Cerro Wire Solution Speeds Construction at Chicago Hospital

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New video explains how Cerro Wire helped save the project time and money

Cerro Wire LLC, a leading manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable, announces that its creative wire solutions saved both time and money in the recent construction of a Chicago hospital. The company was selected to provide wire for the building of Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, a 50-acre hospital campus completed in 2010 in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst.

Meade Electric, the project’s electrical contractor, chose Cerro Wire to supply the building wire, in cooperation with Steiner Electric and Callas/Kingsley, the electrical sales representative for Cerro Wire. Meade was looking to save time and money by using Cerro Wire’s new product, SLiPWire, a thermoplastic high heat-resistant nylon-coated (THHN) wire that doesn’t require additional lubrication for pulling. The SLiPWire cables feature True Sequential Footage, which uses a footage mark to document remaining wire, beginning with zero at the bottom of the reel and ending with the finished length at the top. The construction crew found the accurate footage mark to be a valuable time saver in determining how much wire was left on the reel and in planning future pulls.

Cerro Wire also devised a creative wire cutting solution to save even more time. Cuts were run in line at the insulation jacketing line of Cerro Wire’s manufacturing plant and simultaneously packaged directly onto the reels, exactly to the length needed for a particular pull. Close coordination between the wire plant and the contractor meant the installers didn’t have to do any cutting on the job site, saving significant time.

For more information about Cerro Wire’s involvement in the construction of Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, please check out a vodcast featuring Andy Paine, director of business development at Cerro Wire. The video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXn23CTVi28.

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About Cerro Wire LLC
Cerro Wire LLC, a leading manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable, supplies its products to wholesale electrical distributors and retail home improvement centers across North America. Cerro Wire’s Electrical Distribution Division offers building wire for residential, commercial and industrial use. Our operating philosophy focuses on customer service, low cost operations, simplification and innovation. Our employees operate manufacturing and distribution facilities around the United States. Cerro Wire is a Marmon Wire & Cable/Berkshire Hathaway company. Please visit our website at http://www.cerrowire.com for a complete description of our products and services. To get the latest industry news and updates, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, please contact Dale Crawford at 256-773-2522, or via email at dcrawford (at) cerrowire (dot) com.

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