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Southwire increases footprint with United Copper acquisition


September 20, 2016
By Anthony Capkun
Photo of United Copper facility in Denton, Texas, courtesy Southwire.

September 20, 2016 – Southwire Company LLC has acquired United Copper Industries (Denton, Texas), saying this expands its manufacturing capabilities in the company’s core building wire products segment and enhances its geographical footprint.

United Copper is the third-largest manufacturer of building wire in the United States, reports Southwire, offering a full line of copper building wire products and metal-clad cables. The company has a workforce of about 300 employees.

“This acquisition provides us with an opportunity to expand one of our largest product offerings for both electrical wholesalers and retail customers,” said Southwire’s Norman Adkins. “As we focus on the ever-developing needs of our customers, the addition of United Copper will help to expand our operational footprint to grow with them.”

The 450,000-sf facility in Denton (photo) consists of sales and support resources, a copper rod mill, a manufacturing plant and distribution resources. Southwire plans to fully integrate this campus into its existing operations.

— Photo of United Copper facility in Denton, Texas, courtesy Southwire.