North America Steel & Wire Inc. (NASW), a U.S. manufacturer of copper- and zinc-coated wires located in Butler, Pennsylvania, has filed for Chapter 11 protection.
Per media reports, NASW plans to reorganize, and is scheduled to present a plan for this by June 27. At its website, the company notes that it also makes copper coated closing carton staples under the ISM Enterprises brand name.
According to the last information provided to the WJI Annual Reference Guide, NASW had 20 employees at its mill in Butler, where it makes specialty and industrial wires used in toys, food service products, recycling and pulp industries, and in the manufacturing of many types of fasteners. It also was cited as making welded and woven wire panels for residential and agricultural fencing. It can make carbon grades from C1004 to C1080.