Industry News

WCMA report announcements and news events received and confirmed by our Members, as well as other qualified industry sources. Content will focus 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 Director at 860-841-7720 or ed@wcmainc.org with announcements.

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  • March 2nd, 2020

    Fisk Alloy Acquired by Thermo Technologies

    Fisk Alloy, Inc., Hawthorne, New Jersey and Thermo Technologies Annecy, France, agreed that Fisk will be acquired by Thermo Technologies in a strategic combination designed to create a global expert in high-performance copper alloy wires.Thermo Technologies, founded in 1913, is a leading producer for electrolytic precious metal coatings, Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) wires, high-technology solid and stranded copper, copper alloy… Read More

  • February 20th, 2020

    International Wire Sells HPC Trenton, Keeps Inman

    International Wire Group, Inc. (IWG), Camden, New York, manufacturer of copper wire products for a range of industries such as aerospace, defense and energy, announced that it has completed the sale of IWG High Performance Conductors, Inc. (HPC), its business unit in Trenton, Georgia, to Teleflex Medical OEM LLC, a subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated (“Teleflex”), a global provider of medical… Read More

  • February 9th, 2020

    Wire Experts Group becomes new company brand for Pelican-Rubadue, Tolland adds responsibilities

    Pelican Holdings Group, Inc. changed its name to Wire Experts Group, now the new parent company of Pelican Wire, Rubadue Wire, and Precision Resistance Technologies.“This updated company brand better captures the intent to be the solution provider for wire and cable products for our customers,”  saidTed Bill, CEO of Wire Experts Group. “Pelican Wire and Rubadue Wire will continue to… Read More

  • January 31st, 2020

    Harbour Approved to Supply F-35

    Harbour Industries LLC (Harbour), a Marmon Berkshire Hathaway company is now approved to supply certain low-loss coax and high-speed data cables used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lighting II 5th generation fighter aircraft. Robert Canny, President said,  “We look forward to supporting the 2020 F-35 Sustainment Contract just released by the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin. Harbour has a long reputation of… Read More

  • December 23rd, 2019

    BJG Electronics Adds Whitmor/Wirenetics, Announces Leadership

    BJG Electronics Group, Inc. (BJG), Ronkonkoma, New York, and affiliates, acquired Whitmor/Wirenetics, Valencia, California, a provider of high-performance wire, cable and tubing to the military, aerospace and satellite industries for more than 50 years. BJG Electronics Group also acquired Connector Tech LLC, a Montana-based value-added distributor of high-reliability electronic interconnect products, earlier this year. Rick Flora, formerly President of BJG… Read More

  • December 23rd, 2019

    IWG Acquires Owl Wire & Cable

    International Wire Group (IWG) acquired Owl Wire and Cable from Marmon Holdings, Inc.  Owl is a producer of high volume, heavy bare and tinned wire with operations in Canastota, Rome and Boonville, New York. Founded in 1954, Owl had been run by the Kemper family until it was acquired by Marmon.  IWG is the largest bare copper wire and copper… Read More

  • December 15th, 2019

    2020 Distinguished Career Award Recipients Named

    The Wire & Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance, Inc. (WCMA) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020 Distinguished Career Award. The 36th annual Awards Dinner and Investiture Ceremony will take place on April 18th, 2020, in Hartford, Connecticut, at the Hartford Convention Center. The recipients are:Eric Lawrence, Vice President Strategy and Growth Technology, BerkTek NexansBob Leger, General Manager, James Monroe… Read More

  • December 15th, 2019

    2020 Officers and Board, Weisberg and Walker Join

    Wire & Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance, Inc. (WCMA) approved its slate of Officers and Board members for 2020 at its Annual Meeting held on December 5th, 2019, at the Bond Ballroom, Hartford, Connecticut.  According to Officer succession rules, Scott Harden, Nedrah Tech, becomes President succeeding Michael Weiss, former Vice President, Whitmor Wirenetics as President of WCMA, and Weiss becomes Past President. … Read More

  • November 4th, 2019

    Sequel Wire & Cable Ramping Up for 2020

    Sequel Wire and Cable, continues start-up operations in Argos, Indiana, through the first quarter of 2020 with full production anticipated by the end of Q2 2020.According to Rich Carr, CEO, Sequel's cable manufacturing focus will be on the OEM sector.  The company will start out by making a wide variety of UL, CSA, and customer specific “skinny” wires that can… Read More

  • October 11th, 2019

    TPC Wire & Cable Acquires Cicoil and Pittsburgh Wire

    TPC Wire & Cable Corp., Macedonia, Ohio, now a part of Audax Private Equity acquired two companies: Cicoil LLC in Valencia, Calif., and Pittsburgh Wire and Cable Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa.Cicoil is a maker of flat cable and flat and round cable assemblies for industries including semiconductor and medical, the release stated. This acquisition expands TPC's market reach and diversifies… Read More