Do You Need A Reliable Baling Wire Supplier?- Single Loop Bale Ties-Auto Boxed Wire-Strapping Wire

As our country learns more about the damage we are doing to our environment, recycling of all kinds is in high demand.  Recyclers like you continue to be a growing segment of our economy and demand is increasing for reliable wire sources for your applications.  The possibility of finding a reliable manufacturer has come to an end.

Southwestern Wire Inc. is your baling wire solution!


Baling wire has also become an important product for many of you as you search for a manufacturer/supplier with a reputation for doing it right.  As a domestically melted and manufactured mill in Oklahoma we provide a wide range of recycling and strapping wires to our extensive distributor network across the United States.  We welcome you to our website and we welcome your inquiries on our products and we hope that you find Southwestern Wire Inc’s product line when you have your next need.

Let’s take a look at the product lines offered in this category:

Single Loop Bale Ties

Southwestern Wire produces single loop bale ties both in black annealed and galvanized for all vertical ram recycle baling applications.  Made from high quality raw materials that we follow from melt to fabrication these single loop bale ties can be relied on for getting the job done.  Our full line of stock sizes allows our distributor network the most complete line of single loop bale ties in the industry.  From 11 gauge to 15 gauge up to 22’ long, Southwestern Wire should be your manufacturer of choice when it comes to single loop bale tie needs.  No quote is too small or too big for our distributor network, contact us immediately for a source near you.

Auto Boxed Wire

Auto Box Wire in Black Annealed 10, 11 and 12 gauges can also be found by contacting Southwestern Wire.  We take high quality raw materials, spool it up in 50 and 100 lb boxes for use in the auto tie machines.  With most pallets carrying 36 boxes your needs can be meet by using Southwestern for all your Auto Tie needs.

High Tensile Strapping Wire

High tensile strapping wire in 11 and 12 gauges for your horizontal balers is also manufactured by Southwestern Wire.  Large stumps/stands/carriers of high tensile strapping wire can be used to bale: papers, corrugated, plastics and aluminum.  1200-2000 lb carriers of wire will reduce your change over times and bring reduced costs to your operation.  From one carrier to a truckload order contact us for your needs and we can assist your facility in some way shape or form.

For a distributor near you, please email for inquiries on single loop bale ties and all baling wire.

Why Choose Southwestern Wire Inc. for GAW Chain Link Fence?

New ventures bring new opportunities and many new relationships.  As we approach the New Year tomorrow I want to thank all our partners and friends in the business and send well wishes for a great New Year.

As I look back at the past year, I reflect on the addition of GAW chain link fence to the Southwestern Wire Inc. product line with the acquisition of the General Wire mill in Tulsa, OK.  The GAW chain link fence product has been a staple of the industry for many years and adding this to our product line has brought many new relationships to the forefront for Southwestern Wire Inc. The team at Southwestern Wire Tulsa, brings many years of experience in manufacturing the GAW chain link fence products and I am glad to have them on my team.

A message from our principal owners, “We thank each and every one of you who have joined our team, best to you all in the New Year and God Bless!”

Why Choose Southwestern Wire Inc. for GAW Chain Link Fence?

GAW Chain Link FenceAs with all of our products, Southwestern Wire takes pride in manufacturing and supplying the highest quality products in the industry and backing that up with the service of our management team, production team and sales group.  As many of you have dealt with our group over the past 20 years I hope that you have found our team to be honest and straight forward in our practices.  We look forward to the additional relationships that will come in the New Year and hope that we may service many of you in the future as we have served so many in the past.  Join the team; join the movement to products Made in the USA, with pride, the good old fashioned way.

Southwestern Wire Inc now manufactures GAW chain link fence in 1.2 oz and 2.0 oz in the Tulsa, OK location in addition to our other core products from Norman, OK and Sacramento, CA: GBW chain link fence, extruded vinyl coated chain link, MaxFused 2b chain link fence, tension bars, truss rods, tension wire and many types of industrial wire for a multitude of applications.


For additional information on GAW Chain Link Fence Products click here or to contact a sales team member click here.

Galvanized Tension Bars For The Chain Link Fence Industry-Truss Rods, Drop Rods & Gate Rods

Galvanized Tension  Bars

Residential 3/16"x5/8" Tension Bar

Residential 3/16″x5/8″ Tension Bar

For the last 20 years Southwestern Wire Inc, Norman, OK has been producing domestic tension bars for the chain link fence industry.  Manufacturing processes have changed a bit over that 20 year period but the quality of the end product has continued to improve.  Production of the all of the galvanized tension bars, truss rods, gate rods and drop rods comes from raw material produced domestically at our sister mill Mid American Steel & Wire in Madill, OK.  With Southwestern Wire controlling the process from beginning to end we can ensure that the product you receive has undergone the highest quality standards you have come to expect from all Southwestern Wire products.

Many wholesalers are searching for quality products to add to their line up and they are looking for products that will diminish the aggravation of dealing with contractor complaints.  Contractors and installers are also searching for products that will make their install times quicker and will also reduce any call backs from their client base.  With tension bars and truss rods from Southwestern Wire, you will find that straight clean bars and rods are the standard and are what you have come to expect.

Domestic Galvanized Tension Bars-Our tension bars are produced in the nominal size widths, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″ and 3/4″ with the nominal thickness of 3/16″.  The 3/16″x3/8″ and 3/16″x1/2″ most often are used for security mesh applications for 1″ and 1.25″ mesh applications.  The 3/16″x5/8″ tension bars are for residential applications most commonly used on 4′, 5′ and 6′ fence jobs.  3/16″x3/4″ galvanized tension bars most commonly start at 6′ applications and can be made up to 12′ in length.  Also produced is a 1/4″ bar with a width of 3/4″ for industrial applications.

Truss Rods

Domestic Truss Rods also produced at our plant are nominal for a 3/8″ nut in lengths from 10′ to 20′ including lengths of 10′, 10’6″,11′, 15′ and 20′.  These rods have become the standard in the industry for quality of thread
and consistency of material workability.

Residential Drop Rods

Residential drop rods and gate rods round out the this product line with drop rods in nominal 1/2″ diameter with lengths of 30+4, 36+4, 40+4 and 44+4.  Gate pencil rods are made in .250″ and .275″ diameters from 30″ in length to 144″ in length with increments of 1/4″ available.

All the tension bars and truss rods manufactured in this list are Certified as “Domestically Melted and Manufactured”.  Please contact your local dealer, wholesaler or salesman for details of any other specifications required.

To locate a dealer or wholesaler in  your area or for truckload pricing please contact us!


What is MaxFuse2b?

Polyolefin Fused Bonded Chain Link From Southwestern Wire Inc

MaxFuse2b is a commercially produced fused bonded color coated chain link fence for the residential, commercial and industrial chain link fence industry.  Galvanized steel core wire is coated with polyolefin elastomer to create this color coated chain link fence.  The most popular color is black with the most commonly used material being 9g core product with a two inch mesh.  When searching for a color coated option for your next project choose MaxFuse2b.  Here is more on information on fused bonded chain link fence.

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The coating formulation used by Southwestern Wire for the polyolefin elastomer MaxFuse2b is always 100% virgin prodcuct, no fillers. This formulation is also designed to handle any out gassing from the zinc coating as a result of heating the wire during the coating process eliminating any adhesion problems. Polyolefin MaxFuse2b is more flexible, more chip resistant, offers outstanding adhesion, greater UV stability, greater abrasion resistance and is not permeable to moisture.  Maxfuse2b chain link is not only a decorative coating but more importantly a protective coating.  MaxFuse2b doesn’t require an overly thick extruded coating and as such provides greater “see thru” visibility for security applications, plus an added benefit of less wind resistance.


Most Corrosive Resistant Chain Link Fence In The Fence Industry

MaxFuse2b polyolefin chain link from Southwestern Wire is the most corrosive resistant chain link fence in the fence industry.  Pleasing color, outstanding adhesion plus exceptional corrosion protection;hands down.  Maxfuse2b provides the best value for any application. Polyolefin color coated chain link fabric shall comply with ASTM F668 Class 2b thermally fused having a galvanized steel core wire. Coated wire shall be designated by the core wire gauge.  The polyolefin fused bonded coating shall be thermally fused to the galvanized core wire to a minimum thickness of .006 in.  The adhesion of the coating to the wire will be equal to or greater than that required by the adhesion test for ASTM F668 Class 2b.  The polyolefin coating shall withstand 1000 hour accelerated aging and mandrel bend test.

For more on Southwestern Wire’s MaxFused2b Chain Link

To connect with the specification sheet on ASTM F668 2b Southwestern Wire’s MaxFused2b


Why GBW Chain Link Fence?

Galvanized Before WeaveGBW: Get The Real Deal In Chain Link Fence

My how times change!  It was only a few years ago that GBW (Galvanized Before Weave) chain link fencing was a product without recognition and without any market feasibility in the commercial arena of the fence business.  Well, Those days are gone and with it so are the days of light coated galvanized before weave chain link fence, butter soft gbw and dark discolored gbw chain link fence. The technology in coating processes has allowed Southwestern Wire the ability to coat and weave galvanized residential, commercial and industrial grade chain link fence in coating weights up to 2.0 oz/per sq ft to meet ASTM standards A 392 Class 1 and Class 2 both in coating weights and tensile requirements. Many of the initial technologies were developed in the 80’s with other more advanced technologies being applied in the 90’s.  Still today many processes and advances in technology occur every year.  Advances in galvanizing, weaving and even packaging allow GBW chain link to come to market in new and advanced ways ever year. With the abilities today to run chain link fence in heights to 20′ and mesh sizes as small as 3/8″, Southwestern Wire will continue to lead the way in GBW chain link fence manufacturing in the United States.

Salt Spraying Testing

Salt spraying testing on chain link fence fabric run from Class 3 (.80 oz) galvanized wire strand and from 1.2 oz galvanized wire strand has shown that GBW chain link fence fabric will out last it’s dinosaur competitor in forgiveness to red rust over extended periods of time.  With smooth uniform galvanized coatings, Galvanized Before Weave chain link fence has proven to be a superior protective coating to the GAW processes.  In the graph here, you will find independent results of a salt spray test on both GBW and GAW, see the results for your own eyes.
Dont be fooled Salt Spray Graph

In the field for the installation process, GBW chain link fence provides icicle free galvanized coatings which make for easier installation. For this reason it has proven to be a better coating for residential work, day cares, schools, ball fields and most any commercial or industrial application.  The time needed to “dress out” the fence line has been reduced by using GBWGalvanized before weave material is free from frozen joints and icicles which tend to seize the material. Thus any time savings in the field equates to less labor cost and more competitive bid opportunities.  The use of GBW also has improved the satisfaction of the employees in the field as the material is much more friendly to work with.  No more cut hands or arms and no more cut work clothing or uniforms.

Truly A Protective Coating

In addition, Southwestern Wire’s protective top coating gives the finished chain link fence fabric a luster and an extended shelf-life never before seen by a GBW fence product. This coating has allowed many additional wholesalers the opportunity to expand their product offering by having GBW chain link fence in their stock of goods.  This process also assists the installation contractor as the shelf-life allows the contractor to get the material installed before additional graying of the material takes place.  No call backs means more profits for all parties.

Protective coating is called protective for a reason. They brave various calamities and disasters and help keep the part of a property where they have been used as a shield safe from damages and erosion.

If you are seeking superior corrosion resistance, superior self-life and superior ease of installation then Southwestern Wire’s (GBW) Galvanized Before Weave Chain Link Fence Fabric is the fence for your application and the fence for you crews to use.

To find our more about our GBW Fabric or to locate a dealer near you please contact us!

Find our specification sheet here on zinc coated chain link fence to meet ASTM A 392 Class 1 or Class 2.


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