News & Events

Magnet Wire Price Change & Freight Costs
June 8, 2021

As you know well, we are in a period of unprecedented supply chain issues including raw material shortages, packaging and transportation issues, as well as escalating costs. Essex Brownell, LLC continues to work on mitigation and counter‐issues to ensure uninterrupted supply to you.

Most recently Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire announced a price increase, effective with all shipments July 1, 2021. The freight and handling adder will also be increased. This is the first magnet wire price action since 2016 and is clearly needed to maintain sustainability and future investments in the business. -
Essex Brownell Price Change Announcement | Essex Furukawa Price Increase Notice


Addison, IL Mid-west Distribution Center Lease Renewed
May. 6, 2021

The lease renewal signals investment in this location as well as Essex Brownell customers in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota, according to Michael McIlwain, President of Essex Brownell and Hi-Wire.

The lease is a multi-year extension on a space that has been dedicated to inventory support for the region over the course of the last decade. The distribution center in the metro Chicago area ships over 1000 orders per week to customers and will continue to house an expanding inventory line, covering all of Essex Brownell product families. - Read More


Edison, NJ Northeast Distribution Center Lease Renewed
Feb. 23, 2021

Essex Brownell, a Division of Superior Essex and a leading North American distributor/fabricator of magnet wire, motors & drives, electrical insulation, tapes, repair parts, as well as shop and test equipment, has renewed the lease for its Northeast Distribution Center in Edison, NJ.

The lease is a five-year extension on a 60,000-square feet space that has been dedicated to inventory support for the region. The distribution center in the metro NY area, the birthplace of Brownell, will continue to house an expanding inventory line, covering all of Essex Brownell product families, including but not limited to flexible insulations, varnish & resins, motors, parts, equipment and lead & magnet wire. - Read More

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