After Southwire dramatically enhanced productivity and worker safety with its SIMpull® CoilPAK™ payoff, Electrical Contractor magazine selected the product for a NECA Showstopper award during this month’s National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention and Trade Show.
This marks the third NECA Showstopper award for Southwire in the past three years, and it’s the latest honor for the company’s revolutionary combination of wiring, materials, equipment and services.
The SIMpull CoilPAK payoff changes the way electrical contractors install branch circuit wiring by eliminating the need for heavy, cumbersome spools. Instead workers use a special, patent-pending process to coil NoLube® SIMpull THNN® wire contained in a sturdy, yet lightweight package. That results in a completely tangle-free pull. The SIMpull CoilPAK payoff uses the same inertia-free pulling design as the SIMpullBARREL™ wire drum, making the wire much easier to push and pull.
This innovative packaging allows for increased versatility on the job site. The package is molded with a handle that makes it easy to carry around, and when pulling wire from the package, it can lay flat or be stacked directly on the floor or lift. Southwire also offers a cart, dolly and hand truck that are all easily maneuverable and allow for installation of multiple SIMpull CoilPAK payoffs.
The addition of the SIMpull CoilPAK payoff completes Southwire’s SIMpull™ Circuit Management System, and when all those products are used together, they combine to help provide a significant impact on the time, margins and labor associated with all of your circuit pulls.
“We heard great feedback at NECA about the SIMpull CoilPAK payoff, and it’s the kind of enthusiasm we’ve consistently heard from contractors,” said Norman Adkins, president of Southwire’s Electrical Division. “They tell us the days of the wire spool and trying to match wires and pull from a wire cart are numbered. The SIMpull CoilPAK payoff makes the entire circuit wire installation process safer and more productive.”
The NECA Showstopper Awards are judged by a panel of electrical contractors and Electrical Contractor magazine contributors. They represent the best of the best new products at the show.
“This is another example of how SIMpull Solutions® products and services are safer, faster, smarter and streamlined,” said Stuart Thorn, Southwire’s President and CEO. “We offer a start-to-finish installation process that can be customized for jobs from the small to the super-sized, and this award helps show how we’ve revolutionized the construction process.”
– Whitney Agan