Our Domestic Manufacturing History

Strand Core began in 1973 as a division of Industrial Sales in Baltimore, Maryland. The company continued to grow in capacity and manufacturing capabilities, so in 1997, Strand Core moved from Maryland to the picturesque Milton, Florida. We take pride in our domestic manufacturing and want to use this page to provide customers with an insight into the American standards we meet, our domestic products, our capabilities, and why we are so passionate about American manufacturing.

Our Government Sales Page

Our Gov't Sales page provides an in-depth look at Strand Core. Our statement describes the manufacturing standards and specifications we currently meet, proof of our numerous qualifications, our ID numbers, and an overview of the primary areas Strand Core supports. Strand Core's Government Sales page also provides customers with the details of numerous Mil-Spec products we manufacture. To look at an in-depth guide to Strand Core's capabilities, check out our Government Sales page

Domestic Manufacturing Standards that Strand Core Meets

Domestic Wire Rope:

Domestic wire rope is defined by the Committee of Domestic Steel Wire Rope and Specialty Cable as wire rope that is stranded and closed in the USA. It is key to note that the requirement allows for some of the materials making up the rope product to be imported from outside of the USA.

100% Domestic/Buy America Act:

The Buy America Act requires 100% of a product to be manufactured in the USA, including the steel mill products. To fit Buy America requirements, the melting of the steel, the stranding, and the closing process must be performed within the USA. Strand Core usually receives requests for 100% domestic from the Department of Transportation (DOT) or when federal funds are involved.                                 

Buy American Act:

The Buy American Act outlines that the cost of product supplies manufactured outside of the USA must not exceed 50% of the total price of the final product. If supplies for wire rope are manufactured outside of the US, those costs must be less than 50% of the wire rope's final price. If steel is melted overseas, the manufacturer's cost contribution must exceed 50% of the overall cost to meet the requirements of the Buy American Act.

Made in USA:

The Made in USA standard is when a product has "all or virtually all" been made in America. Not only does this include the significant parts being from America, but that the processing and labor going into the product must also be completed in America.  

Military Specifications:

Military Specifications (Mil-Spec) are a detailed set of product specifications established by the Department of Defense. All Mil-Spec products have strict requirements for the manufacturing process, materials used, and product performance and capabilities. 



An Overview of Our Domestic Products

Domestic Aircraft Cable:

Strand Core offers domestic aircraft to commercial or military specifications from stock. What separates us from other manufacturers? We can manufacture various sizes ranging from 3/64" to 3/8" with numerous constructions and materials available. If you would like to learn more about our durable aircraft cable made and melted here in America and available to Buy America, and Buy American specifications, visit our webpage here.

Domestic Wire Rope:

Our wire rope is some of the most durable, strong, and versatile on the market. Not only do we domestically manufacture wire rope in stainless steel, galvanized steel, and bright carbon steel, we offer multiple constructions and sizes to fit all your application's needs. If you want to learn more about our wire rope that is available to meet Buy America and Buy American standards, check out our webpage here.

Why American Manufacturing is Important

Strand Core strongly believes in the importance of American manufacturing. While some companies have chosen to outsource manufacturing to other countries, Strand Core has remained loyal to its American roots. By buying products through Strand Core, you are guaranteed an exceptionally made American product while directly boosting the American manufacturing sector and economy. In addition, by spending money at an American company, you support American employees, helping keep the domestic manufacturing industry alive. Support America, Buy from Strand Core!