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Southwire Tour

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Thursday, November 8 | 7:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

TOUR IS CLOSED AS OF AUGUST 20. NO MORE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THIS TIME. 

The tour day has been designed to offer participants unique opportunities to witness the manufacture of wire and cable products used in the transmission and distribution of electricity. The tours will take place at two Southwire facilities:

  1. The Carrollton Utility Products Plant (located approximately 1 hour from downtown Atlanta)
  2. The Southwire Energy Center (approximately 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta)

Southwire will review the tour registration list and may remove market competitors from the list. You will be notified by September 7th, 2018 if you have been removed from the tour.

Important Note: All tour participants are required to sign the Southwire Visitors agreement (PDF) and submit to Southwire staff before they are allowed on a bus. Please read thoroughly before you register for the tour.

Tour Itinerary

All tour attendees will see the same itinerary but there will be staggered tours throughout the day to accommodate the flow of participants. Buses for the tours will depart the Hyatt Regency beginning at 7:30 a.m.

When you register - select which tour works best for your schedule.

Buses Departures/Returns:

  • Tour 1: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  SOLD OUT!
  • Tour 2: 7:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Tour 3: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tour 4: 8:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Tour 5: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Tour 6: 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Carrollton Utility Products Plant (1-Hour Bus Ride)

Southwire's oldest and largest facility. Established in 1950, this facility was the first in a series of manufacturing plants. The plant achieved OSHA VPP Star status in 2011. Southwire's Utility Products Plan manufactures products that support low, medium, and high voltage cables for utilities. Attendees will tour the 1 million square foot facility and will witness a variety of innovative and patented products for transmission and distribution being manufactured.

Southwire Energy Center (30-Minute Bus Ride)

One of Southwire's newest facilities. This 150,000 square foot facility was built in 2014 to house the manufacturing operations for Southwire's substation control cables. As visitors enter the facility they are greeted with an overview of Southwire's history detailed on the walls, a detailed representation of where Southwire cables have been used, and a panoramic video. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the observatory for a bird's eye view of the plant floor in action. Also, visitors will be able to tour the plant and get an up-close view of the manufacturing process for substation cables.

Cost

A nonrefundable registration fee of $35 is required for tour participants. Southwire does not collect any of the tour registration fee. Space is limited and no tickets will be sold after August 20, 2018. Southwire will review the tour registrant list and will remove market competitors from the list. You will be notified by September 7, 2018, if you have been removed from the tour.

Requirements

Southwire requires all tour participants to sign the Visitors Agreement (PDF). Please sign this before you register for the tour. No one will be allowed on the bus unless they have signed the Visitors Agreement and handed it to a Southwire employee. All tour activities are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled if necessary. Boxed lunches and transportation will be provided by Southwire Company, LLC.

Tour participants must travel to the tour site on the buses provided by Southwire, private transportation is not permitted. A tour may be cancelled if there is insufficient participation. Tour participants should wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. Steel-toed shoes are recommended. Remove all jewelry. Long hair and loose clothing must be in worn in such a way as to prevent contact with machinery or any other perceived entanglement. Skirts and dresses are not allowed. The tour path and schedule will be restricted to ensure the safety of all participants. Safety glasses and earplugs will be provided. Tour participants are required to follow all instructions and to stay within designated safety areas at all times.

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