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Our roots extend to 1937, when Roy Richards, then a young 25 year old, started a company to erect power poles. Two years earlier, he had graduated from Georgia Tech. While the promise of jobs paying $80 a month lured 90 percent of his classmates to New York, Richards chose to stay in Carroll County, a commitment he kept even after Southwire grew into a leading player in the wire and cable industry.

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Southwire History Since its beginnings in 1950, Southwire has grown into the world’s largest privately owned producer of electrical wire and cable. Over the last 59 years, its reputation for quality and dedication to excellence has continued to set Southwire apart.