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Southwire Named 2018 Recipient of National Electrical Contractors Association Industry Partner Award

Jun 29, 2018

Georgia-based company finds success while serving community with education program

The National Electrical Contractors Association has selected Premier Partner Southwire, a leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity, as the 2018 recipient of the NECA Industry Partner Award.

Southwire touches millions of people around the world. One in three new homes built in the United States contains its wire, and it produces half of the cable used to transmit and distribute electricity throughout the U.S. More than half of the world’s refined copper passes through the Southwire SCR system. 

“Southwire has built innovative products that make electrical contractors more productive and safe,” NECA CEO John Grau said. “It is a leader in the industry when it comes to cutting-edge solutions that simplify installation while saving customers time and money.”

Southwire’s reach stretches beyond business as well. In Carroll County, Georgia, where one in three students in a first-grade classroom will not graduate from high school, Southwire and the county’s school system created 12 FOR LIFE educational services. The program provides classroom and work-study opportunities and has been recognized for its impact on the community. 

“Southwire is making a difference in the community where it counts: preparing kids for the future,” Grau said. “The company is doing phenomenal work.” 

Since 1996, the NECA Industry Partner Award is presented to individuals or organizations allied with the electrical construction industry. Southwire, which is headquartered in Carrollton, Ga., has been a NECA Premier Partner since 2015 and a Platinum Training Partner of the electrical training ALLIANCE.


NECA is the voice of the $160 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. NECA’s national office and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. Go to www.necanet.org/about-us/awards for more information about NECA’s national awards.


A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers.

As a NECA Premier Partner, we are devoted to developing innovative product and service solutions to help create a safer and more efficient way for union contractors to install wire and cable. Learn more at Southwire.com