March 1st, 2017

Republic Wire Expands Capacity with Davis-Standard Lines


North American building wire and cable manufacturer Republic Wire has grown its business and product line with the reliable performance of Davis-Standard wire and cable extrusion technology. In just over three years, Republic Wire has installed five Davis-Standard lines with another large THHN line on order, due for delivery in mid 2017. As with the other lines, Davis-Standard will build the line to Republic Wire’s specifications. Republic Wire has expanded its product line in recent years, which now includes tinned copper wire, bare copper, insulated building wire such as THHN, THW, NMB and XHHW, USE and poly-weatherproof wire. The Ohio-based manufacturer serves electrical wholesale distributors, utility distributors, industrial distributors, investor-owned utilities and municipalities throughout the United States and Canada.

“Davis-Standard is a quality supplier, offering value at purchase time and value in uptime. They are always flexible with what we need, and do an excellent job of meeting space and production requirements,” said Dave Hadley, Plant Manager for Republic Wire. “We especially appreciate the commissioning and installation crews, and the support they provide after purchase; even if it’s not equipment related. One time, we had process-related issues and they helped us work through them.”

Davis-Standard supplies Republic Wire with complete wire and cable systems from extruder and control systems through downstream equipment, including payoffs, takeups, accumulators, cooling trough systems and multi-pass capstans. Specific to building wire, Davis-Standard has over 250 installed systems worldwide. These systems, similar to the ones installed at Republic Wire, are engineered for insulating single cores and jacketing multi-conductor insulated constructions. This technology also provides continuous operation for packaging the product in coils, reels or stem packs. This is essential for Republic Wire because the company offers a variety of packaging options to customers.

“Davis-Standard’s customer focus has evolved over the years,” added Hadley. “They are even more customer-oriented than before and this has been a big selling point for us. We know the equipment will give us the longevity we seek at the line speeds we need to stay competitive. Our Republic Wire team is one of the reasons our customers are loyal. The support of Davis-Standard’s team makes our team stronger.”

For more information about Republic Wire, visit For more information about Davis-Standard’s wire and cable capabilities, visit Photo Courtesy of Republic Wire- Pictured: Dave Hadley, Plant Manager, Republic Wire.

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