About Charter Wire

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Who We Are

Founded in 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Charter Wire has grown from an early pioneer in cold rolled steel manufacturing technology into a global leader. Today, Charter Wire is a major supplier of precision wire products to manufacturers around the world. Our standard cold finished steel bars and custom cold rolled steel shapes and wire profiles are integral components in thousands of manufactured products.

Charter Wire LLC is a member of the privately held Charter Manufacturing family of companies, with whom we are vertically integrated to provide best-in-class support, service and turn-around times for our customers.

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Our Values

The foundation of Charter's family is a basic set of core values. These values have shaped the company over four generations and are fundamental to who we are as a company and as individuals.

Trust. We earn trust by having integrity, being accountable, communicating openly and developing our relationships and capabilities.

Teamwork. We work best when we are collaborating with each other.

Safety. We want everyone to finish their work in the same condition they started.

Continuous Improvement. We strive to get better every day.

Our Family of Companies

Charter Steel

A leading American supplier of carbon and alloy steel rod and wire products and the largest steel coil processor in North America. As a fully integrated steelmaker with locations in Ohio and Wisconsin, Charter Steel offers a full range of grade and size coiled products and vast technical service experience.

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Charter Dura-Bar

Focused on continuous cast iron bar products and comprised of two business units. Dura-Bar is the world’s largest producer of continuous cast iron bar products with headquarters in Illinois and a distribution center in China. Dura-Bar Metal Services is Dura-Bar's largest distributor, serving over 3,000 global customers, from locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

Visit www.charterdura-bar.com

Charter Automotive

A tier-1 automotive supplier of engineered valve train and transmission components. Charter Automotive has an engineering based sales process and has a global manufacturing footprint with locations in Wisconsin, the United Kingdom, and China.

Visit www.charterautomotive.com

Giving Back

Supporting our communities is a fundamental part of the Charter Manufacturing family. By paying it forward to the communities that embrace our companies, we create a positive chain reaction of benefits for everyone including our employees and their families and members of our communities, local businesses and our customers.

Charter has a history of giving to:

In addition, we help create opportunities and encourage our employees to volunteer. And together, we improve the quality of life in our communities.

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