ABOUT BANKER WIRE
Who We Are
Banker Wire is the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With a new, state-of-the-art facility, we have the most modern and productive mill in the United States. Our products―whether they’re pre-crimped woven wire mesh, welded wire mesh, or flexible mesh―seamlessly blend form and function, challenging the status-quo. Through consistent growth and innovation we strive for the highest quality products at an unbeatable value.
As the premier manufacturer and supplier of wire mesh products, we are committed to quality. 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. From conception to completion, our team of experts and 125 years of experience in wire products can assist in choosing the right mesh for your needs.
At Banker Wire we take immense pride in our employees and our commitment to them. Every individual is passionate, hardworking, dedicated, and always striving for the highest quality of craftsmanship possible. They are the heartbeat of our company and the reason why we are able to provide you with high-quality wire mesh products.
We proudly celebrate our weavers, engineers, material handlers, sales staff, customer service representatives, and all of the creative, inventive individuals here at Banker that continue to push the boundaries of what wire mesh can be. Through specialized on-the-job-training, technical and advanced schooling, and hands-on experience, all of our employees make what we do possible.
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 their toll, and by the mid-1960s, 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-1970s, 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.
In 2019, Banker Wire moved its headquarters into a brand new, 182,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. The new facility allowed for a customized layout of the manufacturing plant and corporate office to enhance the work environment for employees as well as improve manufacturing efficiency and capabilities.
Now in its 125th year of operation, Banker Wire looks towards the future. With mechanical and technological advancements, we now offer a wider range of patterns than ever before. New partnerships have allowed us to not only offer new types of products but to build a vast network of suppliers worldwide. Though Banker Wire continues to build and grow, quality will always remain the fundamental core of our business.