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Southwire Construction Electrical Products770

Southwire Adds to Tools & Equipment Business with CEP Acquisition

Sept. 1, 2020
Along with taking on CEP's temporary power and portable lighting products, Southwire will now be able to leverage CEP’s Custom UL 1640 manufacturing program, which has allowed CEP to build UL certified products to customer specifications.

Southwire, Carrollton, GA, has acquired Construction Electrical Products (CEP), Livermore, CA, a 40-year-old manufacturer of temporary power distribution and portable lighting products.  CEP’s existing product line will be combined with Southwire’s expanding electrical safety and lighting solutions – adding popular products such as the 3-Phase Power Carts and the LED Balloon Light.  Southwire will welcome 47 employees from CEP and will integrate its 48,000-square-foot Livermore facility in Livermore, CA into its distribution footprint.

 "As we continue to expand our Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions team, 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 and CEO, in the press release.

“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 EVP of Tools, Components, & Assembled Solutions, in the press release. “CEP’s products have a strict focus on safety while also being able to build to spec through the Custom UL 1640 manufacturing program. We are excited to add CEP’s products to Southwire’s selection of solutions, as they provide more electrical product options that allow contractors to work safely and more efficiently during every jobsite phase.”