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Southwire Custom Print Extension Cords Reduce Theft Losses

Southwire Custom Print Extension Cords Offer Color and Print Options to Reduce Losses

Southwire custom print extension cords give you some colorful options along with custom printing. It’s not just a customizable gimmick, it’s designed to help you reduce jobsite theft losses.

Many major construction firms include tool theft as part of their bidding processes. It’s easier to just write off the losses than to pay someone to check all of those tools in and out. But some of us aren’t working on multi-million dollar projects with tons of profitability wiggle room.

10-Second Summary

  • Up to 30 colors available
  • Choose up to 60 characters for printing on the jacket
  • 12-gauge cords in 50′ or 100′ lengths (minimum order of six 50′ cords or four 100′ cords) or…
  • …14–6 gauge with custom lengths (minimum order 5000′)
  • NEMA 5-15 (including Tri-Source), NEMA L5-20, CAL-STYLE 50A connections
  •  Contact Southwire’s Customer Service Center to order

Southwire Custom Print Extension Cords—Option #1

To help keep some of our losses in check, Southwire custom print extension cords start with size and color selection. Their standard 12-gauge SJTW jacket cords come in either 50′ or 100′ lengths in green, yellow, blue, or pink. You can also get their extreme temperature SJEOW jacket (-58ºF to 221ºF) in yellow.

If you think the colors are about standing out, you’re right. A highly visible and unusual color makes it easy to see when someone is walking away with your cord.

Once you select the length and color of your cord, Southwire lets you take it to the next level with custom printing. You can use up to 60 characters to put your name, company name, a favorite college football team (go Gators!), or whatever else you want.

Hey, they also make great gifts! Just imagine your son, daughter, husband, or wife hitting the jobsite with pink “I WUV YOU SNOOKUMS” or blue “DONT BE LATE FOR SUPPER” extension cords. The possibilities are endless.

In all seriousness, Southwire custom print extension cords are excellent quality and ready to stand up to whatever your jobsite has to throw at it.

There are minimum orders in place for these. For 50′ cords, you need to order at least 6 and 100′ cords have a minimum order of 4.

Southwire Custom Print Extension Cords—Option #2

To get more comprehensive options, there’s a second worksheet that gives you a higher level of customization. The difference is in the minimum order. You’ll need to plan on at least 5000′ of cord in each gauge that you’re ordering.

Here’s a breakdown of your options:


  • 14/3
  • 12/3
  • 10/3
  • 6/3 & 8/1


  • STJW
  • STW
  • SEOW
  • Low-temperature SJTW

Approval Requirements

  • UL
  • UL and CSA/CUL

Connection Types

  • Standard NEMA 5-15
  • 10/3 or 600V NEMA 5-15
  • Tri-Source NEMA 5-15
  • 20A twist lock NEMA L5-20
  • 6/3 & 8/1 CAL-STYLE 50A

Ink Colors

  • Black
  • White

Cord Colors

  • 30 options


How to Order Southwire Custom Print Extension Cords

I spoke with the team at Southwire about how to order since there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information available. Start by filling out the worksheet (AKA order form). One option is to take it to an electrical distributor that works with Southwire. They’ll be able to help you through the ordering process.

The more direct way is to call up Southwire’s customer service center. They tell me it’s a very personal process and they want you to be able to work with someone through the ordering steps to make sure you get exactly what you want and know what it’s going to cost. That’s why there’s no point and click website to order them through.

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David Dexter

How do I contact this company? I may have missed the phone number, if so, my apologies.

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