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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  • June 12th, 2020

    Copperweld Acquires Seminole Wire & Cable

    Copperweld Group, Inc., a part of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, acquired Seminole Wire & Cable Co., Inc., Pennsauken, NJ, a producer and supplier of specialty wire and cable and value added fimished products.Founded in 1962, Seminole manufactures blasting & connecting wire for mining, buried wire for pet containment and AV wire for broadcasting. Seminole also supports clients with research and development,… Read More

  • June 12th, 2020

    Fisk and Thermo Technologies Not to Combine

    Fisk Alloy Wire, Hawthorne, New Jersey, and Thermo Technologies, Annecy, France, announced that they will not proceed with the previously announced acquisition of Fisk by Thermo Technologies in February this year.Fisk and Thermo Technologies have mutually and amicably come to the conclusion that now is not a good time to combine the companies with the impact of Covid-19 on countries,… Read More

  • June 5th, 2020

    Belden's Vestjens Succeeds Stroup

    Belden Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, named Roel Vestjens as President and CEO.  Previously, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Vestjens succeeds John Stroup who has been name Executive Chairman of Belden's Board of Directors after holding the top positions.Vestjens joined Belden in 2006 as Director of Marketing for the EMEA region. Since then he held roles of increasing responsibility… Read More

  • June 2nd, 2020

    WESCO Anixter Leadership Team Announced

    WESCO International, Inc. and Anixter International Inc. announced the future leadership team and organizational structure that will become effective upon the completion of the merger of the two companies. The transaction is expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2020.John Engel, WESCO's Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer said the senior leadership team will head up three… Read More

  • May 5th, 2020

    Wire Experts-Additonal Management Changes

    Wire Experts Group, the recently aligned parent company of Pelican Wire and Rubadue Wire, announced further management changes.Brinson White, previously Director of Engineering at Pelican Wire, will now lead the Engineering & Maintenance teams at both Pelican Wire and Rubadue Wire under the title as WEG Director of Engineering.Mike Skorupa, Quality Manager at Rubadue Wire, has been named Director of… Read More

  • April 27th, 2020

    Cable Distributor EIS Names Pennycook CEO

    EIS, LLC,  most recently Executive Vice President at Belden, named Glenn Pennycook as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Pennycook Glenn brings with him many years of experience in the electronics, and cabling infrastructure market along with a strong track record in driving process, service and supply chain improvements. Most recently, he held the position of Executive Vice President of Belden… Read More

  • April 27th, 2020

    FRL Exclusive Distributor for Everflon Fluoros

    Fluoropolymer Resources LLC, leading recycler of melt fluoropolymers, is now the exclusive distribution partner of Everflon Polymer Co.’s virgin ETFE and FEP products in the Americas and Europe. Everflon Polymer Co., Ltd, part of the C&F Group, is a manufacturer of high performance fluoropolymer products in China recognized for technology development and consistent quality of fluoropolymers available in a wide… Read More

  • 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, Toland 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