Gerard Daniel acquires Wire Cloth Manufacturers

Gerard Daniel Worldwide, a provider of wire mesh and filtration solutions, has acquired Wire Cloth Manufacturers Inc (WCM), a US manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh.

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Together, Gerard Daniel and WCM create the largest wire mesh distribution and filter mesh component company in North America.

Gerard Daniel serves a wide range of commercial B2B customers, focusing on providing OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturers with wire, wire cloth and wire cloth components, while WCM predominantly focuses on the industrial, agricultural and construction industries, along with segments of the B2C market.

Jack Slinger, CEO of Gerard Daniel, said: “We are excited to have Wire Cloth Man join Gerard Daniel. They bring a solid team of seasoned employees, focused on efficiently serving their customers. Both companies are looking for opportunities to expand, and bringing them together means we can double the locations we serve our customers from and offer additional products.”

In addition to bringing new products to the portfolio, WCM has an online ordering system, allowing customers another way to easily select and purchase wire mesh with minimal interaction.

“Gerard Daniel is a company whose values align with our own,” said Kathy Blaber, chief operating officer of WCM. “It’s all about taking care of the customer in the best way possible. The two companies coming together is going to benefit our employees and our customers. We wouldn’t be making this decision if we didn’t firmly believe it was in the best interest of our stakeholders.”

“We will continue to serve our customers through the people they have built relationships with and trust,” added Slinger. He also said there were no immediate plans to change brand strategies or locations.