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50 Facts for 50 YEARS


Think you know Service Wire? Test your knowledge or take a guess at our weekly trivia question.

Answer correctly and get entered in our weekly drawing to win Service Wire swag.



Question Posted: April 20th, 2018

Which Service Wire location was home to this uniquely-shaped guard shack?

Guard Shack

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Question Posted: April 13th, 2018

What was the price of copper in our founding year, 1968?

ANSWER: In 1968, you could buy copper at 41.17 cents per pound. Contrast that to yesterday's close of $3.128!

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Question Posted: April 6th, 2018

In what year was ServiceDrive® VFD Cable System named
Product of the Year by EC&M Magazine?

ANSWER: ServiceDrive® was named Product of the Year by EC&M Magazine in 2007 – and was recognized as the best performing cable for VFD applications in an independent study (Bentley-Link White Paper).


Question Posted: March 30th, 2018

How many total Manufacturer's Rep Agencies represent Service Wire?

ANSWER: Service Wire is represented by nearly 60 Manufacturer's Reps in the Commercial, Industrial, Utility, Pump and Irrigation markets.


Question Posted: March 23rd, 2018

What percent of Service Wire shipments are delivered on time?

ANSWER: 99.9% of all Service Wire shipments are delivered on time.


Question Posted: March 16th, 2018

What year did Service Wire begin production operations in Houston, TX?

ANSWER: While our Houston location opened in 1980, production operations didn't begin until 1994.


Question Posted: March 9th, 2018

What was Service Wire's first registered trademark?

ANSWER: Service Wire's first registered trademark was EnviroPlus®, our Low Smoke, Zero Halogen jacket. Find out more about EnviroPlus® >>


Question Posted: March 2nd, 2018

How many items does Service Wire manufacture?

ANSWER: Service Wire's catalog includes more than 1,842 items. Impressive, considering we began with only a handful of products.


Question Posted: February 23rd, 2018

How many states in the US are Service Wire products sold in?

ANSWER: Service Wire products are sold in every one of the 50 states in the US, as well as all of the Canadian provinces and over 30 countries around the world.


Question Posted: February 16th, 2018

PHOTO TRIVIA: What product did this original equipment manufacture?

ANSWER: This machine manufactured twisted wire, then called "Tri-Plex" or "Quadra-Plex". Today, our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to produce ServicePlex® much faster! (see video below)


Question Posted: February 9th, 2018

What percentage of Service Wire products are Made in the USA?

ANSWER: 100% of Service Wire products for the electrical market are made in the USA.


Question Posted: February 2nd, 2018

How many countries are Service Wire products sold in?

ANSWER: Service Wire products are sold in over 30 counties worldwide.


Question Posted: January 26th, 2018

Service Wire manufactures single conductors in a wide array of colors.
Can you name the 10 industry-standard colors that we stock?

ANSWER: Service Wire can product insulated single conductors in a wide array of colors, and we stock 10 industry-standard colors. They are Brown, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Red, White, Purple, Black, Grey and Green.


Question Posted: January 19th, 2018

Service Wire facilities are strategically located in what three cities?

ANSWER: Service Wire has complete manufacturing, distribution and sales locations in Culloden, WV; Houston, TX; and Phoenix, AZ. These strategic locations allow us to provide 1-2 day delivery to most locations nationwide.


Question Posted: January 12th, 2018

What was the first product sold by Service Wire?

ANSWER: Twisted Cable (later branded ServicePlex®) was the first product sold by Service Wire, and remains one of our most popular products to this day. A labor-saving alternative to parallel or compartmental reels, ServicePlex® twists multiple single conductors together, to pull like a single cable.
Find out more about ServicePlex® >>


Question Posted: January 5th, 2018

When did Service Wire's Phoenix office open?

ANSWER: Service Wire began Phoenix operations in 1999, allowing us to better serve 13 western states. Our Phoenix facility was key in expanding our product line to serve the Pump and Irrigation markets as well as the Alternative Energy market which was emerging at the time.

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