Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a standard size sheet or roll Banker Wire manufactures?

Banker Wire manufactures wire mesh to each customer’s specifications. The customer’s standard size is our standard size.

Does Banker Wire carry finished stock?

Banker Wire does not carry finished stock and manufactures everything per the job. Banker Wire has a number of distribution customers that carry finished inventory to service local customers in a variety of industries and applications. Standard sheet dimensions and rolls are avaialble throughout North America and the world for quick ship situations. Please contact us for assistance in finding inventory near you.

Does Banker Wire provide a price list for the wire mesh products it manufactures?

No, since Banker Wire manufactures everything per the job, the specifics of the job influence the price. Both square footage and size of the wire mesh panels have the greatest affect on price. It may be possible to develop a price list for your needs by removing the manufacturing variables. Please call and speak with a Banker Wire salesperson to discuss how best to present the information you require.

Does Banker Wire have have a minimum purchase quantity requirement?

No, Banker Wire does not have a minimum purchase requirement. Large or small, Banker Wire is both robust and nimble enough to adapt to whatever the customer’s requirement is.

Does Banker Wire sell to homeowners?

Yes, there are situations where we sell wire mesh to homeowners for their specific projects. However, there may be advantages of working through a contractor or one of our resellers. Banker Wire sales can help with the decision process.

Does Banker Wire provide installation of the wire mesh products it manufactures?

No, Banker Wire does not perform installation services of our wire mesh. Typically, the various trades applicable to the design application handle the mesh installation.

How much does Banker Wire mesh products cost?

Banker Wire manufactures an enormous range of woven and welded wire mesh specifications. There is a mesh for every budget, application and style. Pricing is based on labor and raw material. The weight of the mesh pattern per sq ft represents the raw material and the number of wires that need to be woven or welded per linear foot is the labor. The size of the job that is being setup up to run and the complexity are also factors. A Banker Wire salesperson can help you find the right mesh for your needs.

How can I check on the status of my order?

Feel free to call us at 262-363-6120 or to email us at [email protected] with any order number or reference number that you may have.

Does Banker Wire have local representatives?

Banker Wire does not use representatives in the USA. All inquiries are handled from our sales staff located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Outside the USA, Banker Wire have representation throughout the world.


How can we contact Banker Wire?

We would love to hear from you! The best way to contact us would be to call us at 262-363-6120 or to email us at [email protected]. If you would like us to send you some samples of our product, or look at other contact options, please visit our contact page

Where is Banker Wire mesh products manufactured?

Banker Wire woven and welded wire mesh products are manufactured in Mukwonago, Wisconsin USA.

When was Banker Wire established?

Banker Wire (CI Banker Wire and Iron Works) was established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1896.

What does Banker Wire manufacture?

Banker Wire manufactures both woven and welded wire mesh for industrial and architectural applications.


Can Banker Wire make diamond mesh?

Yes, any of the Banker Wire mesh products can be configured into a diamond orientation by cutting the mesh at a 45 degree angle.

Can wire mesh be formed to a shape?

Yes, forming the woven or welded wire mesh on a press brake or roller is a common way to add radius bends to a flat sheet of mesh.

What kind of woven wire mesh does Banker Wire manufacture?

Banker Wire manufactures pre-crimped woven wire mesh. Pre-crimped woven wire mesh is constructed of wires that have been crimped prior to weaving them together in a loom. Crimping the wires before weaving provides stability and consistency in larger spaced wire mesh.

Is it ok to use a powder coated plain steel woven wire mesh for an exterior application?

No, woven wire mesh is an Over/Under construction where wires are overlapping each other at the intersections of a grid. Powder coating is a topical application and will only cover the surfaces it is able to reach. Therefore, the base alloy is what matters and is what will make the mesh right for an exterior or wet environment. Consider powder coating over corrosion resistant alloys like aluminum or pre-galvized wire mesh instead.

How do plated finishes get applied on wire mesh?

Plated finishing is a chemical process that involves coating a substrate metal with a thin layer of another metal. In cases where it is an “antique” finish, a darker finish is applied and then removed by a human with an abrasive pad to get the desired effect.

It is good to note variations can occur in metal and with secondary finish operations. Pieces may vary slightly in tones and character from samples or previous orders and no guarantee can be made of a previous exact match.


Does Banker Wire ship internationally?

Yes, Banker Wire ships anywhere in the world and can comply with any specific local requirement.

Can Banker Wire set up shipping for my order?

Yes, Banker Wire shipping department can set up your next wire mesh shipment to destinations anywhere in the world.

Can I get tracking information for my Banker Wire order?

Yes, please contact your Banker Wire sales contact and a tracking number can be provided.

Can I change my shipping address after placing an order?

Yes. The shipping address can be changed anytime prior to shipping. The delivery address often cannot be changed once the shipment has been picked up by the carrier. Note that any quoted freight rate is subject to change if an address change occurs. Please note that jobsite delivery, residential delivery, or commercial delivery without loading dock may incur extra freight charges

Does Banker Wire offer expedited shipping?

Yes, Banker Wire’s shipping department aims to please. Our dedicated and hard working shipping department has the experience and resources to navigate the shipping world to find the best solution for your situation.

Banker Wire arranged my order shipment (Banker Wire is the shipper) and there are signs of damage upon receiving, what should I do?

If Banker Wire arranged a shipment of mesh and it arrives showing signs of damage, please follow the following steps within 48 hours of receiving the shipment:

  • Notify the driver of any concerning damage.
  • Take photos of damage and further investigate the extent of the damage.
  • Contact Banker Wire to provide pictures and the number number of pieces that are affected by the damage.
  • Banker Wire will begin the claim process with the carrier.
  • Banker Wire Salesperson will promptly make arrangements to replace the damaged material.

*** It is very important that Banker Wire is provided with this information within 48 hours of receiving the shipment, otherwise the customer will be liable for the cost of their replacement.

Freight was arranged by the customer (Customer is the shipper) and damage is suspected upon receiving, what should I do?

If a Banker Wire mesh order is arranged by the customer and freight damage is suspected after initial inspection, follow procedure provided by your carrier/broker.