Southwire donates for flood relief

BREMEN — Southwire Company gave back to the community on Wednesday by donating funds to United Way of Marshall County and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County for disaster relief.

“We have donation checks for each of them for the flooding that happened in February,” said Jodie Overmyer, quality assurance and project GIFT coordinator at Southwire.

Southwire Company is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity, according to Throughout its history, the company has sought to help provide power throughout products, services and by helping empower the customers, employees, and communities.

The company has been involved in disaster relief prior to this for the flooding in Houston and in Louisiana, according to Overmyer.

“Southwire has also been involved in other disaster relief events that we didn’t always necessarily join in from Bremen, but these ones we did.

“It just makes me feel good that I work for a company that is so gracious to give back to our community when they are in need and not necessarily just our own community here in Bremen and surrounding, but also other communities across the United States, and other places where we have a footprint,” Overmyer said. “Southwire is a large company, and we have a lot of locations and especially if something happens near any of those locations, everybody pitches right in.”

“Many of our employees, their families, and their friends were affected by this flooding, and Southwire wants to support our local communities during these relief efforts,” said Clint Thompson, president of Southwire. “Southwire’s Project GIFT began as an outlet to serve those suffering in the wake of a disaster, and we continue to focus our efforts in that same spirit of giving back.”