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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  • January 2nd, 2024

    Marmon IEI Acquires Trilogy Communications, Inc.

    Marmon Industrial Energy & Infrastructure (IEI) announces the strategic acquisition of Trilogy Communications, Inc. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Marmon IEI's commitment to advancing communications infrastructure deployments across various industries. Trilogy Communications, founded in 1985, is a top choice for wireless communication deployments with its proprietary AirCell® cable manufacturing process and cutting-edge technology. The company's products cater to the diverse needs of DAS… Read More

  • October 26th, 2023

    Farese Inducted Into Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame

    Nancy Richards Farese, member of Southwire’s Board of Directors and daughter of the company’s founder, Roy Richards Sr., was recognized as one of the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductees for 2023. “It was such an honor to accept this award,” said Richards Farese. “Southwire continues to make big strides in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and sustainability, and… Read More

  • October 26th, 2023

    AZ Wire & Cable’s acquires Maney Wire & Cable

    NORTHBROOK, Ill.  — AZ Wire & Cable’s acquisition of Maney Wire & Cable, located in Ontario, California, is official as of Monday, October 2, 2023. This additional location marks AZ Wire & Cable’s ninth distribution center and the company’s second new facility this year. Earlier this year, AZ opened its eighth distribution center located in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1986, Maney Wire &… Read More

  • August 15th, 2023

    IMC - Metals America Planning Major Expansions With Entry Into the ETP Copper Rod Market and Additional Rod Production

    Prime Materials Recovery, Inc. announces the contracting of an SCR 4500 copper rod system from the Southwire Company for installation at its subsidiary, IMC - Metals America, LLC in Shelby, N.C. This new line will be installed in a purpose-built plant at the existing site and will mark PMR/IMC's entry into the ETP copper rod market.  In a separate initiative, IMC… Read More

  • July 7th, 2023

    ServiceWire Promotes Shane Berry

    ServiceWire recently announced the promotion of Shane Berry to the position of Vice President - Manufacturing and Distribution. From the release, "his promotion will enable us to better serve our customers in all three company locations."     Read More

  • January 6th, 2023

    Aurora Plastics Announces New COO

    Aurora Plastics is proud to announce the appointment of Tim Huskey as chief operations officer. Huskey will report directly to Darrell Hughes, Aurora Plastics’ chief executive officer. In this role, Tim will run the “operations playbook” of the company, driving Operations Excellence across the company to further enhance our value proposition to our customers and contribute to strategic decisions as the company scales and… Read More

  • November 2nd, 2022

    Pelican Wire Calibration Laboratory Receives ‘ISO/IEC 17025:2017’ Accreditation

    As part of a company commitment to ‘continuous improvement,' the Calibration Laboratory at Pelican Wire has been registered as ‘ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited’ by ANAB, the ANSI National Accreditation Board. Pelican Wire Calibration Specialist, Ed Valykeo, says “While the existing ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation covers our quality systems and processes, this newest Accreditation is specific to our Calibration Laboratory. Going through the long &… Read More

  • November 2nd, 2022

    Aurora Plastics Merges with Enviroplas

    Aurora Plastics, LLC, a leading manufacturer of polymer compounds, recently announced its merger with Enviroplas Inc. (“Enviroplas”), an engineering compounding business with more than 30 years of growth history.  With this partnership, Aurora Plastics and Enviroplas can now offer customers a broader product portfolio backed by industry-leading customer service. The move also represents the company’s launch of an engineered polymers… Read More