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The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals that is governed by volunteers from around the world. Based in Madison, Connecticut, USA, WAI promotes, collects, and disseminates technical, manufacturing, and general business information to the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, fiber optic, and fastener segments of the wire and cable industry. Read more.

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To serve the technical, manufacturing and general business segments of the global wire and cable industry.

To be the most valued, critical resource for the global wire and cable industry.
WAI is governed by a network of volunteers from around the world offering individual members the opportunity to shape the future of the industry through WAI committee work.

WAI Committees

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 Press RoomThe Wire Foundation Inc.WAI Clockwinding Tradition
View the latest information about WAI, its products, and services including events like Interwire and WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo. Read more.The Wire Foundation was founded to help educate deserving students and develop their interest in the wire industry. One way to accomplish this is through the Wire Link Traveling Scholarship program. Read more.The clockwinding tradition originated when John Rigby and Sons, Ltd. of Manchester, England, presented the
Wire Association with a 400-day grandfather clock at its Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 20, 1948. The gesture made in appreciation of the support given by the U.S. wire industry to Great Britain during World War II.

Each year a representative from the U.K. makes the trip to the U.S. to participate in the annual ceremony that commemorates the friendship and communication between the two nations. Read more.