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 with announcements.

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  • October 12th, 2020

    Champlan Promotes Koenig - VP Sales

    Champlain Cable, Colchester, Vermont, promoted Kyle Koenig to Vice-President, Sales.  Koenig started his career at Champlain in 2006 as a customer service representative.  He later moved to outside sales as a regional manager, then director of sales before his promotion to vice president sales. Read More

  • October 6th, 2020

    Genuine Cable names Abbagnaro Chief Commercial Officer

    Genuine Cable Group (GCG) named Marc Abbagnaro its Chief Commercial Officer. Abbagnaro will lead the commercial efforts across all GCG targeted business segments, including the Telecom/Broadband, Factory Automation, Marine, Building Automation, Assembly and Infrastructure segments.  Marc spent the last 10 years in sales leadership roles with Anixter International. Those positions included regional sales management roles within the U.S. and global… Read More

  • October 6th, 2020

    Champlain adds Pascual for Latin America

    Champlain Cable, named David Pascual as our new Sales Manager - Latin America Division. David has over 35 years of industry experience and is based in Mexico City. David will oversee Mexico, Central and South America. Read More

  • October 1st, 2020

    Treadway succeeds Edwards, Watts succeeds Drendel at CommScope

    CommScope Holding Company,j Hickory, North Carolina, announced that Eddie Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, is stepping down today after 15 years of service to the Company. Succeeding Mr. Edwards is Charles "Chuck" Treadway, who has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the CommScope Board of Directors. This leadership transition is the result of the… Read More

  • September 3rd, 2020

    Southwire Expands Line with CEP Acquisition

    Southwire, Carrollton, GA, acquired Construction Electrical Products (CEP) of Livermore, California, a manufacturer of temporary power distribution and portable lighting products. CEP’s existing product line will be combined with Southwire’s rapidly expanding electrical safety and lighting solutions – adding popular products such as the 3-Phase Power Carts and the LED Balloon Light.“We are incredibly excited to grow our business through the… Read More

  • August 24th, 2020

    Aurora Plastics Expands Lunenberg Facility

    Aurora Plastics, Streetsboro, Ohio, recently added production capacity at its Lunenberg, Massachusetts facility, increasing the company's capability to supply specialty compounds to the wire and cable industry.  The investment exceeded $2 million and involved installing a new production line and new lab facilities, as well as adding new personnel to support and deliver new products.  These include the hiring of… Read More

  • August 14th, 2020

    Southwire Expanding Bremen Facility

    Southwire, Carrolton, Georgia, recently began construction of a 250,000 square foot addition to its manufacturing campus in Bremen, Indiana.  Southwire started operations in Bremen upon the company’s acquisition of Coleman Cable in 2014. Since that time, the existing 476,000 square foot manufacturing campus has supported Southwire’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers through a broad range of wire and cable products.… Read More

  • August 14th, 2020

    Service Wire Will Build New Houston Facility

    Service Wire Company, Culloden, West Virginia, has acquired land with plans to build a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Houston in Generation Park approximately 13 miles from the company’s current location in northeastern Houston.“We’ve been a staple in the region for more than four decades, and our new, modern facility in Generation Park will allow us to continue to… Read More

  • August 12th, 2020

    Lynn Electronics Acquires Coast2Coast

    Lynn Electronics, LLC, Ivyland, Pennsylvania, a manufacturer of fiber optic and copper cable assemblies, completed its acquisition of Coast 2 Coast, LLC, Anaheim, California, a cable assembly manufacturer. Mike Boulanger, CEO of Lynn Electronics, said “OurWest Coast customer base has increased significantly during the past two years. With this acquisition, our capabilities on the West Coast will mirror what we… Read More

  • August 7th, 2020

    Encore Wire Names Shaeffer Marketing

    Encore Wire Corp., McKinney, Texas, added Schaeffer Marketing Group as its new manufacturer’s representative for the Eastern Missouri and Southern/Central Illinois territory.   Effective September 1, 2020, Schaeffer Marketing Group will succeed The Kilkenny Group and begin covering the greater St. Louis and Southern and Central Illinois territory. Read More