Cerrowire, a manufacturer of copper building wire, broke ground for a factory in Hartsell, AL on May 4. The 270,000-sq-ft metal-clad cable facility at Morgan Center Business Park at 2100 Byrd Road is slated for a Jan. 2023 completion date. This MC cable plant will employ more than 80 employees at start-up, with that number increasing to more than 120 within three years. An investment of over $100 million will provide for a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with advanced systems and equipment, allowing the 102-year-old company to further its commitment to high quality and cost control while creating more job opportunities in the region.
Cerrowire had its beginnings in New York in 1920 as Circle Flexible Conduit Co., manufacturing the predecessor to metal-clad cable. The company now has four manufacturing plants producing copper wire and its components in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and Utah. Cerrowire has been manufacturing copper wire at its Hartselle facility for 47 years at 1099 Thompson Rd.