Encore Wire Corporation manufactures copper electrical building wire and cable in the United States. It supplies residential wire for interior electrical wiring in homes, apartments, and manufactured housing; and commercial wire for electrical distribution in commercial and industrial buildings. The company's products include non-metallic sheathed cable, used primarily as interior wiring in homes, apartments, and manufactured housing; underground feeder cable that is used to conduct power underground to outside lighting and other applications remote from residential buildings; THWN-2 cable, which is used primarily as feeder, circuit, and branch wiring in commercial and industrial buildings; and armored cable that is used as feeder, circuit, and branch wiring primarily in commercial and industrial buildings. Encore Wire offers its residential wire and commercial wire to wholesale electrical distributors, as well as to retail home improvement centers. It sells its products primarily through manufacturer's representatives, as well as through its own direct in-house marketing forces to a lesser extent. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in McKinney, Texas.