West Penn Wire was founded in 1971 in Claysville, Pennsylvania. The early years of the company were devoted to the premise of supplying quality wire and cable to our customers in a timely manner. To this end, the company was committed to manufacturing in order to stock warehouses and distribution centers rather than manufacturing to fill orders. This manufacturing philosophy ensures a swift turnaround of orders and prompt delivery of quality products to the customer.
Today, nothing has changed about the way we do business or our philosophy of providing quality wire and cable in a timely manner. The only difference is in the facilities and equipment used. What started in a 5000 sq ft building with one production line is today a large international corporation with four manufacturing facilities. The corporate office and engineering complex are located in Washington, Pennsylvania, and there are several regional distribution centers located throughout the United States.
In 1990, West Penn Wire became the original Cable Design Technologies company and changed their name to West Penn Wire/CDT to reflect this new and exciting affiliation.
In 2004, Cable Design Technologies merged with Belden Wire and Cable. NYSE ticker symbol- BDC. With the merger The CDT has come off our name. We are now known as WEST PENN WIRE.