East Granby, CT – IBC announced the addition of Southern Wire to IBC’s IndustrialSupplyPlus® division as a Preferred Supplier.
Founded in 1972, Southern Wire is a national wholesale distributor of wire rope and rigging equipment headquartered in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The company’s product offerings include rigging hardware, synthetic slings and options for import and domestic wire rope that include specialty, general purpose, stainless steel and galvanized. A division of Houston Wire & Cable Co., Southern Wire serves customers in the rigging and heavy lifting, marine, agricultural, and mining industries from its eight sales and distribution centers throughout the country.
Southern Wire is dedicated to delivering on its mission to provide the right product to the right place at the right time. “We have the largest inventory of our type in the nation and we also offer custom fabrication. With a customer service team that is knowledgeable, long-tenured and experienced, we provide outstanding service and value,” said Christian Sokoll, President of Southern Wire.
Southern Wire recognizes the advantage they can gain by becoming a part of the IBC buying group as a Preferred Supplier. “IBC offers Southern Wire outstanding access to a wide variety of pre-qualified independent distributors who value local relationships, offer high levels of customer service and are industry leaders,” Sokoll said. “Also, IBC’s ability to negotiate national contracts is distinctive in our industry and we value the opportunity to participate in that program.”
“The addition of Southern Wire to the IBC buying group provides our network of Independent Distributors with a reliable and competitive resource for a wide variety of products in the wire category,” said Ron Nuñez, President and COO of IBC. “Through Southern Wire’s robust product offering, we can now provide our distributors with one-stop shopping in the wire category. We look forward to new opportunities with Southern Wire in 2014.”
IBC is one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and subassembly distributors with over 550 branch locations and total sales in excess of $6.64 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective, dynamic purchasing source for national and regional contracts.