Industry News

In this section, WCMA will report announcements and news events that we receive from our Members, as well as from qualified industry sources. Our Industry News content will concentrate 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 Advisor at 860-841-7720 or to provide the appropriate information.


WCMA strongly suggests that our Members also contact the recognized industry trade publications, such as those listed in our Member Resources, Industry Organizations section. Although not communicated on our site, new product announcements and technical articles may be publicized through these other industry resources.

  • April 2nd, 2019

    Mexichem Expands in Europe

    Mexichem Specialty Compounds (MSC) has installed a new production line at its facility in Melton Mowbray (UK), increasing production capacity by an additional 10,000 tonnes per year. The additional volume output is targeted to service MSC’s global customer base with demand for Low Smoke Halogen Free MEGOLON® compounds as wire and cable manufacturers respond to evolving Construction Product Regulation (CPR)… Read More

  • April 2nd, 2019

    International Wire (IWG) sold to Atlas

    International Wire Group has been acquired by Atlas Holdings, a Connecticut based private company.According to Ed Flynn, CEO, IWG has been searching for a partner that can lead IWG into the future, bringing the resources and experience that we need to grow and maintain our industry-leading position.As the new owner and partner, Atlas adds IWG to 18 distribution and manufacturing… Read More

  • February 5th, 2019

    Philip Kemper, former Owl Wire Pres, passes

    Philip J. Kemper passed away on January 28, 2019 in Vero Beach Florida following a sudden and short battle with cancer.  Kemper is most remembered for his contribution as a leader in the wire industry. His career began in 1978 as shift manager at the family business, Owl Wire and Cable, Canastota New York. Subsequently, he worked in sales, production… Read More

  • February 5th, 2019

    Fluoropolymer Resources Names Euro Rep

    Fluoropolymer Resources LLC named Polymer-Service PSG GmbH as their authorized distributor in Europe.  Located in Hamburg, Germany, Polymer Service is a division of Weber & Schaer GmbH & Co.KG  and specializes in high performance polymers, with sales representation throughout Europe.   "We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Polymer Service", said Ralph Marcario, Executive Vice President of Sales… Read More