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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  • August 27th, 2022

    Aurora Building New Facility in Ohio

    Aurora Plastics broke ground on August 4th for an operations expansion in Streetsboro, Ohio.  The expansion will allow the company to add to its thermoplastic compounding capabilities in rigid PVC, rigid PVC alloys and CPVC, providing more than 100 million pounds of new capacity. “We see continued strength in our end markets for Aurora’s products and services over the next… Read More

  • March 20th, 2022

    Pelican Wire Adds Management Execs

    Pelican Wire, a Wire Experts Group Company, added Mike Dunn as Plant Manager, Bob Soares as Quality Manager, and Doug Wanser as Maintenance Manager to its Naples, Florida manufacturing facility.Dunn has over 30 years of success in operational excellence in diverse industries using Lean, Six Sigma and continuous improvement methodologies in single and multi-plant environments.  Dunn received his Bachelor of… Read More

  • March 20th, 2022

    Kris-Tech Opens Houston Distribution Center

    Kris-Tech Wire's new facility supports the company's customer base in the Southwestern United States while providing a state-of-the-art workplace for Kris-Tech employees.“We’ve been very fortunate to grow our business in the Southwest, especially in the oil and gas, utility, and renewable sectors,” said Graham Brodock, President of Kris-Tech Wire. “The new distribution hub allows us to reduce lead times and… Read More

  • August 8th, 2021

    Trish Weisberg named Strategic Sales Mgr

    Service Wire's Trish Weisberg has joined the company's sales team as Strategic Sales Manager, a new role created to better serve the company’s growing footprint. Weisberg will be working alongside Mel Meineke, Director of Strategic Accounts to assist in sales growth and development of national accounts. Weisberg is a third-generation Service Wire employee with two years of experience as a… Read More

  • March 11th, 2021

    Champlain Cable Acquires Umbilicals International - Adds Konnik to Development Team

    Champlain Cable Corp., headquartered in Colchester, Vermont, acquired Umbilicals International, with plants in Stafford and Channelview, Texas, from The Seanamic Group, of Scotland.Champlain Cable manufactures irradiated, specialty wire and cable products for harsh and demanding environments.  Bill Reichert, President/CEO of Champlain, said Umbilicals International will keep its name and continue to operate out of their facilities in Stafford and Channelview,… Read More

  • February 23rd, 2021

    Spain's Delta Tecnic Names Parent US and Canada Sales Director

    Delta Tecnic, Barcelona, Spain, named Lori Parent as sales director for the US and Canada, responsible for the company's growth strategy to distribute the company's specialized color concentrates and raw materials for plastics, cables, inks, paints, and cosmetics. Among her duties, Parent will be responsible for the development of technology-based masterbatch and additives for wire and cable, and these related… Read More

  • January 7th, 2021

    Insulated Wire Loses Nixon, Names Sarni CEO

    Insulated Wire, Bayport, New York, announced with great sadness that Arthur C. Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, passed away on December 23.   WCMA expresses our sympathies to the Nixon family and Insulated Wire.   Peter Weigel, Chairman of the IW Board of Directors, reported that Michael Sarni, recently President, has succeeded Nixon as CEO. Read More

  • December 22nd, 2020

    Quirk Wire's Schlichting Retires, Announces New Leadership Including Falardeau

    Quirk Wire Co., West Brookfield, Massachusetts, announced that Peter Schlichting, President, will retire as of Dec 31, 2020 after 39 years with the company.   Schlichting was hired by former founder and President, Harrison Quirk, in 1981 as a Plant Manager.   He was promoted to General manager and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing before becoming President in 2014.  Schlicting received… Read More

  • October 22nd, 2020

    Higgins to Chair ICA and LME, Copper Committees

    Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Phoenix, Arizona, announced that Stephen T. “Steve” Higgins, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of FCX, has been elected Chairman of the International Copper Association (ICA) and Chairman of the London Metal Exchange's (LME) Copper Committee.Steve is a key member of FCX’s senior executive team and a long-term leader in the global copper industry. During his… Read More

  • October 14th, 2020

    Sequel Fully Operational - Adds Frigo as CCO

    Sequel Wire and Cable, Argos, Indiana, established late last year, worked through start-up operations during the first two quarters of this year and is now supplying cables to the target markets the company identified including UL, CSA, and customer specific “skinny” wires for the appliance, automotive, RV, and other OEM markets. Founder Rich Carr, CEO, said that the company has… Read More