About Banker Wire
Established by Charles Banker in 1896 as C.I. Banker Wire & Iron Works, the company flourished in Milwaukee as one of many early metal fabricators making use of the new engineering marvel - inexpensive steel. Banker Wire specialized in fabricating wrought iron and wire products such as fire escapes, tool room partitions and bank teller cages. Changing times and changing owners gradually took its toll, and by the mid 1960's, the company had withered to a local buyer and seller of industrial wire cloth.
New ownership in 1965 gradually began revitalizing Banker. By the mid 1970's, the business was beginning to transition from a reselling operation into a manufacturer. Over the next 30 years an evolutionary process occurred as the owners, who are also engineers and fabricators, developed new processes and designed new equipment that resulted in heightened efficiency and more perfect products. Unfettered by the inefficient procedures utilized by more established weavers, Banker emerged as the expert source for woven wire cloth, for both industrial and architectural applications.
Today, Banker Wire is the worldwide leader in the manufacture of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. Our facility is the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., and we continue to grow and evolve. By perfectly blending function, form, beauty and style, Banker Wire creates cutting-edge products that challenge the status quo. Our investment in our people and our equipment provides you, the customer, with innovative and value based products that meet or exceed your design expectations.