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

Posted by: Keith Ford | Posted on: December 31st, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

Posted by: Keith Ford | Posted on: April 12th, 2013 | 0 Comments

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!


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