Southwire SIMpull WireBARREL Named Product of the Year

Takes top award from leading electrical contractor's publication.

Southwire’s SIMpull WireBARREL wire drum has been named the Wire & Cable Equipment category winner in the annual Product of the Year competition hosted by Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine.

This marks the fourth time in seven years that one of Southwire’s SIMpull Solutions products and services has received such an honor. A panel of 12 judges – including electrical professionals representing the design/engineering, contracting and facilities maintenance industries – reviewed and voted on 160 entries in 46 categories.

The SIMpull WireBARREL wire drum provides a solution that can increase productivity, while offering yet another way for contractors to manage installation costs. It essentially replaces the wire cart and multiple reels used during home run pulls, thus removing the difficulties associated with maneuvering the cart and repeatedly handling heavy reels.

The SIMpull WireBARREL wire drum improves home run circuit installations from the moment wire arrives at the jobsite until final installation. The package includes NoLube SIMpull THHN wire made available for the first time in circuit-sized conductors paralleled in the barrel package and is transported easily around the jobsite by the SIMpull WireBARREL Hand Truck. You simply roll the SIMpull WireBARREL wire drum into place – even through narrow electrical room doors – and you’re ready to start your pull.

“The SIMpull WireBARREL wire drum is a jobsite game changer – it’s got more wire with a smaller footprint, in an easy-to-transport, easy-to-use drum,” said Phil Tuggle, SVP of Marketing and Business Development for Southwire’s Electrical Division. “For almost a decade, our SIM Technology innovation has proven to reduce installation steps and make the pulling of feeder-sized conductors easier and more efficient. Now we’ve extended this benefit to circuit- sized wires and combined it with a unique packaging and transport option. That means fewer steps, less complexity for branch circuit installations, fewer heavy reels to lift and significantly less effort required to pull the wire through the conduit instead of pulling from reels on a wire cart.”

The SIMpull WireBARREL wire drum is just one example of Southwire’s revolutionary combination of wiring, materials, equipment and services that have earned Southwire’s SIMpull Solutions products and services many awards for being a smarter, faster and safer way to handle the wire and cable installation process.

“SIMpull Solutions products and services offer a start-to-finish installation process that can be customized for jobs from the small to the super-sized,” said Stuart Thorn, Southwire’s President and CEO. “It’s safer, faster, smarter and streamlined.”

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