The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized the Southwire Huntersville plant for “outstanding support of education” at the Education PowerLuncheon at Northstone Country Club. Southwire received the first “Inspire our Future” award at the event which featured Mark Johnson, superintendent of public instruction in North Carolina
Southwire participated in Manufacturing Tours designed to enlighten high school and junior high school vocational guidance counselors on what skills are required for regional industries. The company also showcases their operations to both the Chamber’s Adult and Junior Leadership Lake Norman programs.
Southwire, a privately held company with 8,000 employees, is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of building wire and utility cable.
“Having a community partner like Southwire helps us draw attention to the career opportunities that await students as they transition into the workforce. The partnership also helps us educate our educators on those same opportunities,” said Melinda Bales, Mayor Pro tem for the Town of Huntersville, and co-chair of the Lake Norman Education Collaborative.