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Cerrowire Marks Milestone with Celebration of a Century

Aug. 17, 2022
Employees celebrated 100 years of operation at the Cook Museum of Natural Science

On July 30th, Cerrowire employees participated in the celebration of a century at Cook Museum of Natural Science in Decatur, AL, during the culmination of their nationwide observance of 100 years of operation.

Nearly 450 team members and their families from the Hartselle, AL, facility, MC Cable business and corporate headquarters came together at the museum. During the evening, kids and adults explored museum exhibits and activities, learned fun facts at live animal shows, and enjoyed important recognitions. Prior to dinner, celebrants grooved to live music performed by a talented group of Cerrowire employees. This event was the fourth and final celebration event for the company. Celebrations were previously held in the company’s other locations — Georgia, Indiana and Utah.

100 Years of Growth

The copper wire manufacturer started in 1920 when a young immigrant named Hyman Cohn opened a small electrical equipment store in Brooklyn, NY. The company underwent significant growth and change; and in 1938, a large plant was built — the largest in New York at the time — on the site of what is now LaGuardia International Airport.

The company was renamed Cerro Wire and Cable in 1954. The Marmon Group of Companies later bought it and moved operations to Hartselle, AL, its current headquarters. Marmon developed additional facilities in Ogden, UT; Crothersville, IN; and Carrollton, GA. In 2008, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, acquired majority interest in the Marmon Group.

Today, Cerrowire is shipping copper wire and cable to distributor warehouses, large electrical contractors and home improvement stores across the country. Currently, Cerrowire is constructing a facility which will manufacture metal-clad cable (MC cable) in Alabama.    

Read the original press release for more information on Cerrowire and its celebration of 100 years.

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