With 11 manufacturing locations in 3 countries and over 60 years of excellence, CWI is a market leader’ having the widest range
of high performance specialty alloys in nickel, stainless and red metal.
We manufacture Ultra-Fine
Wire, Shaped / Profile Wire, Wire Rope / Strands in the widest range of finishes and packaging available
on the market today.
Central Wire was founded in 1955 to manufacture fine diameter red metal wire used in the weaving of fourdrinier fabric for the paper industry and later developing expertise in stainless steel fine wire.
In 1966 the company was acquired by Albany International Inc. In 1979 senior management and an investor group purchased CWI back. Capitalizing on a half century of expertise in the manufacturing specialized wire products.
Central Wire acquired an additional plant located in Dumas, Arkansas. Operations were further strengthened in 1998 with the purchase of a facility in Lancaster, South Carolina.
In January 2003 CWI announced the acquisition of the Greening Donald stainless steel wire plant located in Erin Ontario. This facility is world renowned for their quality and selection of wire line products, the "GD Wirelines /SLicklines".
In February 2005 The Central Wire Group was formed with the acquisition of the Techalloy Company creating the largest re-drawer of stainless steel and nickel alloy wire in North America. Techalloy was the leading manufacturer of stainless steel and nickel alloy wire in the United States with major product lines including spring wire, cold heading wire and forming wire and a significant supplier to the automotive and aerospace industries.
In November 2006 the manufacturing plants and operations of Techalloy and Central Wire merged into the single entity Central Wire. The welding product line of Central Wire and Techalloy were combined into a new brand known as Techalloy Welding Products.
In September 2008 Central Wire acquired the bar grinding, polishing and ferric annealing operations from Hitachi Metals
In January 2010 Central Wire strengthened their market position further by acquiring the wire rod annealing and pickling operation from Charter Steel located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
CWI sold the welding division and continued to build and strengthen their production in other areas.
In 2012 a new Senior Management Team was formed.
Central Wire purchased the assets and business interests of Strand Core Inc., located in Milton, Florida. Strand Core manufactures MIL-Spec and commercial stranded cable, wire rope and rope assemblies in a variety of stainless steel and carbon grades. More information about CWI Stand Core Inc is on website www.strandcore.com
In March 2015, Central Wire acquired Hempel Wire Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of stainless and nickel alloy wire, located in Rotherham, United Kingdom.
This acquisition brought together three well known and respected names as Hempel had recently purchased certain trademarks, trade names, and intellectual property from Fox Wire Limited in neighboring Sheffield.
Included in this transaction were the rights to the SUPA family of alloys, including SUPA 75, a well-known and long-standing leader in oil and gas industry applications. More information about the Central Wire UK is on website www.centralwire.co.uk
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