Newark Wire Cloth Company

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The History of the Newark Wire Cloth Company

1860 – AN ENTREPRENEUR IS BORN
John C. Campbell dreamed of becoming a wire weaver. After serving as an apprentice for several years, he envisioned starting his own company.

John C. Campbell1911 – A CHILDHOOD DREAM IS REALIZED
Campbell borrowed $210 and bought three old-fashioned hand looms and launched the Newark Wire Cloth Company. That same year, the company produced 130 mesh screens finer than had ever been produced previously in the United States.

1919-1928 – REVOLUTIONIZING THE WIRE INDUSTRY
During this period, Newark introduced 200, 250, and 235 mesh and produced the world’s finest mesh up until that point, consisting of 160,000 holes per square inch (400 x 400).

The company had no shortage of inspiration or innovation: it was the first to weave wire meshes of Monel and STAINLESS STEEL; the first to produce filter cloth with a spiral overlap (twill) weave, double-faced, and smaller wedge openings for better filtration; and the first to offer gasketed filter cloths.

Revolutionizing the wire industry

1930-1946 – SUPPORTING THE WAR EFFORT AT HOME
The U.S. Government and aircraft manufacturers turned to the Newark Wire Company for its expertise in wire cloth manufacturing. The company produced highly specialized mission critical strainers and filters for national defense applications during the Second World War.

1950 – 40 YEARS
Newark Wire celebrates its 40th anniversary at the Robert Treat Hotel

Newark Wire celebrates its 40th anniversary

1986 – MAKING VEHICLES SAFER
Newark was one of the original suppliers of air bag filters and screens to automotive manufacturers. The company provided parts for the airbag inflator system on the passenger side of the Lincoln Continental.

Newark also played an instrumental role in developing the specifications of this revolutionary new safety product.

4 GENERATIONS
James and Richard Campbell along with two partners purchase the company, marking the 4th family generations to manage the business

1988
David Campbell retires as general manager of Newark Wire

2001-2004 – EXPANDING OUR PRODUCT OFFERING
Newark launched the SuperlaSieve product line and the SaniClean Strainer product line at the dawn of a new millennium. These and other achievements led to dual AS9100 and ISO 9001 certifications.

2005 – THE MOVE TO NEW, MORE EFFICIENT HEADQUARTERS
The company relocated from Newark to more efficient facilities in Clifton, New Jersey.

2011 – CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF NEWARK WIRE
The company celebrated 100 years of innovation, progress, and service.

The company celebrated 100 years
2012-2014 – GAINING FURTHER INDUSTRY APPROVAL
Newark Wire is NADCAP certified, and its innovative SaniClean Strainers receive 3A approval.

2016 – INCREASED OFFERINGS
Newark Wire Cloth begins wedge wire manufacturing.

2017 – EXPANDING INDUSTRIAL STRAINER LINE
Newark Wire partners with Livic to create the Livic by Newark line

Newark Wire partners with Livic to create the Livic by Newark line
Contact Newark Wire Cloth for your next fabricated wire cloth part!

 

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