Cerrowire team members cut a “ribbon” of MC cable at their new plant. (Photo: PRNewswire/Cerrowire)

The copper wire manufacturer will produce Metal Clad Cable at the 270,000-square-foot plant

HARTSELLE, Ala.—Cerrowire, a U.S. manufacturer of copper building wire, recently opened a 270,000-square-foot production facility in Hartselle to produce Metal Clad (MC) Cable. The MC Cable is used for commercial building construction applications, such as hospitals, multi-family housing, large restaurants, and commercial venues, Cerrowire said in a release.

The company said it invested $100 million in the state-of-the-art facility, which produces solid and stranded offerings of Type MC Cable, along with seven popular specialty MC Cables: Lighting (PCS), Healthcare (HCF), All-Purpose (AP), Oversized Neutral (OSN), Multi Neutral (MN), HCF-AC, and Fire Alarm (FPLP).

In June, Cerrowire hosted a grand opening of the new facility, the result of years of planning and building. Some 200 people, including local and state leaders, contractors, employees, and their families, attended the ceremony.

Speaking to those in attendance, Cerrowire President Stewart Smallwood sounded an optimistic note.

“The completion of this plant in North Alabama has already created 100 advanced manufacturing jobs,” Smallwood stated. “And we know, with the demand for Cerrowire MC Cable, that number will grow.”

The MC Cable can be installed inside walls or attached to walls. It is said to offer “innovative markings and improvements” that allow electricians to install the cable faster and more accurately. Bold markings are also reported to speed the inspection process by showing the gauge, conductors inside, sequential footage, and easiest direction to pull.

Chevrons show contractors the direction to pull and the conductors inside. (Photo: PRNewswire/Cerrowire)

Cerrowire, headquartered in Hartselle, is a copper wire manufacturing company that supplies building wire and cable throughout North America for commercial, industrial, and residential use. The company started business in 1920 as Circle Flexible Conduit Company, making the predecessor to modern Metal Clad Cable. Today, Cerrowire has five manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Utah.