HOUSTON, TX — (Marketwired) — 10/28/15 — Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ: HWCC), a leading distributor of electrical and mechanical wire and cable, is proud to celebrate its 40th year in business. With approximately 400 employees in 18 locations nationwide, we owe our success to our great customers, suppliers, and our highly talented team of dedicated employees.

HWCC was founded in 1975 to service the electrical distributor’s need for immediate custom cut lengths of electrical wire and cable. Over the next 40 years, the Company grew to provide a wide range of electrical and mechanical wire and cable, value-added services including cable management programs for large projects, custom cable modifications, paralleling, twisting, striping, printing and mechanical products and services including lifting products, synthetic rope and slings. HWCC’s $80 million dollar inventory and world-class logistics enables its customers to reduce working capital investments in the expensive, highly technical and time-sensitive products HWCC provides.

Throughout our history the Company has received multiple awards for superior project management, customer service, and earned industry recognition as one of BusinessWeek’s Hot Growth Companies, Forbes America’s Most Trustworthy Companies, and Forbes Best Small Companies. HWCC also led the U.S. market introduction of low smoke zero halogen cables with its private label brand, LifeGuard™, and was selected for the “2007 Top-10 Green Building Products” award at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference.

“HWC’s evolution over the last 40 years into an industry leading cable supplier has been remarkable. I am proud to lead such a fine Company and be associated with its many great customers, suppliers and dedicated employees. We thank you all for your support, and look forward to much success in the period ahead,” said James Pokluda, President & Chief Executive Officer.