Why Us?

Copperhead® Industries believes in the best possible protection of underground utilities. That’s why we supply the most reliable, complete utility locating solutions. As the industry-leading tracer wire supplier, we deliver superior products that are strong and durable, corrosion-resistant and cost effective. When our help is needed, we offer education and assistance around understanding tracer wire installation methods, locating, and specification work. When you specify Copperhead’s Complete Utility Locating System™, you can expect quality, value and reliability.

The Copperhead Difference

Copperhead’s tracer wire and Complete Utility Locating System™ is manufactured in the United States and designed with American quality and ingenuity. Strong partnerships yield strong results, and Copperhead Industries is proud to work with Copperweld® wire, the world’s most famous brand of Copper-Clad Steel (CCS) wire. Copperhead tracer wire has gone through the rigorous testing and quality checks that only 100+ years of cladding experience can offer. Copperweld’s bimetallic processing methods are proprietary, have been perfected over time, and are far superior to methods used by other tracer wire manufacturers. Because the process only deals with metals in their solid states, there is no inconsistency in thickness, and no dripping, peeling or cracking to risk oxidation. Additionally, inline and destructive testing is performed on all of our products to ensure that they meet exacting, self-imposed, high-quality standards. Internal quality checks also ensure that all of our products are worthy of your trust.

Best-In-Class Customer Service

Copperhead Industries’ best-in-class customer service represents integrity. We promise to give you our best efforts and to treat you with courtesy and respect. When you specify Copperhead tracer wire, expect the best customer service in the industry. Simply put, we will take care of you. That’s why Copperhead Industries is the preferred choice of engineers, municipalities and utility companies.

The Copperhead Innovation Timeline

2004 - 2018

2004

Copperhead introduces copper-clad steel tracer wire.

Apr – Registered Copperhead Industries, LLC

Oct – Launched the original High Strength Reinforced Tracer Wire

Dec – Launched SoloShot™ EHS tracer wire specifically engineered for directional drilling

2005

Copperhead applies for an application patent for the use of copper-clad steel in directional drilling applications.

2006

Jan – Patent granted for the use of copper-clad steel for directional drilling applications

Feb – Trademarked and launched SnakePit® magnetized access points

2008

Feb – Launched SnakeCharmer™ and CopperCaddy™ Wire Handling Equipment
Sep – Launched SuperFlex™ Tracer Wire for light-duty open cut applications

2009

Introduced SnakeBite™ Locking Connectors.

Mar – Introduced Complete Tracer Wire System™
May – Improved locating efficiency by incorporating a magnesium grounding anode as part of the Complete Tracer Wire System

2010

Developed CAD drawings for engineers for tracer wire systems.

2013

Launched several new products designed to improve the tracer wire installation process and locating efficiency.

Jan – Launched SoloShot™ Xtreme Tracer Wire specifically engineered for pipe bursting

Jun – Introduced the ViperMag™ Pipe and Cable Locator within the Complete Tracer Wire System

Oct – Launched Cobra™ Access Points as an above-grade termination point and direct access point for Copperhead tracer wire

2015

SnakeSkin becomes the latest Copperhead innovation.

Apr – Introduced SnakeSkin™ Access Point as a better termination and direct access point for tracer wire on gas meters and fire hydrants

May – Introduced the Cobra™ Hydrant Flange as a better way to mount a Cobra to fire hydrants

2017

Copperhead expands operations.

Feb – Formed Copperhead Innovations as a wholly owned subsidiary

Apr – Acquired Locator Equipment

Nov – Moved into new, larger headquarters in Monticello, MN

2018

Copperhead introduces new products.

Jun – Launched Service Ready Kit providing an efficient way to provide Copperhead’s Complete Utility Locating System™ from the mainline to the service lateral

Jun – Enhanced SnakeBite™ Locking Connector with clear-view cap