Southwire Opens New Office in Medford, N.Y.


August 2, 2022

On July 20, Carrollton, Ga.-based Southwire Company celebrated the opening of its new office in Medford, N.Y. The opening of this office comes as Southwire has expanded its business with the acquisition of Topaz Lighting Corp. in December 2021.

“This has been a long time coming, and the acquisition of Topaz has been very important,” said Brandon Moss, president of Southwire’s Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions (TCAS) business unit. “As we met individuals, we were extremely excited about the talent of this organization. I am really excited that we can get this talent back together and have a facility to do so. We are committed to the employee base here and this location, and we are focused on investing in the local community — as we do in every community we join — and making it better than it was before.”

During the grand opening event, Southwire Medford employees were joined by the company’s executive leadership team, the local sales staff and members of the team at Brazill Brothers & Associates, the sales agency that represents Southwire in the New York metro area.

“One of the things that is important to me is meeting people face to face,” said Michael Griesi, Southwire’s vice president of Strategic Sourcing and Customer Experience. “When Southwire acquired Topaz, it was challenging to embrace so many new people into the Southwire family because we were working remotely. Now that we have a facility to visit and spend time with everyone, I’ve seen what a wonderful team we have here.”

To commemorate the facility’s grand opening, local Assemblyman Steve Engelbright welcomed Southwire to Medford and presented a certificate of appreciation for Southwire’s investment in the local community.

“You have honored us by investing in New York, in Brookhaven Town and in the Medford Community,” said Engelbright. “That is really a statement of optimism. It reinforces something that we all understand, which is tremendous growth potential in this vibrant economic community.”

Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich expressed similar appreciation for the company and presented a certificate of his own, welcoming Southwire to the Town of Brookhaven.

“You understand the quality of our local workforce and have made that investment,” said Kornreich. “We are very happy to have you here and support your desire to get involved in the community.”



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