CT Wire Forming Plants Host Wire Fabricators Association Tours

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Wire forming specialist, Acme Wire, will host a tour of the Wire Fabricators Association September 23-24, 2010.

Hosting the tour for the Wire Fabricators Association gives Acme Wire Products the opportunity to showcase our capabilities along with allowing the membership to experience the unique character that Mystic offers.

Acme Wire Products Co. Inc., a Mystic-based wire forming specialist, is pulling out all the stops to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year.

In fact, Acme Wire Products will be one of the stops later this month when it hosts a tour for members of the Wire Fabricators Association, which holds its annual meeting in Mystic Sept. 23 and 24.

The wire forming facility tour will include CNC stamping, fabrication and forming, robotic welding equipment and conveyorized powdercoating and fluid bed finishing lines.

“Hosting the tour for the Wire Fabricators Association gives Acme Wire Products the opportunity to showcase our capabilities along with allowing the membership to experience the unique character that Mystic offers,” said Michael Planeta, Acme’s VP Operations and a past WFA president.

In addition to the tour, Acme Wire Products will host a picnic and lobster bake on its grounds for attendees of the annual meeting, which is being held in New England for the first time.

Other event activities include a cruise down the Mystic River on the steamship Sabino, as well as discussions on the latest economic trends, equipment updates and a tour of wire fabricator Apco Products and sister company, Goal Sports of Essex, CT, which makes goalposts.

For additional information, contact Mary Fitzgerald at Acme Wire Products by phone at 860-572-0511 or via email at mfitz (at) acmewire (dot) com.

About Acme Wire Products:
Based in Mystic since 1979, wire forming specialist Acme Wire Products produces custom engineered steel and stainless steel wire and metal components. The company was founded by Edward Planeta and is run by the second-generation sibling team of Edward Planeta, Jr., Michael Planeta and Mary Planeta Fitzgerald. For details, visit http://www.acmewire.com.

About Apco Products and Goal Sports:
Goal manufactures and sells a line of goalposts and sporting equipment to municipalities, school systems and teams throughout the country. Apco Products specializes in wire forming and the fabrication of custom wire and mesh baskets. Apco Products and Goal Sports, which recently acquired John P. Smith Wire Products of Branford, CT, are owned and managed by Morton Reich. For more information, visit http://www.apco-products.com and http://www.goalsports.com.

About the Wire Fabricators Association:
The WFA is comprised of over 50 companies throughout the United States and Canada that manufacture items as diverse as shopping carts, display racks, sink accessories, industrial baskets, laboratory equipment, oven and dishwasher racks and sporting goods. Applications also include hooks, handles, store fixtures, tomato cages, barbeque grills, fan and machine guards, store fixtures, nursery and garden accessories and pet homes. Associate members of the group are providers of raw materials and specialty equipment. While a few member companies are small, with a dozen employees, the group is also comprised of companies that employ over 1000 people. In total, the companies comprising the WFA represent over 5000 employees. Visit http://www.wirefabricators.org for more details.

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