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A Very Successful show for Windak- Wi...

by wireworld on 04/30/2012 - 05:38 pm
Tag: Wire Dusseldorf

For Windak Company the 2012 Wire trade show in Düsseldorf was successful as usual, even in times of unsettling economic conditions. The Windak Booth was visited by more than 100 attendees from more than 40 countries!


Windak displayed AR24-D - the latest Dual Head Automatic Reeler which was developed for automatic packaging of cable and wire products on spools and reels between 300mm and 600mm in overall diameter. All visitors could see the movements of the AR24 machine and get needed information about all high-quality Windak products.


After the show Windak collected several new perspective contacts and is expecting to receive more than 5 new orders. The Windak Group wo ...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Complet...

by wireworld on 04/30/2012 - 05:18 pm
Tag: Acquisitions

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Precision Strip, Inc., it has completed the acquisition of the assets of the Worthington Steel Vonore plant, a processing facility owned by Worthington Industries, Inc.. Terms were not disclosed. Worthington Industries acquired the assets of the Vonore, Tennessee plant in early 2011.


The Vonore plant will operate as a Precision Strip, Inc. location that will toll process and deliver carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel products without taking ownership of the metal. Precision Strip will now operate twelve tolling facilities throughout the United States and Mexico.



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Allied Continues Its Unprecedented Gr...

by wireworld on 04/27/2012 - 03:40 pm
Tag: Acquisitions

Allied Wire & Cable is proud to announce the acquisition of Progressive Wire & Cable, finalized on April 12, 2012. With the acquisition, Allied expands into Florida, Georgia, and Texas.


The Tampa, FL facility, Progressive’s former headquarters, isAllied’s first southern stocking location. The new warehouse allows for shorter lead times and more stock availability for Allied’s customers in the southeastern US, who had been served primarily by the PA warehouse.


Tim Flynn, CEO of Allied Wire & Cable, says “Our customers kept asking us when we were going to open a branch in the Southeast. We have answered their call.  We are very ...

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General Cable Inaugurates Plant in India

by wireworld on 04/27/2012 - 05:24 pm
Tag: Press Releases

General Cable Corporation, one of the most globally diversified industrial companies, has completed construction on its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India. The Honorable Chief Minister of Himachal, Mr. P.K. Dhumal, inaugurated the plant with more than 200 high-ranking government officials and business leaders in attendance. Also in attendance were Mr. Mathias Sandoval, General Cable President and CEO Rest of World, Mr. Peter Campbell, General Cable Senior Vice President of Asia and Mr. Sandeep Sood, General Cable Country Head of India Operations.


Designed and built in compliance with Indian Green Building standards, the manufacturing facilit ...

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Broadband Lines Interrupted in Alpine...

by wireworld on 04/26/2012 - 09:05 pm
Tag: General

An attempted copper theft disrupted service to some customers early Tuesday officials said. Someone cut a fiber optic cablebetween midnight and 1 a.m. on Alpine Boulevard in the rural community of Alpine east of San Diego.


Seventy-five feet of fiber optic cable was taken along with 6 feet of 600 strand copper cable according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. An estimated 10 million broadband lines were down according to deputies.



A crew of three men set up a small table along the two-lane road in Alpine near Puetz Valley Road where the line was compromised. They are working to repair a bundle of copper lines that were initially believed to serve ...

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N.America Wire Makers Buy Foreign Rod...

by wireworld on 04/26/2012 - 11:01 pm
Tag: Market Stats

North American cable and wire producers are buying more aluminum rod abroad at higher premiums due to production problems at Rio Tinto Alcan's Alma smelter in Quebec and Alcoa Inc's Massena West smelter in upstate New York, market participants told Reuters.

Alma's rod customers have been scrambling to import raw material, some for the first time and from as far as Southeast Asia. Domestic rod producers have little spare capacity to fill the gap left by the 438,000-tonnes-per-year smelter, which slashed output by two thirds more than three months ago.


Rio Tinto  cut production and declared force majeure in early January after locking out unionized workers due to a dispute ov ...

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China Steel Output Hits Record High A...

by wireworld on 04/24/2012 - 03:33 pm
Tag: Market Stats

China’s daily crude steel output surged to a record of above 2 million tonnes in early April,sustaining last month’s rapid pace, although an industry group warned of a slow down in momentum due to moderating demand. A recent pickup in steel prices in China amid a seasonal recovery in demand spurred steelmakers in the world’s biggest producer and consumer to boost output.



But analysts are wary about the strength of the recovery in demand, with steel prices struggling to rise amid signs that the overall economy is slowing down. China’s economy grew at its weakest pace in nearly three years in the first quarter.



China’s crude steel ...

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wire 2014: Leading Global Trade Fair ...

by wireworld on 04/23/2012 - 03:43 pm
Tag: Wire Dusseldorf

The two leading global trade fairs wire, International Trade Fair for Wire and Cable, and Tube, International Tube Trade Fair, can look back on a successful edition in 2012 announcing outstanding exhibitor numbers, increased exhibition space and an overall very positive mood.



Now the new trade fair dates have been established for 2014: From 7 to 11 April 2014 the key players in the wire, cable and tube processing industries will meet again at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre to present the technology highlights from their respective sectors.   



On display at wire 2014 will be state-of-the-art machinery, plants and equipment used for manu ...

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Japan March Copper Cable Shipments Up...

by wireworld on 04/20/2012 - 03:26 pm
Tag: Market Stats

Japanese copper wire and cable shipments rose 5.9 percent in March from a year earlier to an estimated 59,500 tonnes, aided by a strong recovery in orders from the automotive industry, an industry body reported



The March figure was slightly up on February's 59,398 tonnes, data from the Japanese Electric Wire and Cable Makers' association showed



Japan's appetite for copper, often seen as a gauge of economic activity, was hit last year when the March 11 earthquake prompted industrial users to cut back on domestic production. Demand from the car industry rose 76.2 percent to 7,300 tonnes, the industry body said.

General Cable Acquires Brazilian Manu...

by wireworld on 04/16/2012 - 03:49 pm
Tag: Acquisitions

General Cable Corp. acquired Delphia Produtos Eletricos Ltda., a Brazilian automotive parts manufacturer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.



Delphia, a manufacturer of automotive ignition wire harnesses sold into the Brazilian market, reported revenues of about $20 million in 2011. General Cable had net sales of $5.9 billion in 2011"



“Over the past several years, through our expansion strategy and continuous improvement culture we have enhanced our service capabilities in a wide range of transportation and industrial applications for original equipment manufacturers, suppliers and distributors,” General Cable CEO Gregory Kenny said in a news r ...

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