Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Sept 3, 2020

EIN southwire CEP 400Southwire has aquired Construction Electrical Products (CEP) of Livermore, CA. Serving the construction and industrial markets for more than 40 years, CEP manufactures temporary power distribution and portable lighting products.  

Through this acquisition, Southwire will welcome 47 employees from CEP and will integrate its 48,000 square foot facility in Livermore, CA to Southwire’s distribution footprint. CEP’s existing product line will be combined with Southwire’s rapidly expanding electrical safety and lighting solutions – adding popular products such as the 3-Phase Power Carts and the LED Balloon Light.  

“We are incredibly excited to grow our business through the addition of CEP,” said Rich Stinson, Southwire’s President and CEO. “As we continue to expand our Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions team, CEP’s 40-year legacy and presence in the temporary power and portable lighting market will be a strong complement to Southwire’s product portfolio and our strategic growth initiatives.”

Additionally, Southwire will now be able to leverage CEP’s Custom UL 1640 manufacturing program, which has allowed CEP to build UL certified products to customer specifications. 

“CEP provides a twofold advantage for our growing electrical safety and lighting product lines while also bolstering our entire selection of Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions,” said Brandon Moss, Southwire’s EVP of Tools, Components, & Assembled Solutions. “CEP’s products have a strict focus on safety while also being able to build to spec through the Custom UL 1640 manufacturing program. We are excited to add CEP’s products to Southwire’s selection of solutions, as they provide more electrical product options that allow contractors to work safely and more efficiently during every jobsite phase.”  

Construction Electrical Products – FAQ

Q. Who is Construction Electrical Products?

A. Construction Electrical Products (CEP), headquartered in Livermore, CA, has been serving theConstruction/Industrial markets for more than 40 years in the area of temporary lighting andportable power distribution.

Q. Will CEP employees be added to the Southwire team?

A. Southwire will be welcoming 47 new employees as a result of this acquisition.

Q. What set CEP apart?

A. CEP has established impressive relationships they cultivated through the years and their custom UL 1640 manufacturing program of Portable Power-Distribution equipment. This program allowed CEP to build UL certified products to their customers’ specifications.

Q. What are some popular products they sold?

A. Bestsellers include temp power boxes, 3-Phase Power Carts, and Tower Light Carts.

Q. Which channels did they sell in?

A. They primarily sold through the STAFDA channel.

Q. What facilities did they operate out of?

A. There is an approximately 48,000-square-foot facility in Livermore, CA.

Q. Where do their products fall within Southwire?

A. As part of Southwire's Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions business, CEP will fold into Southwire's Assembled Solutions platform.

Q. What will happen to the CEP brand?

A. As of today, the CEP brand will be folded into Southwire, and moving forward, their productswill be updated to reflect this rebrand.

Q. Will this acquisition change how CEP customers were paying for orders?

A. No, existing CEP customers will maintain their normal payment schedule and channels.

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Attendees will have easy access to virtual booths with an opportunity to have their questions answered by qualified people, and win some prizes throughout the days at both the trade show Virtual Floor and by attending the seminars.

 

Go HERE to register and for the full event details

 

 


 

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