Our History

From Humble Beginnings, creating a Bright Future

Encore Wire began its legacy in 1989, as a 68,000 square foot industrial warehouse building in McKinney, Texas. With support and dedication from our employees, our customers and our community, we have grown to over 2 million square feet under roof and stretch across 425 acres. Today, Encore Wire is a leading manufacturer of copper and aluminum residential, commercial and industrial building wire.

1989

Founded in McKinney, TX in a 68,000 sq. ft. industrial warehouse

1992

Initial Public Offering
NASDAQ: WIRE

1994

Encore Wire expands its product line into commercial wire; adds Plant 2

Secondary Public Offering

1997

Added Distribution Center

1998

Added Copper Rod Mill

1999

Added Plastic Mill

2001

Encore Wire expands its product line again; adds Plant 3, Circuit Wire (THHN, MTW & Striping)

2004

Encore Wire expands its recently added Distribution Center to 480,000 sq. ft. and adds 60 dock doors; adds railroad track/system

2006

Encore Wire grows again; adds Plant 4, Armored Cable

2007

Corporate Headquarters

2008

Encore Wire adds Plant 5, Industrial Cable, to its campus

2010

Encore TechLab is born! The LEED® Platinum Certified R&D Center is the first of its kind in North Texas

2012

Encore Wire adds Plant 6 and introduces Aluminum building wire to its product line

2014

Encore Wire expands its Aluminum plant by 225,000 sq. ft. for a total of 452,000 sq. ft.

2016

Encore Wire expands its Armored Cable plant by 161,000 sq. ft. for a total of 321,000 sq.ft.