April 14, 2011 - Superior Essex to Expand its Facilities in North Carolina to Build Power Cable

ATLANTA, GA, April 14, 2011 – Superior Essex Inc., one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world, today announced that it will be expanding its facilities in Tarboro, North Carolina to manufacture power cables for the commercial, industrial and utility markets.  

The Company plans to invest $58 million in new infrastructure and manufacturing equipment. The operation is expected to add 116 employees through 2015.  

Superior Essex Inc. is part of LS Cable, a global leader in the manufacture of power cable products and a supplier for many US-based energy transmission projects.  

“The US power cable market is the second largest in the world, and we believe it is poised for growth as the need for alternative energy and increased energy efficiency converges with an economic recovery,” said Stephen Carter, CEO of Superior Essex Inc.  “With this strategic investment, we aim to replicate the success LS Cable has had in the power cable business throughout the rest of the world.”  

Construction will commence in 2011, with commercial production planned to start in 2012.  The new facility and product offering will become part of a new business unit for the Company - Superior Essex Energy Inc.  

About Superior EssexSuperior Essex manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products with primary applications in the communications, magnet wire and related distribution markets.  It is a leading manufacturer and supplier of copper and fiber optic communication wire and cable products to telephone companies, distributors and system integrators; a leading manufacturer and supplier of magnet wire (including related enamel coating materials) and fabricated products to major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in motors, transformers, generators and electrical controls, and a distributor of magnet wire, insulation, and related products to smaller OEMs and motor repair facilities.