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Steel Wire and Wire Products for America and the World

The AWPA is the leading voice of the ferrous wire and wire products industry in North America. AWPA members include wire producers located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, manufacturers and distributors of wire rod, and suppliers of machinery, dies, and equipment to the wire industry.

AWPA members represent over 80% of the US wire and wire products industry. memberships includes: Associate US Wire Manufacturer (not independent from a raw material source), wire companies in Canada & Mexico, Rod Suppliers and other Suppliers (machinery, equipment, chemicals, etc.)

AWPA was founded in 1981 as a result of a merger between the Independent Wire Producers Association and the Specialty Wire Association. It was formed as a voluntary organization to render service to the manufacturers and the trade in connection with carbon, alloy and stainless steel wire and wire products. The AWPA operates in strict conformance with the antitrust guidelines of the United States.


To provide an educational, interactive industry forum and lobby that supports and promotes the global competitiveness, and acts in the best interests, of the North American wire producers.

International Trade Policy Mission

  • The mission of the American Wire Producers Association is to assure free access to the global supply of Carbon, Alloy and Stainless Steel Wire Rod.
  • AWPA supports and promotes US policy, legislation and international agreements which seek to eliminate trade-distorting subsidies and government intervention in the free market.
  • AWPA supports compliance by the United States and our trading partners with international trade agreements and enforcement of the obligations of our trading partners that they have undertaken in those agreements.
  • AWPA supports broad international trade liberalization with effective reciprocal market access.

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American Wire Producers Association
PO Box 151387
Alexandria, VA 22315
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