Craftsmen of Wire & Wire Rope Since 1973.
Strand Core is a leading DOMESTIC - ' Made in USA from Melt Stage to Assemblies & Coating Finishes ' manufacturer of Commercial and Mil-Spec Strand, Wire Rope and Wire Rope assemblies.


We value our customers & take pride in being a trusted supplier.
We are on the Federal Governments Qualified products list for Aircraft Control Cables and Helicopter Rescue Hoist Systems. We protect lives and craft every wire rope with American ingenuity and pride.

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Buy American and Buy America Act and complies with the Federal Trade Commissions Made in USA Standard.
Definition : “Buy American” and “Buy America Act.”

The Buy American passed in 1933 by Congress and signed by President Hoover on his last full day in office (March 3, 1933), required the United States government to prefer U.S.-made products in its purchases. Other pieces of Federal legislation extend similar requirements to third-party purchases that utilize Federal funds, such as highway and transit programs. In certain government procurements, the requirement purchase may be waived by the Contracting Officer or the Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) if ... read more!

We manufacture products from .009 up to 5/8” diameter in many raw material forms including but not limited to stainless, galvanized, bright, cobalt, copper, Brass, Inconel and Phos Bronze.

Strand Core's quality system is AS9100:2016 / EN 9100:2016 / JISQ 9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 - ANSI / ISO / ASQ Q9001-2015 registered by SRI Quality System Registrar.

Our certifications focus on mission critical applications for Aerospace, Medical [ medical products] and various industries. Specifications and QPL's of our products can be viewed by accessing Strand Core Quality webpage.




Strand Core is a market leader in manufacturing:
Aircraft Cable

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Aircraft Cable made to meet commercial and military specifications in stainless steel, galvanized carbon steel and a variety of other alloys. Strand Core is listed on the QPL for MIL-DTL-83420, MIL-DTL-83140, MIL-DTL-18375 and MTL-DTL- 87161. 

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General Purpose Wire Rope

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We can produce wire ropes up to 5/8” in diameter in stainless steel, galvanized, bright carbon steel and a variety of other alloys. Custom products and configurations available.

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Marine Cable and Rigging

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Our high quality marine products are engineered for strength, appearance, abrasion resistance, elongation, exceptional corrosion resistance, and performance.
For standard and running rigging, we offer type 302 / 304 and type 316 stainless products for both fresh and salt water applications

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Medical Cable

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We are the supplier of choice to meet the exacting specifications for your equipment and components. Strand Core manufactures Medical Cable in various grades and constructions. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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Architectural Cable Railing Wire Rope

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These high quality engineered wire ropes are manufactured on equipment designed specifically for these products. Our state of the art high pressure cleaning system insures a high quality finish and appearance. Product are available in both 302 / 304 and type 316 grades.

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Specialty Cable & Cable Assemblies

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With Strand Core’s experience and focus on quality, we can supply your cable assemblies and specialty cable requirements. Please submit your request for review.

Alloys: Stainless Alloys | Nickel Alloys | Specialty Alloys


Strand Core manufactures the highest quality Stranded Wire, Wire Rope & Wire Rope Assemblies to meet the strictest customer specifications. With its focus on quality and over 40 years of excellence, Strand Core supplies to end users in multiple industries including but not limited to:

Medical | Aerospace | Oil & Gas | Marine | Dept. of Defense | Construction | Rigging/Hoist Industries.

DOMESTIC and DFARS compliant, our cables meet the demanding needs of Aerospace quality OEM’s. Specifications we meet are MIL-DTL-83420, RR-W-410, ASTM-A1023, MIL-DTL- 83140, MIL-DTL-18375 and MIL-DTL- 87161. Cables are available in carbon, galvanized, bright, stainless


Stranded products for medical are: catheter cables, to guide wires, to endoscope components. We meet demanding performance specifications accordance with the stringent standards used in the Medical Industry. Our medical alloys : 304, 304V, 304LVM, 316L, 316LVM, L605®, MP35N® and more.


From push / pull cable controls to restraint system components, our cables meet the demanding needs of automotive OEM’s. Primary wire rope and cable specifications that we meet are RR-W-410 and ASTM-A1023. Our alloys include 302HQ 304 304L 305 316 409 409CB 410 430 431 434 17-7 PH (631) A286


Our products are engineered to provide strength, appearance, abrasion resistance, elongation and exceptional corrosion resistance. Our Stainless alloys with molybdenum provide increased resistance to highly corrosive environment. Alloy 316 is best suited for this environment for its ability to resist pitting & surface attack.

Lifting , Rigging & Sling

We offer wide range of wire rope products for Lifting, Rigging / Sling manufacturers. Whether you need assistance in selecting the correct wire rope for your smaller crane with lower capacity lifting cable or assistance in the manufacture of the proper slings for a lift, we have the right product for your application.

Entertainment / Theatrical

We supply many wire rope and cable configurations used in theatrical productions, and for special effects in film/television and stage performances. Our products are used in hoisting actors above stage, moving props, scenery and many more applications.

Custom Cable Assemblies
Multiple configurations of custom cable assemblies are used in many industries. Strand Core meets specific customer applications and specifications. Our assemblies are used in the Aerospace, Medical, Construction, Marine and Food Processing industries.
Oil and Gas

Our wire rope products are used in the harsh environments of the Oil and Gas Industry. Many commercial and general purpose wire rope and cable are used in many applications in this industry. From drilling to off shore platforms, our products withstand the most rugged environments. 


Strand Core wire rope products are engineered and manufactured to provide exceptional appearance and corrosion resistance. We provide a full range of high strength wire rope and stranded products for many architectural applications. We meet all your needs.

Made In America Cable and Engineered Cable Assemblies

Strand Core and Sanlo cable and engineered cable assemblies and can be manufactured to meet any U.S. state or Federal Trade Commission "Made in USA" requirements. From melted metal to final hand assembled products, Strand Core and Sanlo truly meet "Made in USA" requirements.

Whether its government infrastructure projects requiring structural support cable systems or engineered cable assemblies for Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) aid programs, Strand Core and Sanlo have melt to manufacture to final assembly "Made in USA" covered.


  • 1973

    Strand Core was founded in 1973 as a division of Industrial Sales in Baltimore, MD. At that time, they manufactured strand up to 1/8" in diameter, primarily for the automotive industry.

  • 1983 - 1987

    In 1983, Al Brown Jr., one of the original partners, retained 100% interest in the company and moved the company to Westminster, MD in 1987.

  • 1997

    The company continued to grow in capacity and capabilities and ten years later, they moved to their current location in Milton, FL.

  • 2014

    In 2014, Strand Core was purchased by Central Wire Inc. (CWI), a market leader in specialty wire products and the largest re-drawer of stainless steel and nickel alloy wire in North America.

  • 2014 - 2015

    Backed by our parent company CWI, Strand Core now has the capability to manufacture strand from .009" and wire rope up to 5/8" in diameter. We are able to make strand and wire rope from bright carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steels, tinned bronze, copper, Inconel, Monel and other specialty metals.

  • 2015 onwards

    Strand Core is one of the few companies on the government's Qualified Products List for aircraft control cables and manufactures cable assemblies for helicopter rescue systems. Additionally, our products go into the automotive, aircraft, medical, marine, and construction industries.

    Strand Core has developed additional capabilities including swaging of rope, electronically cut and welded cut lengths, and a variety of cable assemblies. 

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