Press Releases

WireCo WorldGroup Opens New West Coast Distribution Center

WireCo WorldGroup announces the opening of a distribution center in Portland, Oregon, strategically located to handle the wire rope needs of our customers across the northwestern United States.

New Enhanced 9-Part Slings from WireCo

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas - WireCo’s 9-Part Super-Flex slings have improved efficiencies providing the industry’s maximum-rated capacity lifting slings per diameter for wire rope. The improved efficiency is backed with a proven design that provides internal adjustment to distribute the load equally among all nine parts of the sling body.

A Century of Wire Rope Excellence

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – April 20, 2017 – Union Wire Rope, a WireCo WorldGroup Brand, is proud to announce its 100th year as the industry leader in the design and manufacturing of wire ropes and assemblies. Union products deliver exceptional service and unmatched support worldwide. In addition to oil and gas applications, Union Wire Rope products are used in construction, logging, industrial, and surface mining.

WireCo WorldGroup Appoints James O’Leary as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – April 10, 2017 – WireCo WorldGroup (“WireCo”) today announced that Interim Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, James (“Jim”) O’Leary, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. O’Leary will continue to serve as a member of the WireCo Board of Directors, as its Chairman, and his appointment concludes the Board’s search for a permanent leader.

WireCo Investment from Onex Completed

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – WireCo WorldGroup (“WireCo”) confirmed today the previously announced majority investment has been completed from an affiliate of Onex Corporation, one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Funds managed by Paine & Partners, LLC will retain a minority interest alongside WireCo management.

WireCo Celebrates Inaugural Year In New Location

WireCo WorldGroup marked the first year in their Prairie Village, Kansas location with a weeklong celebration which included community outreach. Employees filled 200 backpacks with school supplies giving 150 to Satchel Paige Elementary in KCMO and 50 to the Noyes Home in St. Joseph, Mo.

WireCo Announces Investment from Onex

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – June 27th, 2016 – WireCo WorldGroup (“WireCo”) today announced that an affiliate of Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) (“Onex”) is making an equity investment for a majority interest in WireCo. Funds managed by Paine & Partners, LLC (“Paine & Partners”), which acquired WireCo in 2007, will maintain a significant minority stake.

WireCo WorldGroup to sell its St. Joseph Wire Rope Manufacturing Facility to Hillyard Industries

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – WireCo WorldGroup (“WireCo”) announced today that it is selling its steel wire rope manufacturing facility in St. Joseph, Missouri to Hillyard Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and hygiene products.

WireCo selected as Smeal’s Supplier of the Month

Prairie Village, Ks. USA - WireCo WorldGroup was recently selected as the January 2016 Supplier of the Month by Smeal Fire Apparatus.