Southwire Expanding Florence Plant

Southwire has announced an expansion at its plant complex on Helton Drive in Florence, and is expected to increase production capacity by 30% and create approximately 120 jobs.

President and CEO Rich Stinson said the project is part of a billion-dollar investment to update operations with new facilities and equipment.  Southwire acquired the 300,000 square foot plant in 2006 from Essex, in order to manufacture commercial and residential electrical wire.  The complex has been expanded since that time, and the new addition will add 340,000 square feet.

In addition to more operating space and new equipment, the project will also include renovating the existing building to enhance the team member experience, including locker rooms, training space and an outdoor picnic and activity area.  These investments and upgrades will effectively streamline Southwire’s commercial and residential building wire efforts, complement existing products and emphasize the facility’s culture and labor pool.

Construction has begun with site preparation and is expected to be completed in 2025.


This article is based on a press release from the company and has been edited for length and clarity.