HOUSTON — Houston Wire & Cable Company announced Dec. 2 that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement for the sale of its Southern Wire business, a wholesale distributor of wire rope and rigging products, for a purchase price of $20 million, subject to a working capital adjustment. HWCC expects to use the net sales proceeds to reduce debt.
James L. Pokluda III, HWCC President & CEO commented, “Southern Wire is a company with outstanding leadership, team members and a proven track record of providing superior products, customer service and operational excellence for 48 years. We are very thankful for their multiple contributions to HWCC and wish them much success in the future.”
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close at year end.
With 45 years’ experience in the industry, Houston Wire & Cable Company is a large provider of products in the U.S. market. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company has sales and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States.
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