Cerrowire investing $100M in Hartselle plant

The new Metal Clad cable plant will employ more than 130 people.

A rendering of the new Cerrowire plant in the Morgan Center Business Park in Hartselle.

Cerrowire is investing more than $100 million to build a 270,000-square-foot facility to produce Metal Clad cable at the Morgan Center Business Park in the City of Hartselle. The announcement comes as part of the copper building wire manufacturer’s celebration of its 100th anniversary.

“We are looking forward to Hartselle being the strategic location that is a perfect fit for our major new venture and to the creation of over 130 jobs to support this growing community,” said Cerrowire President Stewart Smallwood.

Metal Clad (MC) cable is a growing sector of the building wire market. The metal-jacketed cable contains insulated copper or aluminum conductors and is used primarily in commercial construction, but also used in some residential construction and industrial applications. End uses of MC cable include data centers, hospitals and other commercial buildings.

“Adding Metal Clad cable to our product portfolio allows us to leverage our core business — manufacturing building wire — and to provide a strong building wire solution that fulfills a growing need for our customers. We’ve been asked to get into this segment because our customers know we will back MC with our ongoing commitment to product quality, on-time and in-full delivery and industry-leading customer service,” said Smallwood.

Morgan County Economic Development Association Chairman and state Sen. Arthur Orr said, “Cerrowire’s decision to locate an additional manufacturing facility in Morgan County speaks to the preparation of our workforce, the quality of life in our region and the continued strength of our economic future.”

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Headquartered in Hartselle, Cerrowire has plants in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and Utah. It supplies building wire and cable throughout North America, specifically through electrical distributors, wholesalers and retailers. It is a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company.

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