News & Events

Investment at McDonough

We are expanding our McDonough distribution center! Going from 25,000 sq. feet to more than 133,000 sq. feet, this expansion will allow us to better service our customers in that region and beyond. We are excited for this growth as we continue to invest in the success of our customers through superior service.

Read more...Expanding our McDonough Distribution Center!

Optical Card Reader Initiative Furthers Customer-First Approach of Essex Brownell
Adrienne Maurer, Georgianna Brown, and Celesta Smith collaborated across department lines on a project that is
figuring to pay big dividends for Essex Brownell, if not parent company Superior Essex as a whole. The Optical Card
Reader (OCR) is expected to save close to 1,000 annual hours of labor, make access to documentation simpler for
employees as well as customers, and help modernize the company.

Read more...Optical Card Reader Initiative Download

Hello Reno!
Essex Brownell is continuing to stretch themselves to serve their customers better. We're excited to announce our expansion into Reno, Nevada.

Essex Brownell Reno, Nevada Expansion Download

Come Join us for food and games at our backyard BBQ 
EASA 2022 Convention in St. Louis, Missouri 
June 26 - 28, 2022 (Booth: 716) 
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA) is an international trade organization of more than 1,700 electromechanical sales and service firms in nearly 70 countries. 
Through our many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment, and state-of-the-art technology. 

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle / Battery Technology Expo
September 14–16, 2021 (BOOTH: 529)

The Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo connects you with more than 8,000 automotive engineers and executives, and more than 600 leading suppliers, from across the H/EV manufacturing industry. A powerful end-to-end showcase, this mega event delivers up-to-the-minute insights on electric, hybrid, and plugin hybrid vehicle technology, along with the latest manufacturing solutions along the supply chain including electrical powertrains and components, battery management systems, materials and equipment. Discover everything you need to make faster, smarter, and more cost-effective products at the most comprehensive event in North America.

Visis Essex Brownell at booth 529 to speak with our Active Fabrication experts and check out samples of our configurable insulations. Learn about our slitting, rewinding, die-cutting and stamping services. Don't forget to ask about kitting services, and be sure to inquire about our prototyping service ensuring your designs fit form to function.

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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