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Southwire acquiring cable manufacturing plant from ABB


July 21, 2015
By Anthony Capkun


July 21, 2015 – “We are committed to growing in the global wire and cable market. Today, we take another step toward that goal […]” said Southwire Co. president & CEO Stu Thorn of the company’s move to purchase a high-voltage and extra high-voltage (HV & EHV) underground transmission cable manufacturing plant from ABB Inc., thereby adding EHV cable products to Southwire’s portfolio.

Located in Huntersville, N.C., the 240,000-sf plant is capable of producing cables ranging from 230kV to 400kV. Positioned on a 20-acre site in Commerce Station Business Park, the Huntersville plant “fits nicely with Southwire’s family of manufacturing facilities and customer service centres”, says the company.

“In addition, today’s agreement paves the way for us to develop a strategic relationship with a global company like ABB, a recognized leader in power and automation technologies,” added Thorn.

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