WHX to exit some stainless wire activities

WHX Corp. announced that its wholly owned Handy & Harman subsidiary has decided to exit certain of its stainless steel wire activities. Affected operations include Handy & Harman’s facilities in Liversedge (UK) and Willingboro, NJ, USA. Handy & Harman’s stainless steel wire and cable activities located at Cockeysville, Maryland, and Oriskany, New York, will continue to supply its customers with a wide range of specialty products. Capital improvements in machinery and equipment as well as infrastructure improvements are in process to expand and enhance the capabilities of Handy & Harman’s Cockeysville, Maryland, facility. Fine wire customers currently being supplied by the Willingboro facility will be serviced by the Cockeysville facility in the near future.

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