JOSEPH MCAULIFFE: President American Wire Producers Association (AWPA)

Joseph Mcauliffe is the President of the American Wire Producers Association (AWPA). 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.

Manufacturers of ferrous Wire and Wire Products, located in the United States of America, make up the voting members of the association. Presidents, CEOs, Purchasing Managers and other senior level company leadership all participate in meetings and activities of the association. Operations staff are also involved in meetings and association programs. Canadian and Mexican Wire Manufacturers and Suppliers to the industry are involved at every level of leadership and programming.

The AWPA is an international trade association representing 80 – 90% of the production of carbon, alloy and stainless steel wire and wire products in the United States.

The member companies are entrepreneurial and maintain their competitive market positions against a constant heavy penetration of foreign-made products. They pride themselves on their high productivity and constant reinvestment in latest technology and equipment, keeping the North American wire industry one of the most competitive segments of the steel industry.