Marion cable facility receives Best Plant award

General Cable's Marion plant has been named in a top 10 list for Best Plants in North America.

MARION, Ind. (WANE) – A manufacturing facility has been recognized as one of the top ten plants in North America. “Industry Week” named General Cable as a winner in the 2014 North America Best Plants Competition.

The Best Plant Award highlights facilities that have excellence in increasing competitiveness, enhancing customer satisfaction and creating stimulating and rewarding work environments.General Cable received the award during a ceremony on Tuesday, March 24.

General Cable manufactures industrial and specialty cables for different markets.
General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world.

“Our employees effectively collaborated to continuously improve performance, particularly in key areas of productivity and safety. This “Industry Week” Best Plants award affirms their efforts as compared to other manufacturers,” Greg Lampert, president and CEO of General Cable Americas, said.

The plant was in jeopardy of being shut down in 2004 and nearly 85 percent of employees were laid off.

“The first thing that has to happen is the people in the plant have to decide if they want to be successful. And the success story in Marion is simply it’s people,” Lee Sneed, plant manager, said.

The Marion General Cable plant produces industrial and specialty cables for renewable energy, oil and gas, mining and commercial building markets.

Since 2001, 14 of General Cable’s plants have been selected as finalists in the competition including its Indianapolis location in 2007.

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