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Southwire scores two-fold advantage with CEP acquisition

September 1, 2020 | By Anthony Capkun

September 1, 2020: Southwire has acquired Construction Electrical Products (CEP) of Livermore, Calif., a manufacturer of temporary power distribution and portable lighting products.

“[…] CEP’s 40-year legacy and presence in the temporary power and portable lighting market will be a strong complement to Southwire’s product portfolio and our strategic growth initiatives,” said Rich Stinson, Southwire’s president & CEO.

Through this acquisition, Southwire welcomes 47 employees from CEP, and will integrate CEP’s 48,000-sf facility into Southwire’s distribution footprint. CEP’s existing product line will be combined with Southwire’s electrical safety and lighting solutions.

Additionally, Southwire will be able to leverage CEP’s Custom UL 1640 manufacturing program, which has allowed CEP to build UL-certified products to customer specs.


“CEP provides a two-fold advantage for our growing electrical safety and lighting product lines, while also bolstering our entire selection of Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions,” said Brandon Moss, Southwire’s executive VP of Tools, Components, & Assembled Solutions.

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