Industry News

In this section, WCMA will report announcements and news events that we receive from our Members, as well as from qualified industry sources. Our Industry News content will concentrate on key commercial events, such as confirmed merger and acquisition activity, new start-ups and firms, and Executive changes and appointments. Contact Ed Fenton, WCMA Executive Advisor at 860-841-7720 or to provide the appropriate information.


WCMA strongly suggests that our Members also contact the recognized industry trade publications, such as those listed in our Member Resources, Industry Organizations section. Although not communicated on our site, new product announcements and technical articles may be publicized through these other industry resources.

  • September 16th, 2019

    Encore Wire - Eckert succeeds Bilban

    Daniel L. Jones, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Encore Wire Corporation, said that Frank J. Bilban, will retire in May of 2020. His successor is Bret J. Eckert, who was hired following an intensive search process. Bilban, who has served the Company for 20 years  will remain Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer, through December 31, 2019 while… Read More

  • September 16th, 2019

    One Pull Acquires Quik-Pull - Cable Bundles

    One-Pull Wire and Cable Solutions acquired bundled cable manufacturer Quik-Pull from its parent company, Memphis-based Power & Telephone Supply.With this acquisition, One-Pull has greatly increased their manufacturing capabilities, expanded its product offerings which now include spiral configurations, insulated multi-conductor wire bundles, and custom UL-rated tray cable, while executing on short lead times.Founded in 1979, Quik-Pull is the original bundled cable… Read More

  • August 8th, 2019

    IEWC Expands in Mexico

    IEWC, major cable distributor based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened its newest distribution facility in Hermosillo, Sonora, México in August 2019. This facility increases IEWC’s capacity to service its customers’ wire, cable and wire management product needs with increased local inventory and shipping capabilities.Michelle Osman, IEWC Chief Operating Officer commented, “This is an exciting time for expansion. IEWC is looking forward… Read More

  • July 30th, 2019

    WCISA Reports Officers and Board Elections

    Wire & Cable Industry Suppliers Assn (WCISA) reports the following Board elections and changes effective August 1, 2019:Drew Richards, CEO, RichardsApex, Inc. has been re-elected as President, serving a new three-year term.  Rahul Sachdev, Executive Vice President, Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. has been re-elected as WCISA®’s Immediate Past PresidentExisting Board Members who were re-elected to three-year terms include David… Read More

  • July 30th, 2019

    Omni Cable Business as Usual with New Owner Dot Holdings

    Omni Cable Corporation (OmniCable), West Chester, Pa., signed an agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of Dot Holdings Co (DHC), which is owned by Dot Family Holdings (DFH).DFH is focused exclusively on acquiring leading middle-market distribution companies with a special interest in master/two-step distribution and any national distribution models.  The company is predominantly known for food distribution.Jeff Siegfried, OmniCable… Read More