For the first time in company history, the folks at Southwire Tool’s & Equipment, invited tool reviewers to visit their corporate headquarters in Carrollton, Georgia. We had the pleasure of meeting the staff, touring the factories, viewing their state-of-the-art training facility, hours of hands on product training and learned they had a high school internship program onsite. It was an eventful week, which proved their innovative thinking and understanding of the consumer in developing cutting edge products. While thinking Southwire was just a manufacturer who pioneer’s ground-breaking technology, we learned they pride themselves more on giving back and investing in the community.
When we first arrived at their facility, we were greeted by staff and escorted to the conference room, where we listened to the Director of Marketing provide a history of the company and what to expect during our trip. We headed over to their new training facility and was blown away! There were simulation rooms, testing equipment, hand tools, meters, cable pulling equipment…everything an electrical contractor would need on the jobsite. We had the opportunity to see/learn how easy it was to move 1700lbs of wire, using the Southwire SIMpull Flanges. They allow one person to turn a wooden real up to 34” and loads up to 2000 lbs. A much safer alternative than traditional methods, which also replace the need for jacks and arbor tube/conduits.
Another impressive demonstration was the cable pulling test. A cable reel was positioned on two Southwire Projax stands ($2267.94) and