in rod manufacturing. It's a great time to be in the electrical industry and an even a better time to be at Southwire.”
Southwire’s commitment to modernization is a multi-year investment to integrate newer and better equipment, systems and technology into its operations, increasing efficiency, focusing on safety, enhancing the company’s competitiveness and ensuring the operational capability and capacity to support this strategic growth as the company continues to be seen as an employer of choice.
“Our team is thrilled to evolve the modern assets and technology that have made Southwire an industry leader while, at the same time, advance our values of empowerment, trust, consistency and inclusion,” said senior vice president of modernization, Will Berry. “This new plant illustrates our long-standing commitment to sustainable growth.”